Lady Robin Hood’s going to be a game about the famous outlaw that steals from the rich, giving the money to the poor. It’s a different take on that theme though, one where the hero is a woman, rather than a man. The medieval feel of the game is still there though, and the quality of the design is good. Lady Robing Hood comes via Bally Technologies, an experienced publisher of slot machines and other casino games. They’ve used 40 fixed lines for this particular slot machine, with a setup that has the 5 reels that you expect, but with 4 symbols on each one, instead of the usual 3. There are stacked symbols available inside, plus features like wild symbols, scatters, free spins and even multipliers. The Arrow Mystery Wild feature is also mentioned, and a good one to trigger. A top prize of 1,000 coins is offered.
The bets that you can use in Lady Robin Hood are allowed to cover a fairly large range, starting from a minimum of just $0.40. The minimum line bet can be set to $0.01, while the maximum one can get to values that will allow wagers to be worth hundreds of dollars. Only the line bet can be modified, the number of lines stays the same, at 40.
Bally doesn’t impress with its designs usually, but I think they did a pretty good job with Lady Robin Hood. The graphics are mostly appropriate for the selected theme. The Nottingham forest is behind the game area, the logo being at the top, showing us Lady Robin Hood next to it. For some of the other symbols chosen, you will get images of daggers, arrows, goblets, coins and five poker cards. The themed symbols are obvious good choices, the poker icons not so much. As I said before, the graphics are good here, at least where themed symbols are concerned. You get plenty of details from the major symbols, meaning the ones with features or with higher payouts to offer. The others, the poker cards, both pay less and look pretty bad, basically just stock photos that are being reused. You can see this in a lot of games, even from huge developers like Microgaming, and I’m not sure why they’re being lazy there. Since the low paying cards appear most often, they often give the player the wrong first impression about a game.
As a big feature, chances are that you will notice often enough the Wild Logo, as a symbol with substitution abilities. It’s not the Lady Robin Hood symbol that gets this role, even though that’s what I expected. Instead, we have this wild symbol with a logo of its own name on it, which can be used as a replacement for most symbols, but not for the ones triggering free spins. Since you get wilds on four reels out of five, they can’t form a combination of their own. The reels in question are the ones from 2 to 5. The wilds can be added through the Arrow Mystery Wild feature, only on the reels mentioned before. If the feature triggers, you get between 2 and 8 wilds added to the reels. If the wild is placed in a position where you have a Free Games logo, then you get both roles from that particular symbol. The symbol triggering free games has a logo with the letters LRH on it, plus a crown in the middle. You just need three of these symbols positioned anywhere on the reels, and you will get a small reward, of 2x total bet, plus free games. The 1st, 3rd and 5th reels can get the LRH logos. 10 free spins are offered once the feature is triggered. As the free spins start, the last four reels will have shields above them. You collect arrows from the reels, and if you have four collected in a shield, then the column is transformed and becomes a locked wild reel.
The top prize that Lady Robin Hood will offer will give you back the line bet at a multiple of 1,000x. The downside with this game is that its average RTP is at 94%, and I would’ve wanted it to be at 96% or higher in order for it to be a great title.
With the RTP that it gets, at only 94%, I wouldn’t recommend this slot, but I still consider it a decent Bally title, thanks to its theme, graphics and its unique features which are not available anywhere else, at least not in this particular form.