The Ruby is a classic slot that uses fruit machine symbols and it has two separate bonus features, and one of them can award one of three jackpots or trigger a free spins game. I enjoy classic slots with fruit symbols so I have played this one for a few hours in order to be able to tell you if this game is any good or not. What immediately stands out is the quality of the theoretical return to player (RTP), as it’s 97.50%, which means this is one of the best paying slots of its kind. Many players will enjoy it for its bonus features, the chance to win a big jackpot, and for the fact that the slot game pays well even if you don’t get that huge win.
Main game and paytable
The game uses 30 fixed paylines, and since the minimum bet per payline is $0.01, the minimum bet per spin is $0.30 while the maximum is $30. The bet size will also affect the Cherry, Ruby and Topaz Jackpots which are presented above your reels.
There are seven symbols plus a paying Wild symbol, and the prizes range from 5 to 600 coins, which means the maximum possible win on a single payline is 20x your total bet, and this is in case of landing five Wilds. For landing five Rubies, you’ll win 10x your total bet.
All this sounds very simple, and it is, because this 5×3 slot game with 30 paylines is something all players will be familiar with, it plays like a classic slot. It’s the bonus features that are responsible for all the fun in The Ruby slot game, while the main game just plays like any classic slot. What’s important to note is that graphics are really special as iSoftBet managed to make them appeal to classic and modern players alike. You’ll see a lot of traditional symbols on your board such as Diamonds, Sevens and Bars, yet all the symbols are beautifully drawn in modern style, especially the Cherry, and the animations are very attractive, too.
During a main game spin, one, two or three reels can become Wild. This can happen on reels 1, 3 and 5 only. Additionally, on non-Wild reels, random symbols may turn Wild, between one and three symbols total. This means that on any spin you can win big if you land three Wild reels and some Wild symbols, and it may pay off to play with a larger bet every now and then. This feature, called Ruby on Fire, gets triggered quite often.
The real bonus round happens when you land three Bonus Scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5. When that happens, you’ll get to spin the reel to decide if you’ll win some jackpot or get to play the free spins game. You can win Cherry, Ruby or Topaz Jackpot, or a prize up to 100x your total bet, or you can get to play the free spins game with up to 10 free spins plus a 5x total bet prize.
The Ruby symbol only appears during free spins, and can substitute for any other symbol. Any time it lands during the free spins game, The Ruby symbol can become a sticky Wild until the end of free spins, become an extended sticky Wild until the end of free spins, or award an instant win of up to 10x total bet.
The Ruby slot game has almost no downsides, and all fans of the genre should definitely play this slot. It can pay from many different directions – the main game, the Ruby on Fire feature that gets triggered randomly and is very powerful, the free spins game, or one of the jackpots. This makes for a very fun ride, so if you enjoy classic slots with traditional symbols, The Ruby is a good choice.