Sheriff of Nottingham 2 Slot Demo Gameplay

Sheriff of Nottingham 2 Slot Review 2022

Here we are once more for the latest in the Twisted Tale series from iSoftBet, and this time, they’re going back to their roots with a sequel to the very first in the series with Sheriff of Nottingham 2!

It’s been a couple of years since we visited the dastardly antagonist of the Robin Hood series, but as ever, we’re excited to see just how tyrannical the villain can be when in the spotlight. iSoftBet’s twisted tale series is special in the way that it focuses on the villain instead of the hero, and so far we’ve seen a fair few infamous and unsavoury characters.

Morgana, the Queen of Wonderland, Scrooge, Moriarty and Dracula are just some of the wicked personalities that we’ve met so far, but the Sheriff of Nottingham might just be the most heinous villain of all…the taxman.

Scrooge might have been a bit stingy, and the Queen of Wonderland may have severed a head or two, but The Sheriff of Nottingham and his unrealistic and unaffordable taxes makes him the most disgusting of all. Perhaps it’s time for Robin Hood to sort him out once more?

We’re excited to see how iSoftBet has revived the game that started it all, so let’s check it out.

Sheriff of Nottingham 2 Base Game

Sheriff of Nottingham 2 Base Game and Features

Sheriff of Nottingham 2 is a 5 reel slot with 20 fixed paylines. In order to form a winning combination, you will need to connect 3 or more of the same symbol types from left to right, starting from the left-most reel. The minimum bet available here is £/€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€200 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two.

In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Sheriff of Nottingham 2 is the Gold and Red Shield, followed by the Swords, Axe and Parchment. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten. There is also a Wild symbol present which substitutes for all symbols except Bonus symbols and is available on all reels.

Game Provider iSoftBet
Maximum Bet 200
Maximum Win 7,515x
Paylines 20
Release Date 26/10/2022
RTP 96.00%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.2

Sheriff Bet

Before you begin spinning you will be given the option to activate the Sheriff Bet feature on the left side of the reel set.

Choosing to activate the Sheriff Bet will increase your current bet by 25% for each spin. Although this may seem a little steep, the Sheriff Bet will increase your chances of landing the Pick a Scroll feature which has 6 exciting Modifiers up for grabs.

Pick a Scroll Modifiers

During any random spin in the base game, Robin Hood can pop his head out from beneath the reel set which may activate the Pick a Scroll feature. Robin Hood can be a little shy at times and may appear for a brief moment only to disappear again without activating the Pick a Scroll feature.

Once active, you will be given 3 Scrolls to choose from which will award one of the following Modifiers.

  • Wanted Spin – The Sheriff will land in view and award the value of any present Money symbols on the reels.
  • Mystery Symbols – A random amount of Mystery symbols will be added to the reels and transform into any High or Low-paying symbol.
  • Stacked Wilds – Awards a random amount of Stacked Wilds to the reels with a x1 Multiplier. Any Stacked Wilds that land partially in view will nudge down, increasing their Multiplier by +1 with each nudge.
  • Bonus – Awards the Sheriff Respins Bonus round.
  • Sheriff Wilds – Between 4 and 10 Wilds will be added to the reels randomly.
  • Win Spin – Awards a guaranteed Winning spin.

Sheriff of Nottingham 2 Stacked Wilds

Sheriff of Nottingham 2: Sheriff Respins

Landing 3 Bonus symbols in any position on the reels triggers the Sheriff Respins round, awarding 3 Respins.

At the start of Sheriff Respins, all Bonus symbols will transform into Money symbols and will remain fixed in their positions. In addition to this, every new Money or Merry Men symbol that lands in view will also be locked onto the reel set, resetting the Respins Counter to 3 each time.

There are a number of interesting characters in play during the Sheriff Respins round, so here’s who you need to keep an eye out for.

Sheriff of Nottingham

Landing the Sheriff of Nottingham symbol collects all current symbols on the reel set which makes room for more symbols to drop in. The Sheriff of Nottingham symbol can also collect from other instances of himself.

If a Sheriff of Nottingham symbol appears whilst Merry Men symbols are present, he will lock them up and throw away the key. If all 5 are locked up, a Multiplier of x5 is applied to your total winnings at the end of the round. Merry Men symbols can only land once on the reels.

  • Mystery Merry Men – Reveals a random Merry Man or Maid Marian symbol.
  • Will Scarlet – Awards 1x your current bet and unlocks the Right Reel.
  • Friar Tuck – Awards 1x your current bet and unlocks the Left Reel.
  • Little John – Awards 1x your current bet and Doubles all current Cash Values on the reel set including the values of any Sheriff of Nottingham symbols. Little John boosts Robin Hood first before his Modifier is applied.
  • Maid Marian – Awards 1x your current bet and +1 Extra Life when you reach 0 on the Respins Counter. The Extra Life is always triggered even if she is collected.
  • Robin Hood – The Robin Hood Symbol acts as a Persistent Repeater. Robin Hood will add x1 or x2 multipliers to all symbols on each respin. Robin Hood is still a persistent repeater, even when caught.

Sheriff of Nottingham 2 Respins

Sheriff of Nottingham 2 Bonus Buy

For those outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

Sheriff of Nottingham 2 has two Bonus Buy options for you to choose from, these are as follows.

  • Hold & Win – Awards the standard Sheriff Respins Bonus round for a total cost of 75x your current bet.
  • Super Hold & Win – Awards a Super Sheriff Respins Bonus round for a total cost of 150x your current bet. The Super Sheriff Respins round awards even bigger payouts.

Sheriff of Nottingham 2: Our Verdict

iSoftBet has cleverly refined Sheriff of Nottingham 2 in many aspects. Graphics are a cut above what they were in the original game, and a few new features has been added to breathe fresh life into the newest instalment.

A good balance has been struck between the Base Game and Free Spins because of the Pick a Scroll feature, which brings many modifiers to shake up what may have otherwise been a dull and tedious Base Game, and Sheriff Respins and the character modifiers that comes with it makes for what could be a nail-biting experience, although expectations should be tempered on what the Sheriff of Nottingham 2 is capable of compared to similarly styled slots.

Sheriff of Nottingham 2 is no Money Train, but win potential is far from low. 7,515x is the highest possible win, and a figure that we think is more than enough to make you feel like you’ve taken from the rich in true Robin Hood style!

In our opinion, the improvements on the original are clear, but it feels like iSoftBet has built upon it rather than completely changed it. This should please those who had an affinity for the first game, or to those with a soft spot for Hold & Win styled slots.

Overall, The Sheriff of Nottingham 2 isn’t the kind of beast that we’re seeing from those hellbent on creating slots with Jackpot size max wins, but it’s a fun and dependable option for those looking for a quality game with real, realistic potential