Buffalo has quite an illustrious history in the land-based casino gaming world, where this Aristocrat game is historically one of the most played slot machine titles. Aristocrat hoped for the same reputation and popularity when it debuted in the online casino world. Buffalo contains Aristocrat’s customary Xtra Reel Power feature and is a simple to play, nature-themed slot.
Look and feel
By the standards of modern 3D slot machine games, Buffalo does look a little dated. Players shouldn’t let that fool them, though.
There is enough quality gameplay to be had in this slot, even if the imagery is rather primitive. There is, however, a unique touch to the reels of this slot, with players able to customise the number of reels they wish to play with.
Players will find that Buffalo serves up plenty of animal imagery upon its reels, with big cars, elk, and of course, buffalo symbols coughing up decent wins when they appear on the paylines. Smaller wins can be acquired via the standard high playing card symbols.
Ordinarily, players should be able to alter the number of paylines they play with on a slot via a paylines button. That isn’t the case with Aristocrat’s Xtra Reel Power feature. It enables players to choose how many reels and which reel pattern they wish to play with.
This not only adjusts the types of combinations you have on the reels, but also the value of your bets. Buffalo is therefore generally considered to be a 1,024 ways to win slot, as a result of these changeable reel structures. When playing with a 1x Reel setup, bets will range from 1p up to £1.25.
Playing with all the reels active will see a player’s stakes range from 40p up to £50.
Up to 300x the total stake can be won in this slot. To bag that prize, players need to line up 5 buffalo symbols on a payline.
There are wild symbols in this slot, and they appear as sunset symbols. These icons can substitute for all other symbols barring scatters. One point to mention, though, is that wild symbols can only appear on the second, third, and fourth reels of this slot.
Buffalo’s wild symbol appear as a golden coin. This icon is adept at offering players scattered wins worth 2x, 10x, or 20x their total bet when 3, 4 or 5 appear in any position on the screen during a single spin.
As well as the scattered wins, Buffalo can also offer players 8, 15 or 20 free games, for each respective scatter they locate.
Landing scatter icons on the reels during the feature increases a multiplier, which could see their winnings bolstered by multipliers of up to 27x in value. This feature can also be retriggered with the self-same scatters.