Baron Samedi, which was released on November 22, 2018, is a voodoo-themed casino game made by Yggdrasil Gaming. Another black magic-inspired slot from Yggdrasil is the October 2018 game named Dark Vortex. Baron Samedi’s rival games include the October 2014 game named Voodoo Magic from Real Time Gaming and Voodoo (December 2016) from Endorphina.
The brand name Baron Samedi is based on a similarly named underworld spirit that lords over the dead, according to Haitian Voodoo religion; Samedi is married to Maman Brigitte, and both are the adoptive parents of Ghede Nibo. Baron Samedi players match three, four, or five voodoo symbols.
Baron Samedi Game Characteristics
With a volatility rating of 50%, Baron Samedi has a 5X3 grid and twenty-five fixed pay lines. The Baron Samedi symbols are: an artistic impression of Baron Samedi (he is a typical dread-locked African man with glowing eyes, a white painted face, and wearing both a top hat and necklace lined with tiny skulls), tarot cards, Maman Brigitte, a male voodoo doll, a female voodoo doll, a red octagonal gem, a green triangular gemstone, a blue diamond, a pink square gem, a “Wild” (also substituting symbol) ram skull, witch bottle (mystery symbol), and a Baron Samedi “Free Spins” symbol.
The first page orients Baron Samedi players toward the three features universally activated by free spins, alongside 36 collectible cards , before pressing any spot to proceed; after getting their share of a set of six collectible cards as welcome bonus, players go to the interface, where they set the coin value.
The eighteen Baron Samedi’s coin values are: $0.004, $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.07, $0.10, $0.16, $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $0.70, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, and $5.00. The total bets are: $0.10 (the minimum bet), $0.25, $0.50, $0.75, $1.00, $1.25, $1.75, $2.50, $4.00, $5.00, $7.50, $12.50, $17.50, $25.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100.00, and $125.00.
Baron Samedi’s payouts for three, four, and five matches, respectively, are: the Baron Samedi impression pays X15, X50, and X120; Maman Brigitte gives X15, X45, and X115; the male Voodoo doll offers X15, X35, and X105; the female Voodoo doll has X15, X30, and X100; the red stone pays X5, X15, and X35; the green triangular gemstone offers X5, X15, and X30; the blue diamond offers X5, X10, and X25; and the pink square stone gives X5, X10, and X20.
Two, three, four, and five “Free Spins” symbols respectively offer: a Voodoo re-spin; seven free spins and 50 coins; twelve free spins and 375 coins; and fifteen free spins and 25000 coins. Moreover, there are scatters and multipliers that can trigger as much as X1200 the cash bet.
The Baron Samedi software is good and its sounds are interesting, especially the African drum beats and jingles sound effects. The graphics commendably convey a voodoo aura, ranging from the voodoo paraphernalia associated with Samedi like the rum cocktail, candle-burning and a burning cigar to the things related to Maman Brigitte such as the pink and black colors, the skull of a black rooster, and the dry weeping willow trees whose leafless snake-shaped branches eerily surround the voodoo houseboat in the background.
Luck in Baron Samedi
The return to player rate of Baron Samedi is 97.0% and the house edge is 3.0%. This a game of chance as its game play relies on an approved random number generator.