Buffalo Hold and Win Slot Review
O give me a home where the buffaloes roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Yeah, so let’s address the bovine in the room. Unless the song Home on the Range was alluding to an altogether different continent, buffalo ain’t indigenous to America.
Interestingly, the studio for this particular slot hasn’t called their game Bison Hold and Win, nor have they used the buffalo’s bearded cousin in their opening stampede, nor on the reels.
It’s definitely a buffalo. And I should know the difference – I live in Africa and I’ve seen buffalo up close more times than I can count.
Now that we’ve got this factual indiscretion out of the way, let’s delve into Buffalo Hold and Win slot from Booming Games.
The wide-open plains of Utah appear to be the picturesque backdrop for this game. The 5x3 reels are populated with eagles, wolves, cougars, and of course the star of the show, the buffalo. The Wild is a mounted buffalo horn, while the Scatter is an imposing Utah mountain.
Another symbol you’ll see once you spin the reels is a gold coin with a buffalo on it. I’m going to keep you in suspense for a bit and discuss this further in the features section.
While the animals look a bit cartoonish, the game as a whole has been crafted with meticulous detail. I like how they’ve bombed elements such as the sound toggle, the AutoPlay, and the Turbo into a tab with a plus sign next to the Spin button.
This idea has been pulled through to the other dark, oblong shapes which house the bet toggles, as well as the info, settings, full screen, etc. options. Atop the grid, you’ll find the 3 Jackpots – Mini, Major, and Grand.
Getting to grips with the stats now, the RTP is 95.91% which is on the low side. Balancing that out is the high volatility, along with a 1,200x multiplier. The bet limits are super generous and span from just €0.25 to a whopping €200. The game’s max win is a rootin’-tootin’ €240,000.
First up is the feature that makes an appearance in the title – Hold and Win. Remember those gold coins I mentioned? You need 6 or more of these to trigger the Hold and Win feature, at which point, you’ll be ushered across to a new screen.
Here, only coins or blanks are gonna land on the reels and you’ll also get 3 re-spins. If you manage to pull in another gold coin during the re-spins, the number resets to 3 and you go again.
The feature halts once there are no more spins or you fill the entire screen with coins. At this point, you’ll be paid out the cash value from all of the coins that you’ve collected. And the cool thing is, you can land more than 1 Jackpot during this feature! How kick-ass is that?
Next up are the Major Free Spins. If you land 3 or more Scatters simultaneously on reels 2 to 4, you’ll get 8 Free Spins. Also, the only symbols that will land during this feature are the high-value ones which mean bigger wins and more moolah.
It’s also possible to land Stacked Wilds (you’ll catch these on reels 2 to 5) and Regular Wilds.
This game was made using HTML5 technology so it’s optimized for mobile play. It also works seamlessly across various operating systems and browsers. Given all of this, it was no surprise that the game ran smoothly.
Beat the odds at Buffalo Hold and Win slot and you could walk away €240,000 richer.
Buffalo Hold and Win slot is a good-looking game, and there’s plenty of money waiting to be won, thanks to the high volatility. The RTP does let it down a little, though.
In terms of features, my feeling is you need to be a fan of the whole Hold and Win thing for this to appeal to you coz landing 6 or more gold coins can be as difficult as spotting a buffalo in America (I couldn’t resist).
Other than this feature, it’s only some Wilds that this game’s got going on. Nonetheless, Buffalo Hold and Win slot has raked in very positive acclaim so you could do worse than to give it a bash.
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