With so many moving parts, the design in MegaWays slot games can be a bit hit and miss. Buffalo Rising MegaWays is definitely one of the better ones. The setting here is a canyon in the American wilderness. Joining the royal values are more lucrative wild animal symbols.
In order of value are elks, wolves, brown bears and buffaloes. The latter are the top payer, awarding 1, 2, 10, 25 or 50 times your stake if you land 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 on adjacent reels. After every winning spin, the successful symbols are removed and new ones drop in and replace them. A new payout calculation follows. These cascades keep on coming until no new winning combination is created.
Joining the standard symbols is the wild which substitutes for everything bar the scatter. There’s also a canyon landscape symbol. All examples of this that hit on a spin transform into the same matching symbol. This can be anything other than the diamond scatter. A high value symbol transformation, or better still a wild, can deliver some bumper winning clusters. This is called the Mystery Symbol feature.
You’ll notice that the number of positions on each reel varies with each spin. That changes the number of possible ways to win. Fully expanded positions on all 6 reels delivers 117,649 ways to win.
Landing 4 or more diamond scatters on the same spin triggers the Free Spins feature. After each cascade win during the free spins, a multiplier increases by 1. Before the feature begins though, you’ll be given the pick of the following free spin and starting multiplier combinations.
- 15 free spins with the multiplier starting at 1x
- 10 free spins with the multiplier starting at 5x
- 5 free spins with the multiplier starting at 10x
Select the Mystery Choice and you’ll receive a random allocation of free spins and starting multiplier – hopefully 15 free spins with a 10x starting multiplier! If you can’t wait to trigger the feature, you can also buy it. The price is on display to the side of the reels (100 times your stake).
This is our favourite MegaWays release so far. The cartoon style design is well put together and the game engine delivers plenty of action. This is a quite a volatile game with maximum wins of 10,000 times your stake on offer. MegaWays slot games can be a bit of an acquired taste.
If you do enjoy the frantic gameplay they deliver, then you should find plenty to enjoy in Buffalo Rising MegaWays. Other MegaWays games I recommend include Irish Riches (from Blueprint Gaming) and Extra Chilli (from Big Time Gaming).