Thanks to a deal that Blueprint Gaming has signed with Big Time Gaming, the Megaways system is now employed in several slot machines from this developer. Buffalo Rising is one of the first titles to make use of this new system, and so it should be an exciting release that we’re checking out today.
With the MegaWays system in place, the slot has 6 reels and as many as 117,649 ways to form combinations on, though this number can vary a lot. Huge wins of more than 10,000x the stake appear to be possible, and in part the responsibility for this will come from the slot’s multipliers, free spins, mega ways, scatters and mystery symbols.
Betting and Prizes
When you select a bet, you have the option to do it from the left side of the screen, where you see the current selected value. You take it up or down, the limits of its range being $0.20 at its lowest and $100 at its highest.
With such a huge number of ways to win, plus up to 35x multipliers which are available for the free spins, there is potential for a huge payout in Buffalo Rising, even going beyond 10,000x the stake, which would mean $1,000,000.
Obviously, you can expect ultra-high volatility from this slot machine, but ultimately the RTP is calculated at 96.43%, so it doesn’t pay worse than others if you consider millions of spins, rather than a single gaming session.
Buffalo Rising: Megaways Slot Features
The Megaways system is quite popular these days, and it’s worth explaining how it works. The system, which made Big Time Gaming slots popular, involves 6 reels which have a random number of symbols appearing on each one. You can get 2 to 7 symbols on each reel, and so the number of ways to win varies dramatically from one round to the next. Have 7 symbols appear on all 6 reels, to get the maximum of 117,649 Megaways.
The image of the sunset on the prairie, that’s your mystery icon, which is going to be transformed into a single type of icon, no matter how many times it appears in one round.
Activating the free spins will require that the scattered Pink Diamond is in four positions. An increasing multiplier is offered for each round, and so you start at 1x for the first spin, and you could have as much as 35x if you get the maximum number of free spins. Huge payouts become possible, when you have multipliers of this caliber applied to winning combinations.
There is another option that you can get for the free spins, where instead of starting with 15 free spins and 1x multiplier, you get 10 free spins which start from 5x multipliers, or 5 spins with 10x or more.
Buffalo Bet is available as an option, where you pay 5x the bet and you get the feature where cascading wins have increasing multipliers. The multipliers will be used as a starting point in the free spins, if you trigger them at that point.
Theme & Design
The graphics are not particularly impressive, but the theme is going to be good enough, revolving around buffaloes and other creatures of the prairie, ranging from brown bears, to elks or wolves. Pink diamonds and a lot of basic-looking Royals will be the ones appearing in other positions around the reels.
Buffalo Rising Megaways is a good game for Blueprint Gaming, and fans of this high volatility system should give it a try, it’s got massive potential.