Yggdrasil & ReelPlay Expand Portfolio with Wild West-Inspired Big Bucks Buffalo GigaBlox Slot

March 25th, 2023
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Another Masterpiece with Humongous Symbols Is Live!

Aiming to enlarge its portfolio with one more fun-filled adventure, Yggdrasil joined forces with ReelPlay to develop Big Bucks Buffalo GigaBlox™. Occupying a 6x4 grid, this game brings astonishing visuals and a wide array of the coolest features.

As the name itself indicates, the newly-added powered by GATI game accommodates one of Yggdrasil’s most popular Game Engagement Mechanic (GEM)- GigaBlox. This powerful element enables symbols to form stacked blocks of various sizes on different reels.

Exploring the Wild Side of North America’s Plains

Set against the Great Plains of North America, the 6x4 reel grid of Big Bucks Buffalo GigaBlox by Yggdrasil and ReelPlay brings a set of animals typical for this region as high-paying symbols. Those ate buffalo, wolf eagle, and a moose, while suits from cards represent the lower-value ones.

Analyzing the features…

…players shall encounter Wild, which serves as a replacement for all other symbols except for Coin, and Coin which triggers Bonus Respins. Thanks to GigaBlox, Mega Coin Symbols can land during Bonus Respins mode as well. Finally, the Buy Bonus option is offered as well, taking players straight into the feature with a Mega Coin active.

Tailored to fit the demands of an international audience, the game supports 20+ languages and performs well on versatile mobile devices. The return to player percentage in Big Bucks Buffalo GigaBlox amounts to 96%, while volatility ranges from medium to high.

Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product & Programs at Yggdrasil, commented on the premiere as follows:

“ReelPlay has established themselves as one of our most successful YG Masters partners over the last few years. We could not be more excited to release another top-tier slot with a proven theme and our much-loved GigaBlox GEM offering the potential for huge wins.”

Mutually Beneficial Strategic Partnership

From the beginning year, this dream team has dished out a couple of interesting adventures. In celebration of Chinese New Year, they unveiled Festival 10K Ways™, which contains up to 10,000 ways to win. February was marked with the presentation of Lady Merlin MultiMax™, a magic-inspired slot with Wild +, Strikezone, Free Spins feature, and Collect feature.

Scheduled to go live in mid-April, Hyper Respins is a gem-themed game with cluster mechanics and Buy Bonus. Accommodated on a 6x6 layout, this video slot is set to bring the medium to high volatility, Hyper Spins, Bonus Respins, and the most precious collection of symbols.

A Closer Look at Yggdrasil’s GEMs

As mentioned earlier, Gigablox, which allows symbols to grow from 2×2 and 4×4 format, is just one of the many Game Engagement Mechanics found in the studio’s portfolio.

Here’s what else the provider came up with:

  • DoubleMax™ doubles multipliers on each cascading win with no limit. This element is found in Pharaoh’s Gaze DoubleMax, Raptor DoubleMax, Dublin Up DoubleMax, and Neon Villains DoubleMax among others.
  • DuoMax™ takes the traditional single multiplier and transforms it into two separate multipliers. This one is incorporated in Florageddon! DuoMax.
  • GigaRise™ represent special symbols that increase the height of the reels they land on, boosting the number of winning ways. This mechanic is found in Atlantean GigaRise and Dragon Lore GigaRise.
  • MultiMax™ allows multipliers to accumulate on the reels. it is found in Dungeon Tower MultiMax, Crystal Falls MultiMax, and MexoMax MultiMax.
  • Splitz™ is a set of symbols that split to provide more – more ways, extra scatters, longer lines, or bigger clusters. It is seen in Fruit Gemz Splitz and Rise of the Valkyrie Splitz.

Aside from these, there’s FastPot5 games are equipped with five, quick-hitting jackpots and Wild Fight™, where each of the high-paying icons that hit the reels may become Wild.


“Yggdrasil and ReelPlay go large in Wild West release Big Bucks Buffalo GigaBlox™”, yggdrasilgaming.com, March 23, 2023.

“enables symbols to form stacked blocks of various sizes on different reels”

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