Ruby Slippers: Overview
The Wizard of Oz is perhaps one of the greatest stories to exist, with the classic movie featuring Judy Garland really bringing it to life on another level. Who can forget following the yellow brick road, the house crushing a witch, the flying monkeys, the three compatriots of Dorothy…the list of exciting features in the story is endless. Fortunately, you will be able to experience many of them in this Wizard of Oz: Ruby Slippers slot game from the WMS and SG Digital brands. Featuring an impressive array of extras, superb graphics and wonderful sounds, this is one game you won’t forget soon.
To begin with, let’s get the basics out of the way. Ruby Slippers contains a layout featuring 5 reels and 3 rows altogether. This is joined by a selection of 30 paylines, which you have the opportunity to customize, if you so wish. Additionally, you can switch up your bet by using the relevant plus and minus buttons. This allows you to select your bet size from between 0.30 and €/£60 per spin. WMS has also included an autoplay function for you to use as you like.
Now, moving on to the visual side of Ruby Slippers. Because this is the story of the Wizard of Oz, you’ll see that the background behind the reels features plenty of greenery – most likely to be the Emerald City. Then come the symbols upon the slot’s reels, which start with the hourglass, the lollipop, the wicker basket and the red apple. Then comes the Wicked Witch and Dorothy’s dog, Toto, both of which can provide maximum rewards of 5 times your stake for a five of a kind combination. Next in line is the good witch, Glinda, followed by a group shot of Dorothy with the cowardly lion, tin man and scarecrow. The slot’s own logo acts as the game’s highest-paying standard symbol, giving you 33,33 times your stake for five on a full payline.
While the visuals and the overall setup of the game are great within themselves, there’s so much more to Ruby Slippers than initially meets the eye. Prepare yourself for some intriguing special features!
Ruby Slippers: Features
The reason why the game’s own logo has such a high pay-out in comparison to the other standard symbols, is because it operates as the slot’s Wild Symbol. This means that it will stand in as a substitute for the hourglass, lollipop, basket, apple, Toto, Wicked Witch, Glinda and collection of Dorothy’s friends symbols.
There’s also something in this slot game known as the Crystal Ball Monetary Awards feature. This will trigger whenever two or more feature symbols show up on reels one to four anywhere and a crystal ball icon on the fifth reel. Feature symbols are present in the form of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. As each triggering character shows up, a monetary award also bangs up. The appearance of the Wicked Witch symbol will pause this and sometimes, after all the characters have shown up, Glinda will appear for a final increase. From this feature round, you can win up to 200 times your total bet.
Ruby Slippers also has something known as the Ruby Slippers Feature. This can occur randomly when a jackpot symbol does not appear on the third reel and the Wicked Witch, Wizard or Crystal symbols do not show up on reel five. The Ruby Slippers will then click together while the reels are spinning. Bubbles will then show up around the screen and have the potential to turn any of the five reels into a Wild Reel. Up to four of them can be transformed into such, offering the potential for huge pay-outs. Not only that, but the Ruby Slippers may then award a multiplier of up to 5x.
The Feature Re-Spin is also something that stands out about this WMS game. If one, two or three of the feature triggering symbols mentioned earlier appear scattered on reels one to four and combine with any feature triggering symbol on reel five, you’ll receive a Feature Re-Spin. This sees the feature triggering symbols held in place, while feature reels replace the remaining reels and re-spin a single time. Should at least two feature triggering symbols appear scattered on the first four reels after the re-spin, a feature begins.
We’re big fans of the Find the Broom Feature that this slot contains, too. If two or more feature triggering symbols appear scattered across the first four reels and a Wicked Witch comes into view on reel five, this round starts. Simply pick the Wizard of Oz tokens to win rewards. You’re able to receive up to 6x your total bet or the Small Wicked Witch award of 2x your total stake.
There’s also the final addition of the Emerald City Free Spin feature. Two or more feature triggering symbols scattered across reels 1-4 and a Wizard symbol showing up on reel five begin this round. You’ll be given 5 Free Spins, with special perks coming courtesy of the feature triggering symbols. These are as follows:
- Dorothy on Reel 1 - You’ll receive five additional free spins on top of the standard five.
- Scarecrow on Reel 2 - You’ll see all Dorothy’s friend group symbols turns into Scarecrow Wilds.
- Tin Man on Reel 3 - All wins during the free spins round are multiplied by 3x.
- Cowardly Lion on Reel 4 - A single random reel per spin is transformed into a Cowardly Lion Wild Reel.
Ruby Slippers: Final Verdict
For slots enthusiasts, this conversion from land-based casino has become as much a classic as the move has for film-lovers. As we've been told by the developers, there are up to 45 ways to play all the features which ensures there's plenty of extras to look forward to. There are some wonderful retro graphics throughout as well that has remained true to the original slot cabinet version, and the special features bring it to life like nothing else. Medium variance, you can win well over 5,000 times your stake from the Ruby Slippers feature should you land all 4 wild reels + one of the premiums.