5 Reasons to try this slot
Robin Hood, or Robin Hood: Shifting Riches to give it its full title, is a beautiful 3D slot from NetEnt. The theme of taking from the rich and giving to the poor is certainly appropriate when we're talking about slots, as long as the players wins out that is!
Robin Hood's graphics and gameplay aren't so very different from one of NetEnt's signature games, Jack and the Beanstalk, so this slot will feel very familiar if you've ever played that. But, whether you've played Jack and the Beanstalk or not, you're in for a treat.
A great aspect of the game is the Shifting Reels feature. Every time players get a win, reels shift one column to the right (and build a multiplier of 2x, 3x and 5x for consecutive wins) to give players another chance to win. Truth be told, it's very difficult to reach that 3x or 5x multiplier, but it's still nice to get another chance to win without having to spend any more cash.
With a jackpot of just a few thousand dollars, Robin Hood is unlikely to capture the attention of progressive jackpot hunters, but the upside of a lower jackpot is that players are more likely to encounter decent wins during standard play.
The fantastic, unique symbols include Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Little John, Friar Tuck and a knight. Unfortunately, the reels are also padded with the usual 10, J, Q, K and Q, albeit with nice drawing styles to fit the theme.
Robin Hood has a bonus round mechanic that's a little bit different to most other slots. Free spins are activated by collecting four money bags, but you don't have to collect these over the course of a single session; provided you play the game at the same venue, it will automatically remember how many money bags you've collected for up to one year. This means that you don't need to feel bad about abandoning a session before you trigger a bonus round!
There's nothing out of the ordinary about the game's bonus round itself: players get 10 free spins with an extra wild and the chance to add extra free spins during the bonus round.
The game gets even better when you combine it with the freedom of mobile. Play Robin Hood when you like, where you choose on your smartphone or tablet. You can download it from your favorite mobile casino app, or make use of instant play in your device's browser. Either way, the controls have been tweaked so that the game runs perfectly with the swipe and tap of your fingertips on the touch screen.
Thanks to the combination of app and instant play, you'll be able to find the game on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone or BlackBerry smartphones and tablets. You can even play Robin Hood for free before deciding to play for real money.
Robin Hood was developed by NetEnt, one of the leaders in gaming software development for the past 20 years. NetEnt has a library of over 200 games being played at more than 170 different online casinos. All their games are focused on giving gamblers what they enjoy the most, including some of the best visuals and gameplay elements that you'll find in modern games.
NetEnt has won tons of awards and accolades for their games. Their best known slots include Mega Fortune, Gonzo's Quest, Starburst, Jack and the Beanstalk and Neon Staxx.
There's no doubt that Robin Hood is one of the better looking slots out there - we can't think of many other games, let alone any in NetEnt's library, that are animated as nicely or look as smooth.
Unfortunately, the low jackpot will put many players off, which is a shame as the game really does have a lot to offer. The Shifting Reels feature is great, but it has to be said that it rarely provides the same benefits as Jack and the Beanstalk's Walking Wild feature.
If you like your slots low variance and are looking for a game to stretch your bankroll for a long time, Robin Hood is a good choice. If you'd rather chase a larger jackpot but stick with a fairy tale setting, you might want to go with Jack and the Beanstalk instead.