Voodoo-themed slot Baron Samedi Slot is played over five reels and three rows with 25 fixed Paylines.
Devised by Swedish studio Yggdrasil Gaming, it was released in the autumn of 2018.
It’s based on (and named after) the Haitian Voodoo Spirit Lord of the Dead, who was known for his fondness for tobacco and rum, not to mention his somewhat debauched behaviour.
The game is all about collecting different tarot cards, of which there are 36, to trigger various rewards.
Its background is a tarot table on which you’ll see cards plus voodoo paraphernalia including a bird’s skull, candles, beads, dice and a cigar.
How to play
Spin away on any device you like, from 25p a go, all the way up to a high-stakes £125. Land a trio or more of similar symbols in neighbouring positions to bag yourself a win.
Among the eight basic symbols on the reels are four lower-paying gemstones in different colours. You’ll also see a voodoo woman (Brijit) and voodoo dolls, plus Baron Samedi himself, the game’s most lucrative standard symbol at 4.8x stake for a full five on a single Payline. (The four voodoo icons represent the premium symbols.)
Baron Samedi Slot special features
The goat’s skull serves as your Wild, and it has its standard function of replacing all other icons bar the Scatter.
Meanwhile, the base-game free spins symbol can itself shell out an amazing 1,000x stake for five in a row, although you won’t see this happen too often.
Tarot cards collection
This is a key part of Baron Samedi that you’ll need to get used to. Each of the 36 cards represents a different feature in the game, and the cards have varying values.
When you start playing, you’ll receive six cards to kick off your collection, shown at the top of your screen. As each spin begins in the free round, you’ll get another three cards.
There are many different symbol combinations equalling different card groups, and it may take a while to get used to this style of play, but it’s both quirky and imaginative.
Complete your collection of any particular card, and enjoy a hat-trick of free whirls as the relevant feature for that card activates.
The many in-game features available include, but are not limited to:
- 10x multipliers
- Five Wilds added to the reels
- Three reels turn fully Wild
- Transforming Wilds
- Five of a kind locked on the central row
Unsurprisingly, this is a highlight of Baron Samedi Slot. Play it when you land three, four or five free spins icons and enjoy seven, 12 or 15 free whirls respectively. There’s also the chance to win a 2x, 15x or hefty 1,000x multiplier at the same time.
You can play any card collections triggered once the round has finished.
Two of the free spins icons will launch this one, then you’ll receive three cards while, during the spin, the relevant card features become active.
You’ll find this round crops up pretty regularly during the base game, with the chance to pick up some great perks and decent payouts.
You won’t find a progressive jackpot. Instead, the top payout is 1,200x stake.
Return to Player (RTP)
You can look forward to an above-average RTP or Return to Player in this game of 97%.
As ever with this operator, you can be sure of enjoying a stunning (and in this case rather quirky) design in Baron Samedi Slot, plus a good number of potentially rewarding bonus perks. The card collection element may seem confusing initially, so this game is probably suited to the more experienced player.
Overall, however, this is an original and dynamic offering from the guys at Yggdrasil. Try it out in free mode – and see if it floats your boat or not. Just let us know, either way!