Wizard of Oz Slot
The Wizard of Oz online slot from WMS has 5-reels and a maximum of 30-pay lines. It's based on the classic 1939 MGM movie of the same name, which in turn was based on the 1900 novel by Frank Baum. In the movie a young girl named Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked away from their monochrome life in Kansas to the colourful world of Oz, where they immediately impress the locals by accidentally killing a wicked witch. Advised by a good fairy to journey to the Emerald City to meet up with the Wizard of Oz himself in her attempt to find her way home, Dorothy helps three friends along the way: the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion. Dorothy and Toto both happily make it back to Kansas and their black-and-white life.
All the symbols in this game are from the movie version of the story, including Dorothy, Toto, The Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy's new friends and the tornado that magically transported her from Kansas to Oz. There are thirty pay lines in total, and all are selectable, and you can choose your coin value from 0.01 all the way up to 5.00. When you're happy with your wager, simply hit the 'spin' button to send the reels spinning just like Dorothy's home. To win one of the payouts available, you just need to land at least three identical symbols in sequence from the left-hand reel on an active pay line.
Payout & bonus rounds
Payouts commence at 5x your bet-per-line for three tornados, houses or hot-air balloons, to 100x for five 'Jackpot' symbols.
The Wizard of Oz logo acts as the wild symbol in this game, and substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol and the jackpot symbol.
'Glinda Good Witch' is a bonus wild symbol. When she appears during the base game she turns all symbols on one reel wild, and any fresh wins are evaluated.
A symbol depicting the fabulous Emerald City acts as the scatter symbol, and you only have to land three of them anywhere on the reels to trigger one of the bonus feature games. Select one of the symbols to see which feature you will be playing:
- Road to Emerald City feature – you are tasked to select an emerald, behind which you will discover your destination – the Scarecrow Corn Field, the Tin Man Apple Orchard, the Cowardly Line Dark Forest, or the Wicked Witch Castle. You are then required to find Gold Charms and the Yellow Brick Road. If you find the road you end up at the Emerald City where you are rewarded by finding awards for each of the four main characters: Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man and The Cowardly Lion.
- Winged Monkey feature – you are awarded eight free spins and a bonus Winged Monkey Wild symbol appears on reel three. If you land this symbol winged monkeys will appear and turn several of the normal symbols into wilds. The reels are then re-evaluated to calculate your freshly-acquired riches.
The Wizard of Oz slot really does have a lot going on, and when you add in the excellent graphics and animations, you have one of the best online slots that WMS have ever produced. Why not try a few spins of the Wizard of Oz slot yourself? Just watch out for the Wicked Witch and her nightmare-inducing winged monkeys!