Baron Samedi is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Yggdrasil Gaming that can be played from 25p to £125 a spin across all devices. You join to all-mighty spirit lord of the dead where you are taken to the magical world of voodoo where hopefully the mischievous baron will summon great riches for you.
Visually, Baron Samedi is as good as it gets – with an enchanting soundtrack, you will see candles, beads, dice, a lit cigar, a bird’s skull and potion pot surrounding the reel set. Symbols on the reels include 4 gemstones as well as voodoo dolls, voodoo woman Brijit and Baron Samedi himself. The latter is the most rewarding symbol giving you 4.8 times your stake for 5 on a payline. There’s also a goat skull which is the wild symbol and replaces all regular symbols.
When it comes to bonus features, firstly you have the Voodoo Respin feature – this is triggered when you get 2 free spins symbols. 3 cards are then dealt which can give you a range of extras including super stacked symbols, mystery symbols, mystery reels, multipliers, transforming symbols, wilds, 5 of a kind wins, random wilds and wild reels – more on this below.
Baron Samedi is all about the Free Spins feature which is played when you get 3, 4 or 5 free spins symbols – this will reward you with 7, 12 or 15 free spins with 2, 15 or 1,000 times your stake respectively! You will also get 3 cards dealt every single free spin.
With 36 collectible features, you can complete card collections to receive 3 additional free spins with the collected card being lock in the first card position and awarded the feature for the rest of the feature. Anyway, here’s what you can benefit from:
|Collection 1||Collection 2||Collection 3||Collection 4|
|Green voodoo doll being super stacked||Mystery symbol is super stacked on all reels||Baron Samedi symbol is super stacked on all reels||Wild symbol is super staked on all reels|
|3 mystery symbols are added to the reels||5 mystery symbols are added to the reels||7 mystery symbols are added to the reels||9 mystery symbols are added to the reels|
|1 mystery reel is added||2 mystery reels are added||3 mystery reels are added||4 mystery reels are added|
|2x multiplier is applied||3x multiplier is applied||5x multiplier is applied||10x multiplier is applied|
|Low pay symbols change to red emerald symbol||Low pay symbols are removed from the reels||High pay symbols become wild||Low pay symbols become wild|
|5 of a kind on middle row with green gem symbol||5 of a kind on middle row with red gem symbol||5 of a kind on middle row with Brijit symbol||5 of a kind on middle row with Baron Samedi symbol|
|2 random wilds added to reels||3 random wilds added to reels||5 random wilds added to reels||8 random wilds added to reels|
|1 wild is added to best position||2 adjacent wilds are added to best position||4 adjacent wilds are added to best position||5 wilds in cross shape added to best position|
|Reel 5 is fully wild||Reel 1 is fully wild||2 reels are fully wild||3 reels are fully wild|
As you can see, there’s plenty to benefit from during the free spins – the 10x multiplier is good and so are the wild reels and the symbols transforming into wilds. With 9 collections to complete, this could result in 27 additional free spins which could give you 42 free spins in total!
Baron Samedi is superbly designed and unique in terms of how the tarot cards can influence your free spins with lots of rewarding extras. The key to winning big is getting 5 scatters (to give you 1,000 times your stake) but during the feature, you can win up to 1,200 times your stake on every free spin if you manage to fill the reels with the highest value Baron Samedi and get a 10x multiplier. Overall, a brilliant and well-balanced slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. I also recommend you try Wolf Hunters (from Yggdrasil Gaming) which is just as good.