There are plenty of online video slots on the market at the moment with their own version of the classic tale of Robin Hood and his merry men. Genesis Gaming, however, has dispensed with the Prince of Thieves and has replaced him with a young lady named Robyn, an equally gifted archer with a very similar story to tell.
The main characters in the Robyn online slot are also the game’s highest-paying symbols. They are mirror inversions of the Robin Hood heroes and anti-heroes – instead of Robin there’s Robyn, instead of the dastardly sheriff of Nottingham there’s the evil harlequin queen, and instead of Maid Marianne there’s a suave-looking young prince. Other symbols include Robyn’s trusty white steed, the Robyn logo, an archer’s target, and the usual high-rank playing cards.
Robyn does not have a payline structure; instead, it utilises the 243-ways-to-win system by which wins occur as long as matching symbols appear on adjacent reels from left to right. Players of Robyn may wager up to 25 coins per spin and coin values range between 0.01 and 5.00.
The Robyn Wild Symbol
In Robyn, the wild symbol is very easy to identify because it is not an image at all but simply the word “wild” in bold green letters. As in most cases, the Robyn wild symbol is highly useful because it can stand in for any other symbol, except the scatter and target symbols, to complete winning combinations.
Robyn’s Random Target Symbols
Robyn has two bonus features, the first of which is rather unique. Whenever a target symbol appears anywhere on the reels, Robyn will emerge in the corner of the screen and fire her arrow at the target, transforming it into another symbol. When more than one target is landed in a spin, all targets are transformed into the same symbol, increasing the likelihood of a winning combination.
The Robyn target symbol takes on even greater significance during the game’s free spins feature.
Free Spins from the Scatter Symbol
The Robyn game logo and the image of Robyn herself are the two most valuable symbols in the game in terms of direct coin payouts, since 1 000 coins are paid out if five of a kind appear adjacent to one another.
The Robyn logo has additional value in that it serves as the game’s scatter symbol. When three or more Robyn scatter symbols appear on the reels, the free spins bonus feature is activated. Robyn players are then awarded 12 free spins, which can be re-triggered – should three further scatters appear – up to a total of 24 free spins.
It is also in the Robyn free spins round that the target symbol becomes particularly valuable. This is because, instead of being transformed into any random symbols when Robyn shoots her arrow at them, these targets will now all be transformed into wilds. What’s more, these Robyn free spins wilds then expand to cover the entire reel on which they appear, further increasing the chances of a winning combination.