Book of Oz Online Slot, available at 32Red Casino.
We’ve all heard about the magical land of Oz – but now it’s time to discover enchanted riches within Emerald City. Courtesy of Microgaming subsidiary Triple Edge Studios, Book of Oz comes armed with a magical Re-spin Feature that helps you transform losing spins into winning ones.
You can play Book of Oz at 32Red Online Casino, a high volatility slot where bet levels range from £0.10 to £25. The 5x3 grid comes with 10 fixed paylines and a maximum win potential of 5,000x your stake.
Book of Oz History
This Book of Oz slot instalment draws its inspiration from the children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by being set in the story’s Emerald City. In the books created by L. Frank Baum, the Emerald City lies at the centre of the amazing Land of Oz and is home to the fated Wizard. Found at the end of the Yellow Brick Road, it is a key part of the adventure and desired destination of Dorothy – the book’s main protagonist.
Triple Edge Studios have incorporated various elements from the story into this online slot release, for example, by using a bottle of ‘courage’ as a premium game symbol. This was given by the Wizard to the cowardly Lion as a potion to drink. There’s also the Oz Key and Heart symbols – something the Tin Man character was famously missing in the books.
Book of Oz Free Spins
Upon three, four or five Book Scatter symbols appearing anywhere on the Book of Oz reels, this will credit 10, 12 or 25 Free Spins respectively. Before the spins launch into motion, one of the game’s characters is randomly chosen as the special symbol. Should you now be close to a winning combination, this will spring into life and duly expand to cover the entire reel.
You can expect some pretty impressive wins during this feature, especially if three additional Scatter symbols are found. This retriggers the Free Spins from scratch, giving you a great chance of bagging the Book of Oz top prize win of 5,000x your stake.
Book of Oz Graphics & Audio
Being based on the Wizard of Oz fantasy story, and in particular the Emerald City, the design of the Book of Oz slot encapsulates a magical ambience. It does so by using an enchanting forest backdrop alongside green emerald pillars and ornate glass behind the reels. The game symbols are also beautifully crafted, integrating elements from the story into their design. However, if the game seems to be running slow on your computer or mobile device, you can switch from ‘enhanced’ to ‘basic’ graphic settings to improve performance.
Musically, Book of Oz doesn’t disappoint either, although if you were expecting a Judy Garland number then you may feel a bit let down. Instead, a sombre, mystical soundtrack is used with sporadic uplifting strings to create an immersive experience. Different sound effects are used upon winning spins and also when the bonus features are activated. Players can switch off either the Game Sounds, Win Sounds and Background Sounds individually from the game settings icon.
Book of Oz Symbols
The Book of Oz slot low-paying symbols comprise standard playing card values with a nice magical design touch added. Land at least three across one of the game’s 10 paylines for a cash prize to land in your 32Red Casino account. The Scatter symbol acts as the Wild and can also pay out up to 100x. Only two of the game’s premium symbols are needed on a payline, whilst landing the maximum of five will payout the following:
- Green Hat Wizard – five on a payline awards a win of 250x
- Lion Head Courage – five on a payline awards a win of 100x
- Oz Key – five on a payline awards a win of 37.5x
- Heart – five on a payline awards a win of 37.5x
Book of Oz Bonus Features
This Book of Oz slot boasts one of the most original and engaging bonuses of any online slot – the manual Re-Spin Feature. It allows players to spin any of the individual reels again on an indefinite basis. This is a great way of enhancing player engagement and reducing the random nature typically found in other online casino slots.
However, each re-spin will cost extra depending on the likelihood of hitting a winning combination. The price is displayed clearly below each reel and depends on the bet level currently set. We advise here that you become familiar with where the 10 winning paylines are set – this could help you decide whether spinning again could result in a big win, especially if you’re just one premium symbol away from completing a combination.
Another great aspect of this feature is that you can keep re-spinning each reel on an indefinite basis, even after a winning spin. So, should the reels be set up with four premium symbols across a payline, you can keep spinning the remaining reel to hopefully land the fifth. And that’s not all… you can also attempt to trigger the Free Spins by keeping any Scatter symbols in-play and spinning the remaining reels – although please beware of the elevated cost, especially if two are already in place.
For all the shrewd 32Red players out there plotting how to take advantage of this provision, Microgaming are one step ahead. If you decide to adjust your bet level to take advantage of favourable symbols, this will remove any current re-spins provision. Also note that the Re-spin Feature may not be activated for players in the UK due to regulation.
Is Book of Oz Any Good?
This Book of Oz slot provides a fantastic glimpse into The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as you hunt for riches within the Emerald City. For those familiar with the original story, there’s some fantastic graphics and music to immerse you into the adventure down the Yellow Brick Road.
A Free Spins round is on hand to provide big wins, especially upon landing five Scatter symbols for an impressive 25 Free Spins. If a premium symbol is selected as the expanding symbol here, the cash winnings are sure to be impressive. In addition, because of the manual Re-spin Feature, you could say Book of Oz is one of the only skill-based slots online.
The success of the game has spawned a sequel by Microgaming, also available to play at 32Red Casino – Book of Oz Lock 'N Spin. Similar to the re-spins provision, it includes a Hyperspins feature that allows you to lock up to four reels at additional cost – again introducing an element of skill into the gameplay. For fans of the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz books and films, similar releases include Wizard of Oz, Legacy of Oz and Alice in Wildland which all borrow elements from the adventure stories.