Novomatic heads to Native American country in Buffalo Magic. It’s a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot that combines simple but rather classy design with some decent extras. They include expanding wilds that award re-spins as well as free spins with sticky expanding wilds. Stakes range from between 10p and £50 per spin.
The design in Buffalo Magic is better than you’ll find in many a Novomatic-powered video slot. The reels are set against a backdrop that includes canyons, mountains, tepees and beautiful blue skies. The reels are made up of lower value royal values as well as Native American symbols.
In order of value are colourful necklaces, horns, drums and money pouches. The best payer is the Native American woman who’ll get you an award of 0.5, 5, 50 or 200 times your bet if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 on 1 of the game’s 10 paylines.
Helping to create those winning combinations is the buffalo skull which is the wild. This can appear on reels 2 and 4 only. When it hits in the base game, it expands and fills the whole of the reel. The Bonus Respins feature is then activated – a re-spin then follows with the stacked wild locking in place. If you land another wild, the process is repeated, this time with 2 stacked wilds.
The wigwam is the scatter. Land 3 of these on the same spin and you’ll receive a payout of double your stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Games feature and receive 10 free spins. Land a wild during this feature and it will expand to fill the reel as usual. Instead of awarding a re-spin, the stacked wild locks in place for any free spins you have left. Hope to see 3 scatters land on the same free spin as it will add another 5 free spins to your tally.
We’re in prime Novomatic territory with Buffalo Magic. The visuals are clear and crisp and a big improvement on many of the developer’s earlier efforts. The gameplay is typically straightforward too. There’s nothing complicated or very innovative on offer here. It’s all perfectly solid and playable though. The variance is in the medium range.
Buffalo Magic won’t be winning any awards for innovation. It’s a perfectly playable game that comes with 2 good features. If you’re a fan of Novomatic’s unique blend, then you won’t be disappointed with what Buffalo Magic has to offer. If you want to win bigger, Eye of the Dragon or Book of Ra Magic from Novomatic offer that potential.