Buffalo Rising is a 6 reel slot by Blueprint Gaming that uses the Megaways™ mechanic that is under licence from Big Time Gaming. This is another 2018 release from Blueprint that follows on from slot titles such as Diamond Mine Megaways™ and Genie Jackpots Megaways™.
The range of stakes that are available to play Buffalo Rising on are very bankroll friendly, and you can spin the reels on this slot for as low as €0.10. There are indeed 5 stakes to play at before reaching €1, so low rollers are well catered for, and there is also a good choice of stake for players who have a bigger balance before reaching the max stake of €10.
To achieve the maximum amount of ways to win on Buffalo Rising you need each reel to contain the highest amount of symbols possible. Reels 1 & 6 can both contain a maximum of 7 symbols, whilst reels 2 -5 can contain a maximum of 6.
If you land this reel set up, then the symbols above reels 2 -5 will complete the megaways™ equation and give you the maximum 117,649 ways to win.
Players who are familiar with slots such as Extra Chill Megaways™ will know all about the cascading reels.
Whenever you make up a winning line then the symbols involved in the win will be removed and replaced by new symbols, giving you the chance to make further connections and more wins. If the symbols on the upper reel are part of a win then they too will be removed, and new symbols will slide in.
The mystery symbol is something that Blueprint have added to their Megaways™ slot titles to make them unique, and you can find this across a number of their games including Irish Riches Megaways™.
At any time during your gameplay the mystery symbols can land anywhere in view, including on the upper reel. Ideally here you want to see as many of these symbols in view as possible.
Once the reels have stopped the mystery symbol will then change to one of the symbols from the paytable. If you've got a lot of them in view and this changes to a premium symbol then you could be in for a big win.
To trigger the feature on Buffalo Rising Megaways™ you need 4 or more of the diamond scatter symbols to land anywhere in view.
If this is achieved you are then presented with a choice of volatility for your free spins feature. The number of free spins you will start the feature with will depend on which option you choose for your free spins, you have the following choices.
These are the choices for a basic 4 scatter feature trigger. Extra spins are awarded for each extra scatter you trigger the feature with, and I have added the amount of spins you will receive for these above.
There is one more option available to you for the free spins round which is explained below.
The mystery free spins feature gives you the chance to pick your amount of free spins and also what level the multiplier will start at.
The above pictures are of a basic 4 scatter trigger, so if you were to get a 6 scatter trigger then you would have the chance of picking 23 spins to start the feature with.
Really what you are hoping for if you decide to take this risk, is to pick the maximum amount of spins ( which in the above case is 15 ) and to also pick the maximum starting multiplier ( which is x10 ) This of course would give you an excellent chance of hitting some good sized wins in the feature.
You should however be aware that you can quite easily pick the lowest amount of spins at the lowest multiplier, so if you have been playing a while to land the free spins, then you could end up bitterly disappointed if you decide to take this risk.
After the drama of choosing how your free spins will begin, it's then all about getting as many winning cascades as possible. Each time a winning cascade takes place your multiplier will increase by x1 in value. So reaching a high multiplier can produce some massive wins.
Additional free spins can be awarded during the feature, and this is achieved by the diamond scatter symbols rolling in on the upper reel, this is the only reel that these symbols will appear on during the free spins, and no matter what your choice of feature was the following can be awarded.
The mystery symbols can also land on the reels during the free spins round, and this gives you the chance of landing some colossal wins if luck is on your side.
If you have had a good run with the cascades and built up a good sized multiplier, then you don't necessarily need a premium symbol to be revealed, but if it is then the big win music is coming.
First seen on White Rabbit by BTG, the feature buy is also made available to players on Buffalo Rising Megaways™ for the cost of 100x your stake.
I've bought features on slots in the past but it's never something that I would recommend anybody else to do, as you can quickly get through your bankroll if the features don't give you much back in return. Be careful if you choose to buy these.
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