Few things say classic slot like a buffalo. Pragmatic Play’s new release, Buffalo King, is aimed squarely at players who want that classic slot experience along with lots of volatility!
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Buffalo King – what you need to know
This is straightforward, gimmick-free slot with familiar mechanics. The playing area, with six reels and four rows, is nearly 50% larger than an average slot. More symbols means more chances to win, however!
Low symbols are card values (9, 10, J, Q, K, and A). High symbols include animals from the American South West: eagles, wolves, mountain lions, and of course buffaloes. There is also a “moose” high symbol (which is a bit odd as moose live far to the north of the setting of this slot, but perhaps we are quibbling too much here).
There is a Wild symbol, which says WILD and has a picture of a butte which looks very similar to the Devil’s Tower national monument made famous in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The scatter symbols is a gold coin with the word BONUS and the profile of a buffalo (echoing traditional American Buffalo coins). A minimum of three scatters is needed to trigger a free spins bonus.
The free spins game
The high volatility nature of Buffalo King is perhaps most obvious in the way the free spins game is triggered. Land three scatters and a player will win 8 free spins, but four scatters gets a player 15 free spins, five scatters results in 25 free spins, and six scatters gets an amazing 100 free spins!
However many free spins a player has won, the free spins game begins with a stampede of buffalo running across the screen from left to right – fantastic!
The free spins game works in a roughly similar way to the base game, but with the addition of Wild Multipliers of 2x, 3x, or 5x. It is also possible to win additional free spins during the free spins game – two scatters or more are needed – so the free spins game can continue pretty much forever in theory.
At the end of the free spins game the buffalo stampede again (this time from right to left) and the base game resumes.
Buffalo King – the verdict
In the minds of most players, the term “high volatility” translates as the chance to win big. Of course, what is less pondered is the huge number of dead spins that might have to be slogged through to get to that win.
In our #100Spin demo of Buffalo King (see below) we certainly experienced this. The first 20 or so spins are totally dead – not even a small win of 50p or lower as is often seen in many slots. This was a bit frustrating.
Triggering free spins was not that difficult in the end however (it happened twice), but again during the Free Spins game there were still a lot of dead spins. After getting two extensions, one Free Spins game stretched out to 18 spins, but resulted in a win of less than £40.
The biggest win of the session – £112 – actually occurred during the base game later on, and did not include any wilds or multipliers. Classic high volatility play to say the least!
This being a Pragmatic Play game, it goes without saying that it is very well designed and the graphics are top notch. There is not an overabundance of razzmatazz, but Buffalo King appears to have been designed for more serious, more experienced players. If that was indeed the goal, it looks like a winner!
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