Free Thundering Buffalo Slots
Thundering Buffalo is an online slot game that transports you back to a time when the Buffalo roamed the North American plains and the Native Americans would hunt them for food. This is a highly atmospheric slot, where you’ll hear a combination of the thundering of hooves and the drums from the reservation piercing the air.
The buffalo in all its glory itself is the central character, although you will also find a buffalo hide on the reels, as well as a fire where presumably the buffalo is prepared. The slot has a very unusual reel set up, as well as a multi-ways winning system, which comes along with an unexpected slot bonus.
Thundering Buffalo Slot Gameplay
This High 5 Games designed slot is particularly eye catching. The game is set against the backdrop of a mountain scene; the mountain tops red due to the setting sun. Running through the scene is a stream, with grass growing on either side of the bank. Stars are twinkling in the night sky and this sets the scene nicely for this atmospheric slot. The reels are backed with brown leather, adding more authenticity to the theme, the Wigwam set against a bright moon possibly the standout symbol.
The setup of the reels is very different to usual. Reels one and five each have three symbols; reels 2 and 4 each have four symbols, while the center reel has five symbols. Overall, this makes for a slot with a diamond shape. You’ll win in an unusual way too, this due to the Multi-Ways winning system. To win, you’ll need to land symbols on at least 3 consecutive reels, irrespective of the actual position on the reels. This slot also pays from both left to right and from right to left, which is a big boost which you’ll certainly not find on the majority of online slots.
In total there are 720 ways to win at the Thundering Buffalo slot. Fortunately, these 720 ways to win come at the cost of just 50 credits a spin. The minimum stake for each of these credits is just 1c, while the maximum stake is $10.
The Stampeding Buffalo symbol is the highest paying, worth 1,000 coins when appearing on all 5 reels, while the Buffalo hide and the Wigwam pay 400 and 300 coins respectively. Completing the standard symbols on the reels are the playing card letters and numbers 10, J, Q, K and A, these paying between 125 and 50 coins for the maximum five. The wild symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the free games one. Wilds can be particularly handy at a Multi-Ways slot, as just one wild can ensure many more wins than usual.
There are a number of handy options at this High 5 Games offering. The mute button is there if you want to turn the sound off, although doing so will lose the great atmosphere of the game. The info button brings up all the information you’ll need about the slot, as well as the all-important pay tables. A replay button allows you to watch any spin again and again, especially good after that big win. Finally, the auto play allows you to set the slot to run automatically for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 spins with just a couple of clicks.
Thundering Buffalo Slot Bonus Feature
The bonus feature is a free spins round, appropriately activated by the ‘Free Spins’ symbol. You’ll need to land this symbol on all five reels to start the feature, with the award of a minimum of 8 free spins. I say minimum because you’ll gain 8 spins for every combination of the 5 symbols, so if, for example, you were to land 3 free games symbols on one reels and a single free games symbol on all of the others, you’d actually land 24 free spins. These free spins can be re-triggered in exactly the same way as the base game and you’ll find you could actually gain as many as 240 free spins in all – a feature certainly worth landing!
Thundering Buffalo Slot Conclusion
Thundering Buffalo is a highly enjoyable, somewhat unique slot. The sound and graphics start the game off well, setting the scene nicely, where you’ll certainly feel part of the hunt on the historical North American plain. The gameplay only makes the slot better, as the unusual reel setup and the multi-ways winning system promise even more excitement, especially knowing that you can land a large amount of free spins at any time.