Christmas is a time for giving and at Spin Palace Online Casino this gesture will not be overlooked! Book of Oz, a brand new online video slots game, hits the shelves at this illustrious casino, and if you’re ready to embrace the festive season then what better a way than to check out this new casino game? For many years the world of Oz has enchanted readers and viewers alike, and in doing so, has entrenched itself within pop culture. Way back in 1939 The Wizard of Oz was released to fantastic acclaim, and is considered by many to be a timeless classic. Due to its popularity, it has enjoyed various incarnations. There was the 1972 animated feature, Journey Back to Oz, the 1978 musical – The Wiz – starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, and in 1985, an unofficial sequel to the original movie called Return to Oz. Much more recently, James Franco starred in the 2013 release of Oz the Great and Powerful. What is quite clear from all of this is that there is an appetite for more Oz and who better suited for the job than Microgaming?
The Microgaming Touch
Whenever Microgaming lends its touch to an intellectual property, you can always be assured of a great take on the original concept. They’ve done it before with games like Terminator 2™ Judgement Day, Jurassic Park™ and some of its sequels, and with that classic relic of the 1980s – Highlander™. This time round the company is tackling the world of Oz with Book of Oz, which, if you’re in the know, is definitely a play on Book of Ra, a very popular video slot game by a formidable rival corporation. Everything is handled with style and care, and thus you can expect an online video slot game that looks fantastic and carries with it the ability to dish out fantastic rewards also. Microgaming have given Book of Oz an updated look, so expect a contemporary spin in terms of the way in which the game presents itself visually. Then of course there’s those much loved win-enhancing features, which we’ll now focus on.
Playing Book of Oz
Book of Oz offers its journey into a world of enchantment across 5 reels, 3 rows and a total 10 paylines, which is an interesting number to offer, especially when you consider that the common payline denominations are 9, 15, 20 and 25. So let’s get technical for a few moments; you can bet a maximum of 50 coins if you’re really going to go for it, and Microgaming have made this game available in a mobile slot format also, so for anyone preferring to play on a smartphone, this game will answer that call. Book of Oz is what is known in the industry as a high volatility game. In other words, theoretically, this is one of those games that surprises players with its payouts.
Microgaming have bestowed Book of Oz with great win-enhancing features sure to make any keen player keen on playing some more. In fact, being the innovators they’ve always been, they’ve gone and given the now commonly found respin feature their very own spin. But more about that one in a few moments. Slot game must-haves are here in the form of Wild and Scatter symbols, although in Book of Oz both the Wild and the Scatter symbol is represented by the Oz Book. Depending on how it lands, it will either function as a Wild symbol and improve your payout on a fixed payline, or as a Scatter symbol and provide you with access to Free Spins.
The amount of Free Spins that gets rewarded is dependent on the amount of Scatter symbols that appear on the screen, starting at three. Land three and receive 10, land 4 and receive 12 and if you manage five, you’ll get 25. The Free Spins feature can be retriggered, meaning that if three or more Scatters land, you’ll get more spins. This feature also comes with an expanding symbol to improve your odds.
Finally, there’s the Respin feature and not only is it available to you all the time, it’s also available for each of the 5 reels, at a small cost. This means that after each spin you can opt to respin any of the reels to try for a different outcome. As each reel is independent, the onus and choice lies with you in terms of how many you’d like to respin.
Book of Oz offers both online and mobile slot players the chance to win up 5000x your bet! Coupled with cool features and a modernised take on an old and well-liked theme, this new addition to Spin Palace Online Casino is sure to brighten up your festive season!