When it comes to visuals the slot is as good as it gets and is complete with a compelling and enchanting soundtrack. Surrounding the set of reels players can expect to come across candles, dice, beads, the skull of a bird, a lit cigar and a potion pot, and the symbols on the reels are comprised of 4 gems, voodoo dolls, Brijit the voodoo woman and Baron Samedi. There is also the wild which is depicted with a goat skull and has the power to replace all of the regular game symbols. One last thing is the free spin symbol which can appear during the base game and if the player is incredibly lucky, they could land x1000 if they land five across one of their pay lines, however this really does appear to be a rare occurrence. Baron Samedi is packed full of bonus features which include the Voodoo re-spin feature which becomes active when players land two free spin symbols.
The player is then dealt three cards which provide various extras such as super stacked symbols, mystery reels, mystery symbols, multipliers, transforming symbols, wilds, 5 of a kind wins, random wilds and wild reels. The main element of the slot are the 36 collectible tarot cards as each represents a different feature in the slot. When the game begins players are given six cards for their collection and then receive an additional three at the start of every spin in the free play rounds. Players can check on their card collection easily these sit at the top of the game screen, and players that amass a complete set of any individual card win three free spins and the feature that is relevant to the card.
The highlights of the features have to be the transforming wilds, x10 multipliers, five of kind which are locked to the middle row, three fully wild reels and five wilds that are added to the reels. However, we feel the slot is all about the free spins feature which is triggered when players land 3, 4 and 5 free spins and rewards players with 7, 12 or 15 free spins coupled with x2, x15 or x1,000 times the stake respectively as well as getting three cards dealt with each free spin. Personally, I found the Voodoo re-spin feature and free spins features to be the most lucrative. Players need to land two of the free spins symbols to activate the re-spin feature and it is at this point the players are dealt three tarot cards and during the re-spins each of the relevant card features come into play.
The Voodoo re-spins came around frequently when I played the base game which gave me the opportunity to land some decent pay outs from the stacked symbols, wild reels and big multipliers. But it’s fair to say that Baron Samedi, is the best release of the year from Yggdrasil Gaming and definitely takes slot development to a new level. The slot is a medium variance with a top pay out of x1,200 and although it may appear confusing it is easy to master and with so many features players will not to miss giving Baron Samedi a miss.