Aristocrat gaming brings you “Buffalo” slots, an exciting four-by-five reel slot machine, with stacking symbols. Stacking symbols means that there are no specific pay lines, just that the symbols need to be adjacent from left to right to be considered a winning combination. While the game is highly volatile, winning payouts are often some of the highest among all popular penny slots from Aristocrat Gaming.
Lowest payouts are given with combinations of 9, 10, J, Q, K, or A symbols. Picture symbols are the next level of payouts, and include elk, wolf, eagle, cougar, and the buffalo that the game has become famous for. Sunset wilds are wild for any symbol, except the free game coins.
The Buffalo Symbol
Most valuable of all the symbols is the buffalo symbol. When three or more adjacent reels have buffalo, the famous “Buffalo!” call is heard by the player. The “Buffalo Stampede”, as it’s commonly called, is the highest paying combination in regular play of the game. Since all symbols stack, the win is multiplied by the number of times buffalo are stacked across any horizontal line.
The Bonus Round
The free games bonus round is triggered by hitting three, four, or five scattered coins. Three coins gives you eight free spins, four coins gives you fifteen free spins, and five coins gives you twenty-one free spins. The sunset wilds also become multipliers in the bonus round, with each one multiplying the total line win by two or three times. When combined, these wilds can multiply your win up to twenty-seven times. The bonus can be re-triggered for more free spins by hitting two or more coins on any spin.
The success of Aristocrat Gaming’s “Buffalo” slot has also led to additional games in the series, including “Buffalo Stampede” and “Buffalo Deluxe”.