The Book of Oz is a five-reel, 10-pay line online slot from Microgaming. No doubt you have already heard of the Land of Oz as the mystery place with a wizard that Dorothy visits in a very famous film. With this slot, you have the opportunity of paying a return visit to this mysterious land, although Dorothy and various wizards, tin men, scarecrows and lions do not make an appearance this time around.
Microgaming has made plenty of cracking slots in their time, and this easy-to-play yet colourful slot is another top title to add to that list. It has a pretty unique ‘re-spin’ feature where you can pay a fixed amount to re-spin any one of the five reels. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.31% (with re-spin 96.50%). Read our review then try this slot for yourself at one of our recommended slots, casino or bingo sites.
You begin play by selecting your coin size (from £0.01 to £0.50) and the number of coins you want to risk per spin. Your total bet per spin is the size of your coin multiplied by the number of coins, multiplied by ten, as all ten lines are in play at all times.
Wild Symbol: The ‘Book of Oz’ acts as the wild symbol. It substitutes for all other symbols.
Bonus Symbol: The ‘Book of Oz’ symbol also acts as the scatter symbol. If you land three, four or five symbols anywhere on the reels, you are awarded free spins. You win ten free spins for three symbols, a dozen free spins for four symbols and the maximum of twenty-five for five.
Random characters and potions contribute four symbols. With these, you can win between 5 and 500 coins.
Playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A complete the available symbols. Landing at least three of them on any of the pay lines in sequence from the left-hand reel will win you between 5 and 150 coins.
The biggest payout in this game is achieved by landing five of the main character symbols, which will win you five thousand coins.
At the start of free spins, a special symbol will be randomly selected. If by expanding a symbol a win is triggered, then this symbol will expand to cover the entire reel which hopefully will trigger more wins.
The main special feature here though is the re-spin feature. At the end of every normal spin (not a free spin) an amount of money will appear at the bottom of each reel. This is the cost of one re-spin of that reel. You can re-spin the reels as often as you like, even after a big win!
This is a standard-looking online slots game that doesn’t have astounding graphics but it is still very nice to look at with effective sounds adding to the whole experience.
Book of Oz looks like a pretty standard slot on the surface but with the re-spin feature, it becomes something truly innovative. Why spin all five reels when you only want to spin one?