Jade Butterfly is one of Pragmatic Play’s new releases, and a slot machine where they chose a Chinese style theme, one where butterflies and flowers are the stars, rather than the usual Asian-style objects that are seen in such games.
The game has a fairly large playing area, which uses 5 reels and 4 symbols for each one, while 1024 ways to win are employed to form winning combinations. Besides options that include wilds, scatters, free spins and 3x multipliers, there is also the Respin option that can be used for individual reels. Big wins of up to $60,000 per combo are possible as you play the game, with multiple rewards obtainable at the same time even.
Betting and Prizes
Betting starts at the $0.30 point, where the line bet would be considered as being $0.01. It can be increased from there, so that it ends up at a maximum line bet of $5 (10 coins of $0.50), and a total bet of up to $150.
Now, for the winning combinations that can be formed, the best one which uses the Golden Lotus will pay up to $20,000 in the base game, or $60,000 during a free spin. Take into account that multiple combinations can be formed in a single round, and apparently wins of up to $3,000,000 are possible. As for the RTP, it also looks quite good, being announced by Pragmatic Play at 96.47%.
Jade Butterfly Slot Features
The Jade Butterfly, which even the game’s title announces, will be the wild feature that you can use when forming new combinations, as it will be a substitute in them. You don’t get that much from it, as it lands only on the 2nd and 4th reels during paid spins, and on the middle three during the free rounds. Still, since it’s a wild in a game with ways to win, it does its job anywhere on the reel if it appears, so it’s four times more likely to be of help than in a traditional game.
One of the things that sets the game apart is the option that it gives us, to respin individual reels, provided that we’re willing to spend money to do it. After a spin is over, each of the five reels will have a Respin button and a price. If you’re OK with that price, you click on the button and you respin just that one reel. You can try to get a symbol that you’re missing to form a combo, or to improve one that exists already.
Moving on to the free spins, these are triggered via scatters. 2 to 5 such symbols will pay you, while with 3 or more you also trigger 13 free spins that have wins multiplied by 3x. Additional free spins can be triggered once you get inside, and there is no limit on their number.
Theme & Design
As a game with a Chinese theme, we see a background that seems to place the action in a garden, with cherry blossom trees and mountains, with birds flying and white clouds reaching the tops of mountain peaks. The butterfly is one of the symbols involved, while five others show us flowers in yellow, pink, orange, green and blue. Unfortunately, they also added half a dozen playing cards, and they don’t look impressive at all.
Jade Butterfly can be a good slot machine to play, feature wise at least, even though the graphics feel only average these days.