Yggdrasil Gaming Baron Samedi Video Slot Review


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Is there a fortune on the offing according to the tarot cards? Or will your bankroll die a death? Find out in Baron Samedi, a 5 reel, 25 payline voodoo-themed video slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Boasting the developer’s trademark design, it comes with respins and free spins where your winning chances are boosted courtesy of 3 modifier extras that are in play. Stakes range from between 25p and £125 per spin.

We’ve no complaints about the design in Baron Samedi. On the reels you’ll see a quartet of lower value gemstones alongside a pair of voodoo dolls, a voodoo mistress called Brijit and Baron Samedi himself who is the game’s top payer. Land 5 of him on the same payline and you’ll receive an award of 4.75 times your bet. There’s also a wild. Above the reels you’ll see spaces for 3 cards. These come into play when you trigger a respin or the free spins rounds.

Voodoo Respins feature – you’ll receive a respin if you land 2 free spins symbols on the same spin. The 3 spaces above the reels will be filled with modifiers which combine to boost your winning opportunities. You can see the full list of goodies available below.

Voodoo Free Spins feature – land 3, 4 or 5 of the free spins scatter on the same spin and you’ll pocket an award of 2, 15 or 1,000 times your total bet followed by 7, 12 or 15 free spins. Once again, the tarot card modifiers are in play. There are 36 different possible extras. You’ll receive 3 different ones on each free spin – here’s what they can offer:

  • Super stacked higher value symbols (including wilds) are added.
  • 3, 5, 7 or 9 Mystery Symbols are added. These transform into the same symbol.
  • 1, 2, 3 or 4 Mystery Reels are added.
  • Your total win is boosted by a 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x multiplier.
  • All low value symbols turn into the red emerald.
  • All low value symbols are removed.
  • All high value symbols turn wild.
  • All low value symbols turn wild.
  • A 5 of a kind win featuring the green gem, red gem, Brijit or Baron symbols.
  • 2, 3, 5 or 8 extra wilds are added.
  • 1 wild is added to the best position.
  • 2 wilds are added to best adjacent positions.
  • 4 wilds are added to best adjacent positions.
  • 5 wilds are added in a cross shape.
  • Reels 1 or 5 are turned wild.
  • 2 or 3 reels will turn wild.

Once a card is awarded, it’s added to your library. Collect enough of the same card and you can add more free spins to your tally.

There’s an exotic look to the sound and visuals in Baron Samedi. The base game action is pretty ordinary. The game can explode into life when you trigger the respins and free spins though. With 36 potential extras on offer, you shouldn’t get bored of the modifiers available here. They can combine to very decent effect too – up to 1,200 times your bet on every free spin with a 10x multiplier.

The voodoo theme will be something of an acquired taste. If your favourite Bond film is Live and Let Die or you just fancy playing a video slot that looks and sounds terrific and comes with plenty of extras, then Baron Samedi is a good choice. I also suggest you try Dark Vortex and Wolf Hunters (from Yggdrasil Gaming) which are quite dark in their own way.

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