The Wizard of Oz may be a couple of decades old, but film still inspires modern books, television programs, arcade and casino games. In December last year, Microgaming, in association with Triple Edge Studios released Book of Oz, a slot loosely based on the Wizard of Oz theme. This was at a time when plenty of Book of Ra clones were hitting the market, many of them offering substandard features and boring graphics.
Book of Oz changed all that with outstanding graphics, a big jackpot and a novel respin feature that allowed you to pick any one of the 5 reels and spin it over again to increase your chances of a win. Now Microgaming is back with the Book of Oz sequel, Book of Oz Lock N Spin, and it looks better than ever.
Check it out at All Jackpots Casino when it goes live on the 24th of September and you’re sure to experience a whole new world of wins!
A Worthy Successor to a Brilliant Slot
Doing a sequel of any slot is difficult and somewhat risky. However, Microgaming has a history of great sequels, and with Triple Edge Studios building the game, the recipe was just right. For Microgaming fans, sequels are expected and mostly anticipated. We just have to look at Thunderstruck, Tomb Raider and Avalon to realise that a sequel will be more of the same, just better.
This is exactly what you get with the new Book of Oz slot. Essentially, it’s the same game, just updated with cool new features and a larger set jackpot. The graphics are almost exactly the same, the backdrop is the same and the way the payouts work is also the same. The game symbols have been given a small graphic facelift but otherwise it would be hard to tell the difference between the two. One feature that does make all the difference is the lock icon at the bottom of each reel. This is the Lock’n Spin function which allows you to lock up to 4 reels at a time and spin the rest to increase your win chances.
Bets and Payouts
The slot setup in the Book of Oz sequel is the same as the original with 5 spinning reels, 3 rows and 10 set paylines. However, the betting options and overall amount you can win have been given an update. The minimum bet here is 0.10 while the maximum is 0.50. You can bet a total of 50 coins per spin with the coin value set at 0.01 to 0.50.
The good news is that the total number of coins you can in on a single spin has increased to 250 000. The slot also has two RTP’s. The first is 96.36% if you don’t engage the Reel Lock feature, and the second is 96.60% when you activate the Lock N Spin function. The title has been rated as high volatility slot, which means you should settle in for a long game session, as wins don’t come very often. When they do hit, you can expect big payouts.
The Lock N Spin Feature
The Lock N Spin feature in Book of Oz is the best part of the whole game. Yes, there are Wild symbols, Scatter and free spins, but you will be spending your time focusing on this one feature.
With Lock N Spin, you will see a small lock icon at the bottom of each reel. After any standard spin, you can choose to lock any of the 5 reels in place for as long as you want, and spin the rest. You can only lock up to 4 reels at a time, and spin the rest to gain an advantage or land the symbols you really want. If you look at the increased RTP, using this function can increase your win amount if you do it right.
More Bonus Features To Look Forward To
The Wild symbol in Book of Oz Lock N Spin is the book. The book symbol also takes on the role of the Scatter symbol. This means that the book can replace any other symbol to form a winning combination. It is also the key to activating the free spins round. If you land 3 or more book symbols anywhere on the 5 reels, you are awarded with free spins. The more symbols that trigger the feature, the more spins are awarded. If you land all 5 book symbols, you will receive the maximum of 25 free spins.
There is one more cool feature that is worth mentioning. When the free spins round is active, you also receive special symbol that will expand to fill the entire reels. The symbol is chosen at random and posted on the reels. However, you have a chance of moving the symbol with one free shuffle. The game will suggest whether this is a good idea or to leave it as is for a better payout. It’s your choice either way!
Join the Wizard and his friends once again at All Jackpots for a bigger and better reel spinning experience from the 24th of September.