A premium developer of gaming solutions Microgaming executed its partnership policy through a series of games produced by independent software studios throughout 2018. Towards the turn of the year, we got a noteworthy addition to Microgaming’s game library in a classic book slot called Book of Oz, brought by Triple Edge Studios.
This 5 reel and 10 payline game is based around the story of the Wizard of Oz and as such has a sense of fantasy around it. Apart from compelling visuals, this title boasts an enchanting high-variance gameplay – fitted with Free Spins and Respins – which can result in a win as high as 5,000x the total bet.
Book of Oz is a highly affordable game with wagers spanning from €0.10 to €25 meaning it’s bound to attract wide masses. It’s only fitting due to the game’s widely popular thematic.SHOW MORESHOW MORESHOW LESS
Green is the predominant colour in Book of Oz slot as Microgaming and Triple Edge Studios take us through a cartoonish scenario with an Emerald touch to it. The symbols follow suit in a stylish design so typical for a book theme.
Lower denominations are represented by classic playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A whereas the high values are assigned to potion bottles with lion, heart and key ornaments, together with a book and a wizard. There is little comparison and association to the original Wizard of Oz theme which allowed the game creators to add their own touch of originality.
Book of Oz slot pays for combinations of at least three matching symbols on a payline. All line wins will pay from left to right except for the book which – as both Wild and a Scatter – pays in any position.
Before you go out to set the reels in motion, make sure to adjust the gameplay to your own liking. There is a wide diapason of available bets with cost per spin starting at €0.10 and going up to €25. This highly affordable slot creation comes with five different coin levels and it’s fair to say a wide audience will find it attractive.
For the players who like to watch the reels spin on their own, an Auto Play button is also available. The automated action starts with 10 spins and goes as far as 100.
Book of Oz comes not with an entirely bursting gameplay. In an era when developers are competing about who would push up a more creative game with unique mechanics it’s quite nice, however, to have a classic creation with nothing more than a Re-Spin and Free Spins with their own unique touch.
Re-Spin – at the end of every base game spin, the Book of Oz gives you a chance to re-spin each individual reel as many times as you like. It comes with a cost – each reel costs differently to spin – but it’s a great way to reshuffle the symbols and align them for a win or to trigger the Free Spins feature.
Free Spins with Enchanted Symbols – Book Scatters are responsible for launching the Free Spins feature. Get 3, 4 or 5 of those anywhere on the reels and you will be getting 10, 12 or 25 free rounds, respectively. What’s more, additional three Scatters will re-trigger the feature. The best thing about the Free Spins is Enchanted Symbols. What are those? During the free spins, one particular symbol will be randomly chosen. It will expand to cover the entire reel and thus boost your winning potential.
The outside look would give you no proper insight into what Book of Oz actually is. One thing it’s not, however, is a boring slot classic. Triple Edge Studios has created a proper gem for Microgaming clients here, that’s for sure.
Visuals might be as common as they come and the mention of Re-Spins and Free Spins offers nothing spectacular. But a gentle touch of magic to both features turns them into something special. The Re-Spin feature allows you to make strategic, cost-effective decisions as you get the chance to spin each reel individually for a certain cost.
As for the Free Spins, they come with Enchanted Symbols selected at random to stretch all reel tall and thus help you create better winning opportunities.
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