About Wizard of Oz
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.