With five reels, three rows and just 10 fixed Paylines, Microgaming’s Book of Oz slot was developed with Triple Edge Studios, and it’s not the first time the two have collaborated. It takes a fantasy theme, with the focus on magic and sorcery, and it’s set in Emerald City, where hopefully great riches await!
Expect cartoon-style graphics in this game based loosely on The Wizard of Oz, although it’s inspired by writer Frank Baum’s original source material rather than ruby slippers, munchkins or Dorothy. We’re definitely not in Kansas anymore.
The emerald-green background, however, may remind you of the movie. It incorporates gold detailing with columns either side of the reels.
How to play
Spin away from just 10p a pop on your device of choice, or for up to £25 or five coins a spin. Set your bets before heading off down the Yellow Brick Road, using Autoplay if you want the reels to turn automatically for a preset number of times.
The A through 10 playing-card values are the typically lower-paying icons here, while other symbols encompass books, keys and heart, brain and courage potions in coloured bottles, as well as the wizard himself, the most lucrative icon.
The potions pay for between two and five of a kind, with the courage potion being the potentially most lucrative one.
Book of Oz slot special features
The book symbol serves as both Wild and Scatter and replaces all other emblems.
Free spins round
Land three, four or five book Scatter icons wherever you like on the reels to scoop 10, 12 or 25 free whirls respectively. What’s more, you can retrigger this feature by bagging another three Scatters or more during the round, to enjoy bottomless free spins.
A symbol (apart from the Wild) is chosen at random as an expanding icon, and it will cover the whole reel to ramp things up once a win can be completed.
After every spin during the base game, you can opt to respin one of the reels for as many times as you like, albeit at a cost, if you think you have a good chance of creating a winning combo. Be warned that this can make playing the base game quite expensive. (The more potential a reel has, the more the respin will cost.)
You can only respin one reel at a time, while only wins involving reels which have been respun will be paid. This feature also offers the chance for some strategic thinking, and it can potentially also trigger the free spins round more easily.
There’s no progressive jackpot here. In the base game, the jackpot is 1,000x stake, rising during the free spins to a maximum 5,000x stake.
Return to Player (RTP)
Book of Oz slot is a high-variance affair, in keeping with many other slots from this operator. RTP or Return to Player is a decent 96.5%.
You should find Book of Oz slot entertaining, and it features a well thought out design plus top-notch sound effects without having too many complicated features to understand. Try it in demo mode – and let us know if it leaves you spellbound!