A beautiful Asian-style garden is the setting for Jade Butterfly, a 5 reel, 1,024 ways to win slot from Pragmatic Play. After any base game spin, you can pay extra and respin 1 reel. Also on offer is a bonus round that awards 13 free spins (initially) with all payouts trebled. Play on all devices from between 30p and £150 per spin.
There’s a slight retro feel to the design in Jade Butterfly. The reels are set within a pair of columns and you’ll see blossom trees swaying in the background. Joining the lower value A to 9 royal symbols are 5 higher value flowers. The best of these is the golden flower which pays a click over 133 times your total stake if you land 5 on adjacent reels. The jade butterfly of the game’s title is the wild – it can appear on reels 2 and 4 only in the base game and substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter.
Once a base game spin is complete, you’ll be offered the opportunity to respin 1 of the reels. How much it costs is shown underneath the reel. If you just miss out on landing a good winning combination, then you could be tempted. That will of course be factored into the price you have to pay for that respin. You can respin in autoplay mode but you have to be quick! This is known as the Individual Reel Respin feature.
The main offering is the Free Spins feature – landing 3, 4 or 5 of the free spins scatter on the same spin will get you a payout of 2, 10 or 100 times your total stake as well as 13 free spins. All winning combinations landed during these free spins benefit from a 3x multiplier which sees the payout trebled.
Also helping your winning chances here is that the wild can land on reels 2, 3 and 4 during the free spins rather than just reels 2 and 4 as in the base game. Unlimited retriggers are possible here.
Jade Butterfly is a very simple game. The visuals are rather basic but the Asian-style soundtrack is nicely done. The gameplay in this medium variance game is equally straightforward. It won’t win any awards for originality but if you trigger the Free Spins feature and take advantage of the trebling multiplier then Jade Butterfly can deliver some decent action. Saying that, I do prefer playing the volatile Madame Destiny from Pragmatic Play which is a better slot.