Forest Band Online Slot Review

Forest Band in an online slot from Novomatic and EGT and will take players on an adventure into Sherwood Forest, the home of Robin Hood and his band of merry men, famous for robbing the rich and giving to the poor.  This slot game has 5 reels and 20 paylines and offers wilds, scatters, sticky wilds, a jackpot feature and a gamble option.

The symbols in Forest Band include Robin Hood himself, the falcon, bag of gold coins, Maid Marion who is Robin’s love interest, Robin’s hat and a water bag.  The playing cards Ace, King, Queen and Jack are also included.  To view the payouts for each symbol players can click the info button at the bottom of the screen.

Wild and Scatter

The wild symbol is the castle and will appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and can substitute for all the symbols except the scatter.


The scatter symbol is the target for Robin’s favourite pastime, archery and will only appear during the base game on reels 1, 3 and 5 and will activate the free spins as well as the wild feature.

Free Spins

3 Scatter symbols will reward players with 10 free spins.  To begin the feature players can click the start button and the reels will spin continuously until there are no more free spins. The free spins cannot be reactivated and cannot be stopped once the start button has been clicked.  The free spins will take place on a different set of reels.

Sticky Wilds

During the free spins the wild symbol will transform into a sticky wild and remain in its position for the duration of the free spins round.

Random Mystery Jackpot

The mystery jackpot has 4 levels and is randomly activated after a game is finished and players have collected their winnings. Players will be shown 12 cards face down and will choose cards until 3 matching suits are revealed.  The reward will depend on the suit that is revealed.  When this feature is activated players are guaranteed 1 of the jackpot levels.

Level 1 has the lowest jackpot value and is the club.  The 2nd level is the diamond, the 3rd level is the heart and the 4th and highest level is the spade.  The jackpot mystery feature will play on top of the base game and the autoplay feature will be stopped when the jackpot bonus is activated. When the feature is completed the settings will go back to what they were prior to the jackpot bonus feature.

Double the Win

A win on the paylines will activate the gamble option.  The gamble round is optional and players can choose to collect their winning and continue with the game.  If they choose to gamble they will be shown a face down card like a hand of Canadian online blackjack and then have to guess the colour of the card by clicking the red or black button on the screen.  If players want to collect their gamble winnings they can click collect and the money will be added to their balance.  If players guess incorrectly they will return to the main game and lose what they have won.

Forest Band will take players on an adventure with Robin Hood and his men into Sherwood Forest in their quest to fight the evil Sherriff of Nottingham.  Sticky Wilds, free spins, a mystery jackpot bonus and a double or nothing gamble option make prospects of winning good.