Red Baron Slot by Aristocrat
What Red Baron may lack in historical significance, especially compared to games like Queen of the Nile 2 and Choy Sun Doa, it more than makes up for in quality and popularity. Indeed, even a few years following the initial release, it still vies with those games and other top titles for the title of most played and that is all down to the underlying quality. Essentially, if you’re an Aristocrat fan then this game has everything you could hope for, and even if you’re not, Reel Power and high value bonuses make it a game to be enjoyed time and time again.
Betting on the Baron
Perhaps the most iconic part of this game, aside from the theme itself, is the use of Reel Power. Initially an Aristocrat creation, it effectively turns every symbol into an adjacent reel scatter. It’s no problem if your symbols don’t line up in the conventional manner – as long as they’re next to each other starting from the first reel, you’re definitely in luck. Practically speaking, you buy reels instead of lines but we’d consider this a token gesture. After all, nobody wants to play a five reel slot with 243 ways to win over three win lines!
Plenty of the usual suspects are included among the features, including a regularly occurring wild card, autoplay and a gamble feature that becomes available with any main board win. They’re just the side order though, with the main course most definitely being free spins. The target lands on reels two, three and four and you’ll need one on each to trigger the round, but those spins don’t start immediately. Instead, you’re tasked with undertaking a mission, guessing how many planes will appear on the board. More is better as the symbol itself is an extra paying symbol, but you’ll want to be realistic as there are prizes on the line! Guess at four and you’ll receive a bonus worth ten times your stake or go all in on twenty to stand a chance at 140 times your total bet.
The round itself consists of fifteen free spins and you’ll benefit even more from the wild card here as it comes with a random multiplier of two, three or five times, which is applied to any win that a wild card forms a part of.
Red Baron is just as impressive as the man it is based on and easily ranks among Aristocrat’s finest online games. With more immersion in one round than some slots boast across the entire game, it’s a modern great and a Games Mania favourite.