Robin of Sherwood Slot Review
Robin of Sherwood is available at all Microgaming casinos, and only at those gaming sites, thanks to an exclusivity agreement that the giant has with Rabcat, the actual developer of this gorgeous slot machine. Obviously, you’re looking at a game which has Robin Hood in the main role.
If you go on the footsteps of the hero of Nottingham’s Forest, the one that took from the rich and gave to the poor, you will find that the current game has 5 reels which are occupied by 243 ways to win. The game’s best winning combinations are not particularly high, going to $2,000 per combo, but there are many ways to win which can pay at the same time. There are also the features to consider, and those include the Royal Clearing, scatters, free spins, the regular wild and the Wild Turning Feature.
Betting and Prizes
Like all other slots which place ways to win on their reels, Robin of Sherwood will also return to the payline system when it comes time to place a wager in it. It has 20 fixed lines for this purpose, and your stakes of $0.01 to $2 will result in total bets of up to $40.
It’s not the sort of game that will give away huge rewards on individual wins, since the best ones will only reach $2,000 (1,000x the line bet), but with ways to win and multiple features that you can use to improve your odds, you should be getting paid fairly often.
If you see a symbol with three arrow heads and a Wild logo below, you’re going to know exactly what it will have to offer you. The symbol has rewards to give away if it manages to appear on all five reels, forming a combo that pays 1,000x then, but usually it’s just going to be a very profitable symbol for you, as a substitute. Its usefulness is tripled in a game where it can be in a combo no matter in what position it lands on a reel, thanks to the ways to win that replace the paylines. Still, there will be situations where it can’t help out, and I’m talking about the replacement of a scatter, of course.
Wild Turning is one of those random features that may come at any moment in the base game. It’s a cool one though, transforming Royal cards into wild symbols on 1 or more reels which are picked at random themselves.
The Archery Target is your scatter in this game, and so having it appear three times or more will trigger a feature with 10 free spins in it. You can’t get more free spins once you’re in.
The feature benefits from the Royal Clearing, which triggers for every 2nd round. It will remove the lowest remaining Royal icons one by one, leaving only the higher paying ones on the reels eventually.
Theme & Design
The story of Robin Hood has been used in other slot machines so far, but it’s not a very common one in slots. The graphics in this Rabcat production are superb, some of the best I’ve seen, and so I think that you will enjoy it immediately, even before the features have a chance to make an impression. The choice of symbols is the standard one, so you get arrows or archery targets, images of Robin Hood, the Sheriff, Mary, Little John, a Monk and Royal cards.
Robin of Sherwood is one of the better looking slot machines that have appeared at the Microgaming casinos lately, and it’s not doing badly feature wise either.