Set among the ranches of the America south west, Double Buffalo Spirit utilises the traditional five-reel game board, with four symbols located on each, as well as the “Any Way” system that generates a whopping 1,024 unique winning combinations. Payouts can even be achieved from left-to-right or right-to-left to help skew things in players’ favour even further.
The graphics and animations on display are pretty basic by modern slot standards, but the action is smooth enough and there is next to no lagging on the spinning reels. The lilting country and western soundtrack adds to the atmosphere and won’t have you reaching for the mute button neither.
As you’re deep in the desert you’re always likely to bump into the furry inhabitants of this arid land, and you’re sure to meet a buffalo or two as well as gophers, eagles, iguanas and those playing card symbols from A to 9.
The Any Way system dictates that you can win even for matching three or more of a symbol on adjacent reels. Match a set of iguanas for 125 coins, gophers at 150, eagles for 200 and the all-powerful buffalo at 375.
The great thing about Double Buffalo Spirit is that players can choose their own stakes and the number of paylines they want to play too; with bets ranging from 10 to 150 lines, and stakes of 0.40 to 100 coins.
Free Spins For the Win
The Free Spins round in Double Buffalo Spirit may not be as generous as other slot games or even in some titles in the WMS back catalogue, but players should never look a gift horse in the mouth.
The Free Spins Bonus rewards players with up to 20 freebies in the first instance, with an additional 20 up for grabs within the bonus game itself. The amount of bonus symbols you spin to trigger the round will ultimately determine how many free spins you get; three delivers eight freebies, four symbols earns 15 and five of the bonus symbol will reward players with the full 20.
And these can be re-triggered too: 5, 8, 15 or 20 more free spins are available for spinning two or more of the bonus symbol with the Free Spins round. If you’re lucky enough to spin one of these Wild Buffalo symbols you will also earn either a 2x or 3x multiplier to help your wins to become even more special.
But the real ace up the sleeve of Double Buffalo Spirit is the unique Bonus Guarantee from WMS. This ensures that final prize winnings from the bonus feature will be at least ten times your initial stake – guaranteed!
Buffalo On the Charge
The wild symbol in the game is the white buffalo that has got its head down and looks ready to charge at any time. This will appear on the middle three reels only, and can be substituted for any other symbol apart from the bonus.
And let’s not forget that bonus symbol either – the rather regal-looking buffalo – as this is one of the most sought-after symbols in Double Buffalo Spirit. Not only does this bad boy trigger the Free Spins Bonus round as already outlined, but it can also award instant payouts of up to 2,000 coins if five are spun in the main game!
When you accumulate of these special bonus features, it is fair to say that Double Buffalo Spirit is greater than the sum of its parts, and WMS’s Bonus Guarantee is a brilliant feature that helps to set them apart in the world of lot gaming.