Midway through 2010, Playtech capitalized on the hype surrounding the new Robin Hood movie by releasing their own Robin Hood-themed game – the Archer slot machine. Archer slots are without a doubt the go-to game for fans of the Robin Hood legend. Their high-end graphics, the era-appropriate music and just the overall look and feel of the Archer online slots has quickly put them ahead of the rest of the pack.
As you can see from the screenshots, the Archer slots are 5-reel games, but unlike other 5-reel slots the Archer slot machine offers a massive 243 different ways to win. Players can bet in denominations as small as a penny or as large as $5/coin but must bet at least 25 coins per spin. The max/all bet of 250 coins is the only way to cover all 243 ways to win, and at $5 a coin it could cost up to $1250 a spin.
Archer is an online casino game from Playtech that has five reels and covers all possible ways to win, as long as they start from the first reel on the left and continue across to the right through adjacent symbols. The 243 ways to win are fixed, while the coin denomination can be selected from four available levels. Each bet can have a multiplier of up to x10 for the number of coins, which will further be multiplied by 25 to create the total bet. Once this is set, 'Spin' must be pressed to play.
As you might have guessed, Robin hood is the highest paying symbol on the Archer online slots; five are worth the top prize of 1500 coins. Maid Marian has the second highest value followed by Friar Tuck and the Sheriff of Nottingham. The class A-9 symbols round out the selection. The game is the same regardless of which Archer slots casino you play it at, though we certainly recommend big players like Casino Tropez and the Omni Casino.
The pile of gold symbol on the Archer slot machine serves as a wild for everything but the scatter symbol but only appears on lines 2, 3 and 4. Three or more crossed arrow symbols initiates a bonus of 7 free spins with either a 2x, 10x or 50x multiplier depending on whether you hit 3, 4 or 5 of the symbols, respectively. Additionally, with the Archer online slots, any symbol with an arrow border will expand to cover the entire reel when a scatter symbol is also on-screen.
Another nice feature that you'll find at an Archer slots casino is the extra “Gamble” option which gives players a chance to double or double half their win by correctly choosing if the next card in a virtual deck will be red or black.
To recap, here's our abbreviated take on the good and bad points that earned the Archer slot machine an overall rating of 9 out of 10.
The symbol of the skilled archer is the one with the highest payout and it will award a jackpot of 1,500 coins times the selected bet multiplier for five symbols as part of the same combination. This makes the top prize worth $3,750 on a coin of $0.25 and it can be achieved by getting wild symbols instead of the Archer images for better odds.