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NetEnt’s Strolling Staxx slot transported this fruit lover to an idyllic world where juicy fruit and sunshine were the order of the day.
Here in this dreamy spot, I couldn’t wait to cash in thanks to the clever “strolling” mechanism. After all, who doesn’t like winning a x500 your wager prize? NetEnt make some pretty feature rich game like the Scudamore’s Super Stakes slot, but this game is more down the Starburst line. That’s their most popular slot though, so you can see why the designers have gone down that route.
Look and feel
I was dreaming when I arrived on the reels in the land of Strolling Staxx as I found myself in a picture perfect country scene where everything, except the gently burbling river, was cubed! The clouds, trees and bushes all had corners! And, so did the mouth- watering fruit on the reels. Luckily it takes more than corners to put this wombat of its food!
As the reels spin you can hear gentle electronic clicks, and the soothing tones of the river. As the symbols on the reels spin out of sight they dip into the river with a splosh- it’s a cute detail. It’s good enough to eat this slot. It may not be as detailed as the Shogun of Time slot machine when it comes to the artwork, but it sure looks tasty. Yum, my hairy belly is rumbling!
This soothing slot play takes place over 3 rows, 5 reels and 10 pay-lines.
Appetisingly, the high scoring symbols on the reels are cubed fruit- yum. The top scorer is the oddly shaped melon. If you land five melons on an active pay-line, you’ll be in line for a tasty 500 coin cash prize. The other high value icons are the strawberry, lemon, a pair of cherries and a plum. All that fruit! This game is like a Pig’s Feast slot with cherries on top. The Ace through Jack are the lower value symbols on the reels.
The game’s Wild is a whacking great letter “W”. This game comes loaded with a cash happy extra. Any symbol landing on the reels can become a mega size 2×2 or 3×3 symbol. All the better to boost your winning combos. A neat sign post to the left of the reels shows the icon which will become gigantic if it lands during that spin, so keep your eyes trained on that sign as it changes with each spin.
Despite the game’s lovely looks the big show is all about the bonus game which can generate some less fuzzy hard cash for you.
When a whole reel, or reels (if the slot gods are on your side) lands covered in a matching symbols, then expect a surprise.
The matching reel (and connected icons) will suddenly get busy, moving over one reel position to the left and the reels will re-spin. If you land additional matching reels, then those reels will move to the left once again.
If you’re onto a winning streak and you keep landing these “strolling” reels, they keep budging along until the last one pops off the side of the reels.
Bonus Bet and Extra Chance
NetEnt are full of smart ideas and Strolling Staxx comes with a winning extra. You can grow your chances of landing a whole or partial giant symbols during the re-spins mode by simply upping your bet level. I told you, these NetEnt dudes are clever!
Strolling Staxx is part of a series of NetEnt games that use this strolling mechanic which brings extra oomph to your gaming but this might be the best so far. With super styling and a chilled atmos this game is a winner in my books. Strolling Staxx comes with a healthy 95.8%RTP which is decreased marginally if you click on the bonus bet mode, but landing those colossal icons will also bring you big wins. A NetEnt cubed treat.
Wombat Score 4/5
This game is no longer available at Wombat Casino. Sorry about that chaps!
Why not play NetEnt´s Gonzo’s Quest instead?