ALL ABOUT BARON SAMEDI SLOT
Baron Samedi is an loa, or spirit, from Haitian Voodoo. He is the spirt of the dead and has a particular reputation for debauched behavior and imbibing rum and tobacco – a kind of Keith Richards of Voodoo. He is also the subject of this marvelous slot from Yggdrasil which combines complex gameplay with an amazing visual and sonic atmosphere.
As we know, in 2018 Yggdrasil have been exploring the possibilities of collectible features in games such as Wolf Hunters and Vikings Go To Hell. But it’s fair to say that Baron Samedi, arguably their best release of the year, takes this development to a new level.
As such with all its numerous features and collectibles, this slot may appear intimidating at first to any player, whatever your experience -but don’t be put off. Whilst the gameplay looks confusing, you’ll soon get the hang of it – it’s really all about the scatters that trigger tarot card features and free spins. And with a medium variance and 1,200x top payout, its good value too.
Baron Samedi is due for release on 22ndNovember 2018.
Baron Samedi Game Set-Up
The action takes place on five reels and three rows with 25 fixed paylines available on every spin – you must land 3 or more identical symbols on adjacent positions to secure a win line. The backdrop to the game is a tarot table with cards, voodoo items, including dice, a birds skull, beads, candles and a lit cigar. At the top of the screen you will see your card collections, which we will explain below.
Baron Samedi Game Symbols
There are eight basic symbols in the game – four low value gemstones, and four premium value voodoo dolls – 2 male and 2 female. Baron Samedi himself is the highest paying at 4.8x for five on a payline.
Watch out as well for the Goat Skull symbol which is the wild and substitutes for all others except the scatters. There is also a base game Free Spins symbol, which itself can pay out an exceptional 1,000x for five on a payline – though of course this is an extraordinary rarity.
Baron Samedi Slot Features
36 Collectible Tarot Cards
The central component of Baron Samedi slot is the 36 collectible Tarot Cards, each representing a different game feature. At the start of the game you will be awarded six cards for your collection. You will receive a further three at the start of each spin in the free play round.
Should you complete a collection of any individual card you will be awarded 3 free spins with the relevant card feature active.
We won’t list all the features here, but highlights include: 10x multipliers, transforming wilds, five of a kind locked on middle row, 5 wilds added to the reels, 3 fully wild reels.
Voodoo Re-Spin Feature
You need two free spins symbols in order to trigger the Voodoo Re-Spin feature. At this point you will be dealt three Tarots and during your re-spin, each of the relevant card features will be active.
Voodoo re-spins come up fairly regularly in the base game, and with opportunities for stacked symbols, big multipliers, wild reels and lots more, you can pick up some decent payouts.
Of course, by collecting a full set of any card you will also trigger three spins with the relevant features active as well.
Free Spins Feature
The chance for bigger wins comes in the free spins round where 3, 4 or 5 free spins symbols will score you 7, 12 or 15 free spins. Additionally, you will also win 2x, 15x or a very decent 1,000x at the same time.
The Slot Buzz Verdict
Baron Samedi is a really impressive game. Whilst it looks complex at first, the gameplay is actually fairly straight forward, where tarot cards are used as a mechanic to award different reel sets ups for your free spins to keep the action interesting and engaging. For this reason you’ll find Baron Samedi can be a very alluring slot that will likely keep you playing for some time. So beware! That said, there are some nice potential payouts, and with a medium variance and around 97% payout it offers good value too.
If Voodoo isn’t your thing, you could always visit the Mexican Day of the Dead in slots like Thunderkick’s Esqueleto Explosivo.