Buffalo Hunter is a western-themed game from Nolimit City, which is excellent when you look at the various features and payouts, despite maybe not seeming like the most exciting game at first glance.
Buffalo Hunter Features
In terms of format and design, the game has 5×4 reels with 40 active paylines. The maximum payout is a healthy 12,647x of the stake, but at the same time, it is an extremely high volatility game, so be prepared for that level of risk before playing this game. The RTP of 96.01% means that the returns are generally fair, so the high volatility is matched by the payout, provided you hit the bonus games and features. Of course, the high volatility also means that payouts are less frequent, so this is a game better suited for casino game veterans rather than newbies. As stated earlier, the RTP of 96.01% ensures that wins do come along, it is just that they will take longer than on other online slot games, with higher short-term risk and volatility as a result which makes it better-suited for experienced players. The betting range is from $0.20 up to $100 per spin. The free spins rounds are the ones where players can expect impressive wins.
The Dream Catcher symbol is the game’s wild symbol. It can form combinations with the other symbols on the reels, paying out up to 50x of the stake, depending on the combo, but it is better served as a replacement for the lower-value symbols on the reels. The mystery scatter symbols will transform into regular ones upon landing. If you manage to land 3-5 of the scatter symbols, there are three types of free spin rounds that can be triggered. Landing 3 or 4 of them will trigger the Buffalo Horde or Prairie Multiplier rounds, while getting five will net the Stampede Super Bonus.
Buffalo Horde – certain symbols need to be collected in special meters, which are then transformed into the high-value buffalo icons once the meters are filled
Prairie Multiplier – this one has higher volatility, but better potential as well, as the multipliers increase as the meters are filled. There is upto a 5x multiplier available depending on the symbol
Stampede Super Bonus – here, both animal transformations and multipliers are available
You have the chance to play from 100x to 600x of your stake during the free spins rounds.
Buffalo Hunter Design and Theme
As stated earlier, the design and theme of the game is based on the North American prairie, with the associated animals and wildlife showing up as symbols. There is a Native American influence on the design as well, which can be seen in the Dream Catcher Wild symbol, as well as in various surrounding and background graphics. The main symbols in the game are the Dream Catcher, scatters, buffalos, American eagles, cougars, wolves, and the usual card symbols in the form of Royals.
Buffalo Hunter Verdict
The game can be played anywhere, on mobile devices as well as on computers, making it a very attractive option for those who want to be able to squeeze in a quick game while on the move. The high volatility means that this is probably a game best-suited to veterans, and even then the free spins rounds will need to be triggered to get the potential for large wins. Nevertheless, the prairie theme is an interesting one, while the various game features make it a good game to try out, as long as you are willing to accept the high-risk, high-reward model that the game uses.