While NetEnt welcomed Guns N’ Roses, Jimi Hendrix, and Motörhead to the NetEnt Casinos already, we’re only 10 days left from another artist to arrive! This time it’s the Prince of Darkness who first rose to prominence with the heavy metal band Black Sabbath in the 1970sto. Of course, he’s better known as Ozzy Osbourne, one of the world’s most iconic musicians ever! Therefore, it was worth the long waiting with the Ozzy Osbourne™ video slot finally arriving at the NetEnt Casinos on Thursday 21st November.
When the Ozzy Osbourne™ video slot was announced
It was at ICE 2019 that the exhibition floor in front of the NetEnt stand was packed with curious iGaming professionals, waiting for the Swedish software developer to announce its next branded slot game. It’s a traditional event and every year again, NetEnt announces its next branded slot game. This year, during ICE 2019 in February, it was the Ozzy Osbourne™ video slot that was announced by NetEnt, a news message received well by the crowd.
Me personally, I’m not a big fan of the Osbournes, but we can’t go around the fact that Ozzy Osbourne is a living legend who has sold more than 100 million albums as a solo artist and as the lead vocalist in Black Sabbath. As one of the greatest performers of all times, it’s not a crazy move from NetEnt to add Ozzy to the reels for another blockbuster music-themed title.
“Rock stars don’t come much bigger, better known, or charismatic than Ozzy Osbourne”
There’s a chance you know John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne (born 3 December 1948) as the main character in the reality show The Osbournes, featuring the domestic life of himself, as well as his family. It was in the early 2000s, Ozzy Osbourne became a reality television star, appearing as himself in the MTV reality show The Osbournes, alongside wife and manager Sharon, and two of their three children, Kelly and Jack.
But if real-life television isn’t your thing, and I would completely understand, then you might know Ozzy Osbourne for his attribution to the metal scene during his first 10-year tour of duty with Black Sabbath. It was when joining the English rock band in 1968 that his fame started.
“Thanks to his larger-than-life personality and outstanding contribution to music, Ozzy has developed a loyal and passionate following over the past 50 years – we can’t wait to bring this to the reels for players to enjoy,” says Bryan Upton, NetEnt Director of Game Products.
Black Sabbath with Ozzy Osbourne as the lead vocalist rose to prominence in the early 1970s. However, Ozzy was fired from the heavy metal band in 1979 after which he decided to go solo. What followed was a successful solo career as he released 11 studio albums and in total, he sold an amazing 100 million albums as a solo artist. The first seven of his albums were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the US. No wonder he’s also known as the Godfather of Heavy Metal!
The deal for the upcoming Ozzy Osbourne™ video slot was brokered by Ozzy Osbourne’s merchandising and brand management partner, Global Merchandising Services.
“NetEnt are the market leaders in their field and we’re incredibly excited to add another of our artists to the exciting NetEnt Rocks family of games,” said Barry Drinkwater, Chairman of Global Merchandising Services.
Ozzy Osbourne™ video slot
It’ll soon be time to rock again when the Ozzy Osbourne™ video slot is ready to make its appearance at the NetEnt Casinos, joining the NetEnt Rocks family of games which also includes the Guns n’ Roses™ online slot, the Jimi Hendrix™ online slot and the Motörhead™ online slot. It’s from Thursday 21st November, Ozzy is showing up for a private performance in the Ozzy Osbourne™ video slot, designed and developed by NetEnt’s own talented team!
NetEnt has worked closely together with living legend Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness, to launch the Ozzy Osbourne™ video slot. The new branded music-themed video slot in the NetEnt Rocks™ family features Re-Spin and Free Spins with the action-packed Symbol Charge Up while a Bonus Bet can be activated at all times.
It’s the Symbol Charge Up that will be playing a very important role in the Ozzy Osbourne™ video slot. Before the Re-Spin and each Free Spin, the Symbol Charge Up feature will be awarding one or several features such as Coin Wins, Wild symbols, Multipliers or a symbol Upgrade.
Bonus Bet is there to make the features even more thrilling. Activate the Bonus Bet and it’ll boost the extra features awarded during the Symbol Charge Up. It’ll add one extra Free Spin to the Free Spins symbol and increases the Multipliers.
Combining an electrifying video slot with a true rock legend, is asking for shocks! But it’s Ozzy Osbourne so how much more shocked can we be when it gets to this legend?