Gong Gaming Technologies
Gong Gaming Technologies are making a name for themselves and are the masterminds behind titles such as Lucky O’ Mega and Empire Shields. Although Gong Gaming aren’t considered a well-known provider, with Microgaming by their side they’re certainly on the right track.
The title Buffalo Ways may not be enough to entice you, but a 12,000x maximum win capacity, Free Spins and Multipliers may just do the trick.
Will Buffalo Ways have us running in the right direction or will we end up being crushed by a heard of Buffaloes? Let’s play on and find out!
There are quite a few Buffalo inspired games already in the slots market, but is there room for one more? Gong Gaming seems to think so.
In all honesty, we couldn’t help but be a little disappointed with the graphics and design of Buffalo Ways. Gong Gaming has kept everything quite low-key here and for those of you who prefer a ‘Classic’ style slot, you will appreciate just how simple it is, but for players who prefer a slot that’s choc full of detail, you may want to look elsewhere.
The background in Buffalo Ways features a cloudy orange sky with what looks like burning embers floating freely, other than that there isn’t a whole lot going on.
The music that can be heard playing is dramatic and gets you in a determined state of mind. Sound effects are even more dramatic than the music but tie in nicely with the theme.
The graphics and design of Buffalo Ways may make you want to run for the hills but will gameplay stop us in our tracks? There’s only one way to find out.
Buffalo Ways has a variety of betting options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available here is £/€0.40 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £/€20 per spin, with a selection of betting options in between the two.
The minimum stake in Buffalo Ways is a tad higher than what you might see in most games, and although it doesn’t sound like alot, it definitely rules Buffalo Ways out for a lot of players. There’s quite a pool of players who play exclusively at £/€0.10 or £/€0.20 per spin, so we wouldn’t be surprised if a few players look elsewhere once they find out the minimum bet here.
The highest paying regular symbol in Buffalo Ways is the Buffalo, followed by the Bear, Deer, Eagle and Raccoon. Lower paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine.
Wild symbols substitute for all symbols except Scatters.
Buffalo Ways is a 6 reel slot with 4,096 Ways to win. In order to form a win, you will need to connect 3 or more (or 2 or more of the highest paying symbols) from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
There’s no features to speak of in Buffalo Ways. Thankfully, the 4,096 ways to win means you’re going to be rolling in some wins frequently enough, but Free Spins is where the fun is at, as per usual!
Landing 3, 4, 5 or 6 Scatters in any position on the reels, awards 8, 15, 25 and 100 Free Spins respectively.
During Free Spins, all Wild symbols that land in view and are part of a winning combination, will Multiply all wins by either x2, x3 or x5.
Multiplier values are added together if there is more than one Multiplier is applied.
Landing 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 Scatters during the Free Spins round, awards an additional +5, +8, +15, +25 and +100 Free Spins respectively.
Buffalo Ways is a decent bit of fun and it’s got lots of potential, but it’s not overly innovative.
For some reason Buffaloes in particular has enjoyed success as one of the ‘flagship slot animals’, and the North American Praire theme shows no sign of slowing down.
Buffalo Ways certainly has some similar counterparts with Buffalo Blitz coming to mind initially, and even if Buffalo Blitz isn’t what you were thinking of, you could probably name a slot just like it. It’s not a bad slot by any means, in fact, it’s quite good, it’s just nothing new.
Statistically, Buffalo Ways looks pretty solid with 12,000x win potential and a good 96.04% RTP figure. Games like this one has been deceptively good before, and we suspect that Buffalo Ways can do the same, so it’s well worth a spin just for that.