Over the years, gaming software developers ave used the Legend of Robin Hood as the theme for a slots game. In that vane, Sherwood Forest Fortune, developed and released in October of 2011 by Rival Gaming, is a 3-D video slots game that takes the player through the forest looking for the huge jackpot. Of course, the player has to deal with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham as the player tries to help Robin Hood take from the rich (casino) for the benefit of the poor (player). Since its inception in 2006, Rival has developed over 140 casino games.
This a non-progressive video slots game with five reels and 20 different pay lines. The symbols are represented by creative caricatures of a king, a soldier, a merry men member, a sword, a quiver of arrows, a bag of gold, a king’s crown, a goblet and a tariff register. The wild symbol is represented by Robin Hood with the scatter symbol represented by Maid Marian. Sherwood Forest Fortune also has a bonus game symbol that is represented by the Sheriff of Nottingham. The screen face has a backdrop of a forest with a color scheme that is enhanced by brilliant colors. Video avatars appear when a winning series of symbols appear. Depending on the casino, the game is available in download or instant play mode.
The game can be player in manual mode or by using the auto-play feature. The wild symbol (Robin Hood) comes double stacked on reels 1,3 and 5, creating more win opportunities. It substitutes for everything but the scatter symbol. The game’s pay table details out all payouts and pay line configuration. A bonus game that requires the player to make two separate choices is ignited if three or more bonus symbols appear anywhere on the reels.
For this game, the minimum bet is $.01 per pay line with a maximum bet of $.25 per pay line. Players must line up three or more like symbols in order to register a win. If three scatter symbols appear, the players is awarded 5, 10 or 25 free spins for 3, 4 or 5 scatters respectively. During free spins, multipliers of 2X-3X are activated, creating bigger wins. Five bonus symbols (Sheriff) during free spins will reward the player with the maximum jackpot of $75,000 if the player has wagered the maximum. If three or more bonus symbols appear during a regular spin, the player is taken to a bonus game. The bonus game features three targets. The player’s first option is to pick the target. Then the player needs to choose where on the target the arrow needs to be shot. The results are a variety of large payouts. The game plays at a vary high variance with a documented 94.5% RTP.