Buffalo King Megaways slot
The impressive American buffalo (aka bison) has been immortalised in atmospheric Pragmatic Play slot Buffalo King Megaways, with a little extra magic pushing the win ways to a stunning 200,704.
Why play the Buffalo King Megaways slot?
✔ Unique horizontal 7th reel
✔ Retriggerable free spins feature
✔ High volatility means big win potential
What we think about the Buffalo King Megaways slot
"Reignites the majestic beauty of North America's prairies, with the buffalo packing several powerful punches!"
Is Buffalo King Megaways the right slot for you?
Buffalo King Megaways charged into the limelight in April 2021 thanks to the creativity of Pragmatic Play and a little Megaways magic from Big Time Gaming. The resulting slot takes the original Buffalo King of 2019 to new heights regarding ways to win, turning 4,096 into a staggering 200,704 thanks to the Megaways mechanism.
Launching the game triggers the soundtrack, which intros with a slide guitar and meanders along to create an atmospheric accompaniment best described as tempered wild west, but without the cowboys! As you play, the music gathers pace alongside you, serving well to illustrate the expansive and powerful nature of both the grassland imagery, its wild inhabitants (eagles, wolves, mountain lions, moose and, technically, bison!) and the game itself.
The minimum spin amount on Buffalo King Megaways is 20p, with options to play right up to £4 a spin. Settle in for a session with this one as its high volatility rating of 5 out of 5 means wins will be larger but less frequent, with the Buffalo King Megaways max win sitting at 5,000x.
If you're more drawn to the natural world, prefer a lazier introduction to gameplay, rather than a sudden outburst, and are attracted to a plentiful supply of features, this slot should be on your playlist.
While the game consists of 6 reels, which is already one reel more compared to the standard 5-reel slot setup, there is actually another reel that spins from right to left horizontally at the top of the reel set. This reel spins at the same time as the others, but effectively adds an extra row of symbols to reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. That's a total of 7 reels spinning your way every time you play!
2 match pays
The majestic buffalo is of course the star of this slot show and as such it pays in a unique way in the game, with just 2 of the beast's symbols in a row enough to trigger a payout. It's the only one of the slot's 10 base game symbols to bring you such an advantage.
Up to 200,704 ways
Big Time Gaming adds their slot mechanism magic to Buffalo King Megaways, giving you a different number of paylines every time you spin, up to a pretty mammoth (or should I say buffalo?) 200,704 ways!
Cascades, avalanches, rolling reels… whatever the game developers call them, it amounts to the same effect. In Buffalo King Megaways, the Tumble feature means all symbols involved in a winning combination disappear and are replaced by more falling into place from above (or from the right in the case of the horizontal reel). The benefit of this nice little effect is that each win can potentially trigger a chain reaction of additional wins. While playing, I managed to trigger quite a few substantial wins thanks to this feature alone.
Even more gaming muscle charges your way in the form of the free spins feature, with 12 to 22 free spins triggered by landing at least 3 gold buffalo bonus symbols anywhere on the reels at once. Even better, wilds that land during your free spins carry 2x, 3x or 4x multipliers, and these accumulate during tumbles and are applied all in one go at the end. And even better than that, you can add an extra 5 free spins to your count by spinning in 3 bonus symbols at once - an unlimited number of times!
Yes, there's more - this game really packs a punch! The Double Chance To Win Feature option in the bottom left corner of the game allows you to up your spin amount by just a quarter, which adds more bonus symbols to the reels and effectively doubles your chance of triggering the free spins feature. Just be aware that the payouts remain unchanged.
Other games like this
The 2019 precursor is where the Megaways evolution of the game found its inspiration. The original, Buffalo King, features 6 reels and a free spins feature that triggers with just 3 bonus symbols rather than the Megaways version's 4, and includes up to 5x multiplier wilds. Boasting a 5 out of 5 volatility, Buffalo King still lifts heavy with its impressive 93,750x max payout.
Chilli Heat Megaways
Also released in 2021 by Pragmatic Play, Chilli Heat Megaways is very similar to Buffalo King Megaways in that the max payout is 5,000x and there are variable paylines up to 200,704 to have a spin at. In this version of the setup, however, you'll take a virtual trip to stereotypical Mexico, home of the fiery chillies, complete with Chihuahuas, hot sauce and building Mariachi music.
While Buffalo King is still a pretty awesome slot even today, this Megaways upgrade takes the game to new heights, albeit at the expense of a reduced max payout. What you get here is a powerful mixture of that horizontal extra reel, tumbling wins, up to 200,704 ways to win and a retriggerable free spins feature, not to mention payouts for matching just 2 of those buffalo symbols.
The game's high volatility means I was admittedly there for a while hoping to trigger the feature, so be sure to make use of PlayOJO's session reminders, but when it did finally drop, it proved to be well worth the wait.
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Can you play Buffalo King Megaways slot for free?
Yes! You can play the Buffalo King Megaways demo for free at PlayOJO. Simply open an account at the site, search for the game, click the info icon and choose the Try It Free option: no deposit needed. When you're ready to play for real, you can do so from as little as 20p per spin. At PlayOJO, you'll be able to discover the best online casino games in the UK, with over 5,000 titles available.
Why play Buffalo King Megaways slot at PlayOJO?
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Is Megaways better than normal slots?
Thanks to some ingenious magic by Big Time Gaming, many of today's most popular slots feature the Megaways mechanism. The result is an increased number of 'paylines' - rather, ways to win - thanks to variable symbol sizes. Every time you spin, the reels will show a different combination of symbols of different sizes, with the number of ways for that spin displayed in a box under Megaways. Many players opt for Megaways slots for these increased ways to win, which can exceed 200,000!
What is the Buffalo King Megaways RTP?
The theoretical Return to Player (RTP) of Buffalo King Megaways is 95.55%. Remember, though, that doesn't mean you can expect 95.55% of your money back during your session! RTP is a measure of the percentage of played funds that a game is expected to pay out over millions of spins, with the industry average sitting at somewhere around 96%. Payouts matter, of course, which is why you'll also get money back for every real money spin you make at PlayOJO thanks to OJOplus.