2019 was a great year for Red Tiger – a lot of news business-wise, the victory march of ‘Piggy Riches’ slot and a title in Global Gaming Awards ‘Casino Product of the Year’ for their Daily Drop Jackpots Network. At full-power, the company is continuing their journey and the next new title in their portfolio is announced to be ‘Robin Hood’s Wild Forest’ slot coming out in the middle of May 2020.
Red Tiger has taken one of the best-known tales of English folklore and turned it into a fun and daring slot, but from the first glance, it seems that although it expresses adventure, somehow the action of this slot has been left behind. It revolves around base game bonus features such as wilds and modifiers. Let’s see what’s behind the story and what to expect.
Robin Hood’s Wild Forest Slot Review
Design and Theme
According to the legend, Robin Hood was a highly skilled archer and a heroic outlaw – the design of the slot corresponds to the tale taking the player to Robins secret hideaway spot in the woods full of gold and other riches. As we remember from the books and movies – Robin Hood stole the money from the rich and gave it back to the poor. Rather assuming that players are portrayed as the poor ones, let’s say that Red Tiger wanted players to become those heroic outlaws who are taking from the rich.
Throughout retellings of the tale, there are two main characters associated with the hero, and they both are here – Maid Marian, the love of Robin Hood, and his brisk friend Little John.
Moving forward to the symbols: the game includes five low paying symbols which are represented as standard card values from 10 to A and four high paying symbols which are represented as dear things to Robin Hood – a beer, heroes feathered hat, bags full of gold and a golden lion being the most valuable symbol. The golden lion is worth 30x times the initial stake for five matching symbols on the payline.
But the main role in ‘Robin Hood’s Wild Forest’ slot belongs to wild symbols. There are four wild symbols in total, three of which appear as characters mentioned before: Maid Marian, Little John and Robin Hood himself. The fourth wild takes the shape of a ruby heart.
All wild symbols substitute for other standard symbols to help create some bigger wins. Also, wilds can payout 30x times the initial stake for five symbols on the payline (same as the golden lion).
Robin Hood’s Wild Forest Features
There are no additional bonus rounds like free spins featured in ‘Robin Hood’s Wild Forrest’ slot, the main aim of the game is to get different combinations of wilds, which brings three modifiers to the screen, each of which is represented by a character.
• Robin Hood – as the main man should, Robin is bringing the most promising modifier to the reels. He fires arrows to other high pay symbols (at random) which lock the targeted symbols in their place, afterwards Robin places a respin. Furthermore, during the respin other wilds are also locked in their places, and if some additional wilds land in the respin, these too get locked while Robin yet again places a respin. There is no pre-determined number at which the respin feature stops, on the contrary – if there aren’t no new wilds on the screen during the respin, at random times Robin may fire additional arrows to trigger another respin.
• Maid Marian – as a true lover to Robin Hood Maid Marian is trying to kiss him, therefore she blows kisses to add ruby heart wilds to the reels. There is no pre-determined number of wilds she can generate in a kiss.
• Little John – last but not least Little John is using his strength to smash all low-paying symbols to clear the space for high pay symbols. Also, randomly Little John can smash the screen again after the initial win is counted. But since there is no low pay symbols on the reels anymore, this time he will remove all symbols that didn’t contribute to any winning combinations before.
An that’s it – surely ‘Robin Hood’s Wild Forest’ is a fun game and the theme sure is promising, but at this point, it seems that this is all there is. If a player is lucky enough to combine some of the wild symbols, the game can give some good wins, but the character wilds that trigger the modifiers don’t appear on the reels as much as we would love to.
Of course, as we all know – anything can happen to anyone at any time, but overall this slot doesn’t give a lot of action and excitement.
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