Sherwood Showdown Slot Review (Novomatic)
Sherwood Showdown takes you on an epic adventure. The slot comes with several features, both regular and random plus a couple of impressive graphics. Let’s dive in and see the pros and cons of this new release by Novomatic/Greentube.
Sherwood Showdown is designed as the usual 5x3 reels slot. It also comes with 20 active lines. What really caught my eye here is the long list of features that Sherwood Showdown comes with. These features include scatters, wilds, free spins (Hold & Spin Streak), and a total of six types of modifiers.
The slot has very high payout potential that can go to as high as 1,500xs per spin. However, my only concern is the slot’s RTP which is at 95.13%. This is far much lower compared to what other developers are offering for slots in this league.
Betting and Prizes
For the betting price, the game’s lines require between $0.01 and $2 each. This translates to about $0.20 to $40 per each spin.
For the available prices on Sherwood Showdown, we are looking at forming winning combinations with the help of the slot’s symbols. One such symbol is the wild while the other is a regular one. Both of these symbols have the ability to form winning wins which have the potential to pay up to 15x total stake (this is per line).
Sherwood Showdown Slot Features
Although the wild has become too common on slot games, and many players no longer consider it important, it comes in handy when forming winning combinations.
With Sherwood Showdown, it is possible to trigger random modifiers that add some excitement to the game’s regular rounds.
Horn Blower: this is the symbol that you use to get some wins should you encounter a long losing streak.
Fox Runner: this one works pretty much the same as the hornblower. If you are in a losing spin, you use it to get a spin of the reels which could result in a price.
Reel Rise: to get a boost for the 5th reel, you will need to land the scatters on reels 1 and 3. This gives an additional 5 symbols that come with some extra free spins.
Winning Shot: with this feature, the slot’s arrows can hit symbols and these symbols re-appear in multiple positions.
Stepping Streak is the feature that triggers multiple winning spins; this can go on and on until the winning streak is broken.
Other symbols are Fill The Nest (gives up to 20x multipliers) and Hold & Spin Streak which is brought about by the free spins.
Theme & Design
The storyline captures a trip to Sherwood Forest where we see the main character like Robin Hood. The design and graphics are excellent and the game symbols include the usual Royal that represents low-value pay while the soldiers, shields, and Robin Hood himself represent high-value payout.
Although I did get to enjoy this slot, I was not quite impressed by its low RTP and I hope Novomatic will consider that in their upcoming releases.