Wizard of Oz
WMS have created a slot based on the classic Wizard of Oz film. The symbols in play are all based on things from the movie – from Dorothy herself to the Ruby slippers.
The Emerald City symbol is the feature symbol and if it appears on reels 1, 3 and 5 you’ll get to choose one of the three to activate one of two special features or a cash prize. An important point to note is that if you play with less than maximum paylines, you will only be able to choose from a cash prize or play the Winged Monkey feature.
Winged Monkey Feature
This is a free spins feature. Select this game and you’ll be awarded with 8 free spins. Should the monkey wild appear on the board, after you click on the screen to continue, the Wicked Witch’s flying monkeys come and turn a random number of symbols wild, which can then complete additional paylines. The spins can be retriggered during the feature, though during our review play, we didn’t manage to unlock this.
Road to Emerald City Bonus
We’re not sure why this isn’t called the yellow brick road bonus, given the iconic status of that piece of civil engineering, but whatevs. This bonus starts out with a large number of emeralds to choose from. Pick a gem and one of three things will happen: you’ll win a cash prize, you’ll go to one of four special areas or you’ll advance to the Emerald City. The feature ends when you reveal the Emerald City symbol.
The four areas are for each of the four adventurers on the yellow brick road and the Wicked Witch of the West and at each you’ll be prompted to choose from one of two options…
- The Scarecrow’s Cornfield – Choose a Gold Charm. You’ll either unlock the Scarecrow, or be returned to choose more emeralds. The Scarecrow gives the chance for 150, 250, 500 or 1000 times the line bet when the Wizard of Oz calls him at the Emerald City.
- The Tin Man Apple Orchard – Choose a Gold Charm. You’ll either unlock the Tin Man, or be returned to choose more emeralds. The Tin Man gives the chance for 100, 200, 450 or 750 times the line bet when the Wizard of Oz calls him at the Emerald City.
- The Cowardly Lion Dark Forest – Choose a Gold Charm. You’ll either unlock the Lion, or be returned to choose more emeralds. The Scarecrow gives the chance for 100, 150, 250 or 500 times the line bet when the Wizard of Oz calls him at the Emerald City.
- The Wicked Witch Castle – Choose a Gold Charm. You’ll either unlock Dorothy, or be returned to choose more emeralds. The Scarecrow gives the chance for 300, 450, 750 or 1500 times the line bet when the Wizard of Oz calls him at the Emerald City.
At the Emerald City, the Wizard of Oz will call out each of the characters that you’ve managed to unlock for a chance to win one of the awards as set out above. Don’t worry if you’ve not unlocked any – in that case, at the gate, you get one last chance – choose from two orbs – if you find Glinda the good witch, she’ll award you one of the four characters at random.
Additional to the features set out above, the Wizard of Oz slot machine also has a couple of other minor features. Glinda the good witch will randomly appear and turn 1-5 reels entirely wild. You can win big here if you get a few reels in a row, but it doesn’t happen all that often.