Wizard of Oz Wicked Riches Slot Review
Wizard of Oz Wicked Riches is the third Wizard of Oz slot to be released by WMS Gaming. This game has 5 reels and 30 paylines and is based on the popular film. You can join Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion on a journey through the land of Oz. Playable from 30p to £2.40 a spin, it has a free spins feature, local area jackpot and winged monkeys that give out random awards.
Like the other Wizard of Oz slots, it has a Winged Monkey feature – basically it will add extra wild symbols to the reels. When a Winged Monkey appears on the middle reel, you will activate the feature. The Winged Monkey then chooses 1 of the symbols at random to become a Winged Monkey wild. If you have multiple symbols on the reels, you can get a few wilds which can result in some decent wins. This feature triggers quite frequently so wins will be between 5 and 10 times your stake on average.
Then you have the Free Spins feature which is triggered by getting 3 or more Bonus symbols on the reels. Getting 4 symbols will give you 10 times your stake as a cash prize and 5 symbols will give you 100 times your stake! You begin the feature with 8 free spins. When you getting a winning combination, the Wicked Witch of the West awards a multiplier ranging from 2x to 10x. You can get an extra 8 free spins for getting 3 Bonus symbols during the feature.
Lastly you have the Tornado feature which is triggered at random after any spin. You will then need to choose 1 of 8 bards – this will reveal cash bonuses or a cash bonus plus feature. The feature will reward you with 1 of 4 jackpot levels – Kansas, Munchkinland, Haunted Forest or Emerald City. Barns will award up to 7 times your stake with the Emerald City jackpot giving you £2,000.
Wizard of Oz Wicked Riches has the potential to pay out quite well but the chances of getting a jackpot in the Tornado feature is pretty small. I found most of my bigger wins to come in the Free Spins feature where I’ve managed to win over 400 times my stake on a couple of occasions. I found this game to be low/medium variance and frankly doesn’t compare to the impressive Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers game which I play regularly.