Looking to outweigh the competition, Playtech has launched new products for 2020 and Live Slots has surely turned more heads than you can count. The concept merges live casino games and slots in an industry-first, and for this ambitious project the company has selected one of its most popular titles, the Buffalo Blitz slot. The game has been a Playtech favourite for years and now it was subjected to a transformation that brings a game show feel to the screen, something live casino games have been benefiting from considerably in the past months.
Buffalo Blitz Live Slots is based in a live studio, featuring a real host which provides commentary as the game unravels and initiates bonus rounds. The game is meant to appeal to those who enjoy both live dealer games and slots. That being said, you need to keep an open mind and adhere to some changes to the game rules so that the live casino format could work in a seamless manner.
Players begin the round by choosing their overall loss and win limits, number of spins they wish to play and the size of their bet per spin. After this, the game will continue automatically, finalizing spins every few seconds. The slot grid is mounted on a large screen behind the host. The symbols are scattered across 6 reels, hopefully composing a winning combination across 4,096 potential ways to win. Low-value icons are playing cards, and high-value symbols are animals such as bears, raccoons and moose. The buffalo pays the highest reward - for 6 symbols you can get 300x the stake.
Free spins are triggered with three or more branded 'Free Games' Scatter icons. Initially, you will get up to 8 free rotations, but you can unlock another batch of 100 free plays if you land 6 more Scatters. Watch out for the diamond Wild, as well. It appears on reels 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, so on all reels except the first one. Aside from completing paying combos, it also has the ability to multiply your wins in the bonus round – from 2x to 5x your initial wager, completely at random. Live Buffalo Blitz a low-to-medium volatility slot, delivering an RTP of 95.96%.
For an industry first, Buffalo Blitz Live Slots is a promising concept. Live casino games and online slots are the two most popular sectors in the web casino industry. Finding the best way to combine the two is a brilliant idea, yet time will tell if Playtech has indeed found the best format for the two to unite and generate the perfect hybrid live-streamed game. Whether this trend continues or flops, we find Buffalo Blitz Live Slots a game worth experiencing for its innovative nature and community feel.