WMS The Wizard of Oz Emerald City Video Slot Review

WMS Gaming is inviting you to take a second trip down the Yellow Brick Road in The Wizard of Oz Emerald City. This follow up to Wizard of Oz Wicked Riches is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win game that comes with magical bubbles that can expand symbols, a pick me round, free spins and a potential jackpot of 250 times your bet. Join Dorothy and chums from between 40p and £200 per spin on all devices.

This video slot takes its inspiration from the 1939 movie that starred Julie Garland as Dorothy and there’s a vintage feel to the design. Set against an Emerald City backdrop, the reels take the shape of the Yellow Brick Road. There you’ll find playing card suit symbols as well as Toto the dog, the gatekeeper, the mayor, a single symbol featuring the Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man and the Wizard.

Land 5 of Dorothy on adjacent reels and you’ll win 12.5 times your bet. There’s also a jackpot symbol that pays up to 250 times your bet if you land 5 in combination. Rounding out the symbols are a wild and scatter. When it comes to features, there’s 4 in total.

Glinda The Good Witch feature – this can trigger at random on any base game spin. Once active, up to 5 bubbles will float onto the reels. The symbol the bubble lands on expands up 1 to 3 spaces. If a wild bubble lands, the symbol turns wild. A new consideration is then made with the expanded symbols in position.

To trigger the other 2 features, you’ll need to land the bonus scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. This opens up the Wheel Bonus feature. Depending on where the pointer lands, you’ll win a cash prize with multiplier, land on a character or activate 1 of the 2 features. If you land on a character, you can prizes associated with that character – Dorothy is the most rewarding giving you up to 125 times your bet. Now onto the 2 other bonus features:

Glinda the Good Witch Free Spins Bonus feature – 5 free spins are on offer here. Bubbles will float onto the reels on each of them to expand symbols or turn them wild. You could also get a bonus prize of between 8, 10 or 15 times your stake once the free spins have finished.

Emerald City Picking Bonus feature – you’ll be taken to a new screen and offered a selection of Oz symbols. Cash prizes lurk behind them. Certain symbols also send you to a new level where bigger rewards are on offer. There are 6 levels in total. Keep on choosing until you pick a collect.

Some WMS slots have left us a little underwhelmed, both in terms of design and playability. The Wizard of Oz Emerald City is one of the developer’s better efforts. The old school visuals are nicely done and there’s a good variety on offer from the features. The bubbles in the base game add a little pep too.

Fans of the film will of course find much to like here. Even if you’ve not seen it, this journey to Emerald City is one worth making. I would also suggest you try Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers which still remains the best Wizard of Oz video slot in my opinion.

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