|Name:||Robin Of Sherwood|
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Volatility suitable to players with different bankrolls||Free spins can't be re-triggered|
|Cracking 3D graphics||Limited coin range|
|10 Free spins awarded||Low payouts during the main game|
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Robin of Sherwood is a low to medium variance Microgaming video slot in collaboration with Rabcat, it has 5 reels and 243 ways to win. The top cash prize offered on a single spin is 200 coins (£10,000), not the biggest jackpot by a long shot but the game offers oodles of entertainment.
It comes with a free spins bonus mode that gives you 10 freebies and royal symbols that are transformed into wilds. So, if you’re a sport you can join Robin Hood and his merry men on the reels as they take on the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham. Known for his underhanded tactics, the Sheriff organizes an archery tournament to arrest Robin Hood. Will his diabolical plan succeed? Spin the reels to find out…
The graphics and animations of the game are remarkable, not that we expected anything less from Microgaming/Rabcat. Against the backdrop of the reels you’ll the see the ‘humble abode’ of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Castle).
Symbols on the reels are Friar Tuck, the sneaky Sheriff, Little John who’s actually a giant, the beautiful Maid Marian, Robin Hood, the wild (arrow), cards from Jack to Ace and the target scatters. The symbol that offers the top cash prize is the arrow, 5 of them on the reels at the maximum bet pays 50x your stake.
Robin of Sherwood has an average return to player percentage (RTP) of above 96%.
Since Robin of Sherwood also runs on the Quickfire platform it’s playable on mobile phones and PC desktops from £0.20 up to £40 per spin. In total it’s kitted with 3 in-play bonus rounds. The game has customization options such as graphics and audio settings, Auto Play, Max Bet and Paytable (i).
The wild symbol is the arrow, winning combinations are completed by it when it substitutes symbols adjacent to it except the target symbol (scatter).
The Wild Turning bonus mode can be triggered randomly on each spin during the main game. Low value symbols from Jack to Ace are transformed into wilds which means that the payout you’ll receive will be significantly better.
We played the game with a bankroll of £50, our impression of the feature leaves a lot to be desired, to say the least the payouts we received were ‘MEH’. If you trigger it don’t get your hopes up for a big win.
There’s a Gamble Feature too, after each winning spin you can decide whether you want to double your wins or not. Essentially Robin hones his archery skills by shooting at different targets. If you hit the right target you’ll pocket a hefty £10,000.
The free spins bonus is triggered when 3 or more target scatters appear any position on the reels during the base game – 10 free spins will be awarded. On every free spin during the free spins a lower value card symbol (J to Ace) is removed from the reels when Robin shoots his arrows. For example, on the first freebie the ‘J’ is removed, on the second it’s the Queen etc.
Upon conclusion of the free spins you’ll have a screen full of high value symbols, if you hit a winning combination the loot can be a substantial payout. This is known as the Royal Clearing feature, in other words where low value symbols are removed from the reels.
Microgaming/Rabcat’s re-telling of the classic tale is okay, we’ve seen better though. The visuals are sharp, and easy on the eye further punctuated by reasonable bonus rounds. The downside: The free spins cannot be re-triggered and the payouts during the base game are not as good as we hoped. To get a bite at the cherry you’ll have to trigger the free spins which can take anything from 50 spins up to 120 plus spins.