A Feature Filled Slot Based on the Classic Movie
The Wizard of Oz has captivated generation after generation with the wonderful story of Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz. Based on the 1900 L. Frank Baum book, the movie hit the cinema screens in 1939, with Judy Garland in the leading role. This slot is filled with many of the leading characters from the movie, including Dorothy, Toto, the scarecrow, the tin man, the cowardly lion and the wicked witch of the west. Look out for iconic images from the movie too including the ruby slippers, the hurricane and the ‘state fair’ hot air balloon.
The Wizard of Oz is the perfect slot adaptation of a much-loved movie, with the following range of features:
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This first feature of the game is a randomly awarded one and can happen during any spin. Glinda the good witch will appear and transform between 1 and 5 reels into glittering blue expanded wild reels. One appearance of Glinda can see a standard spin quickly transform into a mega win.
The feature symbol shows an image of the Emerald City and appears on reels 1, 3 and 5. Land the feature symbol on each of these reels and you’ll now be asked to pick one of the three. The picks will reveal a simple cash award (this is the pick you won’t want!) or entry into the following two features:
This is a fun free spins bonus feature where the screen suddenly becomes a little darker, with the winged monkeys flying above the reels throughout. You’ll have 8 free spins in total, with things becoming really interesting when you land the ‘Winged Monkey Wild Feature’ symbol on reel three. Simply click the screen and a series of winged monkeys will now fly across the screen and randomly begin to remove symbols from the reels, leaving behind wilds. You’ll be left with the reels featuring many wilds, which can and usually will equate to some very big wins.
Perhaps the best feature of the game, you’ll start on the yellow brick road which features 30 emeralds. These will reveal either a cash prize, a character or the Emerald City itself.
Land a character and you’ll go to either the scarecrow corn field, the tin man apple orchard, the cowardly lion dark forest or the wicked witch castle. You’ll now choose a gold charm in the hope of revealing the corresponding character – if you don’t you’ll return to the yellow brick road with a 2x multiplier.
Revealing the Emerald City will take you to Oz where you’ll have the chance to meet the Wizard himself, with a cash award for every character you picked up along the way.
This WMS designed slot plays out on a 5×3 reel set up with a set number of 30 win-lines. The highest paying symbol is the ‘Jackpot’ which is worth an incredible 10,000 coins for the maximum five in a row. The title symbol pays 1,000 coins, Dorothy pays 750 coins, while an image showing the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion is worth 500 coins. The lower end of the pay table features the iconic images including the ruby slippers and the wicked witch.
The Wizard of Oz slot features white backed reels and a blue-sky background. The movie was one of the first to ever feature Technicolor, and the range of symbols make this slot equally colourful. The characters in the game will have a great familiarity to all players and these really come to life in the impressive bonus features. With the impressive movie-based soundtrack too, it’s almost like watching the film itself.
WMS Gaming doesn’t have an official Wizard of Oz Slots video, but it has a nice preview of The Wizard of Oz: Munchkinland Slots. The two often appear in promotional material together, because they use the same cabinet and have many of the same features. Munchkinland has a first-ever slots appearance of the Wicked Witch of the West. The Witch Wild reel also appears for the first time.
If you enjoy the Wizard of Oz movie, you’ll certainly enjoy this slot too. With all of the leading characters, you’ll move into movie mode right away, with the various features all relating nicely to different parts of the film. Glinda and the winged monkeys are on hand to add wilds, while the Road to Emerald City feature is a must play. Just click your ruby slippers together and you’ll be playing in no time.