The Wizard of Oz is one of the most popular movies of all time, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find that it has appeared in a number of online slots. This version by WMS has to be regarded as the best of the bunch though, thanks to the fantastic bonuses and exciting gameplay it offers to all players.
When you first start playing, you might not be too impressed with the graphics, and there’s no denying the fact that they aren’t as good as the graphics found at some other slots. After just a few spins though, you’ll realise why this slot is so popular – especially if you manage to land the jackpot, which is worth an impressive 50,000 coins!
The Wizard of Oz is a really simple slot to play, and WMS haven’t added in any strange quirks to throw players off. Simply choose how many of this slot’s 30 paylines you want to play, and how much you want to bet per payline, before spinning the reels. If you’re feeling slightly lazy, there’s also an Autoplay feature, which will do all of the work for you.
If there’s one area where this slot excels, it’s the bonuses. The first of these to mention is the wild symbol, which is represented by the game’s logo, and this can replace other symbols on the reels to create winning combinations. Then there’s the Glenda the Good Witch Feature, which happens completely randomly. She’ll occasionally appear while you’re playing and turn up to five symbols into expanding wilds, which can lead to some seriously nice prizes.
The two main bonuses are both activated by spinning in three or more of the Emerald City symbols anywhere on the reels. When this happens, you’ll have to pick one of them, which will reveal whether you’ve won an instant cash prize, or have managed to activate the Winged Monkey Feature or the Road to Emerald City Feature. The Winged Monkey Feature will see you awarded eight free spins on an alternate set of reels, and landing the Winged Monkey Wild on reel three will see a number of the symbols on the reels turn wild.
The Road to Emerald City Feature will see you choosing from a selection of emeralds on the Yellow Brick Road. When you do this, you’ll either win a cash prize, a trip to a land featuring one of the characters, or a trip to Emerald City itself. The cash prize is self-explanatory, while the trip to one of the character’s lands sees you heading to a land featuring the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow or the Wicked Witch. You’ll then need to select from two options, hoping to find a character. If you do find a character, it will lead to prizes if you manage to advance to Emerald City. Regardless of the outcome, you’ll then head back to the Yellow Brick Road, where you’ll continue picking emeralds.
If you manage to pick Emerald City, you’ll get to meet the Wizard of Oz himself, and this is where some big prizes can be won. Any of the character symbols you’ve picked will now be translated into cash prizes.
WMS have done a fantastic job with this slot, and fans of this famous movie should really enjoy every spin of the reels when they play. The prizes can be absolutely huge and the theme really is fantastic, but it’s the bonus features that are the real stars of the show.