Do you dare to walk the twisting paths of Sherwood Forest with us? Never fear! For NetEnt has brought us here to aid Robin Hood in his never-ending quest to steal from the rich, and give to the poor. We’re sure he won’t mind if we also make a tidy little sum for ourselves along the way.
True to form, NetEnt has produced a slot that blows its competitors out of the water. Robin Hood: Shifting Riches is a slot of the highest quality, both in terms of design and gameplay. Grab a pair of tights because we’re off to join Robin Hood’s band of Merry Men!
|Robin Hood: Shifting Riches Slot Summary|
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Symbols and Winning Combinations of Robin Hood: Shifting Riches Slot
Upon loading Robin Hood: Shifting Riches, you are treated to an intro movie of such high production value that it wouldn’t be out of place in a feature-length movie. The intro definitely sets the tone for the rest of the game.
As a Robin Hood themed slot the background is, unsurprisingly, an enchanting forest in the midst of autumnal splendor. The colors used are rich, warm, earthy shades of orange, brown, and yellow/gold, rather than lush greens. You can almost feel the crisp air and hear leaves crunching underfoot.
The 5×3 grid sits center stage and blends in naturally with the surrounding trees. Leaves drift lazily down in front of the reels, almost as if you should expect one of the merry men or Robin himself to appear from the branches above.
The reels are populated by thirteen symbols, ten are regular, one wild, one scatter, and one special. They are a mixture of well-known characters and playing cards in an old English style font:
- Low worth = A, K, Q, J, 10
- Medium worth = Armored guard, Friar Tuck, Little John
- High worth = Maid Marian, Robin Hood
- Wild = Golden Robin Hood text, the wild symbol can be substituted for all others except scatters and specials.
- Scatter = Money bag
- Special = Free Spins – will only appear during the free spin feature.
With 20 paylines there are plenty of ways to land a winning combination. When set to the lowest betting level, players can expect to win a minimum of two coins when three ten’s land in a combination. The highest paying symbol is Robin Hood, who pays one thousand coins when a combination containing five of his icons appears on the reels.
Robin Hood: Shifting Riches has been a popular slot since its release. The latest update to HTML5, making it smartphone compatible, is sure to give it a boost in popularity as new slot fans send the reels spinning via mobile.
Bonus Features of Robin Hood: Shifting Riches Slot
Unlike some other titles, Robin Hood: Shifting Riches does not inundate the player with features and mini-games. The few features that are included are done so in a thoughtful, unobtrusive way that adds to gameplay rather than distracting from it.
This is one of the first slots to include NetEnt’s trademarked feature, Shifting Reels. It acts as the name implies. After each winning combination, the reels shift to the right and a new spinning reel takes the place of the leftmost one. This repeats until no more winning combinations appear, giving you a greater chance at increasing your winnings.
During the Shifting Reels feature, there is an increasing multiplier mechanic at play. After each shift, a multiplier of up to x5 is applied to your winnings. The multiplier is reset to x1 on the next base game spin.
Throughout the base game, one or more money bag symbols appear on the reels. When the money bag icon appears, the reels split apart and an animation of Robin stealing a bag of gold and putting it into a chest below the reel plays. Additionally, following the animation, the icon acts as a wild icon to further your winnings.
Money bag symbols are also triggers for the free spin feature. The chests below each reel can hold four bags, and when a chest is full, the free spins start. Each full chest awards you with ten free spins, you receive an additional 10 spins for each chest that is full at the start of the feature.
Don’t worry if you only have one full chest though, the slot gives you more chances to win extra free spins. The special ‘Free Spins’ icon only appears during this feature and will give you up to ten extra spins depending on how many symbols appear.
- Two Free Spin symbols = five free spins
- Three Free Spin symbols = ten free spins
free spins – one of the face symbols is selected as an extra wild symbol during free spins
during free spins an additional icon appears = free spins collect 2 for extra 5 spins, collect 3 for extra 10 spins
Robin Hood: Shifting Riches is a beautiful and entertaining slot to play. The medium volatility and 96.75% RTP mean that wins are not frequent but are worth it when they happen. With the update to HTML5, this slot is only going to get more popular.
The intro movie alone is enough reason to give this slot a few spins. Give it a try and you might walk away with a pocketful of the Sheriff of Nottingham’s gold.