Buffalo Rising Megaways slot will reel you in
OJO’s much-loved Buffalo Rising Megaways™ slot is another mega-line game which pushes the boundaries of modern online slots play. Launched in 2018 by rising star Blueprint Gaming, Buffalo Rising boasts up to 117,649 ways to win, cascading symbols, mystery symbols and much more.
While we have plenty of Megaways slots and others that use features like cascading symbols, few have combined them to such powerful effect! In this Buffalo Rising Megaways slot review, we’ll explain how to play, how to win and how the smartest slots fans only play this game at PlayOJO, the fair casino!
How to play Buffalo Rising Megaways slot
Buffalo Rising is a 6-reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. You’ll see an extra row of symbols above the main reels, and these positions come in handy both to make even bigger winning combos, and as the home of Wilds.
You can play Buffalo Rising slot game on PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone, but the Buffalo Rising mobile version is something to behold. Fitting a Megaways slot to a small screen and ensuring it’s so easy to play is no small feat.
Sadly there is no Buffalo Rising Megaways demo version, but you can play from just 10p a spin, so it won’t cost the earth to experience this amazing online slot first hand.
Make your first deposit to play Buffalo Rising and OJO’ll throw a no wagering bonus your way too! Terms apply, but not many and they’re as fair as it gets.
You can bet between £0.10 and £10 per spin, in preset increments chosen by Blueprint. As this is a Megaways slot, your total bet is multiplied by paytable win amounts.
Megaways is an invention licenced from Aussie slot geniuses Big Time Gaming which randomises the number of symbols on each reel (from 2 to 7). This generates a new number of win lines on each spin and displays that number in the panel to the top left of the reels. On one game you could get just 200 (just!) while on the next, you get 100,000.
You can use symbols in any position on the reel to make winning combos, as long as they’re on adjacent reels and start from reel 1. The total bet per spin is applied to the paytable coin payouts, hence why at first glance they may seem small compared to a standard 10-line slot.
There’s another reason Buffalo Rising slot is so popular, and that’s the avalanche or cascading symbol feature. Seen in many legendary games like our Gonzo’s Quest slot, cascading symbols explode any winning combos and open up the possibility of win sequences during the same spin as more drop down from above.
This feature combined with Megaways is a truly killer partnership that makes for some thrilling gaming.
Buffalo Rising has an autoplay feature which regular slots players will be familiar with. Play up to 100 spins automatically, with the feature only pausing if certain conditions you’ve set (for example a big win or a total running loss amount) are met.
Buffalo Rising slot rules
Let’s get the important numbers on the board before we head to the meat of the game, the Buffalo Rising slot features.
Because of the massive number of possible win lines, the Buffalo Rising slot paytable has a low key and lopsided feel. Match 3 Jacks, for example, and you’ll win the princely sum of 0.1 coin. Yep, that’s 1/10th of your total bet.
There are 10 different symbols, each with 4 or 5 win combinations, and the second largest payout (6 Bears) is still just 5 coins. Land 6 Buffalos and you’ll win the biggest possible line win of 50 coins. None of those numbers are going to rock any 5-reel slot player’s world, of course. But there’s a catch…
With up to 117,649 win lines in a single spin, you’re far more likely to hit a winning combination across many win lines, than to spin one combination alone. And we haven’t even covered the impact on this online casino game of cascading symbols, Wilds, mystery symbols and bonus features.
The maximum possible win in a single spin when you play Buffalo Rising – and all of OJO’s Blueprint Gaming slots – is 10,000 coins or £250,000, whichever is lower.
Buffalo Rising Megaways RTP
One of the most attractive parts of this online slot game is the Buffalo Rising slot RTP. Set to payout 96.50%, that Buffalo Rising RTP is well above average, even without the free cash we give you on EVERY SPIN! Watch your OJOplus balance, coz it’s real.
Play Buffalo Rising and you’ll get real-time cashback, no strings attached, which you can use however you wish. Play it. Stack it. Cash it out. Your call, chief!
The Wild symbol in Buffalo Rising works in the same way as Wilds in slots like Bonanza and Diamond Mine. You’ll only see it in the special row above reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. The Wild substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter.
The mystery symbol, a canyon at sunset, can appear in any position at any time, and when it does, good things happen. The symbol, and in fact all of them if you’re lucky enough to hit more than one, will transform into a random symbol (bar the scatter), and hopefully a decent win.
Free Spins Bonus
Amazing reel configurations aside, the Free Spins game is the key attraction with this Buffalo Rising slot.
Scatter symbols can appear anywhere on the regular reels, but won’t appear in the row at the top. Hit 4 scatter symbols and you’ll trigger the Free Spins game. Get more than 4 and you’ll be offered even more Free Spins.
At the start of Free Spins bonus game, you’re asked to from 4 options with various permutations of free spins and multipliers:
- 15 Free Spins with Unlimited Win Multiplier from 1x (4 extra Free Spins per extra scatter)
- 10 Free Spins with Unlimited Win Multiplier from 5x (2 extra Free Spins per extra scatter)
- 5 Free Spins with Unlimited Win Multiplier from 10x (1 extra Free Spins per extra scatter)
- Mystery Choice: Pick 1 panel from each category to reveal the number of Free Spins and the Mutiplier starting point
During Free Spins, the Unlimited Win Multiplier will increase by 1 after every cascade. And that ain’t all! During Free Spins, you might also see Free Spins Scatter symbols in the row above the reels, which trigger extra Free Spins:
Buffalo Rising slot design
This game has one foot in various slot genres, including animal, native American and wilderness, and reminds us of Blueprint’s Wolf Legend slot which uses a similar template, as well as Pragmatic Play’s Wolf Gold slot.
The game background has an atmospheric desert canyon vibe with the sunrise/sunset adding a little extra beauty into the mix. The reels are unremarkable but the wild west font adds extra colour, as do the animated skies and dust above and below the reels.
The lower value set of symbols – 9 through Ace – are pretty standard across many Blueprint slots, but things get more interesting as we move up the paytable with elks, wolves, bears and fire-eyed buffalo.
An engraved golden buffalo stars as the Wild symbol, with a sunset scene used for the mystery symbol and a purple diamond as the scatter.
Not every slot can pull off persistent background music but with hypnotic tribal drums and pan pipes, the uplifting Buffalo Rising slot machine soundtrack helps to bring the whole game together.
It’s not the only Megaways game in town, but Buffalo Rising has a little of everything that makes 21st century slots so good. Perfectly crafted with some unique player interaction, Buffalo Rising is our favourite animal slot yet!
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Wolf Gold! A more traditional take on the American wilderness from Pragmatic Play, this 25-line slot has 3 jackpots, respins, stacked symbols and a demo version. AHWOOOOOO! Go get ‘em, cowboy.