Forest Band is a slot game based on a story everyone is familiar with, Robin Hood and his Merry Men. The scene of the game is Sherwood Forest of course, which is under the jurisdiction of the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. The Sheriff and his men are always on the warpath, trying to capture Robin Hood and his band of outlaws.

The background is the lush greenery of the Forest, with the little open clearing that is the site of the famous fight between Robin Hood and Little John.

Symbols All Belong In Sherwood Forest

Forest Band has five reels and twenty pay lines, and is created by the premium games developer Euro Games Technology. The symbols with the lowest value are the classic playing cards, from Jack through to the Ace. For finding three, four or five of matching symbols of each of these cards, which in Forest Band are secret messages between the Merry Men, there is a good bonus on offer. The next symbols in value are Robin Hood’s Hat and the Warning Horn. They will also give you an even bigger prize if you find three, four or five of these at the same time on an active pay line. The next in line are the Falcon, which is the Messenger, and the Bag of Coins that has obviously been taken by Robin Hood from the rich Sheriff to give to the poor. Three or four of each of these symbols appearing at the same time on a pay line will earn you a good prize, while landing five of them together will win you up to four hundred coins each.

The top tier of symbols in Forest Band consist of Robin Hood himself, and the beautiful Maid Marian. These two symbols will give you great payouts for landing two or more of them on an active pay line.  The Wild symbol is the Sheriff’s Castle, and this only appears on reels two, three, four and five. The Wild can replace any other symbols in a winning combination, apart from the Scatter, so it can afford you some very good payouts. The Scatter is the Target, which Robin uses for bow and arrow practice.  This Scatter will only appear on reels one, three and five, and will give you a prize for finding three together on the reels. Three Scatters will also trigger the Free Spins bonus round, which will give you ten free spins.

A Free Spins Bonus Round with Wilds

If any of the Sheriff’s Castle wilds appear during play of the Free spins bonus round in Forest Band, will stay there until you have finished your free spins, and that is an extra opportunity for big payouts. The free spins round is played on an alternative set of reel, and it cannot be reactivated.

Forest Band has a Jackpot Card feature, which is exclusive to EGT, and appears in for Canadians games. In order to win the jackpot prizes, you choose one playing card at a time from twelve cards lying face down.  If three of these cards show the same card symbol, you will win the amount of the prize that corresponds to that suit.

Forest Band offers a Gamble feature that you can play after any win. All you need to do sit back and relax over a game and guess correctly the colour of a random playing card to have your winnings doubled.