Sherwood Gold Slot Review 2024

Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men are planning to rob the Sheriff of Nottingham in Play’n GO’s latest release, Sherwood Gold!

The Sheriff of Nottingham has been hoarding taxes from the common folk for too long, now it’s time to get them back. Join Robin Hood and his clan in liberating these funds, but it won’t be an easy task.

The Sheriff of Nottingham won’t give up his Gold easily so prepare to defend yourselves by all means necessary!

Sherwood Gold Base Game

Sherwood Gold Base Game and Features

Sherwood Gold is a 5-reel Video Slot with 20 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€80 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.20% and a max win cap of 6,500x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is Robin Hood, followed by Characters with Purple, Blue, and Brown backgrounds. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.

Game Provider Play N Go
Maximum Bet 80
Maximum Win 6,500x
Paylines 20
Release Date 02/11/2023
RTP 96.20%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.20

Cash Bag Instant Prizes

During gameplay, landing 3 or more Cash Bag symbols on the reels will award the corresponding Cash Prize from the meter to the left of the reel set.

There are 7 Cash Bag Prizes available as follows.

  • 3 Cash Bags – Award 1x your bet
  • 4 Cash Bags – Award 5x your bet
  • 5 Cash Bags – Award 20x your bet
  • 6 Cash Bags – Award 80x your bet
  • 7 Cash Bags – Award 200x your bet
  • 8 Cash Bags – Award 800x your bet
  • 9 Cash Bags – Award 2,000x your bet

Sherwood Gold Shoot the Targets Feature

Sherwood Gold Free Spins

Landing 3 Arrow Scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5 in the base game triggers the Free Spins round. Each Scatter will have between 1 and 3 Arrows on each one. The amount of Arrows revealed will determine the number of Picks you will receive for the Shoot the Targets feature.

The Shoot the Targets feature is played out before the Free Spins round begins. Here you will be met with 9 Targets and a number of Picks to choose from.

Simply click on each Target you want in order to reveal a number of Free Spins, Multipliers, or Cash Boosters that enhance your Free Spins round. All Free Spins, Multipliers, and Cash Boosters are added up and displayed on the screen at the end of the Shoot the Targets feature.

Depending on the Shoot the Targets outcome, all Cash Bag Prizes will be increased by a minimum of 0.2x, up to a maximum of 3x your bet. The same rules apply to winning a Cash Bag prize as it does in the base game.

Landing an Arrow Scatter during this time will award an additional +1 Free Spin, up to a maximum of 110 Free Spins in total.

Sherwood Gold Free Spins

Sherwood Gold: Our Verdict

Sherwood Gold seems quite Games Global-esque, which may or may not float your boat depending on your opinion on slots that use instant prizes corresponding to how many symbols land.

To us, it doesn’t evoke popularity as other game mechanics do, but it has flickering moments of excitement when the cash bags do land. It’s more often than not 1x your bet of course, but it feels like Play’n GO has scaled the ‘ladder’ quite fairly when it comes to prizes.

Free Spins feels a lot more high-action with its boosters, extra free spins and multipliers, but nothing here screams unbelievable potential, nor does it rate very highly on the innovation scale. Sherwood Gold feels like a roadmap filler if anything, we’re all waiting for the big Gargantoonz, and in the interim, we’ll settle for stealing from the rich to give to the poor.

Overall, Sherwood Gold doesn’t quite have the makings of a slot with longevity, but you’d stay for a spin if you happened across it in the new slots section of your choice casino, and you may well enjoy it enough to stick around for a while.