The highly anticipated sequel to Buffalo Blitz stormed onto the casino scene in 2020, some four years after its predecessor. Buffalo Blitz 2 slot delivers the same theme that was very much welcomed by slots aficionados of both low stakes and high roller bankrolls, only this time, there is potential to benefit from way more ways to win than the original slot title. On first impressions, the sequel is identical in every way to that of the 2016 release, only it’s not!
The number of ways to win may be 4,096 during the base game, however, triggering free spins will unlock the ’ways boost’ reel engine whereby players can benefit from wins on a total of up to 14,400 win lines – that in itself is epic!
While the theme and symbols upon the reels may be the same, they’re far more realistic than you’d expect. Stunning visuals accompanied with wilds, multipliers, a plethora of ways to win per spins, free spins with more multipliers and a maximum win of 10,000x make for a great gaming session for any level of bet.
Wins are triggered by the presence of two matching animal symbols or three matching card values. Should you happen to have a wild in there, it too will help create a winning combination where it may have been missed.
The stacked buffalo is the star of the slot and the highest paying with multipliers of up to 300x per 6-of-a-kind combination. Now, it may not seem like much, but those specific symbols are stacked and there are as many as 14,400 ways to win – imagine the buffalo across all of those and throw in some multipliers and you’ve got shock-value entertainment!
Medium value symbols are represented by the mountain lion and raccoon; these pay up to 200x each while the mouse and bear pay up to a maximum of 150x on each win way.
Dazzling diamonds can randomly multiply winnings by 2x, 3x and 5x during the base game and bonus spins and that leads up to the free games feature; 3, or more ‘free games ways boost’ symbols will award up to 100 free games – and this is where the fun and big wins begin! The number of free games you receive will depend entirely on the number of ‘bonus’ symbols;
During the feature, there are re-triggers which could see an additional 100 spins triggered but what makes this feature so exciting is the reel engine expanding to its maximum height of 14,400 ways to win per spin! Add to that diamond multipliers of 2x, 3x or 5x and you’ll see why this game is hugely popular! Watch as the lightning strikes the diamond to produce a multiplier and the more diamonds present, the more multipliers to boost your winnings! The only downside is the diamonds only appear on reels 2 to 6, but that’s a total of five reels to benefit from!
Buffalo Blitz II gets straight to the point with no distractions! The 6×4 reel engine is positioned slap bang in the middle of a lush field in North America where endangered species live side by side in perfect harmony. It’s not only the grass that’s bountiful – the bonuses and ways to win are too! The pay table and brief instructions on how to play can be found within the ‘info’ button on the lower control panel, along with the total bet selector, your winnings, an auto play option and the spin button. For more in-depth rules, there is a question mark icon positioned to the lower of the screen; this is where you’ll find details on each symbol, the RTP and so on.
The control panel has been designed with the slots player in mind and is super simple to set bets. To select your desired bet, simply increase or decrease the value shown in the one panel – there’s no need to adjust the bet per line or coin values with this control panel, allowing you to get straight to the action! Autoplay offers players a more relaxed style of play with as many as 100 spins playing out at your desired bet value automatically.
The story of Buffalo Blitz goes beyond Playtech and 2016, it goes right back to Rival’s Blazin’ Buffalo title, which was the starting blocks for many a reproduction. What followed was Raging Rhino by WMS with a 6-reel, 4-row engine packed with as many as 4,096 ways to win, but while many of these titles are similar, it is Buffalo Blitz II that surpasses all expectations with its expanding reel engine. What looks to be a simple game to play with just a free spins feature turns out to be something completely unexpected!
Wins may be few and far between, but the chance to win big is there. If you have the patience (and the budget) to hunt down the free spins, you should see some astronomical wins making their way into your bankroll! The popularity of this genre was so vast, Playtech released a live casino version too; Live Buffalo Blitz, but we’re not here to discuss that. Bonus symbols like to tease and as you probably guessed, it’s not going to be easy to get your hands on the free games!