REVIEW – WMS Ruby Slippers

REVIEW – WMS Ruby Slippers
Rating 9/10

Overview Of Ruby Slippers

We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz, that’s right players, its Ruby Slippers time! Click your heels 3 times in the land of Oz as theres 45 different ways to enter the bonus round, the classic music and original artwork compliment the retro styled reels to make one of the most popular original slots of all time!

Slot Description

Ruby Slippers has a 5 reel by 3 row setup and you can play between 1 and 30 pay lines. The game has several features in the base game and the bonus rounds all based on the 1939 classic film, let’s start with the feature re-spin.

On each of the first 4 reels there is a character from the film, to activate a feature you need at least 2 characters and then a witch, a wizard or a crystal ball on the final reel to enter each of the specific features. Should you land 2 or more characters you get a re-spin giving you a chance to land the missing ones.

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Any 2 or more characters and the wicked witch on reel 5 enter you into the Find The Broom Feature, in this bonus round you will have to select from tokens which hide different values and symbols, the maximum you can win from this feature is 50x.

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The next feature is the Emerald City Freespins, to trigger this feature you need at least 2 characters and a Wizard on the final reel, you start with 5 spins and if Dorothy was involved in the trigger you get an extra 5 giving you 10 spins. If the Scarecrow was involved with the trigger you turn all group symbols into a wild, if Tin Man was a trigger all wins will be multiplied by 3x and if the Cowardly Lion was a trigger every spin a reel will turn completely wild! As you can imagine the dream setup would be all 4 characters as the trigger making every spin a potential big win.

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The freespins can also be re-triggered with Wizard scatters, these are only present during the feature.

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The next feature is the Crystal Ball, to trigger this feature you need at least 2 characters and the Crystal Ball on the last reel, the more characters you trigger this feature with the better it becomes, or at least the potential increases! The maximum you can win on this feature is 200x and I’ve personally had it a few times over the years.

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Now we get to the most exciting feature of them all and it’s also the easiest to trigger, the Ruby Slippers feature! During any spin while the reels are moving you may hear Dorothy say “whats happening?” and see the Ruby Slippers click together, pink bubbles will then float out on the screen and pop over the reels turning them wild, you can get between 1 and 4 wild reels, of course the aim is to get 4 wilds and the top symbol. In the example below I got only 2 wilds but a 10x multiplier and my win was still 605x stake which is very respectable.

When the bubbles have popped and the reels stop you will also be awarded a multiplier of 2x or 5x and Glinda can also appear and turn it into a 10x multiplier as I got above, get the 4 wilds and the 10x multiplier with a top symbol and you will be looking at a win of over 3000x your stake!

Ruby Slippers Paytable

The paytable in Ruby Slippers is old and out of date and you may need a scientific calculator to work out any potential wins but alas I will do it for you! Starting with the lowest symbols we have the hour glass and the lollypop paying 2.66x stake for 5 of a kind, the basket and apple pay 3.33x and the Witch and Toto the dog pay 5x for a full line.

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Moving onto the premium symbols we have Glinda paying 16.66x for a full line, the friends symbol pays 25x per line, the Wild pays a small premium of 33.33x per full line and substitutes for all symbols apart from the Jackpot which leads me nicely to what the Jackpot symbol pays for a full line which is a huge premium of 400x stake per line!

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Final Thoughts On Ruby Slippers

Ruby Slippers has an RTP of 95.96% and I’d put it in the medium variance category which is a nice change from all the super high variance Megaways games we’re being bombarded with recently. This was one of the first online slots I ever played that grabbed my full attention and I will always have a soft spot for it, every time those slippers click together you never know if this is going to be the big one and with its frequency noted at around once every 61 spins it’s not a feature you need to play 1000 spins to get which is refreshing. In a nutshell If you haven’t played this game before then you need to give it a try, it’s an absolute classic and will transform your mood immediately!

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