An old favourite from the Playtech development house, Archer is a simple yet engaging online slot based on the theme of bows and arrows and the Robin Hood legend. The graphics, despite being more than 10 years old, remain as fresh and entertaining as ever yet are beginning to look a touch dated in comparison to newer online slots.
There is no progressive jackpot with Archer, which may be off-putting for some players yet will not be of concern to others, but there are many features within the basic game that can enhance your winnings. Archer is designed to be a simple game to play and can lead you into some surprisingly exciting features.
|Theme||Medieval, Robin Hood|
|Compatibility||Optimized for all devices|
|Min coin size||$0.01|
|Max coin size||$0.25|
|Highest payout||1500x stake|
Symbols to look for are the Archer himself. He is the scatter symbol and can open up the way to further multipliers and free spins. Also important is Gold, a symbol that is wild and will replace symbols with winning combinations when dropping into a certain slot.
Also of value are Arrows – which are particularly valuable in combination with the Archer scatter – and a variety of other symbols representing different values. Archer is not a high volatility game and lacks a bonus round, yet players are fond of it for its regular potential payouts, interesting game play and jolly, jaunty soundtrack that is great fun.
How to Play Archer
Archer is a familiar 5-reel, three-line format game and remains as popular today as it was ten years ago. In fact, it was the first such slot from Playtech to feature this combination.
Playing is simple and you look for the wild symbol – Gold – which can trigger certain features, and the scatter symbol of the Archer, whereby you hit the main feature of the game.
With no hidden bonus game Archer retains a sense of old school slot playing about it, and that’s no bad thing. What is perhaps disappointing is the very low RTP at 94.99% – one of the lowest we’ve reviewed – which will be off-putting to some players, yet the game itself and the potential for smaller and plentiful wins is engaging and enticing. It can be played on all devices.
Special Features of Archer
As mentioned above there is no bonus game here, but some of the main features include:
- The Expand and Split feature is random and is triggered some symbols appear with an arrow border combined with a scatter symbol. These symbols will split, expanding the win line and offering a potential of multiplied wins.
- The Gold wild symbol can trigger a free spin feature that may reach a large winning sum. These can only appear on the three central reels so keep an eye out for them.
Archer is a fun and engaging game that has stood the test of time, let down only by a low RTP and the lack of a bonus game.