Winnings of Oz Slot Machine
The yellow brick road in the bonus game, tin man and cowardly lion in the picks game and the sparkling Emerald city above the reels might give you a clue that this slot is based on the Wizard of Oz story – and not the great red Australian outback.
Ash Gaming have taken this theme and produced a quality slot machine with The Winnings of Oz. This game has multiple bonus rounds, a progressive jackpot and multiplier wilds. You’ll get to hear some classic movie sound effects and tunes while you play too.
Familiar Characters on the Reels – The Winnings of Oz Slot Base Game
Beneath a rainbow and the Emerald City, you’ll find 5 reels of 3 symbols each. There are 25 (adjustable) win-lines, which you can spin online from just 1c per line and up. Your total bet amount is displayed next to the bright green spin button.
The logo is made up of yellow bricked letters, and is the wild symbol. This not only substitutes for the regular symbols, it doubles the value of any win you create with them. If you hit 5 wilds on one of the 25 lines, you will receive a 2000-coin prize.
There are 4 unique symbols which pay the bigger prizes. These are Dorothy (complete with small black dog) at 1000 coins for 5, the lion, scarecrow and tin-man together (500 for 5), slippers (250) and farm house with tornado (125). You will also find playing card symbols in bold colors for the smaller wins – aces though tens are in play.
Yellow Brick Road Bonus Game
Yellow brick road symbols with the word bonus on it appears on reels 1, 3 and 5. All 3 of these will get you to an entertaining second-screen bonus.
You will see a curved road leading into the distance, with each step having a multiplier of your total bet amount on it. These start 1x through to 100x. In the bottom left corner is Dorothy and on the bottom right a spinner. Your goal is to get as far along the yellow brick road as possible – hopefully all the way to the Emerald City.
Characters from the story appear at random along the way. These are the Wizard (hitting this awards the progressive jackpot), the tin man, scarecrow and lion. If you hit these, the multipliers on the road increase. You will see an animation where they all jump up, go bright gold and then settle back down with double the amount!
You keep pressing the spin button, moving along the road up to 5 steps at a time. When you hit the ‘collect’ on the wheel, then your bonus is over and the game ends. If you reach the Emerald City, then you get to play the next bonus game – the Wizard Bonus.
Wonderful Wizard Bonus
I did not remember the original wizard being as scary as the emerald guy who hosts you for the Wizard Bonus game. You can trigger this game in two ways. First is to reach the end of the yellow brick road, second is to hit 2 of the regular bonus symbols plus the special wizard one on reel 5.
The game is simple, you are shown 6 gold coins, and will pick between 1 and 4 of these. The biggest prize comes from picking Dorothy, though the prizes for the other characters can also be generous. If you collect all 4 characters, you will win the progressive jackpot.
Free Spins Bonus with Wicked and White Witches
There is an entertaining addition to the free spins bonus, which is triggered by hitting 3 of the symbols showing the 2 witches anywhere on the reels. There is no set number of spins, instead you keep spinning until you get a total of 5 of the wicked witch scatters on the reels. In addition to collecting these wicked witch symbols, you will also find new wilds on the reels. These are good witch wilds, and these also collect up below the reels, this time up to 10.
When you hit that final wicked witch, a super spin is triggered. Here all of the good witches you collected fly out of their box and land at random on the reels. These can give you a good coverage of wilds – making for a potentially very profitable spin.
Movie Themed Design of the Winnings of Oz Slot
For me the sound effects stand out more than the visuals in The Winnings of Oz slot machine. These include an ambient soundtrack which has bells and distant chants, a harp sound when you spin the reels and full-on movie type tunes for the bonus games.
The background of the reels is attractive, with a detailed meadow and pasture scene visible. Symbols are nicely done, without being stunning. The farmhouse with the tornado is very effective. You get some additional animations during the bonus games – including that frightening Wizard scene!
Should You Take the Yellow Brick Road?
The Winnings of Oz casino game is recommended, with a nice balance of solid game play and multiple bonus games. The progressive jackpot adds an element of excitement. You can also hit big wins in the free spins (via the final ‘super spin’) or by reaching the end of the yellow brick road.