Back when reality television was at its peak, MTV came up with the idea of following around a family and sharing their stories with an audience each week. Of course, they didn’t pick just any family: they choose that of legendary metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne, who, along with his wife Sharon and children Kelly and Jack, would quickly become one of America’s most talked about television households. Sure, some of the show’s wilder moments may have been staged, but that didn’t stop it from becoming one of the most popular programs in MTV’s history. Now, you can relive the entertainment the family provided to fans with The Osbournes online slot machine by Microgaming.
The Osbournes Gameplay and Symbols
The Osbournes is a 20-line, five-reel slot machine that was created by Microgaming. Players have the option of betting up to ten coins on each line, and there are a variety of coin denominations that can be used (at most casinos, they range from €0.01 to €1). The object, as usual, is to match identical symbols from left to right across your active paylines.
The symbols used in this game will be familiar to any fan of the Osbournes. Small objects like picture frames, guitars and microphones will allow you to score wins, but the real money is tied up in the Osbournes themselves. Each member of the family will trigger a win if you can match at least two of them in a row, with Ozzy scoring you 5,000 credits if you can match five in a row. Even better is the Osbournes logo, which offers a top prize of 15,000 coins. That logo will also act as a wild, substituting for any regular symbol to help make winning combinations.
There are also two scatters to watch out for. The Osbournes’ dog, Mini, will pay out up to 50 times your spin bet if you can find two or more of the puppy anywhere on the reels. There’s also the door knocker, which can earn you up to 100 times your total spin bet – though you’ll have to match at least three or more from left to right in order to win with this scatter.
The Osbournes Bonus Features
Mini’s Free Spin Trail Bonus: If you can hit three or more Mini symbols on the same spin, you’ll win entry into this fun free spins game. You’ll be given ten free spins, with all wins being subjected to a 2x multiplier. As an added bonus, every time you hit a Mini symbol on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th reel during the bonus round, you’ll move the dog one space along a trail towards each of the Osbournes. Every time you reach the end of a five-space trail, you’ll reset yourself to ten free spins and earn a bonus prize.
Knock Knock Bonus: This bonus occurs any time you find three or more door knocker symbols running from left to right across the reels (though they do not have to be on the same payline). In this game, you’ll have to choose one of the knockers to reveal a multiplier between 2x and 5x. This will then apply to all further wins during this bonus round.
Grab a Gift Bonus: This game is randomly triggered, and allows you the chance to grab a gift from one of the Osbournes. You’ll be given the chance to hit a button to try and stop the game on the gift you want, with each family member offering you a slightly different reward. Jack’s gift offers the safest return, giving you between 6x and 15x your total spin bet, while Ozzy’s is riskier, as you might just double your money but could potentially win as much as 30x your wager.