As possibly the most famous outlaw in the history of England, the story of Robin Hood has been told many times, in many different formats. Even with all the movie versions, it’s obvious that in slot form the story really excels, as it does here in Microgaming’s Robin of Sherwood slot.
Set in Sherwood Forest in Nottingham, back in the days of lore, Robin Hood and his band of merry men are on hand to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Though in this case, it’s taking from the rich and giving to us, the mobile slots players. We’re joined by the whole gang, including Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, Little John and of course Robin Hood, all appearing as the high paying symbols. Of course, we have to give a shout out to the dastardly Sherriff of Nottingham, who also appears as a symbol. To keep the theme of royalty alive, the card values from Jack to Ace appear in the slot, depicted as royal banners.
As his weapon of choice, it’s the Arrow which does the most damage and acts as the slot’s Wild. It substitutes all other symbols, except the Target Scatter, to create winning combinations. During the base game though, it’s the Wild Turning feature which stands out. One or more reels are selected and all the lower value symbols convert into wilds on the selected reels, paying out exponentially.
Aim for the three Target Scatter symbols and the Free Spin feature will be in play. Ten free spins land in our account, but the mission to rob from royalty doesn’t end there. On each second spin during the free spins round, one of the lower value royals is removed. For instance, on the second spin, the Jack is taken off and by the sixth round the King has been removed from the throne. By the end of the round, only Robin Hood and his merry men will be in play and, as high paying symbols, the rewards increase. When this happens, we’ve successfully finished the Royal Clearing feature, a mission Robin Hood has been trying to achieve for years.
The story of Robin Hood has been told countless times, but now there is a true contender for the best version. One that even trumps Kevin Costner’s depiction. The Robin of Sherwood slot delivers all the action, excitement and loot for which Robin Hood is renowned. The new 3D design, fun characters and jaunty soundtrack in the background, make this one of the most appealing Robin Hood slots ever.
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