A fruit machine – with cubic fruits? Yep, forget spherical cherries or sort-of-circular watermelons – NetEnt’s Strolling Staxx: Cubic Fruits brings a novel new twist to the fruity symbols of old.
Not to put to fine a point on it, these fruits are like, squaresville, man. But with bright primary colours, a shimmering lake and even the awe-inspiring sight of giant mutant cherries tumbling from the top of the screen, if you’re looking for a clever spin on the standard slot, Staxx isn’t lax.
Here’s the nitty-gritty – this five-reel, three row slot is notable for Respins. You see, if the same symbol covers one or more reels, creating a stack of symbols, the Re-Spin feature will be activated. That means each stack of symbols and connected symbols will move across the reels to the left with each spin, until each stack has disappeared from the reel on the far left.
Another interesting addition to this slot are the Colossal symbols – oversize fruit symbols that fall from the sky, giving players a chance at another Re-spin. Any symbol can appear in Colossal form.
There’s also a Bonus Bet button – use this to activate an Extra Chance, where the player can potentially land extra Colossal symbols, for another crack at those Re-spins.
How does this one stack up then? Well, even if it takes more than an unusually shaped fruit to turn your head, Strolling Staxx has plenty of appealing factors to get you on board, from the neat graphical style to the minimalist approach to the soundtrack, all gentle ambience, birdsong and relaxing splashing streams.
The audio / visual is all good then, while the re-spin based action definitely has a charm all of its own. Turns out Huey Lewis was right all those years ago – it really is hip to be square. Don’t fear the fruit!
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