Nothing to do with Australia, The Winnings of Oz is in fact a 5 reel, 25 payline slot based in Frank L Baum’s famous tale The Wizard of Oz. This slot adaptation from Ash Gaming features Dorothy and her famous friends and offers plenty of opportunities to find gold at the end of the rainbow. Look out for cash trail, pick me and free spin bonus features as well as a potential progressive jackpot. Join the Yellow Brick Road from between 25p and £1,000 per spin.
There are plenty of features on offer in The Winnings of Oz – we’ll start by looking at the Yellow Brick Bonus feature which is triggered by landing the bonus scatter on the odd numbered reels. You’ll be taken to a new screen and challenged to make your way along a cash trail. Spin the wheel to progress.
You can improve your winning chances by landing on a character symbol (Tin Man, Scarecrow or Lion) which offer multiplier boosts. Depending on what stakes you’re playing, a progressive jackpot square can appear on the trail. Land on that to secure the bumper score. If you make it all the way to the end of the Yellow Brick Road you’ll secure a big cash prize as well as triggering the Wizard Bonus feature.
The Wizard Bonus feature (which can also be triggered from the base game by landing bonus symbols on reels 1 and 3 and the wizard bonus symbol on reel 5) sees you enter the Wizard’s palace. Behind each coin shown are cash awards and character-based prizes. You can win up to 1,000 times your stake here. If you pick Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Lion and Scarecrow with your coin choices, you’ll win the progressive jackpot.
If the free spins symbol hits on reels 2, 4 and 5 you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature and with it an unlimited set of free spins. The Wicked Witch will eventually bring the free spins to an end after 5 of them have landed. Before that happens though, any Good Witch symbol will be collected.
You’ll then be awarded 1 final Super Spin before the feature ends where all your collected Good Witches will be wild. You’re guaranteed at least 2 wilds on the Super Spin but you can land up to 10 if your luck is in which will massively improve your chances of hitting a big win.
The Winnings of Oz is a fairly volatile slot – of course the progressive jackpot element is where the megabucks are on offer. There are decent rewards on offer from the standard play though. You may need to show some patience and have a decent bankroll behind you to cope with the swings though.
The design is neat and simple and the action plays out to a jaunty little soundtrack. No complaints in either regard here. The features are what makes The Winnings of Oz tick. There’s a nice range and they can deliver some tidy rewards. If fortune is smiling during those feature, there could be treasure at the end of this particular rainbow. If you like the game, I recommend you play the official Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers slot from WMS.