5 Wild Buffalo Slot Review 2024

Get ready to rampage your way toward big wins in 4ThePlayer’s latest wild release, 5 Wild Buffalo!

Saddle up for an epic adventure into the Wild West in 5 Wild Buffalo, a fast-paced, action-packed slot featuring Boosting Fortunes seen previously in 4K Ultra Gold.

Watch the mighty buffalo in action during the Buffalo Thunder feature, where stacked buffalo symbols merge into a single 4-high symbol, delivering multipliers of up to x10. Join us we’re guided by the spirit of the buffalo in this 5 Wild Buffalo review!

5 Wild Buffalo - Base Game

5 Wild Buffalo – Base Game

5 Wild Buffalo – Slot Symbols & Paylines

5 Wild Buffalo is a 5-reel, 4-row Video Slot, playable from £.€0.20 per spin, up to a maximum bet size of £.€20 per spin, with a variety of betting options in between the two.

5 Wild Buffalo has 5 High-paying and 5 Low-paying symbols throughout, with the highest-paying producing wins of up to 0.25x your bet for a full 5-line winning combination. Low-paying symbols are standard A, K, Q, J, and 10. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.

Wins occur when 3-5 identical symbols (or 2-5 High-paying symbols) land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. Winning combinations are created over 1,024 active ways to win.

Game Provider 4ThePlayer
Maximum Bet 20
Maximum Win 7,500x
Paylines 1,024 Ways
Release Date 28/05/2024
RTP 96.01% - 94.00%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.20

5 Wild Buffalo RTP, Volatility, & Max Win – Hot or Not?

5 Wild Buffalo has a theoretical RTP of 96.01% and a High Volatility rating. 4ThePlayer has also included a lower RTP alternative of 94.00%, so be sure to check which RTP level is available at your chosen Casino.

The high volatility rating means that big wins can occur over a longer time frame, however, the risk of hitting smaller wins is far greater in the short term. In addition, 5 Wild Buffalo offers a max win cap of 7,500x your bet.

5 Wild Buffalo Special Features

In this part of the review, we will be taking a look at the special features available. On offer are; Boosting Fortunes, Buffalo Thunder, and a Bonus Buy option.

Boosting Fortunes

Above each of the 5 reels sits a Fortune Prize. Landing a Diamond symbol on a reel automatically increases the value of its corresponding Fortune Prize.

  • Mini – Starts at 8x your bet, up to a maximum value of 100x your bet.
  • Midi – Starts at 12x your bet, up to a maximum value of 200x your bet.
  • Super – Starts at 100x your bet, up to a maximum value of 500x your bet.
  • Mega – Starts at 300x your bet, up to a maximum value of 1,500x your bet.
  • Ultra – Starts at 1,000x your bet, up to a maximum value of 5,000x your bet.

Each time a Diamond symbol hits, there is a chance of triggering the Fortune Wheel, awarding one of the above Fortune Prizes.

Buffalo Thunder

When a full stack of High-paying Buffalo symbols land in view, they will transform into a single symbol with a random Multiplier value between x5 and x10.

The Multiplier corresponds to how many symbols are on the reel during a win evaluation. Multiple stacked Buffalo symbols on adjacent reels will combine to form an even bigger Multiplier value.

Bonus Buy

  • Buffalo Thunder – Purchase a single spin with a guaranteed Buffalo Thunder win (100x your bet).
  • Free Spins – Instantly triggers the Free Spins round (50x your bet).
5 Wild Buffalo - Buffalo Thunder Feature

5 Wild Buffalo – Buffalo Thunder Feature

5 Wild Buffalo Bonus Rounds & Free Spins

Landing 3, 4, or 5 Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 8, 15, and 25 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, Wild symbols expand to fill the entire reel they are on, multiplied by up to x12. Wild symbols that land in view boost its corresponding Fortune Prize value considerably. Any Diamond symbol that lands guarantees a spin on the Fortune Wheel.

Landing 2, 3, 4, or 5 Scatters during this time awards an additional +4, +8, +15, and +25 Free Spins respectively.

5 Wild Buffalo - Free Spins

5 Wild Buffalo – Free Spins

Pros and Cons of 5 Wild Buffalo


  • Opportunity to win 1 of 5 Fortune Prizes.
  • Bonus Buy options for players outside the UK.
  • Crisp graphics and captivating soundtrack.


  • Payline wins are on the smaller side.
  • No Extra Bet feature available.
  • Overused Bison/Wild West theme.


For some reason or another, the mighty Buffalo and the North American prairie took off as a popular theme throughout the world of slots. They lack the majesty that makes wolves and lions so popular, yet their power on and off the reels is undeniable.

Many come to mind when you think of Buffalo slots and 4ThePlayers rendition almost makes you feel nostalgic. The ‘heyday’ of the humble buffalo slot felt like a somewhat innocent time in gambling recent history, and 5 Wild Buffalo feels like a safe place to stay for a while. It doesn’t scream overwhelming volatility like many slots do, and it’s not intimidating with overly grandiose features.

In our short yet satisfying experience with 5 Wild Buffalo, we found it to be quite dependable, and quite diverse with features like Buffalo Thunder. Free Spins did well to heighten the experience as it should, and the statistics look just right if you’re looking for strong potential.

Jackpot prizes are also present,  but these understandably aren’t for everyone, so it can be a turn-on or turn-off, depending on your stance on such features.

Overall, 4ThePlayer never set out to reinvent the wheel with 5 Wild Buffalo, but it’s a great example of how it doesn’t need to be reinvented.