Butterfly Lovers tells the love story from a Chinese legend about a young pair of lovers. They die alone due to social conventions that separate them. Their spirits take the form of butterflies, so the couple can finally be together. Full of bonus games and extra features, the slot is impressive an unconventional.
Butterfly Lovers was released at the end of October 2019 by Wazdan. The provider made it packed with modifiers, extra mini-games and features. The latter aren’t the standard ones often used in slot games, but unique and connected to the story-line. Though the gameplay may seem a bit complex to understand at first, it worths getting familiar with it.
The game uses 4 horizontal and 4 vertical reels. There are no pay-lines, you simply need to land between 8 and 16 matching symbols in a spin anywhere on the grid. You will be paid only for the highest win. The game has a volatility that each player can adjust from 3 available options. These are Low, Standard and High. You can also choose the speed that you prefer from 3 options: Slow, Fast and Super Fast. Play with wagers from 10 to 100 credits this slot with an RTP of 96.25%.
Butterfly Lovers tells the story of the forbidden love of two young Japanese people. It is finally possible after their death when their souls turn into butterflies. The game is full of extra features and bonus mini-games. One of them is the random locking of best positions of matching symbols from paying combinations for the next spin. This is used in many other slots from Wazdan. The Liang Shanbo Bonus Spins triggers after you fill the Blue Matrix Table with Blue butterflies. The 16 paid spins of this mini-game include locked wild symbols.
The 16 Zhu Yingtai Free Spins are triggered after you collect 16 Pink Butterflies on the Table. These rounds include an increasing multiplier that reaches x16 on the last spin. The 8 Magic Sack Bonus Spins is a game with paid rounds. It activates after you collect 8 Magic Sack symbols on the Magic sack Bonus Meter. It grants you multiplier boost that increases by 1 with each wild symbol you get. All wild symbol landed during these rounds become sticky ones.
Every time you land the Magic Sack Bonus and its meter isn’t filled with 8 symbols, you will be penalised. Up to a total of 10 butterfly symbols will be removed from their respective Table. Butterfly Lovers also includes a Gamble feature that lets you double your wins. The jackpot win per spin is 1,600 times your stake.
The game is an inspiring tale of the impossible love between two young Japanese. You can see a picturesque meadow with rocks and a blue sky is seen behind. The beautiful lady stands in a pink dress on the right of the grid. There is a green tree next to her. On the opposite side is her beloved lad in a blue and purple robe. On the left, you can see a pink blossoming tree.
The 4×4 grid has a square shape and includes 16 positions that land independently. You can see card royals in Japanese style, stunning fully blossomed pink water lilies, pomegranates. There are also green decorative bulbs, red Sacks, blue and pink butterflies. The reels are mahogany red. On both sides of the set, there is a Matrix Table for collecting blue and pink butterflies.
The Magic Sack Bonus Meter is right over the grid with 8 positions separated by a red book in the middle. The images on the grid and around it are clear, precise, picturesque and stunning. The inspiring graphics are combined with traditional string Japanese music. It is melodic, tranquil and very pleasant.
To win in the game, you have to match between 8 and 16 symbols regardless of their positions on the 4×4 grid. No pay-lines or wins ways systems are used. Butterfly Lovers includes 4 card royals at the low end, 5 premiums, a wild and a Sack bonus symbol.
Starting from the lowest-paying symbols in ascending order we have the J card. Landing 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 symbols of the J pays 0.20, 0.40, 0.60, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 times your stake, respectively. Next is the Q and hitting from 8 to 10 symbols pay from 0.20 to 0.60 times your bet. Landing 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16 Q symbols anywhere on the grid pay 1.20, 2.50, 5, 7.50, 10 and 20 times your bet.
The K returns 0.40, 0.60, 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 15 and 30 times your bet. The A card pays 0.50, 0.80, 1.50, 3, 4, 6, 10, 20 and 40 times your bet for 8 to 16 symbols on the reels in a spin. The premiums include a pomegranate with a payout of 0.80, 1.20, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12, 25 and 50 times your bet for 8 to 16 symbols. Next is the fully blossomed pink water lily – 8 to 16 of it pays 1, 1.50, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 30 and 60 times your stake. The green decorating item pays from 1.50 to 80 times your stake for 8 to 16 symbols.
The most rewarding symbols are pink and blue butterflies. Both of them pay equally – 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 15, 30, 60 and 100 times your stake for 8 to 16 matching symbols in a spin. The blue and pink butterfly symbols are special ones. They are collected in their respective counters and trigger 2 extra features.
The wild is the couple of young lovers that also brings you a payout, which is is the most generous of all symbols. Hitting 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 wild symbols pays 4, 6, 8, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 100 and 200 times your stake. The wild substitutes for all other symbols including the blue and pink butterflies. But it doesn’t switch on fields on any Bonus Matrix Table like the butterfly symbols.
One of the features is the game’s automatically choosing of the best positions out of winning combinations. These make some matching symbols on these positions sticky for next spin when you get a win. Thanks to it, you have better chances to increase paying combinations with more symbols and get larger wins. This feature is typical for Wazdan and often used in its games.
When a Blue Butterfly symbol lands on a reel, it flies to its corresponding filed. It is on the top left of the grid over the young lad. Each landed blue butterfly fills the Liang Shanbo Bonus Spins Matrix Table. The latter includes 16 positions in a 4×4 layout, just like the game grid. When you fill it with 16 blue butterflies, on the next landing of 5 blue butterflies you trigger 16 Liang Shanbo Bonus Spins. Each spin of them costs one stake so, they are not free but paid.
During the Liang Shanbo Bonus Spins, all landed wild symbols become locked on their positions as sticky symbols. After these spins end, you will be paid for the number of collected wild symbols. Combinations of locked wild and normal symbols aren’t paid. You will play with the same bet size as the spin that triggered the Liang Shanbo Bonus Spins. During these rounds, the Sack, Pink and Blue Butterfly symbols do not appear.
Every time you get a Pink Butterfly symbol on the grid, it flies to its corresponding filed. it is on the right top of the grid over the young lady. The Zhu Yingtai Free Spins Bonus Matrix Table also contains 16 symbols in a 4×4 format like the blue one. When it gets filled with 16 symbols, on the next draw of 5 Pink Butterfly symbols, 16 Zhu Yingtai Free Spins start. You play them and accumulate wins until the end of the rounds. Then you can collect or gamble the amount.
You will play with the same wager as the spin that triggered the bonus. These spins are different and include a multiplier. Its value corresponds to the number of free spins played. On the first Zhu Yingtai Free Spin, the multiplier is x1, on the second – x2, etc. On the last 16th bonus round, the multiplier reaches an x16 boost. The Sack, Blue Butterfly and Pink Butterfly won’t appear during these spins.
There is a Magic Sack Bonus symbol that also gets collected every time it lands. It fills the next empty filed in its meter right above the grid. The Magic Sack Bonus Meter collects these symbols when they appear on any reel. It includes 8 positions for 8 Magic Sack Bonus symbols. When the meter gets filled, on the next landing of 1 Sack symbol are triggered 8 Magic Sack Bonus Spins. These are paid spins and cost one stake.
During the Magic Sack Bonus Spins, 5 random symbols will turn into wild symbols. Also, a random ‘Sack symbol’ is chosen from the J, Q, K and A and every time it appears, it will turn into a wild symbol. All landed wild symbols throughout the feature lock in their places to become sticky symbols. You will not be paid for combinations of locked wilds and normal symbols.
During these spins, the Sack, Blue Butterfly and Pink one don’t appear. You will benefit from a multiplier as well. It starts at x1 and increases by 1 every time one or more wild symbols hit the reels. Its maximum value is x9. At the end of the Magic Sack Bonus Spins, you will be paid for the collected sticky wild symbols. This ensures massive wins as wilds have the highest payout of all symbols and they appear oftener.
There is a special mechanism for removing butterflies via Sack symbols. Every time a Sack symbol lands anywhere on the reels and there are fewer than 8 active fields in the Magic Sack Bonus Meter, you will be penalised. As a result, between 2 and 5 Blue and Pink Butterflies will be removed from their respective Bonus Matrix Table. Thus, up to 10 fields with butterflies can get removed in total.
Landing a Sack symbol won’t take butterflies from their Bonus Matrix tables only when you have filled the 8 positions on the Magic Sack Bonus Meter. Generally, you don’t want to see Sack symbols unless you have filled their meter. However, each new one fills the Magic Sack Bonus Meter. This advances you towards triggering the Magic Sack Bonus Spins. Each winning spin and the total sum you have won at the end of the Zhu Yingtai Free Spins you can subject to a Gamble Game.
You have to choose one of the graves of any of the 2 young lovers in an attempt to double your wins. The odds are 50/50 so, you risk but can win and
double your wins. If you don’t guess, you will lose the sum.
Butterfly Lovers is a unique game with many features and bonus modes. It may seem a bit complex, but once you get to play it, you will have a great time. If offers a lot of freedom, has stunning visuals and soundtrack. The slot is available now so, don’t miss to check it. It definitely deserves your attention and is bound to attract not only Asian players.