New Playtech Pokie At Omni Casino

November 23, 2016


The latest online pokie to go live at Omni Casino, Buffalo Blitz, has been given a completely new template by Playtech. Australian online casino players that like a challenge will welcome the opportunity to come to terms with the payout mechanics and volatility of the new video pokie. There are online pokies, like Blade from Playtech, that have six symbol winning combinations. But these come from split symbols. Buffalo Blitz directly has six reels. Apart from that, Buffalo Blitz has four rows of symbols and is an all pays video pokie. This gives it 4096 paylines.

Thematically, Buffalo Blitz features the fauna of North America, primarily the American bison. The other animals are puma, raccoon, elk and grizzly bear. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons. All symbols appear stacked on the reels, but the buffalo symbol is imposing, particularly in the win animations. The diamond is the wild symbol. It does not appear on the first reel and it does not award line payouts. In contemporary video slots you expect the wild symbol to do more. But in Buffalo Blitz all the action lies in the free spins feature.

The Free Games logo is the scatter symbol and triggers the free spins feature when three or more of these symbols land anywhere on the reels. The number of free spins awarded will depend on the number of scatter symbols in the triggering spin. Three symbols will trigger 8 free games, four symbols will trigger 15 free games and five symbols will trigger 25 free games. Because there are six reels, you can get six scatter symbols and these will award 100 free spins. The wild symbol randomly multiplies payouts during the free spins by 2 times, 3 times or 5 times when substituting for other symbols. Two scatter symbols landing on the reels during the feature, will award five additional free spins. The free games can be retriggered as indicated above by three or more scatter symbols.

The maximum line bet in Buffalo Blitz is AU$5. The total bet is 40 times the line bet, which is more than reasonable considering that there are over 4000 paylines. The maximum total bet per spin is AU$200. This will definitely interest the high roller Australian online casino players. The latest issue of the Omni Casino newsletter has commented on the expected volatility of the online pokie. The Omni Times says, “This game is highly volatile, offering those that have the patience to hit it big – a great game to play.”