If voodoo themes aren’t your thing then you may want to skip over what you are about to read. But our advice is don’t, because you are missing out on an absolute treat of a game. Yggdrasil Gaming are well known for their well thought out, over the top design work when creating slots. Baron Samedi is a feast for the eyes, but beware voodoo isn’t for the faint of heart. Let us see what the cards have in store for us shall we?
Baron Samedi is a 5-reel, 25 fixed pay line slot that offers a bewitching 97% RTP, for those of you brave enough to test the cards. Set out as if dealing voodoo cards from a deck, there are candles, dice, bones and other items dotted about giving an overall ominous look to the reels. The symbols are no different with two voodoo dolls, the baron and the baroness making up the higher value symbols. Gemstones of various colours make up the lower values with a ruby, emerald, sapphire and amethyst making the cut and having rune stones draped over them. You may also have noticed the card deck that is at the top of the reels, this plays an important role in one of the features which will be explained below.
Bet Amounts – Betting on Baron Samedi begins as low as 10p per spin and can be increased as high as £125 per spin. You can change your bet to the left of the screen by clicking the plus and minus signs until you are happy. Alternatively, if you have a healthy balance and want to do things quickly, you can hit max bet at the side of the spin button for immediate change to the £125 spin cost.
Wild Symbol – A witch doctor is your wild symbol in Baron Samedi and he will substitute for all others except the scatter symbol.
Scatter Symbols – Playing cards with a skull on them are your scatter symbols on Baron Samedi and landing 3 or more will trigger the bonus spins round. Not only that but you will also be awarded with a coin win too.
- 3 scatters will award a x50 coin win,
- 4 scatters will award a x375 coin win,
- 5 scatters will award a x25,000 coin win.
Voodoo Card Deck Feature – At the beginning of your game you will be allocated 6 voodoo cards from the deck. Each card has a special power on and a total at the top. You will also be allocated extra cards during the voodoo respins and the bonus spins round to add to your collection. Once you have reached the total amount noted on each power card, you will receive 3 bonus spins with that power activated for the duration of the spins. The cards will offer the following powers to be collected:
- Up to 9 mystery symbols added to the reels at random, these will then transform into single matching symbols to create a bigger win,
- Stacked symbols will appear at random on the reels,
- A 10x multiplier is added to any line wins for one spin,
- Between 1 and 8 wild symbols are added at random to the reels,
- 1 and 3 reels are turned completely wild,
- Five of a kind win guaranteed for one spin,
- 1 and 5 wilds added to the reels in the positions that will create the best winning combination,
- All symbols upgraded to higher value symbols or wilds to create best possible win combinations,
- 1 and 4 mystery reels added which will then transform into matching symbols to create a bigger win combination.
Voodoo Respin Feature – Not content with giving you a pretty epic main feature, Yggdrasil Gaming have developed the voodoo respin for you. This means that when you land just two card scatter symbols on the reels, you will get a single respin of the reels and be dealt x3 cards from the dealer pack as well. Now in the main feature you need to collect these cards, but in this one the features on each card will be activated for the single respin.
Voodoo Spins Feature – Land three or more of the playing card scatter symbol anywhere in view on Baron Samedi, to trigger the bonus spins feature. You will now be awarded a number of spins depending on how many scatters where in view when the feature triggered.
- 3 scatter symbols will award 7 bonus spins,
- 4 scatter symbols will award 12 bonus spins,
- 5 scatter symbols will award 15 bonus spins.
On each subsequent spin you will receive three new cards from the dealer to add to your collection. As in the main game if a card collection is completed during the bonus round, you will receive 3 extra spins to add to your total.
Baron Samedi is a new take on the magical theme, albeit down a darker road than one normally sees. Despite this the game is engaging, fun and intriguing too, as the card deck collection really ignites a competitive streak in people. The added soundtrack makes the game all the more compelling, adding a great atmosphere and feel to it. Yggdrasil Gaming have once again outdone themselves with both the design and the plot, as well as giving players a fantastic RTP too! Baron Samedi provides a great ratio of smaller and larger wins in both the main game and the features. But what we enjoyed the most was that with just 2 scatters present, you get a respin with all card powers active. This is a fantastic extra given to players and is no doubt the reason people are flocking back to this game time and again.