It doesn’t matter which casino you walk into, if they have the Buffalo slot machine, then there will be someone sat playing it. If on the rare occasion there isn’t, then you should count yourself lucky and grab the seat while you can.
The maker of Buffalo, Aristocrat, has now released an online version of this popular slot. It is only available at selected online casinos at this time, but as more licensees come on board it should be available more frequently. As with all Aristocrat slots online, you know you are in the hands of experienced slots developers and can be rest assured that you will have an enjoyable slots experience. After all, Aristocrat have been developing slots for longer than Justin Bieber’s been alive!
Buffalo has a good balance of wins during normal play as well as in the bonus round. Several slot players will have heard the cry of ‘BUFFALO’ in the casino and the same occurs online when you create a winning line with the buffalo symbols. As this symbol is stacked, you will find that there can be some very nice wins when you see the symbols on multiple reels. The sunset Wilds are also pretty frequent, despite only being on reels 2, 3 and 4. They can really help build up some winning combinations during the normal game.
Win at Least 8 Free Spins and a 27x Multiplier
If you get 3 or more Scatter coins anywhere on screen then you will get a minimum of 8 free spins. If you get 4 Scatter coins its 15 free spins and 5 coins will give you 20. On top of this you can get up to 27x your win as the sunset Wilds become multipliers of either 2x or 3x, which are accumulated if you get more than one of them in a winning line. During the free spins, if you see 2 or more scatter coins anywhere on screen you will be rewarded with another 5 free spins. This can occur several times during the whole bonus round. For those that haven’t played Buffalo before, you might be getting an idea of why this game is so popular.
There’s an RTP of 94.85%!
Having played both the Buffalo slot machine in a casino and the online version, there are a few very subtle differences. Although I cannot prove it for sure, it definitely feels like you hit the bonus round more often online. With an RTP (return to player) of 94.85% online, compared to possibly around 90-92% in a casino, then this would make sense. There are some ambient casino noises online, which I am not a big fan of. The good news is that they can be turned off fairly easily in the settings.
In summary, the Buffalo slot online is a superb game and is one of my favorites from Aristocrat. The balance of big wins and regular rewards makes it popular to new and experienced slots players. There is little difference between the online Buffalo slot and the Buffalo casino slot machine, some minor graphical differences is all. Compared to other Aristocrat slots, Buffalo is right up there with Queen of the Nile II slot and the safari-themed 50 Lions for me, but you will have to make your own mind up. Due to the popularity of Buffalo slot, I decided to set up a smaller site simply dedicated to the Buffalo slot game.