Ozzy Osbourne

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Ozzy Osbourne Slot Review

Ozzy Osbourne is a video slot from NetEnt with 5 reels and 20 paylines. Released in November 2019, this game can be played at online casinos such as PlayOjo, Unibet or Rizk.

Theme and general information

The Prince of Darkness rules the reels in this Ozzy Osbourne Slot. A pioneer of heavy metal, Ozzy has a career that began over 40 years ago. Many of you will know him through his music. But some might also remember him as the ageing rock dad from the TV reality show The Osbournes that aired many years ago.

This slot is a new addition to NetEnt’s rock-themed slots and pays homage to the Prince of Darkness. The scene is set at what we could assume are the gates to hell. Two demonic statues frame the reels and on the reels itself, drawn in a comic book style, we find four versions of Ozzy himself as well as four low value symbols that include a cross, a raven, a rose and a skull, each adorning a card suit symbol.

It’s not the best-looking slot NetEnt has developed and some might even be disappointed that the style is not as dark as the Prince of Darkness might call for. But it’s good quality.

The red Ozzy is worth the most, paying out 50x our stake for five of his kind. The scatter is the throne and lands only on reels 1, 3 and 5. The wild is a bat.

You can play this game from 0.20 to 100.00 per spin. However, if you activate the bonus bet, your stake doubles.

Re-Spins in the base game

And speaking of the bonus bet, it’s a worthwhile investment to make because it increases your chances at re-spins and free spins and it also increases the RTP during the free spins significantly. In fact, it gives you an added free spin when you activate the free spins.

During the base game, two scatters are enough to trigger a re-spin. When that happens, two windows show up above the reels on the left and right side. On the left-hand side, one of the reel symbols will appear. On the right-hand side, a modifier will land. Then, all instances of the selected symbol on the reels will be equipped with the modifier and you get your re-spin.

If a scatter lands in the modifier window, you’ll activate the free spins.

Free spins with extra wilds, upgrades and multipliers

You either trigger the free spins through a re-spin or by landing three scatters on the reels in the base game. If you have the bonus bet activated, you’ll get five free spins, otherwise it is four. The scene changes and two pillars appear beside the reels. On the left, you see the high-value symbols. On the right, you’ll see the low-value symbols.

Above the reels we see once more the extra windows. The Symbol Spinner on the left shows us all the reel symbols. And the Feature Spinner on the right shows us the potential upgrades. This is what we can get (in the re-spins as well):

  • Coin Win – A coin win is attached to the reel symbol and awards wins equal to 3-of-a-kind wins.
  • Multiplier – A multiplier of 5x or 7x can be attached to the symbol (potentially combining to 12x). Without the bonus bet that multiplier is 2x or 3x, or a maximum of 5x.
  • Wild – The chosen symbol is transformed into a Wild.
  • Upgrade – All instances of the chosen symbol will upgrade to the next valuable symbol, including any upgrades that symbol may already have.

Conclusion: An unexpectedly fun slot with fantastic winning potential

The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Ozzy Osbourne Slot is between 96.30 to 96.67%, depending on whether or not you play with the bonus bet. Either way, it’s good value and the slot is not super volatile. Plus, the maximum payout can be as high as 10,000x our stake, which is excellent.

Whether you like this slot or not does not so much depend on whether you are a fan of Ozzy Osbourne. It is actually a fairly tame game considering it is based on the Prince of Darkness. The features can be worthwhile when you activate the bonus bet and you can trigger the free spins relatively often as well.

We had our best free spin round when a majority of symbols were transformed to wilds. Add one or two multipliers into the mix and you are looking at big wins. We don’t know whether 10,000x our stake is truly realistic. We were happy with 220x our stake in one instance and well over 250x up on our starting budget when we finished playing.

Facts

Mobile Free spins
Yes Yes
Lines Bonusround
20 Yes
Reels Progressive
5 No
RTP Wild symbols
96.67% Yes
Min. Stake Autoplay
0.20 Yes
Max. Stake Multiplier
100 Yes
Volatility / Hit Frequency Scatters
Medium No
   
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