Free Wicked Riches Slot Machine
This slot is the third release in the Wizard of Oz series from WMS, following on from the ‘Wizard of Oz’ and the ‘Wizard of Oz – Ruby Slippers’ slots. Once again, this game has taken a slightly different approach to the others, meaning that all three slots offer a unique experience using the same theme. This slot stands out because of the four different jackpot levels that are won completely at random.
This slot has a completely different look to the other two games. The first thing you’ll notice is that there are five very distinct and separate reels, giving the slot a very classic feel – looking much like a mechanical slot machine of old. These reels feature a white background and the curve of the reels is shown by the shadows. This game also has a much darker feel, the background of the slot being a night scene – this slot is more ‘wicked witch of the west’, than ’yellow brick road!’
Excellent Graphics, Payouts & Jackpots
This slot has five reels and 30 win lines – although unlike the other games in the series, this number is set. To choose your total stake you’ll pick a box – the stake options being 30c, 60c, 90c, 120c or 240c. You’ll need to land three in a row of any symbol to gain a win, the biggest wins coming when landing five in a row of course. Five jackpot symbols in a row give a win of 10,000 coins and is much the biggest win you’ll gain on the reels – this on reel jackpot acting separately from the randomly awarded jackpot.
The Wizard of Oz title symbol is the wild one at this slot and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the jackpot and feature symbols. You can also gain additional wilds at the slot when the Winged Monkey feature comes into play. The winged monkeys will fly in and turn a number of the same symbols wild – this being most profitable when there are a large number of these symbols on the reels.
Wizard of Oz Wicked Riches Slot Feature
The feature of the slot is activated when landing the bonus symbol three or more times across the reels. You’ll have eight free spins however many scatters you used to land the feature, but you’ll gain a win of 10x your stake with 4 scatters or 100x your stake for 5 scatters. During this free spin round you can win additional spins if landing the scatter symbols again. However the best part about the feature is the fact that the wicked witch of the west will add a multiplier of between 2x and 10x to any winning combination.
Wizard of OZ Wicked Riches Jackpot Feature
This jackpot feature is randomly awarded, so can occur at any time. You’ll be shown a selection of eight different barns, which reveal either a cash win or you’ll win one of the four jackpots. The chances of gaining a jackpot are dependent on the stake you are playing. If you are playing for the minimum 30c, you’ll have a 1 in 8 chance of hitting a jackpot barn and for each additional 30c you’ll have another jackpot barn added. This means that if you were playing for the maximum stake of $2.40, you’ll be guaranteed to land one of the four jackpots. These four jackpot amounts are as follows:
- Kansas Jackpot: $10
- Munchkinland Jackpot: $25
- Haunted Forest Jackpot: $200
- Emerald City Jackpot: $2,000
Wizard of Oz Wicked Riches Overview
WMS has come up trumps again with another original Wizard of Oz based slot. It would be fair to say that the features are not as grand as at the other games, this slot having a slightly more traditional feel. However the added jackpot feature adds a strong element to the game and alongside the profitable free spins round, you have a game here with some nice variety. Don’t play too long though, as you may never make it back to Kansas.