Legacy of Oz Slot Free Play
Legacy of Oz
Theme of The Game
We’ve seen quite a few slot machines that are based on the Wizard of Oz already, and here we have a new one. The theme is not surprising, but as this is a Book-style slot, it does matter and it makes it stand out a bit. Most of its competitors are Ancient Egypt themed, and don’t look as good.
Since it’s a Book slot, it will use that image for its one feature symbol, the mixed wild/scatter. Besides the Book of Oz, we have the image of the Wizard in the top symbol, along with three premium symbols showing potions colored in blue, purple, and red. Lastly, we have the five lowest paying symbols, the usual Royals, 10 to Ace.
This is a joint production, a slot machine from Microgaming and Triple Edge Studios. The latter is the developer, and they’ve been creating a lot of great games for Microgaming lately, all of them released as exclusives on the company’s own platform.
How To Play It
Legacy of Oz will require a bet of $0.10 to $40, and in exchange you’re getting 10 active lines. It’s not a lot, but it’s a standard system for Book-style games.
You have 5×3 reels with 10 active lines. Most of the game is standard, you get paid for regular combinations of 3+ symbols. However, there is also a way to use symbols as scatters on regular lines, so it doesn’t matter the reels where they land. More on that below.
The first thing I’d like to note here, is the presence of the Hyperspins mechanic. We’ve seen it in a number of Microgaming slots over the years, and while you have to pay to use it, it’s still something that other Book slots don’t have in their arsenal.
It involves the use of Respin buttons, which are found at the bottom of each of the five reels. You can respin each reel at will, but there is a price to pay, and it can be higher or lower, depending on the possible outcome.
The feature symbol is the one showing the Book of Oz. It lands on all reels, but only once on each one, so it is not that powerful or common as a wild. It does have that role though, and it could substitute for regular symbols when forming new combinations.
Ideally, you’d want the spin to have 3 or more Books, to get 8 to 20 free spins triggered. Once you get these going, you can also retrigger them, with 2-5 more Books giving you 4-20 extra spins.
The thing that gets added up, is the Special Symbol. The game picks one of the regular symbols to become special, meaning that it will expand and take over its reel. If you get 3 or more special symbols, then you form combinations on the 10 active lines (these pay scattered on active lines, they don’t have to be adjacent).
With a 5,000x top jackpot on the line, Legacy of Oz pays about as well as every other Book-style slot machine we’ve seen so far. There are even some that go higher than that, so the competition will sometimes do even better.
RTP is anywhere between 92.13% and 96.11%, since there is a range that operators can choose from.
Legacy of Oz has the paid Hyperspins to make it stand out a bit, but mostly it’s a standard Book slot machine, just with better graphics and a theme that has nothing to do with Ancient Egypt.