We Check out the Latest Progressive Jackpot Slot From Yggdrasil Gaming – Ozwin’s Jackpots
If you haven’t checked out SlotsMagic Casino they have had some big upgrades including lots of new slots providers such as Yggdrasil, Big Time Gaming, Blueprint and Merkur along with a much-improved instant play casino which now offers some awesome slot game filters and slot information.
The latest addition to their casino is the new Progressive Jackpot Slot from Yggdrasil Gaming called Ozwin’s Jackpots which offers players 5 different Jackpots, Free Spins and a Bonus Picking Round.
Savvy players, however, will notice that this new slot has a very close resemblance to Holmes and the Stolen Stones (Yggdrasil) in what we generally term a re-skin, where the graphics and theme may have been altered but the main mechanics and features behind this game are pretty much the same.
Unfortunately having already played the previous Holmes title extensively we find that Ozwin’s Jackpot is indeed a re-skin, with the same Bonus Picking Round feature and Free Spins mode where you have a chance of winning 1 of the 5 Jackpots.
To quickly summarise the gameplay, there are 2 main bonus rounds on offer on this slot, a Bonus picking round which offers a variety of cash prizes along with the chance to collect the special coloured orbs which help to triggers the free spins.
The Free Spins round is where you have a chance of winning 1 of the 5 Jackpots and this triggered either by landing 3 or more of the scatters in the base game or by filling up one of the collection meters above the reels with the coloured orbs (from the base game or picking round)
By playing the base game you will slowly collect these different coloured orbs, when 5 are collected the free spins mode is then automatically triggered with the twist that you start 1 with of these coloured orbs already collected in the Jackpot Free Spins feature.
To win any of the Jackpots you must collect 5 of these coloured orbs during the 10 free spins where a 3x multiplier is granted also for the free spins.
|Ozwin's Jackpots Slot – Technical Summary|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||No|
|Special Features||Progressive Jackpots
Picking Bonus Round
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.70%|
There are 3 main features to look out for whilst playing Ozwin’s Jackpots with 2 ways to trigger the Jackpot Free Spins along with a Bonus Picking Round.
Spellbook Bonus Game
The Bonus Picking Round is triggered by landing 3 or more of the Bonus symbols to trigger the Spellbook Bonus picking round.
During this bonus, you simply click on any of the 18 spellbooks to reveal either cash prizes or crystals which are added to the collection meters until the Evil Spell symbol is revealed.
Above each of the 5 reels are collection meters which store any coloured orbs which are collected in either base gameplay or from the Spellbook Bonus, once these meters are filled the Jackpot Free Spins is instantly triggered, if you have triggered the Free Spins from this method you will start with 1 coloured orb already collected for that Meter (closer to winning a Jackpot).
Jackpot Free Spins
The Jackpot Free Spins is triggered by landing 3 or more scatters in the base game or by filling the collection meter up fully, you are then awarded 10 free spins and a 3x Multiplier.
Along with regular wins, you should also be looking out for the special coloured orbs which are collected in the meters above the reels during the free spins, as filling any of these during the bonus will award that particular Jackpot.
Ozwin's Jackpots Slot
If we weren’t aware of Ozwin’s Jackpots being a clone of the Holmes slot then we might as scored this release higher, but unfortunately, all of the gameplay features are close to identical so whilst it is a visually appealing slot it really doesn’t offer anything new from Yggdrasil.
In our playtests which were shorter than normal, we found the bonus picking round to be all over the place in terms of rewards sometimes ending after just 1 or 2 picks and other times giving over 50 x wins.
The free spins round like the base game has no wilds so whilst a 5 of a kind win with a 3 multiplier can be a decent reward it’s going to be very difficult to get, the Progressive Jackpots are going to be quite rare and are also and dependant on stake size too so it’s well worth checking the instructions and paytable to be informed.
If you haven’t played the previous Holmes title then you may well enjoy this slot, but be warned it does take quite some time to start filling up the collection meters which is when the game becomes a lot more interesting with more regular free spins triggers and orbs already collected.
Terms Apply – 18+, New Customers Only, Gamble Responsibly – www.begambleaware.org