Sorcery is at the heart of Yggdrasil Gaming’s progressive slot Ozwin’s Jackpots, released at the start of January 2018 and played with five reels, three rows and 20 Paylines – not to mention no fewer than five jackpots!
The background music is straight out of a Disney movie, while the graphics are cartoony and a sense of mystery and enchantment pervades the whole thing. There’s more than a whiff of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp about this slot, too.
The hero is Ozwin, the magician who has become an owl, and the reels are set deep in a mystical forest, in his candlelit, underground lair. Expect a deep purple, brown and gold colour palette, along with some dark blue and green, while Ozwin’s young apprentice is a good-looking lad.
How to play
Prices kick off from 20p a spin, rising to a modest £40 a pop maximum. As ever, you can play across all devices. Set your bets as you normally would and you’re good to go. Autoplay, Spin and Max Bet are all present and correct.
Among the symbols on the reels, you’ll see the lower-paying card, incorporating the standard four suits. There are also owls, bottles of potion, sundials and Ozwin himself. Of these, the wise owl is the most lucrative, shelling out at 200x stake for five in a row.
Your free whirls icon is the blue crystal ball, while the spellbook is the bonus symbol. Use these icons to trigger the bonus games, described in more detail below.
Activate this when three or more of the spellbook bonus symbols pitch up in the base game. Land four or five for a tidy payout of 50 to 500x stake.
Once this feature triggers, a new screen opens up showing 18 spellbooks. Choose by clicking to discover a concealed reward. But choose the hidden evil spell and the thing screeches to an abrupt halt.
You can also pick crystals in various colours (purple, green, red and blue) to enjoy cash wins of up to 50x stake.
Jackpot free spins
Trigger this in one of two ways. The first is by gathering five crystals of the same shade, the second is to land at least a hat-trick of free spins icons wherever you like on the reels.
With three or more free spins icons, you get 10 free whirls plus a 3x multiplier. Hit four or five for a bonus reward of 50 to 500x line stake.
If you activated the free spins by collecting five crystals, these become the first orb, giving you 10 freebies with a 3x multiplier. Once in this round, you need five of the same orbs to bag one of the corresponding jackpots, whose names are, in order of the size of jackpot:
Non-progressive payouts can be as much as 1,200x stake.
Return to Player (RTP)
Return to Player or RTP is rather generous in Ozwin’s Jackpots, at 96.7%. You should find this a medium-volatility game to play.
We reckon this slot ticks all the boxes in terms of design, great features, the potential to win and originality of its theme, as well as entertainment value. And, as ever, while it certainly may seem complex initially, it really isn’t once you get those reels turning.
And if you’ve previously played Vikings Go Berzerk, you may find this slot has a similar feel.
Try it out, and share your thoughts.