Released: June, 2018
Software: Pragmatic Play
Free Spins: Yes
Scatter Symbols: Yes
Every once in a while we ask ourselves whether the world needs more Asian-themed video slots. The answer comes from the industry with new titles inspired by the Far East being released on a regular basis. One of them is Jade Butterfly coming from the Pragmatic Play creative kitchen that takes us to a serene garden with cherry blossoms swaying in the backdrop of the reels. Featuring crisp graphics and a soothing Oriental music score, the game features a variety of flowers and the Jade Butterfly that will help you complete your winning combinations. While enjoying a relaxing gaming experience, you will benefit from Individual Reel Respins and free spins with all prizes tripled. The game allows you to win in 1,024 ways and earn up to 3,000,000 coins in a single spin!
While Asian-themed slot machines typically revolve around the concept of good luck and fortune, Jade Butterfly draws an inspiration from flora and fauna. On the reels, you will see different flowers making up the higher ends on of the paytable and creating an atmosphere of a Japanese garden. The most lucrative among them is the lotus flower awarding 4,000 coins for a five of a kind combination. The rest of positions are populated with playing card symbols that could have been designed better to suit the Asian theme of the game. Instead, the developer has chosen to decorate them with glittering gold frames and tiny butterflies. The game is home to a total of 11 regular symbols out of which 5 are high-paying ones.
The Jade Butterfly stands for Wild that will replace all regular symbols to help you win more. The Free Spins Scatter is represented by the golden flower that matches the overall appearance of the game.
The slot uses a 5×4 layout and a standard Pragmatic Play control panel. Whether you play Jade Butterfly on your desktop or mobile device, you will create winning combinations as long as you land matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from the leftmost position thanks to 1,024 ways to win. By clicking on the i button you can get all the information on the game’s rules and payouts. The reels are set in motion by pressing the Spin button, but before you reach for it, make sure to adjust the stake according to your budget with the + and – buttons.
Jade Butterfly comes equipped with the Autoplay feature. It offers you to choose from 10, 20, 30, 50, 70 or 100 automatic spins and the way the reels will spin. In addition, you will be asked to choose an event which will stop automatic spins and enter your preferred win and loss limits.
Once you load the game, you will notice that it differs from other Pragmatic Play titles. It is due to the Individual Reel Respin feature we will explain below along with the free spins feature that pays trebled prizes.
- Individual Reel Respin – Under each of the reels you will see a purple button reading “Respin”. It activates at the end of each spin in the base game, winning or losing, and allows you to spin one of the reels to make a better score. O the chosen reel will be spun, while all other will stay in their positions keeping the symbols that have landed on that spin. To use this option you will have to pay extra money and you will notice that the prices of respins vary from one reel to another. To put it simply, the higher the odds of creating a winning combination when a respin is played, the higher the price of it.
- Free Spins – Three or more Scatters landed anywhere in view activate 13 free spins. Don’t be superstitious as all the wins you obtain during 13 free spins will be tripled. The feature can be retriggered by landing another 3 or more Scatters indefinitely. In addition, Scatters pay up to 100x your bet.
- Wild – Represented by the Jade Butterfly, Wild appears only on the reels 2 and 4 in the main game to substitute for all the symbols bar Scatter. During free spins, Wild lands on the reels 2, 3 and 4 thus boosting your odds of winning.
Jade Butterfly allows you to wager anywhere between 0.30 and 150 per spin. The maximum possible win one can hit while playing the game is 10,000x bet. The game has a medium volatility which means that it will pay on a regular basis and that you can expect to earn both low and high-value payouts. It brags an RTP of 96.47%, which is slightly above the average.
This is a typical Pragmatic Play affair with decent graphics and sounds and a balanced gameplay. We have to admit that it won’t knock you off your feet, by the Individual Reel Respin feature along with free spins paying triple prizes make up for the lack of more advanced visuals and more innovative theme. Both the online and mobile version of the game plays smoothly and with no glitches, so you can relax and immerse in the beauty of the garden where some hefty payouts hide.