Robin Hood: Prince of Tweets Basic Information:
Taking from folktales for inspiration is a common occurrence when it comes to pokie themes. Also common are the type of games which take inspiration from puns or simple wordplay. Less regular are games which combine these two ideas into a single bizarre premise. Robin Hood: Prince of Tweets is one of these rare creations. Is it worth your attention, or is this pokie more akin to the fever dreams we have while loaded up on blue cheese – mindlessly pointless? Read our review to find out…
This pokie was created by the developers at NextGen Gaming. These guys are another software designer with a heavy focus on slot based games. While not as prolific as the likes of Microgaming or NetEnt, this team does not let their lesser visibility affect the quality of their creations. This game was released on the 1st of August, 2016.
The NextGen system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from NextGen.
Robin Hood: Prince of Tweets comes with a total of 40 paylines over 5 reels in a 4×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet are static.
- The maximum coins bet are static.
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.001
- Maximum coins size sits at 25.00
- The return to player offered by this game is 93.38%, which is unusually far below average.
Robin Hood: Prince of Tweets is a game built around simplicity, and because of this the game has a notable lack of options. Rather than the traditional option screen, Robin Hood: Prince of Tweets has the majority of its options available from the main game screen.
- Betting Quantity Buttons
These simple increase or decrease the bet per line, though the paylines themselves cannot be customised.
- Audio Button
Moving the cursor over this button gives the player the ability to either set the volume at a specific level or mute the entire game.
- i Button
This is used to open the main game information screen. This section includes helpful information on symbols, game rules and payouts.
When this button is clicked the player is brought to the autoplay settings screen. From this screen the player is able to use a slider to determine the amount of autospins which they wish to play out. They can also simply set it to the last used settings.
The original Robin Hood was a heroic outlaw in English folklore and literature. While Robin Hood was famous for many feats what he is most well-known for is his skill at archery, and his penchant of robbing the rich and giving to the poor.
Together with his loyal band of Merry Men, Robin Hood went about protecting the people of Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and a number of other locations while keeping hidden within the nearby Sherwood forest. As the local law enforcement, such as the Sheriff of Nottingham, were at best woefully corrupt Robin had his work cut out for him.
The obvious change in this game is to turn Robin Hood into an actual robin. How does a bird use a bow? Don't ask me. What exactly does a Prince of Tweets lord over? Apparently this game is not referencing Twitter, so who has any idea?
Other Features and Bonuses
The first of this game's features is the Robin Hood's Arrow Feature. With this feature Robin can randomly turn adjacent symbols into wilds.
On the right side of the screen is the Superbet feature. This has two different active levels which can be toggled by clicking on the superbet button. When this option is off the Robin Hood's Arrow Feature can only turn Princess symbols into wilds.
Turning on Superbet Level 1 costs 30 coins per spin. When this is active the Robin Hood's Arrow Feature can turn Princess, Owl and Pouch symbols into wilds.
Turning on Superbet Level 2 costs 80 coins per spin. When this is active the Robin Hood's Arrow Feature can turn Princess, Owl, Pouch, Target, Quiver and Poster symbols into additional wilds.
The wild symbol in Robin Hood: Prince of Tweets comes in the form of this Robin Hood himself. This can substitute for any symbol except the scatter. It can also appear on any of the reels.
These can form their own combinations, with payouts using the following rules:
- 2 of these give a bonus of 4 when on 1 payline
- 3 of these give a bonus of 50 when on 1 payline
- 4 of these give a bonus of 125 when on 1 payline
- 5 of these give a bonus of 250 when on 1 payline
These can only roll on reel 3 through spins, though additional symbols can appear with the Robin Hood's Arrow Feature.
The scatter symbol in Robin Hood: Prince of Tweets appears as the glorious home of Robin Hood.
- 3 scatters give a 160x bet multiplier and 15 free spins when gained
- 4 scatters give a 600x bet multiplier and 20 free spins when gained
- 5 scatters give a 4000x bet multiplier and 25 free spins when gained
The free spins bonus game in Robin Hood: Prince of Tweets is won when the player gains at least 3 scatter symbols in a single spin. While in this free spins bonus game the Superbet Feature will turn any symbols adjacent to wild symbols into additional wilds, provided the feature is active at least level 1. Additional free games can be retriggered from within this game.
How to Play:
Basic play for Robin Hood: Prince of Tweets is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.
Clicking the autoplay button allows the player to go through a selection of different amounts of autospins.
Overall Design and Usability:
The design of Robin Hood: Prince of Tweets is a bit of a mixed bag. While the background works well, and the symbols are of consistent high quality (if occasionally creepy), the play-bar looks outdated and of lower quality. There is also a slight issue in the the spinning of the reels appears slightly choppy. Nothing here is enough to make the game anything approaching ugly or unusable, it's just a case of a little more work could have gone a long way.
In terms of usability Robin Hood: Prince of Tweets is average as best. The game has a general lack of options and customisability which really limit it to users who are after a simple experience. Users cannot set custom finishing rules for autoplay, for example, nor can they modify the game's graphics options to make it run on older or less powerful devices. This results in an game which probably will not reach the standards of those more experienced pokie players. At least during our play we saw precisely no issues with the games reliability, with the game playing and responding well.
Where to find it:
NextGen Gaming may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the NextGen Gaming framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!
This is a game which does a few things pretty well, though it struggles in other areas. The look of the game has its ups and downs, as does the bonus structure. The major problems here come from a low level of customisation and a few areas of lower quality graphics. Despite this, the game itself is quite fun. Fun, though to get past the low RTP the player is going to need to activate the super bet feature, which can add a huge amount to the cost of betting.
This is a game we can recommend to anyone looking out for something especially cute, but those players who are on the lookout for something more robust might be better off giving this one a miss.
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