Wizard of Oz Slot Review
Wizard of Oz is powered by WMS Gaming and the first Wizard of Oz themed game to be released. It’s based on the infamous children’s novel which was subsequently made into a film. Playable from 30p to £150 a spin, it benefits from superb graphics and animations as well as the original music and video clips from the film. With 3 bonus features, you can join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion on this magical adventure through the Land of Oz.
In the base game there is a Glinda Good Witch feature which is activated at random. You will see Glinda fly across the screen and change up to 4 reels wild which can result in big wins. There is the Oz Pick feature which you can trigger when you get 3 Emerald City symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously. You have 3 options to choose from such as cash prizes, the Winged Monkey feature of the Road to Emerald City feature - the latter is only available playing all 30 paylines.
Cash prizes tend to be small (about 5 to 10 times your stake generally) but the Winged Monkey feature rewards you with 8 free spins with a 1x multiplier. The Winged Monkey Wild symbol on the middle reel is important as it replaces a random number of symbols with wilds for big prizes. Look out for the Emerald City symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 to trigger a further 8 free spins.
The main attraction is the Road to Emerald City feature where bigger wins are possible. You are presented with 30 emeralds on the Yellow Brick Road which can reward you with cash prizes, a character land or the Emerald City. A character land will send you to Scarecrow Corn Field, Tin Man Apple Orchard, Cowardly Lion Dark Forest or Wicked Witch Castle.
Here you choose from 1 of the Gold charms which can reveal the character or take you back to the Yellow Brick Road to pick more emeralds. If you don’t find the character, you will go back to the Yellow Brick Road to win a cash prize with a 2x multiplier.
If you get the Emerald City symbol you will be taken to the meet the Wizard of Oz – every character you found previously will give you a cash prize which can be generous. I love this game but do prefer the sequel – Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers – as its higher variance with bigger wins possible. Wizard of Oz is a good slot game but there are better WMS slots out there such as the classic Zeus or the innovative Spartacus Gladiator of Rome.