Robin Hood: Shifting Riches is a fabulous 3D creation from Net Ent and a deserving addition to the Free Slots’ Myths and Fairytales slots category. This cutting-edge online slot game has 3 special features that boost your chances of pocketing some of Robin Hood’s loot (if you play for real money) or simply making this an exciting slot to spin for free if you’re a play-for-fun slot fan. As the game loads you’re treated to a 3D movie intro setting up the Robin Hood theme. He and his group of bandits, the famous Merry Men, are robbing some of the Sheriff of Nottingham’s knights as they carry his treasure and gold coins through the woods. But Robin and his pals aren’t stealing for themselves, no, their mission to is take from the rich and give to the poor! Hence you’ll see Robin throwing gold coins in the air in the medieval town square, amid cheers from the townsfolk. If you play your spins right, you too might enjoy some of these riches!
The animated 3D symbols on this slot game feature the most well-known Robin Hood characters, Robin, Little John, Maid Marion, Friar Tuck and a Knight. Most of the other symbols on the reels are medieval-style high value playing cards, from 10 through to King. The character symbols come with great little animations when triggered in a payline; for example, Little John head-butts a knight and Friar Tuck says “Cheers!” and raises his beer tankard. The special symbols are the Money Bag symbol (this turns into a WILD symbol after the reels shift), the Robin Hood WILD symbol, and the FREE SPINS symbol. Golden leaves leap through the air when you make a spin, and a treasure chest of gold coins spills across the screen whenever you win.
Wagers and Jackpots
The important information for real-money players is as follows: Robin Hood is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot, with a maximum payline prize of 1,000 coins for 5 Robin Hood character symbols, and a minimum line payout of just 2 coins for 2 Robin Hood character symbols, 3 Jacks, or 3 playing card 10 symbols. You can place coin bets of between 0.01 and 0.50 in whichever currency you play in for real cash. You can also drive up your potential winnings (and losses!) by betting up to 10 coins per line by hitting the bet level button.
Other ways to win
The special features are what make Robin Hood such an exciting and potentially lucrative slot to spin on.
SHIFTING REELS FEATURE – this feature is triggered every time you hit a winning symbol combination on an activated payline. For every win you make the reels shift one position to the right and another new reel appears and spins. This gives you another chance to land a winning combination of symbols on an active payline. Better still, a multiplier applies to each reel shift, increasing your winnings even further! There’s a x2 multiplier on the first shift, a x3 multiplier on the second, and a generous x5 multiplier on all the shifts after that. Of course, you only get an additional reel shift if you win on the previous one.
MONEY BAGS FEATURE – this is a great feature with lots of animations. When you manage to collect 4 Money Bag symbols, you trigger the FREE SPINS feature. Each time a Money Bag symbol appears on the reels, Robin Hood himself appears from behind the reel, takes the Money Bag and drops it into a treasure chest at the bottom of the reels. Once one of the chests contains 4 Money Bags, the reels disappear, and you see Robin Hood hoisting the treasure chest up on his back and carrying it off through the woods. Then the FREE SPINS feature begins.
FREE SPINS FEATURE – the FREE SPINS are introduced by Friar Tuck. He appears on a stage with foaming tankard of beer in hand and spins a wheel containing all the character symbols from the slot game. The symbol that lands in middle position when the spin finishes will be an EXTRA WILD when the FREE SPINS begin. But that’s not all, if 2 or more FREE SPINS symbols appear on the reels during the FREE SPINS feature, you win EXTRA FREE SPINS. That means 5 EXTRA FREE SPINS for 2 FREE SPINS symbols, and 10 EXTRA FREE SPINS for 3 FREE SPINS symbols.
Music, audio and graphics
This slot sets high standards in terms of audio and graphics but it’s not Net Ent’s best ever. Having said that, it’s one of the most cutting-edge games we have in our Myths and Fairytales collection, alongside Enchanted by Betsoft.
The Last Word
Net Ent has succeeded in bringing Robin Hood well into the era of modern online slot gaming. It’s an 8 out of 10.
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