What lies hidden in the BOOK OF OZ, Microgaming?
Surprise, surprise, good potential
Classic Book slot with a twist
Book of Oz Introduction
Finally a game worthwhile coming from the Microgaming production line, or rather Triple Edge Studios we should say, a partnering studio. Book of Oz is a classic book slot, but with a bit of a twist to it. Everything is exactly what you would expect to see from this type of slot, aside from the Respin feature which allows you to spin individual reels as many times as you like in order to complete winning combinations - to a cost of course. Just like in the old classics, you can look forward to a retrigger happy bonus feature with plenty of potential.
Book of Oz, is a 5-reel slot with 10 paylines designed in the html5 format, making it available on all devices from €0.10 to €0.25 per spin. As you may have guessed by the title, it's based on the Wizard of Oz story and has quite a compelling fantasy theme going on. With a cartoonish touch wrapped up in an Emerald setting, Book of Oz is by far the best online slot produced to date by Triple Edge.
Book of Oz Symbols & Paytable
In typical book fashion, the low-value symbols are represented by A, K, Q, J and 10 card suit symbols while the premiums, here represented by keys, hearts, books and wizards, are a bit unusual, adding an original touch to the game. As you would expect, the book is a combined scatter and wild and thus replaces all symbols. While most of the potential is concentrated to the free spins, the base game has value to offer as well. Land 5 wizards on a payline and you'll win 500 times your stake.
It's a straightforward old-school slot at its core but comes with an interesting Respin feature. Following any spin, it allows you to spin individual reels as many times as you like in an attempt to land winning combinations. This can come in handy if you need that third book or if you happen to be one symbol away from that 500x win in the base game. The cost of the respins, however, are decided based on potential so you should avoid respinning those reels frantically.
Book of Oz Free Spins
The free spins game can, of course, be accessed by landing 3, 4 or 5 books anywhere in view. This will give you 10, 12 or 25 free spins respectively. Now, if you've played Book of Dead or Book or Ra, which most of us have, you already know what to expect. One of the symbols will be chosen at random as your special symbol which expands on the reels during the free spins to form more significant wins.
We found this slot to be just as retrigger happy as the other book slots, so there's undoubtedly a lot of excitement involved. Land full-screen Wizard symbols here and the 5000x jackpot is yours.
Book of Oz Conclusion
Book of Oz is more than just another book slot. The respin feature actually allows you to make strategic decisions and may very well become the next big thing in the world of online gaming where everyone is trying to come up with innovative ideas such as bonus buy options and MegaWays mechanics. This is by far the best creation to come out of any of the partnering Microgaming studios, and the creative team at Triple Edge most definitely deserves a cold beer after work.
It's out already, and the feedback we've received so far from our readers has been very positive. In fact, we're off to play it ourselves now! Don't forget to upload all your big wins in our forum. Cheers.
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Game title: Book of Oz
RTP: 96.31% (Respin 96.5%)
Max Payout: 5,000x
Bets: €0.10 - €25
Features: Respin Feature, Free Spins
Release date: Out Now