Ruby Casino Queen is a five reel, twenty payline slot from Microgaming and Just For The Win that has a luxury/royalty theme and comes with a second chance re-spins and free spins with multiplier sticky wilds. It has an unusually high variance, so great for high rollers who wish to make some moolah!
Visually, as typical with most Just For The Win collaborations, the visuals are relatively straightforward, with nothing striking to really engage gamers. With a velvet/purple backdrop, players will notice spades, diamonds, clubs and hearts on the reels. Plus, there is also gold sevens, diamonds and the Ruby Casino Queen herself. The Ruby Casino Queen is the most prize-rewarding symbol, paying out either an x1.5, x3 or x20 players bet stake should they land three, four or five on any payline.
Ruby Casino Queen video slot contains three types of wild icons – players will have the regular wild, the sticky wild and the multiplier sticky wild. The regular wild will only appear in the primary game as this offers the same payouts as the Ruby Casino Queen character herself. The wild replaces all icons, excluding the scatter symbol.
The other icon to look out for is the Free Spins scatter symbol – when two of them appear anywhere on the second, third or fourth reels, the reel without the scatter will then re-spin only once. Known as the Re-Spin round, it primarily provides players with another chance of landing that all-vital 3rd scatter that is required to enter the Free Spins feature.
Once players enter the Free Spins round, they will begin with nine free spins and an x2 multiplier – the scatter on the third reel moulds into a multiplier sticky wild (and this will remain locked throughout the entire round). Plus, the sticky wilds also appear that stay locked into position.
More multiplier sticky wilds will also appear, and they raise the multiplier by one every time – lucky players will notice that they can attain a multiplier up to x6! Lastly, one sticky wild or multiplier sticky wild appearing on all the five reels will give players three extra free spins to take their total to twelve.
In Ruby Casino Queen, the high variance wins will arrive in the Free Spins feature due to the possible x6 multiplier – if players manage to pack the reels with wilds, they will win 400 times their bet stake.
Do this with the 6x multiplier and a 2,400 times a player bet stake will be heading a player's way. However, it would be best if players build up the multiplier, so the most they can win is 6,411 times their stake in the entire Free Spins round – that is pretty good.
Yes, the game’s visually is nothing to shout about, yet for high-rollers, this won’t matter. The high variance and frequency to win big is the main attraction here. Newer gamers will prefer a game a little more polished yet sacrifice the chance to win big.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring