There was a period of time when various slot manufacturers were trying their hand at a Buffalo-style clone or near clone. WMS was not immune to this, but they generally had a bit of a twist on the format which in many ways made the game tougher.
When they released Raging Rhino and its clones like Fortune Ruler, for instance, it featured the addition of a sixth reel. But for Double Buffalo Spirit, which was a thematic and spiritual successor to the game Buffalo Spirit but that’s about it, the game featured the addition of a second buffalo symbol.
Mixed buffalo symbols pay together, but getting combinations with the same buffalo symbol pay more. This can lead to some bigger payouts, especially when both single and mixed buffalo heads pay together.
The game otherwise follows a lot of the standard Buffalo rulebook. 40 credit bet increments, a 5×4 all ways pays reel set, three or more bonus symbols triggering the bonus with a mere two retriggering, and 2x/3x multipliers on wilds during the bonus.
The game’s sufficiently volatile as a result, with lots of dead spins and the occasional strong hit. The count-up speed/music is much different on this game than a standard WMS game of the era as a result.
The game is one of those I like to play when I’m having a good run, or willing to be patient, because a good hit can make a strong deposit to the ticket. I haven’t seen it out and about too often, but finding it on my recent Oasis of the Seas trip made it a fun game to revisit, and as the picture up top shows, a 100x bonus was my reward.
Double Buffalo Spirit Slot Videos
Here is a video from All Casino Action (formerly Slotlady) featuring the game with a max bet session at $4.00 a spin:
TheBigPayback has a video with a live play bonus: