The legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne, known as a solo artist or member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, has a crazy family. They became famous in the world with the TV show: The Osbournes. On MTV, this reality TV portrayed the daily life of this lovely family. It ended in 2005; the series was particularly popular in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. MicroGaming took a keen interest in the phenomenon and devised a slot machine, released in September 2007, licenced from the family. It has 5 reels and 20 pay-lines betting is from 0.01 to 0.50 $ / £ / € and you can bet up to 200 coins. The jackpot is not progressive and goes up to 15 000 coins. The variance of the game is low / medium.
A good adaptation
Fans will be delighted to see all the famous family members from the show: Ozzy of course, but also his wife Sharon, daughter Kelly and son Jack. There is even the mini dog who has a role. It is also the main character of the free spins that are, without doubt, one of the strong point of the slot. When a member of the family belongs to a winning combination, the symbol is animated. For example, the son shows his tattoo on the arm by a wink. These short animations are very nice and bring dynamism to the game. Ozzy Osbourne wanted one of the strong points of the slot game to be its music. It is a guitar riff really popular in Black Sabbath, which plunges us directly into the atmosphere. The graphics are not exceptional but are pleasing to the eye. The colour choices are not extravagant and the graphic consistency is rather the part that was not always the case with armed bandits MicroGaming this time.
A Wild and two Scatters
The Osbournes symbol is a Wild and can replace all other items to form a winning combination, except Scatters. The latter are in 2s. .There is, first, the dog Mini that earns you money or starts a bonus game if it respectively appears twice or more anywhere on the reels. Then there is the Knocker symbol which starts a mini game if you get 3 on the screen.
The free spins
During the game, if you have at least 2 Mini symbols on the reels, the other rollers still in rotation rotate faster. The speed increase is accompanied by the sound of acceleration which increases your adrenaline. It\'s very effective and fun. The reason for this scene is that the situation is serious. If you can get at least one additional mini symbol, the title of the slot machine explodes and, incidentally, you earn 10 free spins in which your winnings are doubled. During these free spins, you discover the dog walking around the Osbourne villa. If a symbol representing it appears on reels 2, 3 or 4, it moves a little further. The animal will gradually go and join the family members, allowing you to win new free spins. In addition, you earn money. This principle of free spins is quite original. This is probably one of the most entertaining part I have ever played.
Knock Knock Bonus
When you get 3 or more Knocker symbols anywhere on the screen. You activate the Knock Knock Bonus Game. The rollers then disappear and only the knocker items remain visible. You must select one of them, allowing you to multiply your winnings.
Grab a Gift Bonus
The grab a gift bonus will be activated randomly from time to time. The slot machine disappears to make way for 4 gift packages on red covered background which the designer did not take much time to design. He could have made an effort to design something worthwhile. Simply click the STOP button in order to get your gift. . Ozzy’s gift pays between 2 and 30 times, Sharon’s 3 to 25 times, Kelly’s 4 to 20 times and Jack’s 6 to 15 times.
With these entertaining and original free spins including the electrifying soundtrack. The Osborne’s slot machine is a true success. It has different features rather fun like animations that start when a symbol representing a member of the family belongs to a wining combination or rollers which accelerate when you get 2 identical Scatters. If fans of the TV show will be thrilled, others should also greatly appreciate this slot game by microgaming.