It’s human nature to want to fly, and stories throughout time are testament to that. What young boy or girl wouldn’t love to fly a fighter jet? Well now is your chance! Tom Horn Gaming, a relatively fringe developer bring you Sky Baron, and the chance to fulfil your aviation and financial dreams.
Presented over a typical 5x3 setup with 15 active paylines, this interesting departure from the normal cliched themes represents a great deal of fun and value rolled into one. The design is tight and the gameplay smooth and intuitive, but can the features keep up with the hype?
Up, up and away!
Based on the Red Barons - or the Red Arrows for the UK market – this theme is packed with imagery that befits the theme. Planes, hot air balloons, and many other symbols give Sky Barons a real sense of adventure and ultimate appeal. Lower value symbols have thrown out the usual playing card deck, to bring a range of fighter pilot paraphernalia.
The wild in the game is a nurse, obviously. This cheerful lady can substitute all other symbols to form wins, except for the bonus and scatter. The scatter comes in the form of a heroic pilot, and he bring you wins almost every time he appears. This symbol can also give out 12 free spins on to of a multiple of your bet. Both characters and others will push up your winnings and make the game worth your while.
A hero’s welcome
But as all good gamers are probably thinking right now, is that all the scatter does? Hell no! Get the scatter over the reels and receive a multiplier, starting out at just 1x for one symbol, but based on bets and occurrences this multiplier will increase. The Merit Medal will increase the multiplier by increments of one each appearance, get three of these medals to see all your wins tripled. This can go on until you hit a 13x multiplier, sweet eh?
Around the office we have enjoyed having a go with Sky Barons, just because of the theme being such a breath of fresh air in amongst all the lucky Chinese lanterns and Irish leprechauns. The soundtrack is simply stunning, with absolutely no need to involve Spotify in any way – a result. We think you’re staring through the sights of a future hit, and we are very excited to see what other gems come out of the Tom Horn stable in the months to come.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring