Ruby Casino Queen Slot Overview
This Ruby Casino Queen slot is another joint venture by Just For the Win that comes under the Microgaming banner. It has been a fruitful partnership so far with a couple of titles making it to our favourite online casino lobbies. Ruby Casino Queen is a simple yet elegant looking slot that looks set to keep this gaming partnership going even longer.
Don’t expect too many fireworks when Ruby Casino Queen slot loads up, it is not that type of game. It is more of a laid back experience, something to be savoured rather than used to get a party started. Imagine relaxing with a fine glass of whisky, and exploring its subtle flavours, or sipping coffee at your favourite café. This is a smooth slot that needs time to fully appreciate.
Don’t get too comfortable though. This Ruby Casino Queen slot is one of those games that appear chilled at first, but it is capable of some big surprises. The most important one for gamblers is its top prize. Utilise the extra features contained within, and you could win up to 6,411x your stake. Even if you don’t quite hit the jackpot, there are still loads of good returns to be had along the way. She might look friendly, but this is one Queen who can bite!
Just For the Win creates solid games, but they aren’t exactly renowned for pushing graphical boundaries. This trend continues with Ruby Casino Queen’s simple background of purple material. The symbols do make up for this lack of imagination though. Each one is lushly crafted and leaps off the screen. The soundtrack is a nice fit too, with a funky, upbeat backing track bopping away while the reels spin.
Speaking of reels, we get 5 here, along with 3 rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Players choose their bet level from 0.10 coins up to a maximum of 50 coins. Combine that top level with the 6,411x jackpot and high rollers are looking at a top prize of over 320,000 coins! Not a bad haul from the friendly Casino Queen at all.
A respectable RTP of 96.03% has been mixed with high volatility to produce a temperamental game at times. It is great for those willing to work for the massive payoffs, not so great if you prefer a steadier trickle of wins. If you are not sure, don’t fret, the game is available to try for free and is well worth doing so.
The queen’s bag of symbols and tricks
Visually, the symbols are the highlight of this slot. We get 4 at the lower end of the paytable, and 3 at the top. The game also has not 1, but 3 different Wilds! Each one has its own particular job to do, though all are highly desirable of course.
Values for all pay symbols are pretty decent. The 4 suit symbols will pay out 0.3x, 0.5x, and 1.5x the stake. When we were testing the game, they often seemed to fall on multiple pay lines at once too which is never a bad thing!
The top 3 pay symbols are a little different. Instead of taking up a 1×1 tile space, they take up 3. So just 1 of these symbols can cover part, or the whole of a reel, improving the chances of landing combinations.
The waterfall of 7s are worth 1x, 2x, and 6x the stake. The purple cascade of diamonds 1.2x, 2.5x, and 8x, while the Ruby Queen is best at 1.5x, 3x, and 20x the stake.
Extra features and multiple Wilds
Wild symbols are worth the same as the Ruby Queen and can substitute for any of the main pay symbols. There are three different kinds –
Regular Wilds appear only during the main game and are 3 rows high.
Sticky Wilds and Multiplier Sticky Wilds appear only during the Bonus Game.
The Free Spins symbol can land on reels 2, 3, and 4 during the main game. Three of them reward the lucky player with 9 Free Spins. Sometimes if 2 symbols land during the main game, the spare reel will respin to give players an extra chance at triggering the Bonus Game. A generous touch from the Queen right there.
Free Spins start with a multiplier of x2 and can increase by 1 with every Multiplier Sticky Wild that lands. An extra 3 Free Spins are awarded if every reel has at least 1 Wild stuck to it. This is the biggie. The Bonus Game is elusive, no denying that, but this is when that epic top jackpot can be uncovered for the 6,411x payout.
What makes Ruby Casino Queen slot so special?
Ruby Casino Queen slot is a worthy addition to Microgaming’s long list of slot releases. Just For the Win has done a commendable job here. It is unlikely to become an absolute smash hit. It feels a bit basic as if it is missing that certain X-Factor to make is a classic. What it does do though, it does well, and that is this – it is a carefree joyride with a massive payout.
It is great for those nights you want something light and easy to play. Its appealing looks and foot tapping soundtrack make it great for chilling on the couch while having a punt. But, and there is a huge but, it isn’t one of those oddball slots you play a couple of times and forget about. There is one key feature that can keep players coming back for more, and that is its jackpot.
To be honest, the top prize surprised us as it didn’t seem like that kind of slot at first glance. It seemed too cute, or too magical to have such a serious edge to it, not that we are complaining! Ruby Casino Queen slot is also a fun ride as you spin away for that top prize too. The huge symbols make it feel like the Bonus Game could hit at any time, and when it does, you will be so glad you spun the Queen’s reels.