Reviews Barcrest’s Merry Money Slots Machine
Have you always been fascinated by Robin Hood’s philosophy of stealing from the rich and handing it over to the needy? Then here is your chance to be one of his merry men. Merry Money is a free slot game by Barcrest that gives you the opportunity to join Robin Hood as one of his merry men in his adventures. If nothing, how often do you get to play a slot game based on the robin hood theme, and by a slot game we mean one that is not just visually appealing, but also pays well.
Set in the backdrop of a dense forest, your reels are placed in a scenic background with leaves from dense trees covering the screen. Oh, and there is a lake too, adding to the visual appeal of the game. As far as the sound is concerned, Barcrest has done a decent job in that department as well (though there is scope for improvement). The best part however, is that you get to see a lot of characters that you may have read about in your story books, taking you back to your childhood.
Another game with the same theme is Bally Gaming’s Lady Robin Hood.
How to Play the Game
Merry Money is a five reel, ten pay lines slot game. One thing you will love about Merry Money is that it offers you a lot of flexibility with your bets. You can save up on your cash by placing bets as low as
$0.10 on each pay line or go big with bets of up to $500.00 on a single spin.
Apart from the regular playing card symbols, the game features some interesting symbols in the form of Robin Hood (no points for guessing it), crossbow target and a gold bag. The Merry Money logo is the symbol offering the highest value while the gold bag is the Wild symbol and the crossbow target acts as the Scatter symbol. The game has a bonus symbol too, none other than the Robin Hood. The Wild symbol can substitute all other symbols on the reels except the bonus and Scatter symbol.
Three Bonus Rounds on Merry Money
Merry Money is called so for a reason, because it offers plenty of bonus features to give you some easy money.
The bonus symbols means a lot of good luck in the game. Every time you find three or more Robin Hood symbols on your reels, you get the opportunity to win some goodies either in the Hall of Plenty bonus or Win Spins. Once you get more than three of these bonus symbols on your reels, Robin Hood will either target a yellow board or a red one. If he hits the yellow board, you get to enter the Hall of Plenty bonus (which is what you would want). The red board will you some free spins, which is good too, but not as good as the other bonus.
Hall of Plenty Bonus – If you are lucky enough to trigger this one, you will be given the option of choosing a door (out of six), which will reveal your prize. You can continue picking a door and winning big, but only as long as the Sheriff does not wake up!
Wins Spins bonus – The Win Spins (which begins after you enter a win spins trail that mentions the number of spins you have won) gives you a chance of increasing your cash tremendously by awarding you up to 100 free spins!
Pick Me bonus – A special Pick Me bonus round is triggered when more than two special target Scatter symbols appear on the reels. You have to pick between three characters to determine the prize they are holding.
Merry Money does not give you a lot of reasons to not like it – it is entertaining, offers massive payouts, has interesting onus rounds and has amazing graphics too.