Wizard Of Oz
The Wizard of Oz is a thirty pay-line slot machine that’s based around the famous Judy Garland movie inspired by the epic Frank Oz tale. You get all the normal bet controls and can adjust the number of lines you wish to play on together with your coin size to create your own special bespoke bet.
Once you’ve found a level of play you’re happy with then you can put the machine on auto-play so that all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your spins.
Wizard of Oz Slot Features
- One of the best games you’ll find at any online casino on the web
- Excellent graphics that pull in clips from the original Judy Garland movie
- Randomly awarded Glinda reel feature adds to the base-game winning potential
- Winged Monkey free spin feature gives you extra wilds
- Road to the Emerald City second screen bonus is one of the biggest you’ll ever see
- Tons of prize potential in every aspect of this machine
- Access to the Jackpot Party progressive prizes and the special gamble game
Graphically, the Wizard of Oz is a good looking slot machine that managed to mix it up with some of the top rich media games of the day. You get all the popular characters and icons from the famous film on the reels, which come to life with special film clips and sound-bites when you hit them in winning combinations. There’s a whole host of top visuals just a mere step away from the base-game with some absolutely wonderful scenes in the second screen game and the bonus round. This is a very well designed title that will appeal both fans of the film and serious slotters alike.
There’s a randomly awarded reel feature that can be triggered at any time in the Wizard of Oz base game that sees the good witch of the story, Glinda, visit the reels with her magic wand. The first indication that you’ve hit this lucrative bonus is a pink mist that slowly envelopes the reels. Glinda then appears on a cloud and uses her powers to turn between one and four reels completely wild for the duration of your spin. This is a lovely little feature that can turn any spin into a massive payer dependant on the symbols you hit around the wild reels.
When you hit the three feature scatters on the first, third and last reels in the Wizard of Oz base-game you’ll be awarded one of three prizes. The first is a straight up cash award that’s paid out as a multiplier on your total stake. Although this isn’t a bad little pay-off it’s no where near as exciting as the other two bonuses on offer from this game.
If you pick the Winged Monkey feature, then you’ll get to play on the Wizard of Oz’s special free spin round. Here you’ll get eight spins for starters on a special second set of reels, which now have a winged monkey wild symbol on the middle reel. Every time you stop this in you’ll see a group of winged monkeys fly across the reels, changing a whole bunch of normal symbols into wild symbols. Your wins for this spin are then recalculated taking the new wilds into consideration. You can also hit three special monkey scatters here to add a further eight free spins to your total.
Finally there’s the Wizard of Oz signature bonus – the road to the Emerald City. If you land this bonus you’ll be transported to a special second screen where you get to pick golden charms. These can either reveal a monetary award or one of four characters from the Wizard of Oz. Pick a character and you’ll be sent to another bonus screen where you’ll get to pick from another set of golden charms.
If you’re lucky enough to find another character amongst these scattered icons then you’ll be taken to the final bonus screen where you’ll get to pick one of three symbols that’ll pay you some of the top money on offer from this superb slot machine. If you don’t find manage to find Dorothy, the Lion, the Scarecrow or the Tin-Man in this bonus don’t worry – you’ll still get to pick a whole load of golden charms which can add up to a very tidy sum of money.
Slot Professor Says
In my opinion the Wizard of Oz is one of the best slot machines I've ever played. A big part of the reason for this has to be the second screen bonus game, which has got more action in it than any other feature of this type that I've ever seen. It's really great fun just exploring it and going through to all the different bonuses and there's nothing quite like the rush when you finally make it all the way to the Emerald City.
Don't think for a moment however that all the money in the Wizard of Oz slot machine is stacked in favour of this bonus either. The winged monkey free spin round is a good enough feature to stand on its own, as it really has the power to pay out some fantastic prizes with the floating wilds that can take over the reels. If I had to actually choose between these two different sub-games then I'd be very hard pushed to make up mind as to which I prefer, and that's before you start talking about the Glinda reel feature, which can turn any spin in the base-game into a real winner.
The only place I can possibly fault the Wizard of Oz is with the base-game pay-table. It seems that in order to accommodate the huge bonus potential of this game, the wins on offer have been trimmed down just that little bit. Thus I'd recommend that you choose a good enough bank-roll strategy here to make sure that you get into one of the big-paying bonus games and then when you've got a pocket full of money from the winged monkeys or from the second screen round you take the money and run.
Without question this is superb slot machine that's up there with the likes of Rainbow Riches – Pots of Gold, Gonzo's Quest and Thunderstruck II. If you consider yourself a hardcore slots player then there's no way you can avoid having a few spins on the Wizard of Oz's epic set of reels. You'll be hard pushed to find another game this good in any online casino and once you've played it then you may well find that other slot game pale into insignificance in comparison. Top marks to WMS for producing a game that's made my all time top ten list.