While three bands were added to the NetEnt Rocks™ series in 2016, it was in 2019 that another rock legend joined NetEnt’s rock party! The most eccentric of them all as it was nobody less than Ozzy Osbourne who climbed up that NetEnt stage to give a performance never seen before! No bats were killed during the development of Ozzy Osbourne Touch®, but neither can I say that this heavy mental-themed slot is bat-friendly.
I’m pleased to see that neither a dove’s head nor a bat’s head was being bitten off by the rock star while playing Ozzy Osbourne Touch®, but you better not expect innocence, as we all know Ozzy isn’t a plaster saint. But despite his fame (and reputation) gained in the reality TV show The Osbournes, this mobile game is all about Ozzy Osbourne’s achievements in the heavy metal scene.
Which is totally fair as Ozzy Osbourne managed to sell an amazing 100 million copies during his career as a solo artist and as the lead vocalist of Black Sabbath, all thanks to an ad he posted inside a Birmingham music shop reading “Ozzy ZIG needs a gig – has own PA”. This ad resulted in the members of Black Sabbath contacting him to join the band who he remained a band with for 10 years.
Osbourne first rose to prominence with the heavy metal band Black Sabbath in the 1970s and has remained one of the world’s most iconic musicians ever since. Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne both went their own way in 1979. Ozzy didn’t take this lightly, but it was his future wife that promised him to represent him during his solo career and get him back on track again. What followed was a successful solo career as he released 11 studio albums. The first seven of his albums were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the US leading to his nickname “Godfather of Heavy Metal”!
It was in the early 2000s Ozzy expanded his fan base after appearing as himself in reality TV sensation The Osbournes, alongside wife Sharon and two of their three children Kelly and Jack. But as mentioned before, the video slots is purely based on his achievements as a musician which will be much appreciated by any heavy metal fan. So are four of his most popular songs: Crazy Train, Mr Crowley, Diary of Madman, and Bark at the Moon that will be played while you enjoy innovative slot features including Re-Spin and Free Spins with the action-packed Symbol Charge Up while a Bonus Bet can be activated at all times.
Ozzy Osbourne Touch® features
The NetEnt Rocks™ online casino series would have never reached this level of success without the cooperation of either the artists, their record company or family, and the same goes for Ozzy Osbourne Touch®. In this case, the deal was brokered by Ozzy Osbourne’s merchandising and brand management partner, Global Merchandising Services. Thanks to this cooperation, the original sounds from the Prince of Darkness have been used, as well as the official logo as seen on albums such as Diary of a Madman and Speak of the Devil.
While the mobile slot’s design has been inspired by everything Ozzy Osbourne stands for, the gameplay is 100% NetEnt. Especially the innovative part in which the Symbol Charge Up makes sure you have an electrifying time on the reels. But all action starts with either two Scatters or Three Scatters which results in the Scatter being more important in this game than ever before.
Oh, and did I mention the Bonus Bat, I mean Bet, already which can be activated at all times, and has been added to make the features even more thrilling. It can cause Re-spins, Free Spins and overall wins to appear faster. More Free Spins can be activated and the Multiplier during Free Spins can go up from x2 and x3 to x5 and x7.
Takes me back to the Scatter, appearing on reels 1, 3 or 5, of which two activate a Re-spin and three Scatters result in 4 or 5 Free Spins. A Scatter symbol appearing on the Feature Spinner in the Re-Spins also activates Free Spins. When playing at base bet, 4 Free Spins are activated. When playing with Bonus Bet, 5 Free Spins are activated.
Before a Re-Spin and before each Free Spin, the Symbol Charge Up feature will be awarding one or several features such as a Coin Win, Wild symbol, Multiplier or a symbol Upgrade. First, the Symbol Spinner will define the symbol after which it’s the Feature Spinner that defines the feature applied to the selected symbol.
Enjoy the newest member of the NetEnt Rocks™ series and its many innovative video slot features, but don’t forget to appreciate Ozzy Osbourne Touch® for its music as this is what brought the Prince of Darkness to the reels in the first place!