If you’re struggling to make ends meet, don’t fret because the Prince of Thieves is here. Like the folklore legend himself, this 2011 NetEnt slot will be dipping into the casino’s pockets to give you a fair share of the riches that lie behind the reels. So pick up your bow, put on some Lincoln green tights and go back to the days Prince John and Sheriff of Nottingham misruled the realm.
Take on the Mantle
The theme here is obviously the Robin Hood Legend, with the major, top paying symbols adapted from the folk tale and the other symbols designed in similar fashion. The slot features 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols and 20 fixed paylines. As you spin away, your mood will be pumped up by the violin orchestra action sequence which goes into crescendo as you start activating the extras.
Since the paylines are fixed, before you start betting your money you’ll only have to choose how much you want your coins to be worth and how many coins per line you want to bet on. The lowest coin value is 0.01, while the highest is 0.50, which combined with the 1-10 bet levels can amount to both cheap and high wagers. And just like with many popular NetEnt videoslots, you’ll also have the option to activate Autoplay and tweak audio/visual controls.
Get Your Band Together
The paytable of Robin Hood is made up of two tiers of symbols, the top being the main characters of the tale, the lower being the card symbols. The biggest payouts are being handed out by the prince of thieves himself, who pays you 2-1,000x for collecting 3 or 5 of his calling cards, followed by Will Scarlet, Little John, Friar Tuck and the Knight. The lowest payout you can get from this band of Merry Man is 7x.
As for the lower paying group, these are all Card symbols which follow the usual ranking scale of Ace-King-Queen-Jack-10. The lowest two offer 2-25x payouts for 3 symbol combos while the Ace has a range of 7-75x. Rounding up the paytable is the Wild symbol, which can appear on any reel and substitute all symbols in the game except for the Coin Bags and Free Spins symbols.
Shifting Reels and Money Bags
This slot comes with a unique feature called the Shifting Reels, which will have the reels shift towards the right after each win, with new reels replacing the empty spaces. As each shift occurs, it will also trigger the multiplier which starts with x2 and ends up with x5 for 3 shifted reels.
Like the Merry Men themselves, while playing Robin Hood you’ll be looking to snatch up some Money Bags, as they are the only thing that can fill up your 4 empty chests that sit below the reels. Once you fill up a chest, you will able to exchange it for Free Spins, while the symbols themselves can also turn into a Wild after a reel shift. The chests can be clicked to reveal what exactly they are safekeeping, but they also remember your Money Bags for up to a year after your last game round, which is really great.
For even more extras, Robin Hood: Shifting Riches has Free Spins symbols that appear on reels 3, 4, and 5. Collecting 2 of these symbols will trigger 5 extra spins while 3 will trigger 10. And just in case you thought the Marry Men aren’t rewarding enough, one of these famous outlaws will also turn into an Extra Wild during Free Spins.
Should I Give it a Try?
Apart from being very entertaining, Robin Hood: Shifting Riches is also a mid-variance slot with a 96.8% RTP an low bet values. With that being said, it’s really meant for longer playing sessions where you’ll be chasing the extras, of which there are plenty to enjoy. Having the option to save up your money bag for future sessions is also a definite pro, but only if you decide to keep coming back to the game. So, it really is up to you and your playing style, but there’s no doubt you’ll find value in this slot.