For centuries, the tales of Robin Hood have enamored children with his wild exploits. The green-dressed hero, who "robbed from the rich and gave to the poor" is a folk hero, and Barcrest is continuing his legend with the Merry Money slot. The game manages to bring the classic look and feel of many Barcrest slots to the masses, and also brings some great features that can see Robin Hood doling out money to make you richer than a king!
Merry Money is a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot that manages to mix in a series of classic slot symbols (10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace) as well as a Merry Money slogan, an archery target with arrows in it, and Robin Hood himself. The game's features include free spins and a pick'em bonus, which are set off by three Robin Hood and three archery targets respectively. The game also has a posted RTP of 95.1%, which is pretty healthy for an online slot. The game's 10 paylines aren't great for frequent payouts, but when they do hit, the payouts are sizable, which allow you to quickly make up for any lapses in hits that do take place.
The gameplay in Merry Money is pretty basic, but I will give Barcrest props for making Merry Money one of the best looking games in the developer's library. I played the game for quite a while and ended up only getting the game's features to kick in once in a great while. The free spins actually ended up being pretty lackluster for me, as one round only saw me winning $1, and the maximum I ever won was $12 in a round. The pick'em round came up even less frequently, but the wins were more substantial when they did manage to come up.