Robin of Sherwood, which Microgaming availed to casino operators on July 3, 2018, is an outlaw-themed slot game made by the Vienna-based Rabcat Gambling. Microgaming has listed Robin of Sherwood alongside the November 2011 Robin-branded game named Robin Hood (subtitled Feathers of Fortune).
In fact, there exist numerous similarly inspired slot games, including Robin Hood (subtitled Shifting Riches) from Net Entertainment, Robin Hood from iSoftBet, and Lady Robin Hood from Bally’s Technologies.
Robin of Sherwood has been inspired by the infamous Robin Hood—a common figure in popular culture—that allegedly operated from Sherwood Forest, a Nottinghamshire nature reserve. Robin of Sherwood slot players’ win after getting more than three, four, or five matching symbols.
Robin of Sherwood Game Characteristics
Robin of Sherwood’s 243 pay lines can light up any spot on the 5X3 grid, using any of the game’s thirteen symbols. Robin of Sherwood has four letter symbols: a predominantly black flag with a white J; a green and mint-colored flag marked with a yellow Q; a blue flag with white “K” marking; and a red flag with a yellow “A”.
Robin of Sherwood’s five mythical character symbols’ names are: Friar Tuck, an overweight and bald man who served as a Robin Hood’s merryman; Little John, a hairy and brown-bearded muscular man who deputizes Robin Hood; Maid Marian, a red-haired woman and Robin Hood’s lover; the Sheriff of Nottingham, a smirking untrustworthy official with a goatee, and Hood’s enemy; and Robin Hood himself, a young outlaw leader with a pencil-line moustache and dressed in a green hooded jacket.
The other Robin of Sherwood’s symbols are: a set of three “Wild” arrows; and three archery boards—a cream-and-green board, a red-and-white board, and a multi-colored board.
Upon loading, the Robin of Sherwood’s software reminds players about its 243 bet ways, the wild-triggering symbol, and the free spins-triggering multicolored board symbol. Pressing the “Start” icon on that starting page, takes players to the user interface; the players only adjust the “stake” amount part, using the arrowhead-like icons on its either side. Otherwise, Robin of Sherwood’s players can press “Max Bet” to directly stake the highly bet.
Robin of Sherwood’s minimum bet is $0.20, and has a $40.00 maximum bet. Instead of multiplying the stake by the 243 fixed pay lines, Robin of Sherwood is set to compulsorily multiply it by 20 (coins) to get the total bet. Thus, the $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, $1.00, and $2.00 stakes have equivalent total bets of $0.20, $0.40, $1.00, $2.00, $4.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, and $40.00, respectively.
For example, a $2.00 stake (or $40.00 total bet) attracts these Robin of Sherwood’s payouts—which self-adjust depending with the total bet—for three, four, and five matches, respectively. Flag J pays $6.00, $10.00, and $20.00. Flag Q has $10.00, $16.00, and $24.00. Flag K gives $16.00, $24.00, and $30.00. Flag A offers $20.00, $30.00, and $40.00. Friar Tuck offers $30.00, $50.00, and $100.00.
Little John’s present is $40.00, $100.00, and $200.00. Maid Marian gives $50.00, $200.00, and $500.00. The Sheriff pays $100.00, $500.00, and $1000.00. Robin Hood himself offers $200.00, $1000.00, and $2,000.00. Regular winnings can be gambled to double them; two archery boards show up, five chances are awarded, and—using the cursor— the player helps Robin Hood shoot at the bull’s eye of a shaking board.
The “Wild” arrows can only be in five sets, offering $2000.00—presumably the non-progressive jackpot. Robin of Sherwood’s software is good, ranging from the chirping forest birds and royalty fanfare trumpeting sound effects to the HD glossy graphics.
Luck in Robin of Sherwood
A game of chance, Robin of Sherwood’s RTP is 95.86%; house edge is 4.14%