Buffalo King Megaways slot review
Set in the stunning grand canyon-esque landscape during sunset, Buffalo King Megaways is visually similar to the original Buffalo King. We get the feeling that Pragmatic hasn’t really attempted to change too much, except that everything is bigger and bolder. We say everything, but the 5,000x potential is actually a measly 5.33 % of the announced max win in the original title.
Of course, Pragmatic has changed their tune lately, and they clearly want to distance themselves from all the past rumors of “exaggerated potentials”. This is a good thing, of course, but there’s no need to overdo it either. The main attraction is the accumulating multiplying multiplier wilds you get during the bonus round, and fans of the original will hopefully appreciate the more honest approach.
Buffalo King Megaways Slot - Reels Screen
Buffalo King Megaways Features
The canyon mountain wild steps in for all regular pay symbols, and it will land on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. The Cascading Reels mechanic is central to the gameplay, and it means winning symbols are removed and replaced by a fresh batch dropping from above. The feature goes on as long as you keep landing new winning symbols.
You need to land at least 4 scatters anywhere to trigger the Bonus Round, and you get 12, 17 or 22 free spins when you land 4, 5 or 6 scatters, respectively. You will also be awarded a scatter win of 5x, 20x or 100x your stake, respectively, before the feature starts.
You get a multiplier during the bonus round, but it’s not the regular win multiplier that you might be used to. You will instead land wild symbols with multiplier values of 2x, 3x and 5x attached, and these accumulate per cascade to boost your total win from the sequence. For example, if you land a win with a 2x wild first, then a 5x wild, your total win is boosted by 10x.
The multiplier starts over again per free spin, and you will get 5 extra spins whenever you land 3 scatters in sight. There is no upper limit to the number of extra free spins you can get. Lastly, Non-UK players have the option to purchase the bonus round directly, and this will set you back 100x your stake. The Ant Bet option will cost you 25 % more per spin, but it doubles your bonus round chances.
The 200 Spins Buffalo King Megaways Experience
We are always excited about any new Megaways releases, and we certainly had fun testing Pragmatic’s Megaways version of Buffalo King. As is usually the case, we’ve put together an edited video where all the highlights from our session are included. The video will give you a brief overview of what this game is all about, and you can hit the play button to check it out.
Pragmatic Play has been on a repentance trip lately, consistently keeping the announced max win potential at 5,000x, instead of the allegedly “highly exaggerated numbers” they used to tout. This self-flagellation seems a bit too much however, when even a Megaways release comes with a potential that’s half to a quarter of what most other games in the genre offer.
It really does make the 93,750x potential from the original game look ridiculous. The biggest difference from the first release, outside of the 200,704 potential win ways, is the new way multiplier wilds accumulate in the bonus round. This is good when you’re on a multiplier wild roll, and it’s exciting to see the total win from each spin sequence be boosted massively when it happens. We would definitely choose this game over the original, as honesty goes a long way.
- Cascading wins and wilds
- Bonus round w/ accruing multiplier wilds per spin
- Bonus buy for 100x (not for UK players)
- 5,000x max win is well below the Megaways standard
If you enjoy Buffalo King Megaways you should also try:
Buffalo King - is Pragmatic’s original game, and it comes with up to 200 free spins in the bonus round. You will benefit from multiplying multiplier wilds during the feature also, and the announced theoretical max win is 93,750x your stake.
Buffalo Rising Megaways - is a Blueprint buffalo slot with a more regular 10,000x your stake potential. You can look forward to mystery symbols in the base game, and the bonus round comes with a progressive multiplier that can start as high as 10x.
Buffalo Blitz 2 - is the popular follow-up to Playtech’s mega hit, and it comes with 6 reels and 4,096 win ways. Highly volatile, you’ll benefit from 5x multiplier wilds, and the Ways Boost feature can increase the number of win ways to 14,400 in the bonus round. Payouts up to 10,000x can be landed.