The Great Wild West gets a revamp with up to 200,704 ways to win, cascading reels and multipliers in this Buffalo King Megaways slot by Pragmatic Play.
We love how megaways slots work: you have 6 vertical reels giving up a changing row of symbols on each symbol and up to 117,649 ways to win. Add the horizontal reel at the top and you now have 200,704 ways to win.
Before you start, you are going to have to decide whether you want to use the ante bet or not. That’s an extra 25% on top of your bet, but it doubles your chances of catching the Buffalo King Megaways slot free spins.
Which, if you know anything about these mobile slot machines, you’ll know one thing: the big wins are always in the free spins with the multipliers.
The wilds can come at any time during the base game, but trigger the free spins with 4 scatters or more, and now the wild symbol will have multipliers of 2x, 3x or 5x.
Which isn’t quite as good as the Dragons Fire Megaways slot where the multipliers increases on every cascading win, but here the Buffalo King Megaways mobile slot multipliers do multiply each other.
So get a 2x, 3x and 5x wild on a winning payline, and you’ll get 30x multiplier in one swift win. Of course, it happens less often than you might think, but that top win is as good as in the excellent Book of Dead slot. And if it’s good enough for the book of dead…
The problem, and the reason this Buffalo King Megaways slot review only gets 2 stars, is that when you start looking at all the numbers properly, something feels off.
How in other Superbet slots, the RTP of the game goes up for paying more. Here it goes from 94.51% to 94.49%. The change is minimal, but it was low to start with, so lowering even further is discouraging.
Then there’s the fact that if you do ante-bet, the max win changes to 4,000x your bet in the free spins. Which fine, is because you get the free spins more often, but honestly, at this point, it seems like they are just putting barriers up for the fun of it.
You can, of course, pick not to use the ante bet. The mechanics here are fun enough, the slot theme well done. Or you could play the What the Fox Megaways slot with a top win of 10,000x your bet, for no additional cost, an RTP of 95.66% and wild multipliers in the base game.
It’s really a no-brainer to us.
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|Mobile Slot released||April 2021|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||6 Reels / 117,649 Ways to Win|
|House edge / RTP||5.49% - 5.51% / 94.51%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Max win||5,000x your bet|
|Free spins||12 to 22 Free Spins / 2x to 5x multiplier on the wild|
|Bonus rounds||Avalanching Reels, Megaways, Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins, Multipliers|
Wild: The mountain range is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols except for the bonus.
Tumble Feature: After every win, the winning symbol will explode and more will come tumbling down to give you another win. This will continue until no more winning symbols are found.
Free Spin Rules: The Buffalo Bonus symbol appears on all reels, and 4 or more will trigger the free spin bonus.
During the free spins the wild symbol will randomly hit with a 2x, 3x, or 5x multiplier. These can multiply each other, so three 5x multiplier will give you a total multiplier of 15x.
Ante Bet: For an extra additional bet you can double your chances of catching the free spins.
This is more of a roaming rather than rampaging beast, but there's no denying that the Buffalo King Megaways slot game has a few fun features that makes it worth playing.
Those features are the same that you'll find in a million Megaways slot machines, from the avalanching reels, to the multipliers in the free spins, to the many ways to win.
Add a low RTP of 94.51% and we're not sure we would come back all that often to play this Buffalo King Megaways game.
That said, the core bones are good, even if it feels like they've already been picked apart by vultures and other online slot games that came before it.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: October 10, 2022 - Rating