Mystic Staxx Review
Over the years, NetEnt’s Staxx series has become quite popular. You would be forgiven if you thought Red Tiger’s Mystix Staxx was another entry in the series.
After all, NetEnt has acquired the studio, and it is not the first time Red Tiger makes them a sequel. However, that is not the case here.
Despite the similar name, this slot is an entirely standalone affair. Will this game succeed in establishing a name for itself?
- High volatility with a 4,473x maximum win
- Despite the massive grid, players only get forty paylines
- The expand symbol is the only bonus
An Asian themed release that carries itself with respect? It is difficult to believe, but it is nevertheless true. Red Tiger has done a great job at making the online slot look good without making it tacky.
Fortunately, there is more to Mystic Staxx than just a fun theme. It also has expand icon, which increases all symbol stacks. Not the most engaging bonus, but one that can easily lead to a 4,473x jackpot.
Theme, Graphics and Sounds
Credit where it is due, the developer did a good job designing the background and different icon designs. However, your enjoyment of them will mostly come down to whether you like the Chinese theme.
If you are a little burned out like we are, this game does not offer anything new. All elements of its design tie back to ancient China and its traditions, which have become prevalent in recent years.
You play this release on an eight reel, six-row board with 40 fixed paylines. Because paylines are fixed, casino members cannot toggle paylines on or off to change their bet.
To win, find three or more identical symbols next to one another. Winning combinations must follow an active payline and have to start with the leftmost reel. Otherwise, the cash prize will not be granted.
All symbols in Mystic Staxx start the slot with a two-icon stack. You can increase how stacked symbols are by landing special 3×3 expand icons.
Each time one of these symbols lands, a new icon is added to the stack. This continues until a maximum size of twenty is reached. When this happens, all 3×3 expand icons become Wilds.
Where To Play Mystic Staxx?
RTP, bet sizes and volatility
The RTP for this game is 95.69%, which is below the current industry average of 96%.
You can bet between $0.10 and $20 on each spin.
This is a highly volatile release, which means wins are difficult to land. To compensate, the slot grants a cash prize up to 4,473x your total stake.
We are sure we would like Mystic Staxx more if there was a little more to the game. As it stands right now, the title has only one special feature.
We are also not huge fans of the below-average RTP, even if that is standard for Red Tiger. On all other counts, we liked what we saw.
As such, we are willing to give this release 3 out of 5 stars. It is good, but it could be much better.