If you haven’t heard of Ozzy Osbourne, then you’ve probably been living under a rock! After all, he’s been in the music business since the ‘70s. Strewn behind him are a plethora of top-level hard-rock accolades, which, rather disturbingly, includes biting the head off a bat!
Focus on the Game
Ozzy Osbourne™ Video Slot recreates Ozzy’s early music career, but to make it more accessible to a wider audience, there’s a modern twist. The game has 20 paylines (all fixed), that are locked on a 5-reel, 3-row layout. The slot itself offers medium variance, topped off with a series of excellent features and truly stunning graphics.
As you might expect of something with this quality, the game is from the NetEnt Rocks branded title selection. It offers you a whole range of Free Spins, Re-spins and even a Symbol Charge Up feature that pushes the game forward. Prior to either of the spin options activating, Symbol Charge Up comes into play and awards one of the following features: Coin Win; Multipliers; Symbol Upgrade and Wild Symbols. In short, the extra features are rather like their namesake – you’re never sure what you’re getting!
There’s also a Bonus Bet option. Triggering this increases your chances of winning features. It adds an additional Free Spin and raises the multiplier values.
There are 10 fixed paylines all with varying bet levels and coin values available. Using MAX BET plays the slot at the top end of the betting scale and coin value. Hitting AUTOPLAY simply plays the game for the number of spins you have chosen to select and pay for.
Winning combos and payouts are calculated in accordance with the Paytable. The bet level is the number of coins you have bet on one payline. A payline win of coins is the value that is shown in the Paytable, and is multiplied by the bet level. A payline win in the actual currency you have used is the same as a win in coins multiplied by the value of those coins.
This video slot offers great craic through its action-packed sequences, thus making itself popular with players from all ages and backgrounds. It has 1-5 default betting levels with 6 set coin values, which are: (€) 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5. Min/Max Bet (€) 0.2/100.
More game statistics
With a Return to Player (RTP) of 96.30-96.67% and a hit frequency between 24.2-25.5%, this game is really giving its all. The Free spins, without the bonus bet, land every 1 in 259 spins. When the bonus bet is in effect, however, this drops to 1 in 140.
When the Bonus Bet is triggered, the game plays with 40 coins on each level. Additional Free Spins can be triggered and the multipliers increase from double and triple up to five and seven times the bet staked.
Symbol Charge Up
Prior to any Re-spins or Free Spins, the Symbol Charge Up gets triggered awarding one or more bonus features. In these extra winning features, the Symbol Spinner will choose which symbol is the charged-up one. Then, the Feature Spinner will pick one of these features that will be attributed to that chosen icon: Coin Win, Multiplier, Wild or Upgrade.
To activate the Re-spin land two Scatters on reels 1, 3, or 5 in the base game.
Land three Scatters on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reel in the base game or land the Scatter icon during the Feature Spinner during a Re-spin, and you’ll trigger Free Spins. If landing the Scatters in the base game, 4 Free Spins are awarded. If using the bonus bet, this number goes up to 5.
The reels are set on a large stage nestled in a dark environment – this is Ozzy we’re talking about! When Free Spins are triggered, the stage is fired up and electricity pours across the reels illuminating the icons. Each symbol is beautifully designed, and those visual animated effects propel you through every game level.
The top-paying symbols are the man himself, in different poses. The low-paying icons are card suits, although each is decorated with ravens, crosses, roses and skulls. The Scatter is a devil train, while the Wild is a demon-like bat.
Any fans of Ozzy’s will be super excited to find that this game injects a number of his popular songs into the thrilling soundtrack. As you begin the Free Spins, or if you score a large win, the music changes to match your epic moment harking back to an Ozzy gig!
There are also top-notch sound effects, which serve to make the Ozzy Osbourne™ video slot a truly memorable game. There’s the crackle of electricity on the reels, splatting bats hitting your screens and gory graphics to match.
It doesn’t matter if you prefer to play on a desktop or mobile, you’ll get the same game experience. The game interface has been carefully formatted to fit mobile screens with the spin wheel dropping out of sight when the reels are in motion. The settings and options also disappear into a neat little drop-down menu ensuring economical use of space, and a clutter-free display.
The game is compatible across both iOS and Android devices, but make sure you’re running the latest operating system to ensure there are no glitches.
It’s taken time, but it’s finally here – Ozzy has a slot! NetEnt and Ozzy are the perfect fit, with the former already offering up a number of top-level Rock games including Jimi Hendrix™, Guns N’ Roses™ and Motörhead™. Ozzy’s in great company and you can switch between rock greats as and when you choose!