Out in the Wilderness
Buffalo Blitz is taking you away from your comfort zone, into the heart of the Great Plains. With snowy mountains in the distance, the background of the game is nothing but a vast, open landscape filled with vibrant, natural colours from the ground to the sky. The reels and command bar keep a modern look, floating in the foreground without any real connection with the rest of the landscape.
Buffalo Blitz is setting a beautiful backdrop, which you can admire as you spin the reels. We wished that the more practical elements of the game were a little better integrated within the background, but this might just be a detail for most players, after all.
The Hunt Has Begun
As mentioned above, Buffalo Blitz features an original 6-reel setup, with space for 4 symbols on each of them. Without any fixed paylines, this gives players 4096 ways to win every time they spin the reels. Combined with a betting range stretching from 0.40 to 200 credits per turn, it is clear that Buffalo Blitz is offering a very wide array of options for players. Whether you want to play it safe or play big, use the command buttons under the reels to pick a wager and activate the turbo mode if you feel that the reels aren’t going fast enough. As always, Buffalo Blitz includes the reliable autoplay mode, if you would rather stay with the same settings for a while.
The high volatility in Buffalo Blitz can translate into rather long periods without scoring any wins. But this should not deter any serious gambler out there, after all. The paytable starts with a handful of the usual card icons, followed by grizzly bears, moose, racoons, pumas and bisons – the latter always appearing stacked on the reels. The top prize at that point of the game is x300, but we are just getting started.
Why Pay When You Can Play for Free?
The shiny diamond symbols play the role of the wild cards of Buffalo Blitz, ready to replace any of the classic icons on the reels. They will come in very handy, and we found that they were actually quite common on the reels.
The most interesting symbol, however, is the Buffalo Blitz logo. The scatters can initiate the free spin mode anywhere they land on the reels, and you only need to find at least 3 of them to do so. You can win up to 100 free spins at once, during which the diamonds will still serve as wilds but will also award random multipliers, going up to x5.
On the Prowl for More Free Spins
Buffalo Blitz can be an incredibly generous game when it comes to free spins, and you would be hard-pressed to find a strict equivalent on the market. Wipeout by IGT can award up to 50 free games, which is already quite generous, and Kronos from WMS can take you up to the magical 100 as well.
And if it is the universe of Buffalo Blitz that attracted your first, then you should clearly check out Indian Spirit by Novomatic, which is incidentally another high-variance slot game.
The Perfect Mix for Ambitious Gamblers
Buffalo Blitz has all the right ingredients to attract a large audience of players, but the large reel set and high volatility clearly make it better suited for high rollers and generally experienced gamblers.
We had a great time checking out Buffalo Blitz, we loved the easy gameplay and vast possibilities that the game offers, both in free spin mode and during the base game.