Ruby of The Nile Slots Review

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Overall Rating : (3.2/5)

Microgaming is the developer of Ruby of the Nile video slots. It is a non-progressive 5 reel slots with 20 paylines. It boasts the following features: a wild symbol, scatter symbol, multiplier, free spins and $5,000 is the jackpot limit.

One would think that the ancient Egyptian theme used in slot games has become a tad excessive. However this slot game is guaranteed to captivate players and not disappoint. Images and graphics showcased on the reels are lavishly crafted bringing to life ancient Egypt in its heyday. Ruby of the Nile has four thematic symbols they are The Treasure Chest, Egyptian Queen, the god Anubis and the bird Bennu. Boldly crafted in gold are high value card symbols from Ace to Nine. Each set in a valuable stone of diverse colours.

Wilds and Scatters

Three additional symbols the Ruby of the Nile Logo, Double Wild and Triple Wild enjoy top billing across the reels. Set in the Ankh is the Double Wild symbol. The Eye of Horus is set in the Triple Wild symbol. Symbols on the reels highlight ancient Egyptian mythology. For instance the Bennu possesses the soul of the sun god Ra and the red ruby symbol represents the sun.

This slot game pays out frequently due to Microgaming’s new wild symbol approach. Essentially the game developers introduced two wild symbols as opposed to one. Each has its own multiplier (2xs and 3xs). They appear regularly and they multiply prizes covering a player’s bet amount. At times they combine with non-poker symbols enabling players to win some impressive prizes. The two multipliers compensate since the free spins feature is difficult to land, mainly due to the scatter symbol’s character.

Free Spins

In “Ruby of The Nile” the scatter rules are somewhat restricted. To activate the free spins feature a player must land the ancient Egyptian treasure chest symbol in the centre of reel 5 which is quite challenging. As a result free spins are far and few between. Free spins can be re-triggered and they carry a 2x multiplier.

Coin Denomination

Players will enjoy the bet amounts Ruby of the Nile offers. Coin denominations range from $0.01 to $0.50. You can wager up to five coins per payline. Worth mentioning is that non-poker symbols pay by total bet amount and not by line bet. In other words you must always play the maximum amount of coins per line to hit the jackpot. Ruby of the Nile does not offer a bonus on screen two nor a gamble game.

In summary. Ruby of the Nile has four scatter symbols, two wilds that double and triple payouts. Scatter symbols are substituted by wilds giving you more bang for your buck! I must point out that it might not suit high rollers since payouts are low and a bonus game is not included on the second screen. Nonetheless it offers regular payouts backed by some of the best graphics and animations in the business.


Game Information

  • Software:Microgaming
  • Release Date:February 1st, 2011
  • Theme:Ancient Egyptian
  • Reels:5
  • Paylines:20
  • Coins/Line:5
  • Free Spins:Yes
  • Wilds:Yes
  • Multipliers:Yes
  • Max Jackpot:$5,000.00
  • Progressive:No