Most of the features in this Book of Oz mobile slot you’ve seen before, but rarely in this combination or with such whimsy and charm.
Forget Dorothy, the witch or Munchkin land. Everyone knows that if you find yourself in Oz it’s the Emerald City that holds all the treasure, with its gleaming walls and happy folk who seem to have everything they desire.
Your host is the handsome Wizard of Oz who litters the reels with his secret potions: the key to wisdom, a potion full of courage, and a little love in a bottle for the tinman.
The rest of the symbols are fairly generic Ace to 10, but we can’t fault them for inserting a little familiarity into this fantasy slot theme.
Reel re-spin features are tricky. Use too often and you end up spending more time spinning a single reel than spinning on the slot. Don’t’ use at all and you miss opportunities to create wins on near misses.
A reel re-spin, for those who don’t know, is when you pay a set fee to re-spin a single reel after a spin. How much each of these single re-spins cost depends on the chances of you getting a win.
So say you have a four of a kind win. The cost of re-spinning reel 5 will be more than reel 3 because you have a chance to get a 5 of a kind win.
The trick to these, much like in the Smart Restart slot or Jade Butterfly slot by Pragmatic Play, is to know your paytable and that it’s rarely worth re-spinning a reel more than once.
Think of it like the gamble feature; to use when you need to liven up the game, rather than on every single win.
At heart, if you remove the reel re-spin, this Book of Oz slot game is basically a copy of the famous Book of Ra Deluxe casino game.
You have a wild that also acts like a scatter. Get 3 or more and you catch free spins where one symbol will be picked to expand on the reel.
It will also now pay like a scatter, meaning it doesn’t need to be left to right or on a payline – just on screen anywhere to pay out. For that alone, we have to kinda love it.
It’s got a top win of 5,000 times your bet, which matches the original, and an ok betting range of 0.10 up to 25 max bet.
And, more importantly, unlike copies like Book of Dead by Play’n GO or the Book of Sun slot, this Book of Oz has a wholly new and imaginative theme.
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|Mobile Slot released||December 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Software||Triple Edge Studio|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.69% / 96.31%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.50|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 25|
|Max win||5,000 times your bet|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / 1 Scatter Pay Symbol|
|Bonus rounds||Scatters, Free Spins, Expanding Scatter Symbols Pay, Wilds, Reel Re-spins|
Wilds and Scatters: The Book of Oz slot symbol is both the wild and scatter. It replaces other symbols on a payline to create a win, but 3 or more also trigger the free spins.
The Free Bonus Game: 3, 4 or 5 scatter book symbols will trigger 10, 12 or 25 free spins respectively. One symbol will then be chosen to expand to cover the reel and pay like a scatter. I.e. it doesn't need to be on a payline to pay.
Reel Respins: As long as you don't change your bet, after any spin you can pick any one reel to re-spin. How much you can win is reflected by how much you have to pay in order to re-spin the reel.
This Book of Oz slot has 5 reels, 10 paylines, wilds that act like scatters and a free spin bonus with expanding scatter symbol pays.
In short, much like Book of Ra 6 or Book of Ra Magic games, it's very similar to the game that you fell in love with when you first went to a real casino.
It's got some fantastic wins, but it is a very volatile slot. So be careful with overusing the reel-respins.
Remember, most of the big wins will be found during the bonus game, so these single reel spins are there for a little extra fun, not to create big huge wins.
Still, with a charming and whimsical theme, it's hard not to love this beautiful copy of a great real money game that comes with a little twist added.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating