Sisters of Oz WowPot Slot Review
2020 has been a year of expansion for Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, and it’s a good thing, as it was in bad need of upgrades. There are new and much better designed slots now in the collection, and the revamped WowPot is one of those that are getting extra attention. Sisters of Oz WowPot is offered by Microgaming, but the actual developer of the game is Triple Edge Studios, one of their exclusive suppliers.
Sisters of Oz WowPot is a slot machine which starts off in a fairly regular way, with 5 reels getting 20 active lines. It gets top wins of up to 720x the stake, but there are also four progressive jackpots on the line, the best of which has a minimum value of $2,000,000 when it resets, and it only goes up from there. The downside is that the game ends up with the usual low RTP that progressive games tend to have, in this case at 92%. As for the big features that the game will rely on, they include jumbo symbols which cover up to three reels at a time, along with free spins and multipliers.
Sisters of Oz WowPot Betting and Prizes
The trend lately, when it comes to betting options, seems to be the simplification of the setup, and we’re seeing it in Sisters of Oz WowPot as well. You only have to pick the wager for the spin that comes next, and the range there is $0.20 to $300.
When it comes to the game’s top prizes, the real target here is on the progressive jackpots, and on the WowPot in particular, as it resets at a value of $2,000,000. Get that one, and you’re a millionaire, though obviously it’s not very likely to happen. Three smaller jackpots are also included, called the Major, Minor and Mini Jackpot.
By itself, the game doesn’t have big rewards, but it can still deliver wins of up to 720x the stake in a single spin.
The experience is typical for a game with medium volatility, but RTP wise it’s going to be at a disadvantage compared with regular slots, since it has a return of only 92%.
One of the major features that you’re getting in this case, is the one with Synced Reels. It will take three reels from the middle of the game area, and it will sync them to show matching symbols, in effect bringing jumbo symbols which cover up to 3x4 positions.
The symbol showing you the Book of Oz is both wild and scatter, so it can help in different ways. You either need these landing in a way that allows them to be part of winning combinations as substitutes, or appearing at least three times so that you can get the free spins.
Up to 100x the stake is paid, and 5 to 10 free spins are triggered, when up to 5 scattered Book of Oz symbols land on the reels. The big advantage of the feature is the 2x multiplier which will apply to all wins, along with the opportunity of the Synced Reels and Jumbo symbols, now available on the 1st and 5th reels as well. Since the middle reels are synced, scatters will no longer land there, but getting two for the reels 1 and 5 can still retrigger the feature with 3 extra rounds.
As you play the game, you collect gold coins which show up as overlays for potion icons. As you do so, you get a chance to trigger the Jackpot Wheel, where you’re guaranteed to win one of the four progressive jackpots.
Theme & Design
It’s a witch themed slot, with a focus on the story of the Wizard of Oz, but the heroes are four attractive young witches. Sex appeal still sells, and the developer is taking advantage of that. We’re even getting a better look at these witches, since they can show up jumbo sized and taking over three reels at a time. Besides the four witch symbols, you will also get the Book of Oz as a wild/scatter, plus lower value icons with various potions. It’s a good design overall, nothing to complain about there.
Sisters of Oz WowPot slot looks like a great new addition to Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network, already the most popular in the world. It’s a more modern title than some of the others, and it incorporates some interesting features as well, particularly the synced reels with jumbo symbols. I’m not as happy with the game’s low RTP or the size of its top jackpots, but if you’re going after a huge progressive jackpot you will have to sacrifice in other areas.