Red Baron Online Slots
Red Baron is an online slot game created by software provider Aristocrat Leisure. It features 5 reels and 243 ways to win in place of standard slot game paylines, which creates more reel combinations by counting any matching adjacent symbols from left to right on the reels as a winning combination. The game is based on the WWI German fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen, more commonly known as the Red Baron, who achieved as many as 80 victories during air combat.
This online slot features a free spins feature with a unique mission feature, as well as win multipliers, wild and scatter symbols and a gamble feature.
Game Play and Graphics
Red Baron is set against a backdrop of clear blue sky dotted with clouds, where all the dog-fighting action is set to take place. The game graphics are simple but bold, and everything has a historic theme, including the reel symbols which feature Manfred himself, along with his legendary plane, The Albatross, and some other vintage paraphernalia dating back to the early 1900’s. Some relevant sound effects are also included in the game for added effect.
Red Baron Reel Symbols
The reel symbols in Red Baron online slots include a vintage radio, a small dog, a zeppelin, an auburn-haired girl Manfred’s fighting plane and Manfred von Richthofen himself. There are also the higher value playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
The Pour de Merite medal is the game’s wild symbol. The wild appears on reel 3 and can substitute all other game symbols, including the target scatter.
Scatter Symbol and Free Spins Feature
The red, white and black target symbol is Red Baron’s scatter symbol. This scatter appears on reels 2, 3 and 4, and 3 of these targets on the reels will activate the free spins bonus feature.
Once the free spins feature has been triggered, players will be awarded an initial 15 free spins before being redirected to a screen and asked to choose between 5 game missions. Attached to each mission is a number of planes and a win multiplier, and players must predict how many plane symbols will appear during the free spins feature. If their prediction is right, players will be awarded the multiplier attached to their chosen mission and if not, they will still receive the payouts from their free spins, but without the multiplier.
Free Spins Multiplier Missions
Mission 1 includes 4 planes and a 10x multiplier, Mission 2 includes 8 planes and a 15x multiplier, Mission 3 includes 12 planes and a 25x multiplier, Mission 4 includes 16 planes and a 60x multiplier and Mission 5 awards a 140x multiplier for 20 planes. Additionally, 25 planes will award a multiplier of 40x the win.
The Pour de Merite medal wild symbol also appears on the centre reel during the feature to create more winning combinations.
Players can also gamble their most recent win with the Red Baron gamble feature. This feature allows players the chance to double or quadruple their wagers by correctly guessing the colour or suit of a hidden card. A correct guess as to the colour of the card will award players double their bet, while a correct guess regarding the card’s suit will quadruple it.