Rajah’s Rubies Slots

Rajah's-RubiesRajah’s Rubies has a theme I don’t remember seeing anywhere else, dealing with Indian royalty and riches, Rajah being the title that was given to the rulers of India in the past. It’s a gold filled slot machine, quite attractive, and it’s not always easy making a slot look good when so much gold is used inside. Its attractiveness is easily visible, it’s not something you have to think a lot about, and even the background image looks good, with an orange sky and dark sand dunes. The word Rajah means King in Sanskrit, an old language.

This exotic slot machine will get you 5 reels and 25 lines that you can play on, offering as much as $200,000 in prizes and giving you access to scatter symbols, re-spins, wilds and free games.

Features of Rajah’s Rubies

Though the graphics are good enough to keep you interested on their own, at least at first, I’m glad to see that Cryptologic also used a few good features inside, with free games, re-spins, scatters and wild symbols all present.

The Rajah, a young rich man of Indian origins, gets to act as the wild symbol in Rajah’s Rubies. You will find that it is capable of substituting for the other symbols that appear here, with the exception of the scattered Ruby. This substitution allows it to take the role of the symbol that is already present on its payline a couple of times, if this means that a new combo will be formed. Its own combinations will be much better paying than the ones it could help you form though, but it’s not going to be easy getting them lined up on the same active line. Up to 10,000 coins are awarded with combinations that consist only of wilds.

The Ruby, a jewel whose beauty you will be able to admire for yourself, takes the scatter role and that’s why you will see it appear in random locations, and yet you will still be rewarded when it is present. It doesn’t have to occupy positions on the same line, an advantage that is quite valuable, and which allows it to offer as much as 100 times the wager you’ve made that round, as a prize for up to five scatter symbols.

Re-Spin Feature

In addition to the cash payouts, the scattered Ruby is also a trigger for two bonus features, the first one being the Re-Spin. You need two scattered Ruby symbols to start it up. The reels with the two rubies are held in place, while the other three spin once for free. You can maybe get the additional scatter needed to trigger the free spins, or you can get other new combinations formed.


Free Games Feature

If at least three Rubies are scattered on the reels, the bonus feature offered is the one consisting in 10 free spins with 2x multipliers. You can’t trigger a re-spin feature during free spins, but you can retrigger the 10 free spins again if you have the needed symbols.

Betting options and jackpots

Each of the 25 bet lines provided by the game can be activated during a spin, or you can play with a single line active if you want to. The choice is yours, as is the option to change the value of a coin anywhere between $0.01 and $20. It’s a big enough range to allow anyone to play this game, with the largest wager being $500.

If you risk big, you can win big, so those that use the largest coins will get a chance to win up to $200,000 (10,000 coins at maximum value). The Rapidfire jackpot is the alternative, a progressive prize that is attached to the game but it doesn’t trigger based on events that take place in it. You can win it at the end of a spin and it is offered at random.

Design and symbols

With the same amount of gold built into their design, most slots will look tacky, but not Rajah’s Rubies. The gold is decorated with all kinds of leaves and wave like shapes, so you get the impression that it’s art, not just the poor taste of a rich guy. The Indian culture is also visible everywhere you look, with characters and objects from this culture, plus a number of gold made playing cards.

Symbols: Rajah (wild, 10,000x), Ruby (scatter, 100x triggering bet), Indian Woman (2,000x), Dagger (1,000x), Carpet (500x), Gold Carafe (500x), Ace (150x), King (150x), Queen (125x), Jack (125x), 10 (100x) and 9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

It’s one of the few slots out there that approach the Indian theme, and the developers did a great job in recreating the life of a rajah and the kind of beautiful objects that were created by the artisans of this great country. It doesn’t hurt that the slot offers a prize that is worthy of a Rajah, $200,000 being at stake inside.

This Rajah’s Rubies slot is offered by all online casinos with Cryptologic software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.