Anna Williams

Big Wild Buffalo Slot Review

The bison/water buffalo discourse is something we’ve discussed here before. But for those who’ve missed it, let me air my gripe.

Big Wild Buffalo slot from Belatra Games is set in the USA – specifically the West. And while it’s a nice looking game, I’ve got to immediately deduct points for inaccuracy.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: BISON are native to the U.S, not buffalo. I’m actually on my hands and knees at this point, begging game providers to get this right – come on guys, it’s really not that hard.


Big Wild Buffalo slot is a 5-reel, 25-payline game from Belatra. It’s fairly simple, with basic gameplay and the worst RTP I’ve seen in a very long time.

I don’t know who at Belatra came up with a 91.51% RTP, but that’s absolutely abysmal. If you consider the medium-high volatility rate, and the fact that the industry average is 96%, it gets even worse.

So, not off to a good start there. But, this game does have a decent max win of €250,000, and no currency limitations.

This means you can bet from €0.25 to €50 in the currency of your choice – crypto or fiat.

It looks alright on a mobile device too, but I’d definitely play it in portrait mode. Landscape mode is just a smaller version of what you’ll find on your desktop, so if you’re looking for the true on-the-go experience, go with portrait.



The Wild is represented by a buffalo (bison, technically), and it’ll substitute for all symbols except the Scatter. If this symbol doesn’t completely fall of the reels after a spin, it’ll expand to fill the entire reel and increase the Wild multiplier by 1x.


Landing 3, 4, or 5 Scatters anywhere on the reels will immediately activate 1, 3, and 5 Free Spins (respectively). Landing 2 additional Scatters will increase the number of Free Spins by 1, and landing 3 will increase them by 3.


The Hold and Win Bonus takes place on a different set of reels, containing 4 types of symbols available: Credit, Donor, Magnet, and Moon.

Credit: Triggers a single win
Donor: Adds its winnings to a Credit payout
Magnet: Attracts the winnings of all Credit symbols on the reels
Moon: Indicates that no winning symbols have disappeared from the reels


I tested Big Wild Buffalo slot out on my mobile and desktop devices, and it performed well. There were no glitching or lagging issues, and it’s good to go on any browser too.

Maximum Win

Set your bet to €50 and land the 5,000x multiplier, and you’ll score the maximum payout of €250,000. Bear in mind that this slot has a medium-high volatility rate, so you’re likely to see less frequent payouts than a game with a lower volatility.


Eh, Big Wild Buffalo slot is alright, but it won’t make it into my rotation of frequently-played games. There’s just nothing particularly exciting about it, and the bison/buffalo thing really does irritate me.

And don’t even get me started on that sh*t RTP. I mean, who signed off on that?

Still, this could be a good option for newbs as the gameplay is simple enough, but there are also some features to amp up the excitement.

Overall, I’m a little conflicted about this one. I guess you’ll have to see for yourself.

Slot Details

Software: Belatra Games
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 25
Reels: 5
RTP: 91.51%
Bonus Round: No
Progressive: No
Free Rounds: Free Spins
Maximum Win: €250,000

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