If you've ever doubted the life-changing power of a pair of shoes, the ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz will make a believer out of you. The magical home-going appeal of Dorothy's sparkly ruby shoes has enchanted millions since L. Frank Baum first published his novel in 1900 - and you'll agree, there's no place like home to access this fantastical slot designed by WMS. With 5 reels, 30 paylines, and 4 special bonuses, you'll find yourself wanting to pick up those Ruby Slippers again and again.
The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers slot game is one of three similarly themed casino games, with the other two being the Wizard of Oz Wicked Riches slot and of course the original Wizard of Oz slot. This particular game features friendly icons from the film. The reels are trimmed in gold and set upon a background glowing green with light from the enchanted Emerald City. Glenda the Good Witch, Toto, Lollipops, and Apples are some of the sweeter symbols that spin on Ruby Slippers. Other classic story icons include the Wicked Witch, her hourglass and Dorothy's wicker basket. One of the higher paying symbols features the Tin Man, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion smiling together under a rainbow, and all of the sound effects carry on the happy, magical theme.
The Wizard of Oz Logo symbol serves as a standard wild and naturally features the sparkling red footwear centered on the big letter "O." None other than the Wizard himself appears as the scatter, which retriggers spins and adds a multiplier ranging from 5X to 10X. While the basic game is simple to play, the multiple Ruby Slippers bonus opportunities require different combinations of symbols to trigger, and these conditions may be a bit tricky to sort out at first, but once you play them, you will become more comfortable with all of the extra elements this slot offers. The bonuses appear frequently enough to keep you interested, but not often enough to deem the game volatile.
The Ruby Slippers Feature will occur randomly and can be triggered on any spin. You will know the event has started when you see the heels of the ruby slippers click together on the control panel. Glenda the Good Witch's iridescent pink bubbles then float up the screen and turn one reel into stacked wilds. Other reels may or may not follow, but up to 4 reels can be transformed entirely into sparkling red stacked wilds. Of course, the more wilds you end up with, the bigger the payout. Crystal balls are used to foretell the future, and when it appears on Ruby Slippers, you can look forward to the possibility of winning 500X your total bet after clicking through this game.
In the Find the Broom mini game feature, which appears when you land 2 bonus symbols on reels 1 through 4, plus the Wicked Witch on reel 5, the screen is transformed into a grid of 25 boxes. Click on the boxes in an attempt to find the witch's legendary mode of transportation. Though the game usually ends before that ever happens, a maximum prize of 50X your total stake is entirely possible.
The Emerald City Free Spins come into play when the Wizard scatter appears on the 5th reel. Though it starts out with a modest 5 free spins, various characters from Oz can pop up awarding respins, as well as various multipliers.
Few video slots offer the precise wagering options as those that are found in Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers. Choose from 1 to all 30 bet lines, then decide how much you want to wager per line. Go as high as 2.00 per line, on all 30 lines, for a maximum total bet of 60.00. Or go as low as 0.01 on just 1 line - but don't expect to land many bonuses on such a small wager.
WMS offers Wizard of Oz enthusiasts several free video slots highlighting different aspects of the classic tale. While the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers slot focuses on the more jovial characters and scenes, check out Wicked Riches for a totally different game centered entirely around the darkness of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy was all about dreaming of bigger and better things, and you'll find your way over the rainbow with similar excitement when you play your way through everything Ruby Slippers has to offer, including 4 specific added bonus-style features, as well as all the standard quality you've come to expect from WMS.