Buffalo Mania Slots
Mountains and pastures set the scene for the Buffalo Mania slot game. There's no sign of any buffalo in the background, but we're expecting them to appear on the reels of this slot thanks to the title. If you're ready and have a few minutes to spare, see what you make of our slot game review here.
Have you heard of this developer before?
We bet you have - it's RTG, which you may know stands for Realtime Gaming.
Try the demo to see how it all works first
This is always a sensible approach, and it's one we always take here thanks to the demo on offer from RTG.
There's no need to work out the theme
The game has buffalo involved, as the title tells us, but it also has bears, wolves, and other creatures to look for too.
RTG offers the usual detailed design elements
Everything takes on that sharp look we've come to expect from their modern slots. While they've resorted to the usual letters and numbers for the cheaper symbols, they all receive a Wild West appearance that looks great.
How to play Buffalo Mania
Firstly, this is a five-reel slot, albeit one that has a different format, offering a varied quantity of icons per reel. Look for the 3-4-5-4-3 pyramid-style here. Just above the first reel, you'll see the mini, minor, and major progressive jackpots the game can offer.
The game offers a golden wild icon too, with a side view of a buffalo. It replaces almost everything, as you'd expect it to, except for the scatter. This appears as a logo with some buffalo horns on top of it.
Forget about paylines for this one
Buffalo Mania swops those out for ways to win instead, with the format offering an impressive 720 ways in this instance.
Place one bet on each spin
Since we have ways to win involved in this game, there's no need to bother with playing coins on each payline. Just pick a bet and that's what you'll play for that spin.
The paytable offers general rules and prize amounts
And of course, you'll also get lots more information about the game.
Bonus features appearing in Buffalo Mania slots
Firstly, we have the return of slippery wilds - something we've seen in other slots from this developer. If you land a wild on any of the middle three reels, it triggers the feature. It will overlay a position and move down by one spot on that reel until it falls off the bottom of it. This ends the feature, until another one (hopefully!) appears. The slippery wild element can trigger during the base game and the free spins, which we'll cover next.
How can you receive some free spins?
Find three scatters on the middle three reels of the slot game and the Pick Bonus begins. You get three options, and the one you choose will reveal one of two things - either an instant prize worth up to 50x the triggering bet or up to 15 free spins to play. On occasion, you might receive another pick, in which case you can choose one of the two remaining options. If that's the case, you'll either receive a bet multiplier for the instant prize or up to 10 more free games. You can retrigger free games if you receive some to start with too, depending on what happens as you play.
RTP value remains unknown at present
The creator of the game often lets casinos offering the title choose their own return to player percentage, usually from a given range. This makes it important for you to check this value before you play.
Our rating: Did we enjoy playing Buffalo Mania?
Yes - the features and graphics rolled into this game are cool to see, with the slippery wilds looking particularly cool during the action. It is the combined features that make this worth checking out and giving it a score of 8.5 out of 10.
Do we know what the top prize could be?
According to the information we have from RTG, it's 1,440x your base bet. We're unclear whether that's per spin or per line, although we'd guess the former. Of course, we also have those progressive jackpots to chase after.
Demo play allows for some experimentation
You cannot play the free spin round unless you trigger it, but you can at least see how the slippery wilds work. We spotted them in play a few times during our practice session.
Play for real wherever you see the Buffalo Mania horns!
Spot those horns on the logo and you'll be able to access the game at whichever casino you're visiting.
Mobile gaming is another possibility here
It sure is, with no app needed in many cases and full functionality for both Android and iOS devices.