The Wizard of Oz Emerald City is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from WMS that can be payed from 40p to £200 a spin on all devices. Not to be confused with The Wizard of Oz Road to Emerald City, it’s the 5th Wizard of Oz offering from the software giant. You get to travel with Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow down the Yellow Brick Road with lots of bonus features.
Set in Emerald City, it has a feeling of a land based slot which is a good thing – symbols on the reels include diamonds, clubs and hearts as well as Toto the dog, the Gatekeeper, the Mayor, the Wizard, Dorothy and a group symbol which showcases the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow.
You also have the Jackpot symbol which is by far the most lucrative as it rewards you with 2.5, 25 or 250 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 across a payline. The Emerald City symbol is the wild and replaces all symbols bar the Bonus and Jackpot symbol. In terms of winning combinations, they need to be formed on adjacent reels beginning on reel 1.
When it comes to bonus features, there are plenty – you have the Glinda the Good Witch feature which is triggered randomly during the base game. Between 1 and 5 bubbles appear in random positions with 1 bubble per reel maximum. The symbol the bubble lands on will duplicate and move up 1 to 3 positions on the reel. If you get a wild bubble, the symbol becomes wild – these can land on reels 2 through 5. Basically, the bubbles duplicate symbols to give you enhanced wins.
The other symbol to look out for is the Bonus symbol, Oz, as you will trigger the Wheel Bonus feature when he lands simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5. You then spin a wheel which will give you a gem (5 times your stake) or 1 of 4 fixed jackpots:
- Scarecrow Jackpot – 25 times your stake
- Tin Man Jackpot – 50 times your stake
- Cowardly Lion Jackpot – 75 times your stake
- Dorothy Jackpot – 125 times your stake
You can also get access the Glinda the Good Witch Free Spins Bonus feature and Emerald City Picking Bonus feature. In the Glinda the Good Witch Free Spins Bonus feature, you will receive 5 free spins. On every free spin, 1 to 5 bubbles appear on random positions like in the base game feature.
The symbols in the bubble also duplicate between 1 and 3 positions on that reel. A wild bubble can also land transforming the symbol into a wild – it will only appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. After the free spins have played out, a mystery prize of 8,10 or 15 times your stake may be added to your winning total.
In the Emerald City Picking Bonus feature, you make picks basically with 42 Oz picks available across 6 levels. You begin at level 1 (Munchkinland) where you choose an Oz to reveal a prize – you can win Gem prizes of 1 times your stake as well as character symbols (Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Gatekeeper and the Great and Powerful Oz. If you get 1 of these, you will advance to that character level for bigger prizes:
- Level 2: Scarecrow – Gem prizes of up to 2 times your stake
- Level 3: Tin Man – Gem prizes of up to 3.75 times your stake
- Level 4: Cowardly Lion – Gem prizes of up to 6.25 times your stake
- Level 5: Gatekeeper – Gem prizes of up to 12.5 times your stake
- Level 6: Great and Powerful Oz – Gem prizes of up to 25 times your stake
The feature only ends when you pick ‘Collect’ – the amounts in the lower levels may seem low but they can soon add up if you get 20 or more picks across various levels. I’ve won just over 200 times your stake which was decent.
I really like The Wizard of Oz Emerald City – for me, it’s all about the Glinda the Good Witch Free Spins Bonus feature where wild bubbles can really boost your winnings. Variance wise, it’s in the middle but you can win up to 14,000 times your stake if you get wilds on reels 2 through 5 and Dorothy on reel 1! I also recommend you try the superb Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers which is the best Wizard of Oz slot in my opinion.