This Slot Takes from the Rich and Gives to the Poor
Robin Hood is an English legend. He was said to be good with a bow and he had a soft spot for the suffering. Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest took from the rich and gave to the poor. Assisted by Maid Marian and his merry men, he defeated his enemy (and the enemy of the people), the Sheriff of Nottingham. This new slot from Novomatic takes you right into the heart of the legend, and into the forest itself! The forest lies beyond the reels and you can see Robin’s face on wanted posters nailed to some of the ancient trees. This 5-reel video slot is as generous as Robin Hood! It is a high RTP slot from Novomatic, which is reason enough to check it out. Once you try it, you’ll be sure to stick around for all of the special features. Sherwood Showdown has loads of bonus features that can happen on any spin! These include guaranteed win spins and win modifiers. The magic of the forest can help you to get some very big wins in this slot. Sherwood Showdown also has a Free Spins bonus that you can win. There are 20 ways to win in this slot that tells the story of the showdown in Sherwood Forest.
Novomatic Brings the Legend to Life
The designers at Novomatic have definitely outdone themselves with this slot game. There’s so much detail in the background as well as on all of the symbols. The main colours are green and gold, which gives this a very folky, fairy-tale feel. There are 5 card symbols and 5 picture symbols, along with a Wild symbol and two bonus symbols. These are the symbols in ascending order of value and how many matches you need to get a win:
• 10, J and Q (3x or more matches);
• K and A (3x or more matches);
• Soldier and Merry Man (3x or more matches);
• Robin Hood and Maid Marian (3x or more matches);
• Shield and Wild (2x or more matches).
The Wild symbol pays on its own and can also contribute to winning combinations of other symbols by acting as a substitute. The Wild cannot replace the bonus symbols. There are 20 paylines in Sherwood Showdown. The paylines are one-way and matches must land consecutively from the left to award payouts.
Special Features in Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Showdown is an exciting slot game to play. Even when you spin the reels and you don’t get any wins, you might trigger a special feature! After a showdown between Robin and a big, bag wolf, the game could award you one of these epic bonuses:
• Hornblower Bonus = Robin Hood may blow his horn and rearrange the reels to form a win;
• Fox Runner Bonus = watch the foxes run up and down the reels to give you a win;
• Winning Shot Bonus = the symbol that gets shot by the arrow will multiply over the reels;
• Stepping Streak Bonus = a compass can change the direction of the reels and give wins;
• Fill the Nest Bonus = a falling bird’s nest can award a win multiplier of up to x20!
Some of these Sherwood Showdown special features can repeat to give you extra chances to win.
Sherwood Showdown Free Spins
On top of these Robin Hood approved bonuses, you can also win Free Spins. There is a special Free Spins symbol that can appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 only. If you land a Free Spins scatter symbol on reels 1 and 3, you will trigger the Reel Rise Bonus. This gives you the opportunity to win more Free Spins! There are 5 different types of Free Spins: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and King Spins. The game randomly chooses your spins! During Free Spins, golden coins are added to the reels which represent win multipliers. Bronze Spins have the lowest win multiplier (x1) and King Spins have the highest multiplier (x5). The Hold & Spin Streak Bonus is active throughout the Free Spins. This bonus holds any golden coin that falls on the reels in place for the remainder of the Free Spins. At the end of the Free Spins, your total win (all the wins from the Free Spins added up) will be multiplied by the total win multiplier from all the golden coins you collected!