We hope you’ve got your wetsuit ready to go because for this video slot game we’re going for a splash in the ocean! This lighthearted adventure will have you making friends with various sea creatures in order to score the bigger wins that are on offer.
Skywind Group is seemingly the masters of making video slot games that make you feel good based solely on how innocent the game is. One example of this is Wild Ride, a story about a man and his fury best friend setting off on a hot air balloon adventure. If you enjoyed the serenity of that title then you’ll enjoy this one as well.
While underwater journeys are certainly nothing new, what matters is how you craft your game to feel different and stand out. Join us as we take a closer look, a deep dive if you will, and find out what makes this game fun and unique.
Theme & Symbols
The theme of this title is that of an underwater adventure where you befriend various animals of the ocean. There is no hidden power or angry god that’s causing trouble, it’s a nice and relaxed video slot title that is honestly a bit refreshing.
The play grid is, as you would expect, set under water. On either side coral and bubbles surround the grid growing upwards toward the surface. In the centre there is a part in the underwater foliage where small streaks of sunlight beam down, blanketing whatever is in its path. The grid is fairly basic with the reels having a blue background, given the theme this works very well.
There are awesome animations that play on winning spins, the higher paying symbols come to life and move around like they would in real life. The background is static which does pull away from the immersion slightly, especially when the winning symbols move but it’s honestly not an issue.
The music is incredibly relaxed, there’s no sense of urgency while spinning the reels which is nice. The sound effects that play follow this same trend, it all comes together to make for a calming experience.
Starting off with the low-paying icons we have playing card values. Expect to see 9, 10, J, Q, K and A appear quite often. All of these symbols, except for the 9, have a fruit associated with them which is a nice little touch.
Moving on to the higher paying symbols, this is where we see all the animals of the ocean. You’ll want the sea turtle, starfish, seahorse, fish and the shark to appear while you spin the reels.
There is a Wild in the game that has the ability to substitute for any other common icon in the game. It is represented by the black and while orca whale. Should the wild help you build a winning combo the win will be multiplied by the multiplier.
The Scatter is represented by the clam holding the ruby pearl inside it. Landing enough of these will trigger a special gameplay feature.
Most of the symbols have a chance to appear stacked on the reels for an extra chance to win.
Online Betting Options & Features
Ruby Pearl is a 5-reel, 4-row video slot game developed by Skywind. There are a total of 50 fixed paylines and a RTP of 96.74%.
Landing 3 or more Scatters during a single spin will award you with an initial 8 bonus spins with a x2 multiplier active. Before the feature activates you’ll be asked to choose 3 out of a total of 8 closed clams. Inside each clam is either additional bonus spins or increased multipliers. Landing 3 more scatters during the bonus spins will award and additional 20 bonus spins.
Come and experience the beautiful blue ocean in Ruby Pearl from Skywind Group.