Robin Hood is a tale that has stood the test of time for hundreds of years, but little did you know that the Nottinghamshire outlaw also had a soft spot for a cheeky slot game or two.
Okay, I jest, but NetEnt certainly has a thing for Robin and his merry men, and his latest Shifting Riches quest may not look like much on first impression, but has some decent bonus features and solid numbers to pull players in.
Robin Hood Shifting Riches takes place on a standard 5×3 playboard in a picturesque autumnal woodland backdrop. The first thing that may leave a bit of a sour taste in a player’s pallet is the meagre staking levels. A minimum bet of $€£0.20 is fine, but a max bet of $€£1 will do nothing to bring in high-rollers, or even mid-stakes players!
When choosing a slot game it’s always important to keep an eye out for a game’s Returns To Player (RTP) percentage and Robin Hood’s Shifting Riches tips the scales at an excellent 96.75%, which is among some of the highest rates in the market and means you should see a decent return on your playing investment. Combined with a low volatility and its (very) modest stakes, players should be able to enjoy a relaxed, fun session that doesn’t eat too far into their playing budgets.
Getting a win on Robin Hood Shifting Riches is unsurprisingly simple, with players just needing to match up at least three adjacent symbols on one of the game’s 20 paylines. There are also treasure chests and golden sacks to keep an eye out for that carry some healthy multipliers, while a wide range of regulation playing symbols gives players plenty of chances to pick up wins during their session.
The aesthetics of Robin Hood Shifting Riches certainly fit into the “solid yet unspectacular” category. The renderings are nicely done and the playboard & backdrop are nicely put together, but there are more dynamic visuals elsewhere on the market. That said, the game is brought together nicely by a minimalist yet immersive soundtrack that keeps you immersed in the game, despite staking options that go a long way to taking that “edge” away from the slot!
Much of the Robin Hood Shifting Riches bonuses revolve around free spins and the collection of golden sacks of cash, which fill up treasure chests underneath the playboard. Once the chests are full you receive a bounty of free spins and the rest is up to you! You also have a wide range of Extra Wilds available in the form of some very charming-looking characters, as well as some rather grumpy ones too. But hey, a bonus is a bonus!
Robin Hood Shifting Riches ticks all the required boxes for a solid slot game, and although it isn’t going to be pulling up trees anytime soon, it could well become a regular slot for players who enjoy a casual session where stakes are low and fun is high. High-rollers will want to give this one a miss, but that doesn’t mean that this isn’t a decent game that shouldn’t be tried out at least once for the bucket list.