With up to 117,649 ways to win and avalanching reels, this Buffalo Rising Megaways slot game demands your attention, but can it keep it?
We are going to admit that we are not massive fans of the Megaways video slots. We like them enough – the Bonanza Megaways game was new and different, and Extra Chilli by Big Time GamingBuffalo Rising Megaways mobile slot isn’t by BTG. It’s by Blueprint Gaming and they’ve borrowed the mechanics from the creator.
It just feels like we’ve seen this casino game before, multiple times, only now we are in the great American Western planes surrounded by bears, wolfs and Buffaloes. Oh My.
Buffalo Rising Megaways slot is a 117649 ways to win machine with 5 reels, 6 rows of Wild West symbols. There is also a top 4 symbol reel that is full of symbols and creates more ways to wins and is part of every Megaways slot game.
On every win the symbols will disappear and more will replace from above. This feature goes into overdrive during the free spins as each win increases the multiplier, infinitely.
You can choose to take less free spins but with bigger multipliers, or get more free spins but start with no multipliers. Personally, we found that those multipliers are a must if you want to win anything over 100 times your bet.
For 100 times your bet, you can choose to buy to trigger the free spin bonus feature. You’ll be tempted. Especially as sometimes it can easily take over 200 spins to trigger those bonus games.
The problem is that when we tested this feature, only one in eight times have we gotten lucky enough to get at least over our bet back. And that’s not to say huge wins.
Just anything over 100 times our bet – and the RTP of this feature increases with the bonus bet from the standard 96.50% to what should be a generous 97.01%. So those are not great returns.
But to give this Buffalo Rising Megaways slot it’s due when you do get big wins, they tend to be BIG. Like Buffalo sized big.
But personally, we’d wait for the free spins to happen naturally, so when those bigger winning combinations of symbols hit, you feel the full impact.
A nice addition for fans of the 117,649 ways to win games, but if you are a slots beginner, you may want to start on a simpler cascading wins slot like Gonzo’s Quest.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||6 Reels / 117,649 Ways to Win|
|House edge / RTP||3.6% / 96.4%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 10|
|Max win||10,000x total stake|
|Free spins||Between 5 and 15 Free Spins / Increasing Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Cascading Wins, Free Spins, Multipliers, Mystery Symbols|
Wild: The buffalo is the wild symbol and can replace any other symbol except scatter.
Cascading Wins: Every symbol that is part of a winning combination will disappear and more symbols will cascade down from above (or slide from the right in the case of the special Megaways reels at the top).
You then get another chance at another win, potentially, with the new symbols.
Stacked Mystery Symbols: The sunset is the mystery symbol and comes stacked. It will transform into any one symbol on the reels.
Scatters and Free Spins: You need 4 purple diamond symbols anywhere on the reels to trigger the pick me bonus of the free spins.
Every win will increase the multiplier of the next set of wins by 1. You can increase the multiplier infinitely, and the most we've seen is 22x.
The last option can be surprisingly rewarding, as you could (theoretically) catch 15 free spins with a starting multiplier of 10x. But it's a big gamble, as you may get only 5 spins with a starting multiplier of 1x, or any combination above.
If you are going to borrow the game mechanics from another slot machine, try and do something new with it. Maybe add a unique theme, or create some fun features we haven't seen before.
Instead, this Buffalo Rising Megaways slot on mobile does nothing like that, with the same free spins, same increasing multipliers, same hard to trigger features.
There's plenty to like here, especially if you are a fan of 117649 ways to win and cascading reels, but (if we are honest) we will probably stick to the Bonanza slot.
Or maybe even the Genie Jackpots slot which has all those great extra mini-games.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 13, 2022 - Rating
The theoretical return to player rate of this game is a decent 96.4%.
The most you can win on the Buffalo Rising Megaways slot is 10,000x your bet on a single spin. At min bet of 0.10 that's 1000 in cash and at max bet of 100 is a huge 1,000,000 in cash.
Find four purple diamond symbols and you'll trigger a choice of free spins from between 5 and 15 with a different starting win multiplier. Each win including cascading wins increases the win multiplier by 1x during the free spins.
Sure, find a casino with the Buffalo Rising Megaways casino game (hint: any on our list have it) and you'll be able to play in demo mode before you place real money bets.