Are Aussie based developing outfit NextGen Gaming enjoying a gentle poke at one of England’s greatest legends? They wouldn’t dare! What they would dare do is create a vastly enjoyable five reel, 40 payline outing that celebrates all things Loxley. Only in bird form. Well, at least this Robin would have a plentiful supply of feathers for his arrows.
Though Robin Hood would probably not so much announce his arrival with a fanfare as with a nifty jump out of the bushes, this Robin deserves at least that much and clearly doesn’t mind blowing his own trumpet. (That’ll be the Aussie influence.) Delightfully set in Sherwood Forest to the tune of a lilting, fairytale riff, Robin Hood: Prince Of Tweets takes us through the story of Robin Hood with classic game design and styling. Maid Marion – or, knowing NextGen, Maid Marsh Tit – and a Fat Old Owl Friar are our companions as we seek out riches, though how much of it we give to the poor is entirely up to us.
Robin is as Wild as he seems, substituting for all other symbols to complete line wins. However, as the legend tells, Robin’s nature is infectious. In this tale he can also turn adjacent symbols Wild, blowing a horn as a call to arms. The symbols he can turn Wild depends on our usage of NextGen’s SuperBet™ feature. The higher we play the SuperBet™, the more Wilds robin has at his disposal. Of course, we must pay a privilege for this. We start off with Marion by our side in the most basic level of added SuperBet™ Wilds, then progress to Friar Owl and a Bag of Cash and finally all the remaining high symbols, making our betting variance between €/$/£0.20-€/$/£100.
Rescuing his Maid from the Castle was always one of Robin’s top priorities, so a Free Spins feature that sees us have a chance at that fits perfectly as a bonus game. Landing three or more Scattered Castles launches 15, 20 or 25 free games, and during the feature any symbol that has been turned to Wild will also turn any SuperBet™ enhanced symbols Wild while they’re at it.
Robin Hood was always on the lookout for more cash, so NextGen’s inclusion of its trademark Gamble feature works well on that ethos. Nicely styled to tie in neatly with the gameplay, this is an extra level of potential bonus for us, though as with any rumble with the Sheriff’s men no wins are guaranteed.
With the absence of any scene-stealing Sheriff these woods are ours – and Robins – for the taking. Robin is perfectly cast as the Wild hero, while Maid Marsh Tit is a chick to be reckoned with. This is a Wild legend in the woods, and if we go down there today we are sure to have a surprise.