A spin off from Frank M Baum’s classic tale, Book of Oz is a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot from Microgaming. Highlights on this trip to Emerald City include respins and a bonus round that awards unlimited free spins with special expanding symbols. Play this explosive, high variance game on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 10p and £25 per spin.
The setting here is Emerald City and there’s a distinctly green tinge to the visuals. Joining the lower value playing cards are higher value potions and the Wizard (who looks surprisingly unwizardly). The Book of Spells symbol serves a dual role. It’s a wild so substitutes for all other symbols and also the scatter which trigger the feature round.
Before we get to that feature, there’s a bit of a wrinkle in the base game that’s worth noting. On each spin, you’ll be able to pay and respin an individual reel. This can help improve a winning combination or perhaps more importantly can give you a second shot at triggering the bonus round if you’ve landed 2 scatters on the same spin. This is known as the Respins feature.
Land 3, 4 or 5 of the Book of Spells scatter to trigger the Free Spins feature. Your reward will be 10, 12 or 25 free spins. Special expanding symbols are in play during this round. You can retrigger another round of free spins if you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters. Payouts can reach up to 5,000 times your bet on each free spin which makes it well worth triggering.
Microgaming has created a very playable Wizard of Oz spin off here. The visuals are excellent and the blend of respins, free spins and expanding symbols are an appealing combination. That’s especially the case if you like volatile action as the variance in Book of Oz is extremely high.
We’ve taken the virtual Yellow Brick Road to the Oz universe in a number of video slots. This is certainly one of the better ones. It looks good, plays well and offers a shot at some volatile action. Whether or not you’re a fan source material, this trip to Emerald City is one that’s well worth making. I also suggest you try WMS’ Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers which is very good and the official game.