When we first set eyes on Strolling Staxx: Cubic Fruits slot, we were struck by its uniqueness, and wondered, could this end up being another NetEnt classic? In this new online slot, NetEnt has given the much-loved fruit symbols an original twist, giving both the fruit and the background a cubic shape that looks exceptionally cool. But what does this game have to offer? Find out by reading our full review of Strolling Staxx: Cubic Fruit slot below while you wait for its release on the 24th of January 2019!
Strolling Staxx: Cubic Fruits is a 5 reel slot with just 10 paylines that pays out from left to right. This slot is part of Netent’s Staxx series, and what these games have in common is the fact that you can land stacks of symbols with the potential to cover an entire reel. Strolling Staxx Cubic Fruit features the classic fruit symbols which include cherries, lemons, strawberries, plums and watermelons. These function as the premium symbols, with the watermelon being the most rewarding one that pays out 50 times the stake for a 5 symbol combination. Alongside these, there are the usual low value J, Q, K and A royals and the ‘W’ wild symbol which pays out as much as the watermelon and can also land in stacks or Colossal symbols.
During both the base game and the main bonus round, symbols can land either as a single symbol or as a 2x3 or 3x3 Colossal symbols. These colossal symbols can land either fully or partially on the reels. If one or more reel is covered by a colossal symbol (creating a stack of symbols), this triggers the Strolling Staxx Re-Spins. During these respins, all stacks of symbols as well as any adjacent symbols that are the same symbol as the stack will move one reel to the left. Respins will continue until all the stacks walk out of the leftmost reel. If you land more stacks of symbols during these respins, the Strolling Staxx Re-spins will be reactivated.
Instead of free spins, NetEnt has included a Bonus Bet & Extra Chance feature in Strolling Staxx: Cubic Fruits. You’ll see the Bonus Bet button next to the ‘Max Bet' button. If this Bonus Bet is activated, the spins will come with an increased bet size, costing you 5 coins more per spin. This means that whilst standard bet sizes range from 0.10 to 20 coins, with the bonus bet activated these will range from 0.15 to 30 coins. Once you trigger the Strolling Staxx re-spins feature with the Bonus Bet activated, the Extra Chance comes into play. The game will start raining 3x3 colossal symbols fully or partially on top of the other symbols, significantly improving the win potential.
If you’re after a bonus to play Strolling Staxx: Cubic Fruits slot, your best bet is to sign up with a casino as a new player and claiming a decent deposit match bonus. Claiming 100% or even 200% of your first deposit in bonus funds will allow you to play slots with this bonus money, hence risking less of your own. At the end of January, also make sure to check out for special offers on Strolling Staxx at online casinos, since some casinos will run promotions to promote this new game.
Strolling Staxx Cubic Fruits can be played by staking from 10p to £200 per spin. The total RTP is just 95.98%, and hit frequency increases with the bonus bet activated. You can expect a good hit rate for the respins (68.7% during the main game vs 77.7% with the bonus bet activated), and the best payouts will also come from these respins. This low to medium volatility slot pays out a maximum of 500 times the stake on each spin if you fill the reels with the wild or watermelon symbols, and following a streak of respins, the maximum win can reach 5000x the stake!
Visually, this game looks great, and there’s truly nothing quite like it. All the fruit as well as the trees in the background have been given a cubic twist which looks really cool and funky. As you spin, you’ll see the symbols drop into the stream below the reels, making a little splash. The bright and sunny countryside landscape and soundtrack impart a serene atmosphere that we couldn’t help liking, which makes playing Strolling Staxx Cubic Fruits a pleasant and relaxing experience!
This new NetEnt release sounds quite promising, especially given the frequency of the respins and the high appeal of its graphics. Of course, we were a bit disappointed at the fact that it doesn’t really include a bonus round and that you have to ‘pay’ for the bonus bet, but at the same time this makes the game customizable to different player preferences, and you can always count on the respins to give your balance a little boost. If you’d like to try other games in the series while you wait for its release, you should check out Butterfly Staxx slot.
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