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Legacy of Oz Hyperspins from Triple Edge Studios brings us back to a world first introduced to us in 2018 by its predecessor, Book of Oz.
Book of Oz brought with it some classic Book style action, along with some innovative features in the form of the Respin feature, which allowed you to reroll individual reels at a cost. This feature was great for strategic play in instances where you landed 2 scatters and needed only one more, or if you were a symbol or two away from a full line of one of the higher paying symbols.
Legacy of Oz will have more of the same when it releases in July 2021, and the name itself may even hold some clues about how the game will differ from its predecessor.
‘Book of’ games generally indicate a slot where 10 spins are awarded during the Free Spins. A symbol will be chosen, and regardless of a retrigger this will remain as your special symbol throughout the round. Legacy slots seem to behave a little differently. When 8 Spins are awarded, you can usually bet that there’s scope for more than one expanding symbol during the Free Spins round, which increases both the excitement and the potential.
We’re tremendously excited to see a new game in the series, so let’s dive right in and explore the magical world of Oz once more.
Triple Edge Studios have kept the character of the original Book of Oz very much alive with a very similar theme that would be almost indistinguishable from the original game if not for the sharper graphics.
The magical music and design does very well in giving Legacy of Oz that supernatural and mystical feel and you feel like you’re getting both a nostalgic throwback to the original slot and a new experience when you load up Legacy of Oz
Book of Oz was very well designed, but you can definitely see improvements if you care to look close enough.
Betting options have changed slightly in Legacy of Oz compared to before. In Book of Oz, you had the option to choose Coin Size and Coins, which would change the overall bet amount, In Legacy of Oz, Triple Edge Studios have opted for an easier bet option which does away with the somewhat unnecessary coin system.
Betting options are vast too, with options that range from £/€0.10 per spin to £/50 per spin.
The Symbols in Legacy of Oz are another reminiscent throwback of the older slot. The Wizard is once again the highest paying symbol, and the Courage, Luck and Love (Blue, Purple and Red) Potions make up the other high paying symbols.
Low paying symbols are Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10, The Book symbol returns once again as a Wild, which substitutes for any other symbol, and acts as a Scatter.
Legacy of Oz is a 5 reel slot with 10 set pay lines. To form a win, you’ll need at least 2 of the high paying symbols, or 3 of the low paying symbols to connect across any of the 10 lines.
A large part of the immense appeal of book style games is how big the payouts can be for connecting a line of the high paying symbols.
As the name suggest, the coveted Hyperspins feature makes its return yet again, offering the strategists among us something to smile about
The Hyperspins feature is basically a paid feature in which you may choose to spin individual reels, rather than all of them.
This brings in an element of strategic play. Perhaps you’ve landed one or two bonus scatters and you want to respin for the third? Or you’re one symbol away from a full line connection of the highest paying symbol? Hyperspin makes it possible to utilise individual reels to your advantage, which makes for a really interesting dynamic.
The price of a respin will vary depending on the reel you want to respin. Generally, the more likely a reel is to make higher-paying connections, the more expensive it will be to respin.
This is a Base Game Feature only, but fear not, because plenty of action still awaits in the Free Spins without it.
3, 4 or 5 Books will trigger 8, 12 or 20 Free Spins respectively.
Before the round starts, a symbol will be chosen at random to act as the special expanding symbol.
This is classic Book action like you know and love. If you get a high paying symbol, then you’ll need 2 anywhere on screen to trigger the expansion and pay anywhere mechanic, and if you’ve got a low paying symbol then you’ll need at least 3.
Legacy of Oz differs from its sister slot in the sense that re-triggers will award another symbol. This can be incredibly exciting when you re-trigger a few times and end up with a few symbols, and to make it even better you need only 2 books to do so.
2, 3, 4 or 5 Books will re-trigger the game for 4, 81 12 or 20 Free Spins.
This sort of gameplay has proven to be a very popular slot mechanic for a very good reason. The potential of these sorts of slots is nothing short of exhilarating, especially if you get one of the highest paying symbols and manage to land a full screen.
Few book slots dare to stray too far away from foundations placed by the original book games many aeons ago, but then why fix something that isn’t broken?+
In terms of Legacy of Oz vs the hundreds of other Book Games out there, we’d say that Legacy of Oz offers a little bit more. The Hyperspins really shakes up the gameplay and it re-triggers much more frequently because it only requires 2 books in the Free Spins.
In terms of statistics, both RTP and maximum win values look great at 96.11% and 5,000x respectively.
It’s hard to deviate from favourites like Book of Ra or those that came after it like Book of Dead and Legacy of Dead, but Legacy of Oz has just as much potential, and frankly more to offer.