Buffalo Blitz Slot Review
Somewhere in our memory we recall someone singing ‘Show me a home where the Buffalo roam…’ and completing the line with ‘…and I’ll show you a home with a very messy carpet.’ It made us laugh at the time (well, it still does to be honest) so we wondered if Playtech might have gone for a similarly comic theme with its Buffalo Blitz slot. Well, no, but the serious nature of the nature theme of this online slot is possibly appropriate when it reveals its high volatility route to big wins.
Getting into the beating heart of Buffalo Blitz, it appears to us that this is Playtech’s answer to WMS’s popular Raging Rhino slot, with not only a nod to its theme – transferring the wilds of Africa to the wilds of North America – but also its basegame format.
With Buffalo Blitz you spin a 6×4 frame of reels, rather than the typical 5×3 arrangement of most online video slots, with a whopping fixed 4096 Ways to Win across them. These Ways to Win are an alternative to traditional paylines, and players are simply looking to see two or more of the higher paying symbols, or three or more of the lower paying symbols on adjacent reels (beginning with the leftmost reel) to trigger a win.
To assist players in hunting down big wins, Buffalo Blitz has a trio of features to watch for. First, the Buffalo symbol itself is stacked on all reels and is also the highest-paying symbol. Six on adjacent reels pulls in 300x the coin value staked, which may seem quite lean, but with its stacked behaviour the ultimate payday could be 4096 times that if a full herd of Buffalos stampede into view on all six reels! That’s a whole hill of money – 1,228,800 coins to be exact.
The second feature to add shine to Buffalo Blitz is the Diamond Wild that rides all but the first reel and can substitute for all symbols bar the Free Games Scatter, which brings us nearly to the third, and perhaps most desirable feature. Three or more Scatters in view on the basegame will trigger this online slot’s free spins feature, with a minimum award of eight free spins up to a very exciting chance to get a century of free rides with six Scatters as the trigger.
Adding to this feature’s potential to blitz big wins from the paytable, the Scatters stay on the reels to allow retriggers without limit and the Wild takes on new powers. The Wild becomes limited to reels two and six in free games, but when it substitutes to create a win it will randomly multiply that payout by x2, x3 or x5.
Buffalo Blitz is quite a simple slot in many ways, and we’re not sure it will cause a stampede of players to its reels in quite the way games like Starburst and Rainbow Riches have. However, if you like high volatility slots and have really enjoyed games like WMS’s Raging Rhino and Playtech’s own White King before, then Buffalo Blitz is going to be a wildlife-watching adventure we think you’ll be happy to hunt out at the best online casinos.
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