Design and Gameplay
Robbie Jones and the Heart of the Nile is a visually matchless video slot game powered by Fugaso. We remain questioned if, in fact, the graphics are purposefully made to remind us of early 2000’s Paint images, or if they should be taken seriously. Either way it achieves the desired effect. That of sticking this game in the player’s subconscious, by making an impression of how childish it looks like. It is rare that we feel that a video slot title has had a meddling with our psychology, but there’s a first for everything. Fugaso took a risk with this style, but since it’s one of the top played games that risk was worth it.
Robbie Jones is a direct knock out of his Film partner, the gun slinging archeologist Indiana, with the small difference in Robbie’s protruding chin and his cigar smoking habit. In fact all the icons remind us of Indi, and more specifically, of his adventures in the desert. Following the never – aging 3x5 reels formula, Robbie has a surprising amount of paylines- 99.
Once again a video slot game takes place in Egypt, but this time in modern times. The background image is humorously drawn, as is the music that, quite frankly, doesn’t seem to go anywhere. Even the animations are silly and quite unnecessary, almost quirky like. But again, in these aspects lay the charm of Robbie Jones and the Heart of the Nile. Overall, the whole look seems to be aiming at a comic book-ish feel. If so, it achieves this wonderfully.
Now we come to the actual casino part- the bonuses of which there are not many. 3 or more Free Spins symbols or a winning bet line trigger the Multi Win feature. During the feature the reels with the winning icons are kept still. The rest are re-spun for a chance of more winnings.
To activate Free Spins you need 5 or more Free Spins symbols. double your winnings during this feature.
And of course there is the Wild symbol which substitutes all symbols except the icon of Free Spins.
Robbie Jones and the Heart of the Nile sure has a long name, but does it have a compelling hook worthy of such a name? We think so. True, the style might not appeal to every player out there, but if you give it a chance you might find your new favorite video slot game.