Buffalo Magic is a 5 reel, 10 payline slot from Novomatic that can be played from 10p to £100 a spin across all devices. Set in the world of the native Americans, this volatile offering benefits from a Buffalo Skull wild that expands to take over the whole reel – you then get a free re-spin with the wild reel in place. You can get another re-spin if another wild lands. There’s also a Free Games feature where expanded wilds remain sticky!
Visually, Buffalo Magic is rather basic – it doesn’t look like Thunderkick’s Turning Totems by any stretch of the imagination. With a starry sky in the background that’s brightening with a campfire, symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards as well as traditional objects including head pieces, horns, drums and pouches. The native American lady with feathers is the highest value symbol giving you 200 times your stake for 5 across a payline.
The Buffalo Skull is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols except the scatter – when it appears on reels 2 or 4), you will trigger the Bonus Respins feature. The wild then spreads to all positions on the reel meaning you will benefit from a wild reel – it’s then frozen in place for the free re-spin that follows. If another wild lands during that re-spin, you will get another re-spin with that wild expanded and frozen.
The other attraction is the Free Games feature which is played when you get 3 Tepee scatter symbols anywhere on the reels – you will then receive 10 free spins as well 2 times your stake. Look out for the Buffalo Skull wild landing during the free spins as it expands and remains sticky for the duration of the feature!
If you get 3 scatters during a free spin, you will be rewarded with an additional 5 free spins taking your total to 15. These extra free spins come with wild reels on reels 2 and 4 by the way.
Buffalo Magic is a highly volatile slot with the bigger wins coming in the Free Games feature – especially if you get sticky wild reels early on! If you like sticky wilds in the free spins, WMS’ Black Knight II is a must.