Stampeding onto your screen, the Elk Studios Buffalo Toro slot is a 6×4 reel game with 4096 ways to win with 4 types of wilds and two free spins bonuses with progressively richer reels.
If you are a fan of Elk Studios slots, you’ve probably played the Wild Toro slot or maybe the more recent Book of Toro review. It’s a series of mobile slots which at heart focus on one big feature: an angry bull raging towards a sneaky matador, leaving behind a trail of wilds on the screen.
The Buffalo Toro mobile slot expands on that legacy by giving you a mid-to-high variance machine with the potential to win up to 50,000x your bet. The RTP is a low 94% because of that top win, but plenty of features are here to keep you occupied while you wait for the super free spins.
The main difference of course, is that the Spanish Toro is now a Wild West slot game, with Buffalo, Eagles, Pumas, Wolves and Bears littering these huge reels, all set to mountainous American vistas. Ace to 9 completes the paytable.
You have wild symbols. You have wild symbols with 2x or 3x multipliers. And then you have the Toro wild.
This Toro wild is a walking wild. He walks one step to the left on each successive spin when he lands on the reels. But if the Matador symbol shows up (he has no value), the wild will go on a rampage, run towards him, and leave behind a trail of wild symbols, giving you 90% of your big wins in the base game.
This is the main feature of this Buffalo Toro video slot, but it’s used well, especially as 2 matadors can trigger a series of respins to help you catch both primary characters in the reels and those trails of wild symbols.
But, much like in the Wild Toro 2 slot, the free spins will have you reeling from the impact.
3 scatters trigger 8 free spins, and every 3 golden buffalo symbols you collect during the bonus will upgrade a paytable symbol into the Buffalo – the highest paid symbol on the paytable.
However, if one of those scatters is a super scatter (found only on reel 6), you trigger the super free spins. In this Buffalo Toro slot bonus, the golden buffalo don’t just upgrade symbols, they upgrade reels.
You can be guaranteed to see 1 to 5 reels that only spin Golden Buffalo symbols, allowing you to catch the maximum win of 50,000x your bet. It’s not easy, but that’s why the RTP is so low and why this Elk slot review loses 1 star.
Still, even without the super bonus, this Buffalo Toro online slot has plenty of fun slot features to catch, even if you might want to lower your top win expectation to something a little more realistic (1,000x your bet?).
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|Mobile Slot released
|Slot reels / paylines
|6 Reels / 4096 Ways to Win
|House edge / RTP
|6% / 94%
|0.20 / 10
|50,000x your bet
|8 to 20 Free Spins / Progressively Richer Reels
|Wild, Walking Wild, Multiplier, Spreading Wilds, Respins, Free Spins, Richer Reels, Symbol Upgrades
Wild: The simplest of the wild symbols, which simply replaced other symbols except for the bonus, the super bonus, the Matador, the Toro, and the multiplier wild.
Walking Wild Toro: The bull in the Indian chief getup is the wild symbol and will replace all other symbols to create a win. He moves one spin to the left on each spin until he moves off the reels.
Multiplier Wild: Acts like a wild and randomly gets a 2x or 3x multiplier if used in a win.
Toro Goes Wild: If the walking wild toro sees a matador on the reels, he will run to knock the matador off the reels, leaving behind a trail of normal wild symbols. He will continue his journey to the left on the next spin.
Matador Respin: 2 or more Matador symbols will trigger a respin with the 2 matadors sticky on the screen. If another matador lands, it stays sticky, and you get another re-spin. The hope is that a wild Toro symbol will land, and he will rage across the screen, knocking off all the Matadors and leaving an array of wild symbols.
The Free Spin Bonus: The normal bonus symbol appears on all reels, but the super bonus symbols only appear on reel 6.
Three or more bonus symbols will trigger the free spins, with the super bonus game triggered if one of those symbols is the super bonus symbol.
You only need 2 or more bonus symbols to retrigger an additional +4 free spins. 3 or more re-trigger as above.
Gold Buffalo symbols are collected during the bonus game. For every 3rd collected, one of the high-value symbols on the paytable is upgraded to the buffalo symbol. You can collect a maximum of 12 gold buffalo symbols can be collected.
The Super Free Spin Bonus: Works the same as the free spins, but you need to super bonus scatter on reel 6 to trigger.
This time around, for every 3 gold buffalo symbols you collect, not only is a high-value symbol upgraded but the rampage reels are now triggered on each spin.
A rampage reel only contains buffalo symbols, the highest paid symbol on the paytable.
The Toro Go Wild slots are one of our favourite Elk Studios series because it's fun to watch Toro spread those wilds all over the screen.
Giving this a wild west twist is not the only change; they had to severely reduce the RTP to a low 94% to give the huge top win of 50,000x your bet.
Is it worth it? It's a huge sum you won't find in many other video slots outside of casino games like the Tombstone RIP slot. But unlike those machines, the Buffalo Toro slot is a little less volatile, making it easier on the wallet spin to spin, even if big wins are as rare as you might expect.
Still, as big as the wins can be, this is only for those who love big win high-risk slots but are looking for quick action reels.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: September 15, 2022 - Rating