It is rare that a slot sees so much success that a new version is created. Book Of Oz is one of those games, releasing to universal acclaim and quickly gaining a firm fan base. Based around the beloved character the Wizard of Oz, the game focused less on visual dazzle, and more on what slot players wanted most; gripping gameplay. Now, as a new version of the reel spinner is born, Vegas Palms Casino will be one of the first to reveal the game to the world on the 24th September 2019.
Triple Edge Studios and Microgaming collaborated, taking everything that was loved about the original, but adding something that took it to a new level. Hence we have Book Of Oz Lock N Spin. The ground-breaking title is set to blow up in the online casino world. You’ll want to be there and experience it for yourself, and be one of the first to test out the exhilarating Locked Reels feature.
The Wizard And Basics
Book Of Oz Lock N Spin isn’t about the graphics, though they are still exceptionally pleasant to look at and presented in modern HD. Simple display with minimal fuss is used, with a 5 reel, 3 row grid, utilising a 10 payline system. There is a Wild, represented by the Wizard, and a Scatter, represented by a book. Other symbols include 3 magic bottles, and 10, J, Q, K and A. The theme is one of fantasy, taking inspiration from the Wizard of Oz literary universe. Most aren’t aware that the classic film dealt with only a small part of a much bigger story and the Wizard is a central aspect.
As is expected, bets are placed, reels are spun, and matching combinations are created on the reels. The Wild allows for more winning combinations, as it will substitute for any other symbol. So, 2 Ks and 1 Wild will payout for 3 Ks. The Scatter triggers the special feature Free Spins, which is where the big jackpot payouts are earned. These are the basics of the game, and important to keep in mind.
The core statistics are also very important, as they make it clear how likely winning combinations are. Book Of Oz Lock N Spin is a very high volatility game, which means that winning combinations come quickly and frequently. More specifically, the slot has a 31.02% hit rate, which is a great deal higher than many other titles. Overall the RTP is 96.35%, which increases to 96.60% when the all-important Locked Reel feature is put into practice. Very few games allow an adjustment of the RTP, which is what makes the title so revolutionary.
When placing bets, keep in mind that the minimum allowed amount is 0.10 coins, and maximum amount 25.00 coins.
Locked Reels Revolution
Book Of Oz Lock N Spin is focused very firmly on the special feature that is making it the talk of the online casino industry, Locked Reels. For the longest time slots have simply been a case of spin, cross your fingers, and accept what appears on the reels. But with Locked Reels this is all set to change. After each spin, the player has the unique option to lock 2 reels in place, and respin the rest. What this ultimately means is that for the first time the player has direct input, taking the slot experience into a new realm. A small extra cost is charged for locked reels.
The most common idea is to lock the Scatters, and chase after any additional that are needed to trigger the special Free Spins feature. Landing a minimum of 3 Scatters grants 12 spins at no extra cost, with the payouts coming quick and steady. But land 4 Scatters and the number of spins goes up to 15. Manage the maximum of 5 and the spins are cranked up to 25. Furthermore, landing more Scatter matches during a Free Spin sequence retriggers the whole deal, which is a luxury that speaks for itself.
This already makes Book Of Oz Lock N Spin an outstanding title. But Triple Edge and Microgaming wanted to take it a step further. During Free Spins a little something extra is granted, so that you really reap the benefits. Expanding Symbols allow a single symbol to be randomly selected at the start of Free Spins. This symbol expands and occupies a reel, matching with all other symbols of the type. The payout potential need not be mentioned, other than to say it is enough to make a slot enthusiast salivate at the mouth.
Get set To See The Wizard
Sign up at Vegas Palms and get ready for the big 24th September reveal. Locked Reels is something that needs to be experienced to be appreciated, and there are wizardly wins just waiting for you!