Not to be confused with this reviewer’s favorite summer BBQ naughty staple, buffalo wild wings (nom nom), Gamesys’s online slot ticks the two boxes on the ‘successful slot’ checklist – ‘Buffalo’ and ‘wins’.
As anyone who’s been to Vegas over the years will attest, buffalo-themed slots are massive with the casino-going populace, and anything with the furry animal involved is good in my book.
An Incredible 1,024 Ways to Win
A 5 reel game, Buffalo Wild Wins is similar in feel to other frontier-themed slots like H5G’s Thundering Buffalo and WMS Gaming’s Buffalo Spirit, with one exception: Buffalo Wild Wins is an all pays slot — there are no win-lines, and players win huge prizes for symbols in any position on adjacent reels. With 1,024 ways to win, it means there’s a chance to win big every time, but the outlay could be big also.
As for symbols, it’s what Buffalo Spirit fans will know what to expect: the titular Buffalo, American eagles, cute little wolf cubs, plus the ubiquitous 9-through-Ace poker symbols.
The Golden Buffalo Has Gone Wild!
The Golden Buffalo Wild symbol is the game’s Wild and substitutes for all symbols, except the Scatter, to complete a winning combo. Scatters, meanwhile, are the Buffalo Wild Wins game logo symbol. Get three or more of those and the buffalos will stampede off the screen, leading you to the bonus round.
The Stampede Will Bring up to 20 Free Spins
Here, the thundering buffalos award 7, 15 or 20 free spins depending on how many Scatters you’ve hit. During the free spins any Wilds you hit on Reels 2, 3 or 4 will reveal a random multiplier of 2 or 3. What’s more, multiple Scatters add extra spins in the bonus round – get another two or more Scatters and you’ll re-trigger those freebies, again up to a maximum of 20. Just as with the land-based buffalo slots, the free spins round can lead to some really exciting wins.
If you’re after a high-thrills casino experience in the comfort of your front room, Buffalo Wild Wins is definitely for you. It’s fast, simple, and doesn’t fart around with expensive-looking cutaway scenes designed by a team of 20 animators. It’s all about the gamble and the free spins here, folks. Dive in.