The Ruby Megaways
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|Min. Bet||0.20 demo coin|
|Max Bet.||20 demo coin|
|Available on||Mr Play|
Overview of The Ruby Megaways slot
The Ruby Megaways is the latest slot from iSoftbet that provides a dual nature which could be down to there being different teams that have handled the various elements of this gaming project. On one hand they have provided a proficient and gorgeous looking game that is powered by the popular engine, with visuals of the highest quality coupled with features or mechanics that have not been seen elsewhere. Yet on the other hand there are slots like the Ruby Megaways as this is a remake of the 2018 release The Ruby. As a standalone slot this will be fine for enthusiasts who are looking for some retro action on a larger slot set up, and this slot offers solid numbers and game play and I feel is one that players will really come to appreciate.
Design and Symbols
If you have never played a Megaways game from iSoftBet before or have even witnessed the magic that the effects team can bring to a slot you could be forgiven for thinking that this is a developer who is struggling to find their identity. The graphics are quite plain; however, the shimmering background is pretty but there is a lot of the imagery that has been used many times before. The soundtrack is an organ piece that lacks lustre and possesses/provides a very laidback vibe. All in all, the slot provides a decent enough view for fans of retro gaming but there is little that makes it really stand out.
When it comes to the symbols, these have been used in various other slots at some point in time. The lower value symbols are made up of bars, double bars, triple bars, cherries, blue sevens, and red sevens. The higher paying symbols are the bells, a dollar sign, coin bags and a large shining Ruby. If you land six higher paying symbols you will be rewarded with from x2 to x50 your stake. It is also worth noting that the Ruby will pay-out when there are just two of a kind although it does not appear that often. The last symbol is the wild which will only ever make an appearance on your top bonus reel and the wild can substitute for all other symbols apart from the bonus to create winning combinations.
Time to Play
I mentioned the solid numbers at the beginning, and these start with an above average return to player of 96.11% in default mode, however if you activate the feature buy this rises to 96.86%. The potential is high as typically is the case, whilst the volatility stands at medium to high. This slot has no problem chipping away at your balance, but you will be glad to hear that it does blow up later in the game during the bonus rounds to ensure that your balance is bolstered.
The first thing you need to do is choose the bet range you are most comfortable with and this starts from 20p per spin up to £20 per spin. The slot plays out on a standard six-reel Megaway area with each reel dynamically displaying up to 7 symbols. As well as this there is a horizontal bonus reel that you will see located above your main reels and this holds a further 4 symbols. The total number of symbols varies on every spin and this means that you can have anywhere from 324 to 117,649 ways to win. Wins are created when you land three or more matching symbols starting from left to right on the first reel.
All the features on offer in this slot are the standard Megaways combinations such as cascades, mystery symbols, free spins multipliers and a bonus buy. The cascades suit the Megaways mechanic better than anything else and these are triggered after each win. You will see the mechanic spring to life, removing the winning symbols to let others drop down and fill in the gaps. This process may see even more wins being landed and this will continue until no further wins are available.
You need to keep your eye out in this slot for the mystery symbols, as these can land randomly, and you can tell them as they have a question mark on them. When they do appear, they will transform into the same matching symbol, although they cannot become the wild or the bonus.
Ideally you want to land four or more scatter symbols anywhere on your reels as these will provide you with entrance into the free spins game. If you land four scatters you will be rewarded with 12 free spins with an additional bonus symbol that adds a further +5 free spins up to a maximum of 27. During the free spin round, scatters can only appear on the top horizontal reel where three or four in view will reward you with an extra 5 or 10 free spins. There is also a win multiplier introduced in the free spin mode which starts at x1 and increases by one after every cascading win with no limits.
If you find that you cannot wait for the free spins round, there is the Ruby bet option available and this will cost you 75 times your total bet and not only does this activate the free spins, but it also rises the return to player to 96.86%.
All in all, there is some great Megaways gaming on offer with this slot and everything has been handled well. If this is a genre that you enjoy then you should find it most entertaining. The collection of features that are on offer provide a good balance of base game and extra play, whilst the free spins can go berserk as is the case in any slot that uses a more progressive multiplier element. The potential can go as high as 35,000 times your bet and if it is the big numbers in a Vegas style environment you are looking for this lot is as good as any other. It is worth noting that this slot would is more suited to a session where you want to chill, kick back, and relax as opposed to a slot that has you diving in and galloping through the features at a million miles an hour.
Frequently Asked Questions The Ruby Megaways
What is the return to player in this slot?
The return to player stands at 96.11% in default mode, however if you activate the feature buy this rises to 96.86%.
What is the highest amount you can bet?
You can bet from 20p per spin up to £20 per spin.
What is the highest win that you can achieve?
Thanks to the progressive multiplier there is potential to win 35,000 times your bet.
How big is the gaming area?
The slot plays out on a standard six-reel Megaway area with each reel dynamically displaying up to 7 symbols.