The Legacy of Oz Hyper Spins slot gives you 10 paylines over 5 reels with a wild that is also a scatter and triggers free spins with potentially all paytable symbols as expanding scatters.
When we first opened up this Microgaming studios slot we had to close it and try again as we thought we’d opened the original Book of Oz slot rather than the sequel. But we didn’t – the two casino slots look almost identical.
There are some tweaks in the animations and symbols, but mostly what you get here is exactly what you got back then – a modern land of Oz with a young wizard front and center, green top hat at the ready.
You have potions as high-paying symbols and then Ace to 10 symbols as low-paying ones. The same book is also both the wild and scatter like the original. So what’s the real difference between the Legacy of Oz slot and the Book of Oz?
That’s right, you can spend money to spin any single reel – how much depends on how spinning that reel will affect the RTP. Much like the Attack on Retro slot or Spirit of Zen slot game.
In other words, if your chance of winning big is higher, the cost of spinning is higher. It’s a fun little feature that can be rewarding, but only if you know the paytable well. If you don’t you might end up spending more than you’d like on a single spin.
Still much the same as the Book of Oz. True. In fact, the top win hasn’t even been increased or changed, it’s still 5,000x your bet if you get the Wizard of Oz symbol on all paylines.
And how do you do that? And why should you play on Legacy of Oz video slot over the original?
Here’s what makes this Legacy of Oz Hyper Spins slot stand out, and it steals the idea from the Legacy of Dead slot game by Play’n GO.
In other words, when the scatter triggers 8 or more free spins, you get one symbol chosen to expand and pay like a scatter. Which is how you get that 5,000x your bet max win.
But the difference here is that if you re-trigger the free spin bonus you’ll get a second expanding scatter symbol. If you retrigger you could get another. And then another, until all the symbols will expand to cover the reel and pay on all paylines.
It doesn’t happen often; you usually get two symbols at most. But it’s a fun extra that does give this Legacy of Oz slot advantage over the original. But you could pick from any “Book of” game and have just as good a time.
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|Mobile Slot released||July 2021|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.39% / 96.61%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 40|
|Max win||5,000x your bet|
|Free spins||8 to 20 Free Spins / Expanding Scatter Pays|
|Bonus rounds||Expanding Scatter Pays, Scatters, Free Spins, Wild,|
Scatter Wilds: The wild is both the scatter and the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols on the reel to create a win. It also triggers the free spin bonus.
Free Spin and Expanding Scatters: 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols trigger 8, 12 or 20 free spins. At the start of the free spins bonus one symbol will be chosen to expand and pay like a scatter. Every time you retrigger, a new special expanding scatter symbol will be chosen from the paytable.
Reel Respins: After every spin, you can respin any one reel - for a price. Respin costs are the average payout per reel divided by target respin RTP.
The Legacy of Oz slot on mobile surprised us because we were expecting something more than the original. But what you get is basically the original with one extra feature that if you blink you could miss it.
Is it better than the original? We probably couldn't tell the difference much as we started spinning. Yet, when we retriggered the free spins we did have some good wins, even if the respin of the reels is a dangerous pastime.
We wish we could have seen a little more inventiveness, but at the end of the day we had to give this Triple Edge Studios slot review 4 stars, simply because the wins are good and the mechanics are good - even if not original.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: October 10, 2022 - Rating