Buffalo Blitz

buffalo-blitz-slot-logoPlaytech’s latest video slot’s title rolls nicely off the tongue. That may be where the romance ends, though, unless you are into a very specific style and type of slot machine game.

Buffalo Blitz features a smorgåsbord of paylines, with over four-thousand present on the reels of the game, but its theme is very much niche, and its special features are slightly limited, especially for what amounts to a medium variance video slot.

If you have ever played WMS Gaming’s Raging Rhino, then you will know all about Buffalo Blitz, since it is cut from the same cloth. The slot is played over 6 reels so that all of the paylines can be fit in, and the slot offers moderately small wins in exchange for cheap stakes.

It is themed on animals of the American Midwest, although a lot of high-playing card icons manage to find themselves on the reels of this slot, too. Buffalo Blitz has been released with Playtech obviously of the mind that it can take on its WMS Gaming developed rival, but if that is to be the case, it will have to convince players that it is worth their time. We’re not too sure how well it will succeed.

How to play it

If you’re willing to ignore the theme (which is a bit of a niche choice), then you can start to look to the betting bar to place your bets. Playtech haven’t tried very hard to make this fit with the theme of the game, and you get the impression that Buffalo Blitz was something of a rush job for them.

Anyway, no slot with 4,096 paylines is ever going to let you bet on them one-by-one, so by adjusting your coin denomination you are going to be able to see your bet fluctuate somewhere between the 40p and £200 minimum and maximum wagers, respectively.

Maximum Payouts

Now you know what you can bet, so it is time to find out what you can win. Playtech have decided that 300 coins is about right for a slot of this caliber.

The cheapness of the jackpot is only matched by the cheapness of the bets. Buffalo Blitz is therefore a case of give a little, get a little, which is fair enough. To win that non-progressive prize, you will need to land 6 buffalo icons in a winning combination on any of the slot’s several thousand paylines.

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Special Features

Wild symbols: Wilds are pretty common in the game, but in my experience, they didn’t help land wins very frequently. They take on the shape of a diamond, and they only show up on the second to sixth reels. No wilds crop up on the first reel.

Scatter symbols: Wilds cannot replace these symbols, which are impossible to miss since they have “free games” splashed all over them. These icons offer exactly that when 3 or more appear anywhere on the reels at once.

Stacked buffalo symbols: We touched on these symbols a moment ago. These appear stacked across all of the reels, and can result in you winning the jackpot if you land 6 across the reels.

They tend to show up on the first and second reels a lot, or on the latter reels. Because of this, they can sometimes be more of a hindrance than a help, as they may take up the space of symbols you need to complete wins, thus denying you one in the process.

Free spins / Bonus Features

Free spins bonus: As we’ve mentioned, if you land 3, 4, 5 or 6 free spin icons on the reels, you will trigger a free games feature. You can win between 8 and 100 free spins, based on the number of scatters you locate. During the bonus wins with wild symbols can also see you double, triple or even multiply your winnings by 5x the normal value.


Laying this ugly bag of snakes out flat; we can say that Buffalo Blitz is a decent slot, but not an award-winning one. Things are a little bland, and that theme isn’t going to appeal to everyone.

The features in this slot don’t always work to your advantage, and that can bring down the RTP rate, which is never something you want. However, those may be seen as nitpicks by some, so it’s only fair to say that Buffalo Blitz can still provide decent entertainment if happens to be your cup of tea.

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