It is a modern trend for a classic slot to have a makeover into a Megaways game and Pragmatic Play has always been masterful at catching trends. Buffalo King Megaways is the new sequel to one of their most beloved slot: Buffalo King. With a golden sunset over the dessert and golden opportunity on the reels, Buffalo King Megaways promises to offer slot lovers a blast.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Buffalo King Megaways doesn't introduce anything too different regarding its theme and appearance in comparison to the predecessor Buffalo King. The slot game is set in the dangerous but beautiful American Wild West. The high symbols include elk, wolf, panther, eagle, and buffalo which pays out 20x the bet for a winning combination of 6.
The stats for Buffalo King Megaways are very similar to other Megaways titles of Pragmatic Play: 96.52% RTP, 200,704 paylines, 5,000x max win and high volatility. Winnings are awarded for adjacent symbols from left to right and as expected, symbols contributing to a win will disappear for new ones to tumble down.
The scatter symbol carries the shape of a gold coin with the word 'Bonus' on it. Hit 4 or more scatters anywhere on the reels to trigger the free spins round along with a prize:
- 4 scatter symbols = 5x total bet +12 free spins
- 5 scatter symbols = 20x total bet + 17 free spins
- 6 scatter symbols = 100x total bet + 22 free spins
During the bonus game, all wilds are assigned a random multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x. It doesn't sound like much, but it's all about buildup: every time a wild symbol is involved in a win, the multiplier is accumulated with all the subsequent wild multipliers that hit in subsequent tumbles. When the spin has finished, all the multipliers are multiplied with each other then applied on the total win.
If you're a fan of free spins, there are ante bet option and bonus buy available. So you either bet 0.25x extra for doubling the chance to win free spins or just straight up buy the bonus round for 100x the bet. Besides, spinning 3+ scatters during the free spin round retriggers 5 more bonus spins.
This is one of those games that even though there is not a lot going on, it has an irresistible charm about it. It could be a bias since I also love the original Buffalo King slot so much. What's more, the free spins feature in Buffalo King Megaways is very much a wild card: it doesn't sound particularly lucrative, and sometimes it's not, but once multiple wild symbols line up in a row, they just create a huge win out of nowhere.