Sat, May 4, 3:31am by William Brown
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:25pm
This pokie is set within the beautiful Sherwood Forest. You’ll hear birds twittering and see glimpses of the sun from underneath ancient trees. In the original tale of Robin Hood, the hero was male. This pokie turns the tables, making the character that robbed the rich to feed the poor into a lady.
As you will find out when you play, this lady is a sure shot with an arrow. Arrows play an important role in the base game, where they can appear at random. They also feature in the unique free spins bonus, where hitting the right target can give you completely wild reels. Here are the highlights of the Lady Robin Hood pokies:
Above the reels the Lady Robin Hood pokie logo has an arrow under it. On some spins, this arrow becomes animated. It moves away, before hurtling into the reels – adding a wild where is lands. This is not the last arrow, you can get up to 7 of them, each adding a randomly placed wild to the reels.
After the volley of arrows completes, the reels spin as usual. There are regular wilds on the reels which can help create big wins. You will also find that the highest paying symbol, Lady Robin Hood herself shown with arrow drawn, is stacked on the reels. If you are lucky enough to get these to match with the wilds, you could trigger up to 40 win-lines from the same spin.
If you get 3 of the ‘LRH’ logo symbols on a single spin, you’ll trigger 10 free spins – along with a jaunty medieval tune. On each of these spins, new symbols showing the pointed tip of an arrow can appear. When they do, they shoot at a target (above the reels for the live pokie). This has rings showing which reel the arrow will benefit.
Above reels 2 through 5 are shields. Each time an arrow hits, it will turn one quarter of the shield gold. Once a shield is completely gold, that reel goes wild for the remaining free spins. It is possible to get all 4 reels wild, only spinning reel one for the last 1 or 2 spins. This is where the potential for huge pay-outs comes into play, especially if you are lucky enough to get the high paying symbols on reel 1 for those spins.
The total of 40 win-lines is fixed, so you only need to decide on your bet per line before you spin. The grid is 5 reels and 4 rows, giving plenty of room for those arrows to appear during the main bonus feature.
Lady Robin is the highest paying symbol. This is also one of three symbols to pay all the way down to 2 from the left. The others are the two next highest paying symbols, the quiver of arrows and sword with scabbard. The remaining high paying symbols show golden tankards and a bag with gold and silver coins. Playing cards symbols are in their usual role, supplying those smaller wins.
Wild symbols (which simply say wild) are in play. These appear on reels 2 through 5 only.
Bally have used a scroll to house the reels, with the blurred view of trees in the distance. The backs of the reels are a beige colour to match the paper of the scroll. Symbols are simply drawn, with the standout being Lady Robin Hood, pointing her arrow right out of the reels towards you.
The flute style medieval music will not be to everyone’s taste – though it certainly helps set the scene.
This is an enjoyable pokie, with a welcome twist on a popular historical theme. The graphics are plain compared to some Bally titles, though for me this did not detract from enjoying the game. Volleys of arrows during the base game have the potential to enable significant wins. It is the single bonus feature which really makes this gambling machine worth a spin. If you can get some fully wild reels, you could be looking at triggering all of the 40 win-lines at once!