Buffet Bonanza Slots Review

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Overall Rating : (3.8/5)

Buffet Bonanza video slots celebrates Christmas with good food and wine. Hopefully you are not on a diet. Anyway who cares, “The Feast of Season” is for indulging oneself in all your favourite treats, losing weight is a New Year’s resolution anyway.

The slots comes with 25 Paylines and 5 reels. The meals served in the restaurant are a culinary masterpiece and food lovers delight. If you have a penchant for glazed ham, lobster, cakes and salad you’re in for a treat. Card symbols such a 9, 10, J, Q, K and A appear on the reels as well.

The designers used fairly ordinary sound effects that accompanies regular payouts although some bespoke sound snippets feature during the bonus games and free spins. This intrepid slots machine comes with a host of scatters, wilds, a multiplier, bonus game and a total non-progressive payout of $24,000. Not bad at all and a nice why to celebrate the festive season.

Wilds and Scatters

The following items are showcased on the reels: Meat, Lobster, Cake and Salad. The remaining symbols are the high value card symbols. The Wild symbol is the Diner and the scatter symbol is the Buffet Bonanza Logo.

The only animations are worth mentioning are the wilds, free spins, scatter symbols and gamble features. When three Buffet Bonanza scatter symbols appear on the reels, 10 free spins are awarded with a x2 multiplier. Just for good measure, a couple of wild symbols are added on reels 2 and 4 as well.

The scatter symbol reveals the exquisite meal the moment the diner sits dine down to enjoy his meal. All the other symbols are substituted by the Diner symbol except the scatter symbols. During normal play this symbol appears only on the middle reel but can appear on the second and fourth reels during the free spins feature.

Ten free spins in conjunction with doubled multipliers are awarded when three or more scattered buffet icons appear. This is not all. When this feature kicks in, sticky wilds further augment wins on the second and fourth reels. Scatter wins are paid when two, three, four or five buffet cart icons appear. During normal play and during the free spins (bonus round) rewards can be as high as 2, 5, 20 or 200 times your initial bet paid.

The diner wild is linked to the Buffet Feature. The wild symbol expands when it appears on the third reel. Winning symbols only flash when they appear in winning combinations. The diner’s plate of food turns wild when it lands on reel 3. As such the entire reel makes the wild opportunities even more lucrative. Buffet Bonanza throws in a food fight too. When this feature is triggered you’ll see pies fall and symbols that are hit turn wild, resulting in huge coin wins.

In summary. The graphics of this game is not as good as the other microgaming themed Christmas slots I’ve played. But, one thing that counts in its favour it sure knows how to throw a party. The slots’ coin denomination appeals to low, medium and high rollers. And it offers a reasonable jackpot win which appeals to die-hard Christmas fans of the slots machines in this genre.

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Game Information

  • Software:Microgaming
  • Release Date:November 16th, 2009
  • Theme:Christmas
  • Reels:5
  • Paylines:25
  • Coins/Line:20
  • Free Spins:Yes
  • Wilds:No
  • Multipliers:Yes
  • Max Jackpot:$24,000.00
  • Progressive:No