Book of Oz Review
Become entranced by the magical world of Oz. Developed by Triple Edge Studios and published by Microgaming, Book of Oz is a 5-reel, 10 payline slot that is inspired by the Wizard of Oz book series written by L. Frank Baum.
Granted the slot doesn’t have the variety and creativity of features found in other magical slots such as Dr Fortuno, but manages to deliver with most of the ones needed for an online modern slot.
As the slot begins, you’ll notice that the background is surrounded by beautiful décor. Taken straight from the books themselves, you are in Emerald city and in the Wizard’s palace. It completely oozes decadence and grace in the background to completely transport you to the enchanting land of Oz.
Sounds and music played through the slot has an ethereal quality to it with steady beats and harp sounds. At times it can be serene and calming, whilst other times it can sound intense.
Despite being based on a fantastical book series - the gameplay is simple. All buttons and menus are featured at the bottom of the screen. The bottom left button leads you to settings, gameplay and features in game you need any of that.
It’s easy to see the spin button as it’s enclosed within a green bubble to make it stand out. Betting and autoplay are next to the spin button with players being able to set between 10 to 100 autospins.
Features such as free spins and re-spins improve the win potential greatly. Especially considering that re-spins have an increased RTP at 96.50% during this mode. The only downside is that you have to pay for re-spins in this game.
In the base game, the RTP is at a great 96.31% which is way above the average. The maximum payout is available through expanding symbols during free spins. If you manage to fill up the reels with the wizard symbol, then you can win up to 5,000x your stake. During the base game, you can win up to 250x your stake if you roll 5 wizards.
Book of Oz could’ve been a landmark within magical themed slots, but sadly doesn’t fully deliver. The cost of using re-spins lets it down a lot. Not only this, but there are no multipliers on this game. Design wise it’s incredible, win potential is decent and the gameplay is pretty fun - but the features aren’t fully there. That’s not to say that Book of Oz isn’t a great game, but it falls short of being brilliant.