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Written and facts checked by Shaurya Balakrishnan, Fact checker on June 30th of 2022.
With new slots coming out every month, finding an interesting theme for each one can be a daunting task. Developers will try to be as unique as possible to increase the odds of catching your attention. Sometimes, that works out perfectly. And at other times, you’re left confused and scratching your head. Even with the high production values that are inherent with NetEnt games, this release firmly falls into the second category.
The music is quite peaceful and relaxed. It’s great for falling asleep to, if you can resist the temptation of reaching out to play the slot. Butterfly Staxx’s RTP is 96.8%, which is higher than the current average. The game has two special features: Re-spins and free spins. Both have a slight twist to them, but we won’t spoil the surprise just yet. But, if you’re hoping to win the 840x jackpot, you’ll have to chase down the free spins bonus.
Even if we’re not big fans of the theme, we can’t deny this NetEnt release looks really pretty. The background image is gorgeous, as are the animations for the butterflies. Gameplay can also be quite exciting at times, with frequent, small pays. The two special features appear semi-frequently, so getting a decent win out of them can be a challenge. Still, for a low variance slot, it has a fantastic maximum win. It has our seal of approval.
This NetEnt release is played on a 5×3 board, but only has 9 fixed paylines. And no, they do not pay both ways to make up for that fact. Less paylines means your odds of winning are lower. It’s not all doom and gloom, however. Floating Wilds can be surprisingly useful in a pinch, and have saved us from a total loss multiple times. And since they’re always active, they’re sure to keep things interesting!
The coin range for this slot ranges between ₹1.00 and ₹100.00 per spin. By changing their coin value and bet level, players are able to adjust their total wager, as well. The minimum you can bet is only ₹9, while the maximum stake you can set is ₹900 for each spin! This is a decent betting spread, one that should suit both casuals and high rollers alike.
Of course, it wouldn’t be India without a caste system. Fortunately, this system only applies to symbols. Icons are split into playing card royals and human symbols. A pair of very unhappy in-laws, a handsome man, and a dazzling young beauty can all be found on the playing field. The highest value icon is the game’s logo. It’s worth 1000x your total stake – which is the jackpot value for this NetEnt release.
Floating Wilds: Between two to four Wilds will be overlaid over regular symbols during each spin. This is guaranteed to happen, no matter if its normal gameplay or free spins. These floating Wilds do not have any cash prizes of their own. Instead, they move position each spin, and transform whatever unlucky icon found itself in that place.
Free Spins: Collect three, four or five Scatters to win ten, twenty or thirty free spins. It is possible to win additional extra turns by collecting more Scatters while free spins are being played. Also during free spin, the number of floating Wilds changes from two to three, and a maximum of six floating Wilds.
Bollywood Story shows that NetEnt’s artists can make almost anything shine brightly. The story of a happy couple and disapproving parents is one that’s old as time. But as the saying goes: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. The symbols looked great and the background image was breath-taking.
You might be fooled into thinking this videoslot isn’t feature-centric because it only has two of them. Well, technically one, since Floating Wilds appear on each spin. But rest assured, any decent cash prize will come from the free spins bonus, unless someone is incredibly lucky.
We had a blast playing this game. Would we recommend it to others, however? We certainly think it’s worth it. We recommend trying the demo version, so you can get used to playing Bollywood Story before you commit real money. Fortunately, you can try said demo right here at IndianCasinoClub!