Red Baron Slot Review
The Red Baron slot has 5 reels and 243 ways to win and is powered by Aristocrat. The game is based on the legendary German fighter pilot (Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen) nicknamed the Red Baron who fought in WWI and is still considered today the most prestigious pilot/fighter with 80 air combat victories to his name.
The historic symbols here are: a picture of the red baron himself, his famous red plane (the Albatross), a cross hair target and various symbols from the early 1900s era. The game rightly takes place in a bright blue sky with some clouds. Red Baron slot features wilds, scatters, a free spin feature and a gamble feature. The minimum bet is 25p per spin and the max bet is £50 per spin for 243 Ways to Win (the entire board being active).
The Reel Power or 243 ways to win feature, is much more rewarding than the traditional payline format because instead of a limited number of lines, you have 243 ways to win. As long as symbols in combinations are adjacent to each other from left to right you get a winning line. This include scatter symbols too. You can think of it as the equivalent of having 243 paylines without having to pay for every single line to be enabled.
You can decrease the number of active reels thus reducing the numbers of ways to win, 4 reels equal 81 ways to win, 3 reels equal 27 ways to win, a 2 reel games equal 9 and 1 reel equal 3 ways to win. If you do that you lower your chances of winning considerably since you’re not actually paying for all the paylines.
The target is the scatter symbol. It can only appear on the middle reels (2, 3 and 4). Scatter wins are multiplied by the total bet. When you land 3 targets simultaneously, you trigger the Free Spins feature where you are awarded with 15 free spins. A new screen appears where you must choose between 5 missions.
Each mission has a different number of planes and a multiplier attached to the mission. Of course the more planes you think you will accumulate awards you the biggest multiplier. Don’t be too greedy here unless you are a high roller or you like big thrills and can afford the money. The missions range from 4+ planes with a 10x multiplier to 20+ planes with the maximum multiplier of 140x.
Basically you have to predict how many plane symbols will appear during the feature. If you guess right you are awarded with the multiplier of your chosen mission. If you cannot get enough planes to complete the mission then you only get the payouts won but without the multiplier. The iron cross medal becomes a wild symbol during the feature which only appears on the middle reel.
Red Baron slot is a great game to play. The free spin feature is certainly innovative in its way of getting what could be an awesome multiplier where you can win an amazing amount of money. This is a highly volatile game though so you need to be prepared to lose a lot more often than you win. I also recommend you try Aristocrat’s Choy Sun Doa which is an absolute classic.