This slot has a striking graphic of a cloaked female holding a bow with the arrow poised and pointed right at you. That arrow plays a significant part in this entertaining game. You’ll enjoy the usual solid Bally game-play and smoothness, along with 2 unique features which keep you engaged (and hopefully score some big payouts). These are a random arrow feature which can give you up to 8 wild symbols on every spin, and a free spins bonus which includes an arrow collection game which can lead to locked wilds.
Bally has been making slots for live casinos many decades. Their slots are among the most popular in casinos around the country – and you can also now play these games online in some jurisdictions too.
If you have enjoyed Bally slots before, you will know that the biggest wins from their games come when you get clusters of winning combinations together. Rather than one specific combination of symbols giving a giant win, it is the combination of 40 win-lines and wild symbols which allow you to hit those big scores. You will also find a stacked Lady Robin Hood symbol in this game. This can sometimes fill all 4 of the rows on a reel, giving you a lot of winning possibilities.
There is a large arrow going through the logo at the top of the screen. Randomly, this lights up and gets replaced by golden stars. You will then see an animation of the arrows hitting symbols on the reels at random. Each of those symbols becomes a wild, and then the reels spin to fill in the rest of the spaces. You can get between 3 and 8 wild symbols from this – which is enough to get you several 5 of a kind wins on some occasions.
You can also win big via the free spins bonus round. The reels change so that each one has a shield above it, with 4 slots to be filled. You will get arrows on the reels as you play, and each time you get one a slot on the one of the reels will be filled. As soon as all 4 slots are filled, that reel becomes fully wild for the rest of the free spins. If you are lucky enough to get 2 or even 3 of the reels as wilds, then the payouts can be substantial.
This slot is very easy to play. There are no win lines to select (this is set to a default of 40 lines), so you only need to choose your bet size. The smallest bet is 1c per line (40c per spin) with the biggest $400 per spin. If you prefer, you can set up to 25 automatic spins without needing to click each time.
Winning is simply a case of lining up 3 of more symbols from the left hand side. You will find many classic images from the historical tale of Robin Hood. These include a sword, quiver of arrows, gold and silver drinking vessels and purse full of gold coins. There is also a ‘LRH’ logo on the first, third and fifth reel which triggers the free spins bonus game.
Other than a sound effect of the arrow hitting, the sounds are very much the stand Bally library of computer noises and tunes for the bigger wins. When the free spins game starts there is a nice flame effect and traditional medieval tune. You then go through a forest to the new reels, where the bullseye bonus game (shields with 4 spaces) starts.
This slot beat my expectations. At first it looked like the gimmick of turning a historical character into a female was all there was to it. This is not the case at all; there is enough of interest in the game play (and excellent production and graphics) to make this slot an enjoyable experience.
Having the random arrows feature to add up to 8 wilds is not fundamentally different to having them land randomly on the reels without any arrows. What this does is add a little excitement when the arrow starts glowing – as well as often adding several wins.
During the free spins the bullseye game adds even more interest, especially those times you get 2 or more reels fully wild with spins to spare.