About Butterfly Lovers
Butterfly Lovers is an October 2019 Wazdan-owned video slot that revolves around a legendary ill-fated love story. Themes: oriental, romance, gems, betrothal, arranged marriage, ancient social norms, flowers, spirit animals, tragedy, reincarnation, and logographs. Other oriental-themed Wazdan-owned slot games: 9 Lions (September 2018), Dragons Lucky 8 (August 2019), Double Tigers (September 2018), and 9 Tigers (April 2020), and Sic Bo Dragons (June 2020). Butterfly Lovers’ rival slots include: Eternal Love (October 2019) from Triple Profits Games, Golden Flower of Life (June 2013) from Casino Technology, and Night of Sevens (August 2017) from Genesis.
The slot title “Butterfly Lovers” is borrowed from a similarly titled China’s Jin Dynasty-era love story, starring male lover Liang Shanbo and female lover Zhu Yingtai. Yingtai’s parents plan her arranged marriage; however, classmates Shanbo and Yingtai had already vowed themselves to each other. Shanbo dies of disappointment, prompting Yingtai to desert her wedding processional to visit her betrothed lover’s grave that expectedly swallows her. Together in the grave at last, Shanbo and Yingtai become butterfly spirit animals.
One symbol (lovebirds Shanbo and Yingtai) requires six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, or sixteen winning combinations. Nine symbols (blue-and-purple butterfly, red-and-golden butterfly, amulet, lotus flower, pomegranate, A, K, Q, and J) require eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, or sixteen winning combinations.
Butterfly Lovers Game Characteristics
Butterfly Lovers has a gold-framed celled maroon 4X4 grid; two tiny 4X4 matrixes are attached on the top left and top right of the main grid. There are no paylines; instead, side by side symbols determine the wining combinations. It has eleven symbols, nine total bets, locked symbols, collectible butterflies, three bonus games, side game, free games, win multipliers, and regularly pays from $0.02 to $20000.00.
Butterfly Lovers has four special symbols and seven ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substitute is a typical image of Chinese lovers Shanbo and Yingtai; the Liang Shanbo bonus-unlocking feature is his spirit animal, a spotted blue-and-purple butterfly; the Zhu Yingtai bonus-unlocking feature is her spirit animal, a red-and-golden swallowtail butterfly; and the magic sack bonus-unlocking feature is a jute sack decorated with a traditional Chinese satin fabric.
Ordinary symbols: gold-encased jade amulet; pink lotus flower; pomegranate; and logograph-like yellow A, red K, turquoise Q, and purple J.
Butterfly Lovers coin values: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, and $10.00. Butterfly Lovers cash bets: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.20, $0.50, $1.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, and $100.00 (maximum bet).
Example: the $100.00 bet offers these Butterfly Lovers payouts, respectively. Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen couples pay $400.00, $600.00, $800.00, $1000.00, $1500.00, $2000.00, $3000.00, $4000.00, $5000.00, $10000.00, and $20000.00.
Eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen winning combinations. Blue-and-purple butterflies, or red-and-golden swallowtail butterflies pay $200.00, $300.00, $400.00, $500.00, $800.00, $1500.00, $3000.00, $6000.00, and $10000.00. Jade amulets pay $150.00, $200.00, $300.00, $400.00, $600.00, $1200.00, $2000.00, $4000.00, and $8000.00. Lotus flowers pay $100.00, $150.00, $200.00, $300.00, $500.00, $1000.00, $1500.00, $3000.00, and $6000.00.
Pomegranates pay $80.00, $120.00, $200.00, $300.00, $400.00, $800.00, $1200.00, $2500.00, and $5000.00. A pays $50.00, $80.00, $150.00, $300.00, $400.00, $600.00, $1000.00, $2000.00, and $4000.00. K pays $40.00, $60.00, $100.00, $200.00, $300.00, $600.00, $800.00, $1500.00, and $3000.00. Q pays $20.00, $40.00, $60.00, $120.00, $250.00, $500.00, $750.00, $1000.00, and $2000.00. J pays $20.00, $40.00, $60.00, $100.00, $200.00, $400.00, $600.00, $800.00, and $1000.00.
The bonus games: Liang Shanbo, Zhu Yingtai, and Magic Sack. The Liang Shanbo bonus is associated with the smaller top left matrix; the blue-and-purple butterflies are relocated from the main grid to the matrix’s counterpart cells until it is filled and five additional butterflies are drawn, thereby unlocking 16 free games.
Zhu Yingtai bonus: the red-and-golden butterflies are also relocated to their counterpart cells on the top right grid that, when filled, prompts the next five drawn butterflies to unlock 16 free games whose wins attract between X1 and X16 multipliers.
Magic Sack bonus: the meter on top of the grid holds the jute sacks that are removed from the grid; a full meter and an extra sack unlocks eight free games. Butterfly Lovers’ non-progressive jackpot is X1600, which (1600X100) is $160000.00.
The Butterfly Lovers software is good. Notable features: selectable low, standard and high volatility levels; tortoise, rabbit and cheetah speed modes; switchable ultra lite and high quality modes; 5-1000 autospins with preset limits; and an ornately designed user interface.
Ambient background: Chinese guitar instrumental. Sound effects: chinking and shutter sound. It is set in a part lush, part stony scenic ridge. Animated 3D graphics include: fluttering butterflies, dolly zoom, rippling river, glitter effect, swaying lotuses, and characters’ wind-blown robes.
Luck in Butterfly Lovers
The RTP rate is 96.25%. The house edge is 3.75%. Butterfly Lovers is a game of chance.