Wizard of Oz: Ruby Slippers Slot Machine

The Wizard of Oz: Ruby Slippers slot is the second of three games designed around the classic movie by WMS. This slot has different features to the others Wizard of Oz based slots, so can be played alongside these, as opposed to being a re-working of the original game. The main feature of this slot revolves around Dorothy’s ruby slippers which she famously taps together whilst saying ‘There’s no place like home’ in an effort to make it back to her beloved Kansas.

This slot is set against the backdrop of the Emerald city itself, each reel also framed in the sparkling green colour. The symbols at the slot will all be familiar to fans of the movie, featuring Dorothy, Toto, the wicked witch of the west, her friends in the scarecrow, the tin man and the cowardly lion and the Wizard of Oz himself. Graphically the game has a nice feel about, however it is during the feature rounds that the game really comes to life, with expansive animations and clips from the film itself.

Ruby Slippers Slot Machine Paylines & Max Payouts

This slot has five reels and 30 win lines, although you’ll have the option of playing any number between 1 and 30. To set your stake for each spin you’ll have two options. The classic panel allows you to select your stake and the number of lines in the usual way, a combination of which gives you your total stake. The quickbet panel shows you a number of boxes labelled with the total stake set – simply click on one and away you go.

One symbol trumps all when it comes to pay-outs – this being the Jackpot symbol. If landing five in a row you’ll gain a nice win of 12,000 coins. This is 12x as large as any other win at the game, the Wizard of Oz logo coming next at 1,000 coins, while all of the other symbols pay out between 750 and 80 coins for a full house. Every symbol also pays out when landing 3 or 4 in a row on a win line from left to right.

The Wizard of Oz symbol also acts as the wild in the game and will substitute for any other symbol to give you additional wins.

Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Features

The first feature at the game is the randomly awarded ruby slippers one. Here Dorothy will click her slippers together and the pink bubble of Glinda the good witch appears and will turn two reels completely wild. You’ll also be awarded a multiplier of either 2x or 5x to the spin – in some cases this can be 10x if Glinda actually appears.

The other features in the game are activated by landing a combination of two feature symbols on reels two to four ( these feature symbols being Dorothy, the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion) alongside either the wicked witch, the crystal ball or the Wizard. The witch or the crystal ball takes you to two separate pick-em rounds, where you can gain wins of up to 200x your stake. Landing the Wizard of Oz on reel five takes you to the free spins round. You’ll start with five free spins, but depending on which feature symbols were used to land the round, you might gain extra spins, multipliers, extra wilds or even wild reels.

Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Conclusion

The first Wizard of Oz game by WMS really did a good job of transforming the much loved movie into a slot and like most sequels; there was a danger that this might have been something of a let-down. Fortunately this is not the case at all. WMS has ensured that this slot gives a very different experience to the original and once again the features are wide, varied and expansive. If you haven’t played it yet, take a trip to Oz and hit that yellow brick road!

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