Errol Flynn. Kevin Costner. Russell Crowe. Daffy Duck. That’s just a small selection of the many household names who have played Robin Hood over the years.
And even if it’s going to be tough for anyone to beat Daffy’s depiction, this latest NetEnt slot takes a valiant stab at giving Nottingham’s most famous outlaw a fresh new feel.
With Sherwood Forest eschewing the usual greenery for a more autumnal look, the characters on the reels are instantly recognisable, from Friar Tuck hoisting a flagon of mead to Robin himself reaching into his quiver of arrows.
The symbols on the reels are animated, so we get to see Little John, for instance, headbutting a knight! The artwork is striking and stylish – Robin and his merry men have seldom looked so good.
Still, the presentation counts for naught if there isn’t a good reason to keep playing – and again, Robin delivers. This five-reel, 20 pay line slot includes Free Spins – and the titular Shifting Reels feature.
This means that when a winning combo appears on the screen, the reels will shift one place to the right, leaving space for a new single reel spin in the first column of the display. This gives the player the chance to collect another payout.
If you keep making new winning combos, you can continue to win – and a multiplier will be applied to every shift as well, going up as far as x5!
As for the Free Spins, just keep an eye out for the money bags – four money bags in the treasure chest will trigger Free Spins. At the start of the feature, a character is selected who acts as a Free Spins extra wild symbol. And the Shifting Reels mechanic works in Free Spins mode too.
So yes, Robin and his pals look set to continue thwarting that wicked tax-collecting sheriff of Nottingham for the foreseeable future. Fancy joining up with these Hood fellas? A trip to Sherwood has rarely promised such potential riches…
Robin Hood Shifting Riches is released on 9th March 2020 – in the meantime, visit 32Red Casino to check out a wide range of table games and slots to keep you entertained for now!