There are a few online slot machine makers who are generally known in the iGaming scene as the leading developers of the moment. It goes so far that as a player, when you think of keywords like “slot machine developer”, you think directly of the company name. And undoubtedly one of these big names is: NetEnt!
Accordingly, will every new slot, published by NetEnt is eagerly awaited by many fans. Last month, however, NetEnt came up with a really offbeat theme - a dedicated slot for Ozzy Osbourne, British hard rock icon, Prince of Darkness, bat head-biter!
Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath occult front man
Please what? If you don't know Ozzy Osbourne, you might be a bit shocked now. So here is a brief introduction to this legendary character.
Ozzy Osbourne was born as a normal boy named John Michael in England in 1948 and grew up in poor conditions until he finally became famous as the singer of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. However, his reputation precedes him far beyond the rock & metal scene, as Ozzy has through the years blatant demeanor, controversial behavior and drug escapades repeatedly attracted the attention of the mass media. In the public eye, Ozzy was soon seen as an occult and almost insane goth guy who doesn't stop at anything glaring and who spreads chaos everywhere.
For Grinche: Goth-style Christmas
And the theme of the new NetEnt slot now revolves around this dark main character! And that just before Christmas, when everything else is so contemplative and family-friendly. We ask ourselves whether NetEnt wanted to address a very specific target group: Those annoyed by Christmas, those who are fed up with sentimentalism and a merry Christmas mood!
Who Christmas and everything that goes with it (including the inevitable Christmas slots!) can't stand, he can now sit down in a darkened room with the rocky Ozzy Osbourne slot and Escape the Christmas spirit - and of course have fun and win.
“... not just something for Ozzy fans, but also simply an entertaining game with high chances of winning, a lot of variety and excitement as well as a just properly worked out game concept - not exaggerated, but just right."
Additional bet, symbol upgrade & scatter crazy train
The slot comes with 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 fixed paylines. The music fits: scary organs and rocking e-guitar riffs, crazy Ozzy laughs and flashes of electricity. And of course you can hear a few in between real hard rock classics with Ozzy's legendary voice. Great visual effects also help to send shivers down your spine.
The symbols are different versions of Ozzy's signature facial expressions and, in part, blood. Of course, a bat should not be missing either: it functions as the game or. Wild symbol. If a "Crazy Train" (a famous Ozzy song) appears, it means that you have discovered the scatter symbol.
We find it particularly exciting when a certain combination of symbols confronts us with a decision, the bonus feature to activate or not. It increases the stakes, but also the chances of respins and free spins, and not just a bit. The profit multipliers of the slot also increase. In addition, the game already has a fairly high RTP of 96.3%.
Demonic, rocky & a bit crazy
The Ozzy Osbourne slot is not only something for Ozzy fans, but also simply an entertaining game with high chances of winning, a lot of variety and excitement as well as a just properly developed game concept - not overdone, but just right.
It will probably never be entirely clear how much of his insane public image is real Ozzy and how much is staged for marketing purposes. The infamous incident, where he bit the head off of a live bat during a live show, allegedly not on purpose - Ozzy thought the animal was a rubber dummy. However, his ongoing drug problems and the fact that he could only pass the driver's license test after 20 attempts are likely not intended!
Whether you find him crazy and funny or just in the darkest way cool, this guy is definitely a one-off with a huge entertainment factor and his very own slot machine is definitely not only playable as an alternative to cheesy Christmas slots!