There are very few things in life as beautiful as a well groomed garden, and Jade Butterfly’s is impeccable. Pragmatic play seem to know just how to create that most appealing of themes, and Jade Butterfly is no exception. They balance retro feeling with a mystical ambience, leading the player through their carefully crafted adventure toward big wins.
Presented over a standard 5 x 3 with a decent 1024 ways to win, this slot gives you a sense of ‘anything is possible’ as you are lead through a series of bonus features. Pay extra and respin a single reel after every base-game spin, get 13 initial free spins and your payouts trebled during the bonus round and enjoy it across your devices from between 0.40 EUR to a whopping 170 EUR or equivalent per spin.
Symbolism is the key to a great garden
The design of this slot takes you to a imaginary place that feels distinctly retro, Set between a pair of columns, the reels sit in front of blossom trees beautifully animated to stay in the background. Lower value symbols include the classic playing card icons from 9 to Ace, with the higher value symbols being flowers - coming as little surprise.
The golden flower is the one you really want for the biggest returns, paying over 133x your total stake should you get five of them over adjacent reels. The wild is found as the game’s title, Jade Butterfly herself, and can only be found on reels two and four during the base game, substituting for all other symbols to form a win except for the scatter symbol.
The features that make the game
Individual Reel Respin
After each base game spin has finished you’ll be given the chance to respin one of the reels to either get a win or get a better combination and higher win. The price of this respin varies and is detailed underneath each reel to help you decide.
It is very tempting, especially if you we’re close to landing a solid winning combo. However, if the combo is a potential big winner then the price of the respin will reflect that, and it is still a big risk of course. You’ll be able to respin in autoplay mode, but as the reflexes needed are almost instantaneous we’d recommend sticking to manual play if you intend to take advantage of this feature.
This is Jade’s main offering, and it’s a true favourite amongst seasoned slot gamers across all video slot games that feature it. Get 3, 4 or 5 free spins scatters on one spin for a payout of 2x, 10x or 100x your total stake along with 13 free spins. Winning combos that you get during this feature will also benefit from a 3x multiplier that triples the win. The wild can also land on reels 2, 3 and 4 during free spins as opposed to just reels 2 and 4 in the base game. Extremely lucky players can see this feature trigger indefinitely.
Despite its deep and meaningful theme, Jade Butterfly has a distinct simplicity about it. A nice Asian-influence soundtrack bolsters a basic set of graphics, a nice touch that we could go as far as to say ‘rescues’ that theme. This is a medium variance game and the gameplay is very simple, if a little unoriginal.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring