Everybody loves a good trilogy. And that’s just what NetEnt delivers with Strolling Staxx Slot – Cubic Fruits. The third in the line following Neon Staxx and Butterfly Staxx. This time round we get Colossal symbols, Respins and a Bonus Bet which help us on the way towards winning 5,000 times our stake. Let the juices flow!
Strolling Staxx Slot certainly grabs our attention when we first load it up. Fruit based symbols appear in a blocky type design (thanks Minecraft) while the background looks like something out of Super Mario (thanks Nintendo). Played across five reels and 10 pay-lines, the blocky fruit symbols consist of Plums, Cherries, Lemons, Strawberries and Melons. The visuals of this slot are a key feature, not just because of their angular design but because they also come as Colossal symbols. Which means it can come as a single symbol, occupying one position on the reels, or a two by three symbols or three by three. When that happens, they take over a huge section of the reels and play a big part in helping to land winning combinations.
As the reels spin, the symbols don’t just disappear at the bottom of the reels, they get submerged into the picturesque lake depicted on screen. Or they’ll blend into the environment seamlessly. These are nice touches courtesy of NetEnt that add an extra wow factor to the game, making it feel as if we really are playing a video game. Only with the opportunity to win cold hard cash (take that, Mario!).
Along with the Colossal Wilds, we also have a Bonus Bet feature and Re-spins, which means there is no Scatter symbol or typical free spins. Which isn’t’ really needed as Strolling Staxx offers a lot more. Next to the Max Bet button is the Bonus Bet button. When we select this, we can increase our bet size and enable the Extra Chance feature. When the Re-spins are triggered, we have the possibility of three by three Colossal symbols raining down on the screen and landing on the reels! On the left of the screen is a signpost which will feature a symbol on it.
You guessed it, that’s the symbol that can appear fully stacked on the reels. When a symbol does appear stacked, we trigger the Re-spins, where connected symbols move one reel to the left on each spin. Combined with the Bonus Bet and Colossal symbols, there’s the potential to win a whopping 5,000 times our stake.
It’s difficult not to want to take a massive bite out of Strolling Staxx. The square fruit shapes, Colossal Symbols and Re-spins are different to the other Staxx series, which is good – we don’t want all three to be the same. Fans of colourful graphics, overweight plumbers and generous payouts will want to give this slot a go. Though, after a while, you will question what shape a Lemon actually is.