Microgaming Releases Classic Movie Themed Book of Oz Slot
The Wizard of Oz is one of those rare tales that has grown to become part of the social fabric of modern Western culture. Indeed, L. Frank Baum’s beguiling fantasy adventure (and, to some extent, its 13 sequels) is now so established that references to wicked witches, flying monkeys, munchkins, ruby slippers and masquerading wizards are part and parcel of our vocabulary.
In addition to being a gifted writer, Baum was also something of a visionary, foreseeing the advent of television, laptops, wireless phones, augmented reality, and even clothing-based advertising long before any of them were even conceived.
A Game with an Independent Edge
However, it’s fair to say even the wily old author with his Nostradamus-like abilities would have struggled to foresee his beloved story and characters morphed into the surreal realm of the slot gaming world. But that's exactly what’s happened with the recent release of Microgaming’s magical new slot offering, Book of Oz.
While the credit goes to Microgaming, this is actually the fifth titled slot from Triple Edge Studios, an independent games developer that designs and creates titles exclusively for Microgaming. You may be familiar with some of its other games, like Diamond Empire, Playboy Gold, and Action Ops: Snow & Sable. The excellent Wicked Tales: Dark Red was one of theirs too.
Opening the Book
So what does Book of Oz have to offer then? Well, as you might expect, fantasy, magic and adventure are the chief calling cards of this five-reel, ten-payline, high-volatility online slot. It looks a million dollars too, thanks largely to the bespoke hand-painted art which was commissioned just for this project.
The captivating fantasy theme is complemented by the inclusion of enchanting symbols like the lion of courage, the potion of love, the mystical wizard and the golden book, all of which spin whimsically on reels hovering over a beautifully rendered backdrop of the incomparable Emerald City.
Enchanting Magic and Strategy
Along with its good looks and evocative ambience, Book of Oz packs in a raft of Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins and Re-Spins. The Wizard’s Book can act as both a scatter and a wild to deliver some truly magical rewards. Land three or more Book Scatter Symbols and you’ll trigger 10, 12 or 25 free spins, thereby affording ever more opportunities to launch the game’s all-important features.
The Re-Spin feature is a particular highlight as, after an initial wager, you can pay to re-spin a single reel independently at an additional (variable) cost. Suffice to say, this can come in very handy indeed, and certainly adds an additional element of thrill and excitement to the base game. It also enables you to create your own strategy within the base game after every result, including the chance to uncover the enchanted story within free spins.
When it’s considered there are also high-paying expanding and illuminating symbols that have the potential to trigger wins of up to 5,000x your initial bet (in free spins), it’s clear this is a slot with plenty of tricks up its sleeve.
Book of Oz is available to play on desktop and mobile platforms now.