|Symbols||Robin Hood, Fryer Tuck, Little John|
The story of Robin Hood is a very familiar one and, in this high quality 3D video slots tile from NetEnt, you can join in the excitement of the legendary outlaw’s tale. Robin Hood: Shifting Riches features all the most-loved characters from the Robin Hood story in a glossy retelling that also provides up to a 5x multiplier on wins, along with an innovative reel shift feature that opens up even more chances to win.
Look and Feel
Robin Hood opens with an exciting cartoon cutscene, beautifully rendered with stunning animation, lighting, and stirringly dramatic music, that summarizes the legend of the medieval outlaw who stole from the rich to give to the poor, and Robin Hood: Shifting Riches (to give this game its full title) implies that players might get just as lucky as the peasants Robin aimed to help.
The art style and design are of the excellent quality you might expect from NetEnt’s video slots stable, but the soundtrack is probably one of the most notable features of the game. Robin Hood: Shifting Riches has a great, cinematic musical background, with dramatic musical cues and sound effects on wins that are accompanied by fun, feisty animations for the characters they portray.
The interface is well designed, with lots of detail paid to the setting and UI, and the beautifully drawn background will sometimes feature Robin himself sneaking through the forest. Lower value symbols are alphanumeric, picked out in pseudo-medieval script, while higher value symbols depict characters from the story – a rich knight, Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and of course Robin Hood himself. During free spin rounds, any randomly selected one of these characters may also double as an extra wild, which will substitute for all symbols except the free spin symbol itself.
Robin Hood: Shifting Riches offers a minimum bet of 0.20, with a ceiling of 100.00 per spin. Bets are controlled by the “Level” and “Coin Value” selectors, and there are also autoplay and max bet options. The game offers 20 paylines over its five reels, plus money bag symbols which can be collected across the reels.
Four money bags will unlock free spins, the coin value of which is based on the bet level and coin value for each money bag collected. This means Robin Hood: Shifting Riches does encourage higher stakes bets to unlock bigger wins, though this is by no means mandatory.
Two Free Spins symbols will unlock five free spins, while three symbols will unlock ten free spins. Free Spins symbols may only appear on reels 3, 4, and 5. The biggest feature in Robin Hood: Shifting Riches, however, is the reel shift feature itself.
After landing a winning bet line, the reels will shift one place horizontally, giving players a chance at extra wins and more winning combinations. This will continue to happen for a maximum of three shifts, with one shift unlocking a x2 multiplier on winnings, two shifts netting x3, and the final possible third reel shift securing a 5x multiplier on winnings.
With each reel shift accompanied by fun 3D graphics and majestic sound effects, Robin Hood: Shifting Riches is certainly a worthy addition to the stable of stories about this mythic figure.