Out and About
For a game inspired by street art and music, The Buzz Slots came quite close to creating a consistent universe. On the positive side, the visual universe of the game is spot on: graffitis on the wall, edgy symbols, a well-integrated array of command buttons on the side, The Buzz Slots is giving players what they asked for right away. On the other hand, the musical atmosphere of the game is quite dissonant and you might end up reaching for the mute button faster than you would have thought.
The Buzz Slots is an original-looking slot game, but does not quite hit the mark in terms of creating a believable and engaging universe for the players to enjoy. If you can see past the clichés and other not so thoroughly thought details, let’s move on to the gameplay to see if the game can redeem itself in that department.
The basic rules of The Buzz Slots are easy to grasp and will guarantee any player a quick start on the reels, experienced or not. The game matrix contains 5 reels and 20 fixed paylines, with a wager menu in the corner allowing you to bet from 0.20 to 200 credits per spin in total.
There is no bet max shortcut so you will have to change your settings manually if you want to go all-in at some point during the game. Turn on the autoplay game mode to place the same bet several times in a row, or spin the reels manually to keep an eye on your current wager.
Given its relatively high volatility, The Buzz Slots can prove challenging at first as big wins will require some perseverance to be won. The basic paytable contains several reel symbols designed to look like graffitis, from the classic card icons to some more “punk” icons, with a maximum reward of x20.
Needless to say that this puts The Buzz Slots amongst the least generous slots on the market, at least at first sight. The game still has some useful features waiting to be discovered, as we will see next.
Some Redeeming Features
Wilds are everything in The Buzz Slots: combines, they can also be worth up to x20, and on their own you can use them to replace any of the basic symbols on the reels to get an extra chance for a cash win. 3 or more wilds scattered around the screen will also trigger an unlimited free spin bonus round. The reels will keep spinning as long as you have lives left, as shown in the command bar under the reels. You lose a life each time a “show cancelled” ticket appears on reel 5.
Each win in The Buzz Slots, in regular mode or during the free spins, locks the symbols in place and awards a free respins. This can go on for as long as you keep scoring winning symbol combinations.
Furthermore, the vinyl bonus can be awarded after any spin. You can win up to a x10 multiplier for your latest win thanks to it, and when we tested the game we realised that this particular bonus feature was actually quite common.
Rely on the Bonuses
The Buzz Slots is a high-variance slot game, best put between the hands of experienced players who like to take risks. The game might seem disappointing at first, but the many bonus features with free spins and multipliers redeem it, making The Buzz Slots quite exciting to play after all.
If you enjoy this particular type of gameplay, then you have to try The Ninja by Endorphina and see if you are stealthy enough to grab the jackpot.