The Wizard of Oz is one of the most popular stories from days gone by. WMS Gaming has released a number of slots based on this literary classic including original Wizard of Oz online slot, Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers and this preview of the Wizard of Oz Wicked Riches pokie. The latter is the darkest of these three. It diverts your attention from Dorothy, who is trying to fight witchcraft, and focuses on Wicked Witch. It features 30 paylines across five reels. Every aspect of this game is structured around her, her flying monkeys and her famous tornado.
On opening this online slot, you will see a lonely forest background with purple and black shades. This gets you into the mood of Wizard of Oz Wicked Riches and introduces you to its dark side. Icons on gaming reels represent all that is dear to Wicked Witch. They include a black hat, a red sanded hourglass, a tattered broom, flying owl, flying monkey and a wooden bucket of water among others. Scarier parts of this slot, such as being caught in a tornado, pay off.
How to Play Wizard of Oz Wicked Riches
How much you earn (or lose) from this online slot machine is entirely dependent on you. To play, you are required to activate paylines, set coin denominations and hit “Spin”. Granted, you can adjust stake levels to meet your budget. You can bet as high as 150 coins in a single spin.
There are only five bets to choose from which range from a minimum of 0.30 to 2.40. This online slot offers a standard and straightforward gameplay making it less intimidating to those new to video slots. There is an auto-play option that allows you to fold your arms and watch as you hit winning combos.
Special Features 101
Wizard of Oz Wicked Riches has scatters, wilds, free spins and a progressive jackpot. Its logo acts as the wild and can replace other gaming symbols (with an exception of Bonus and Jackpot symbols) to complete winning combinations. Winged Monkey feature is a great bonus round where a winged monkey appears on reel 3 and turns a random symbol into a wild thereby upping your chances of hitting winning combo. All other symbols of the same kind (as one turned into a wild) also becomes wild.
Scattered Wicked Witches trigger free spins bonus. 3 scatters will trigger 8 free spins; 4 scatters trigger 8 free spins with 10x multiplier while 5 scatters trigger 8 free spins offered at 100x multiplier. All wins from free spins will be offered at multipliers between 2x and 10x at random. Free spins in this online slot can be re-triggered when you land at least three scattered Wicked Witches.
Tornado Progressive Jackpot is activated after each spin (whether win or lose). You will be prompted to choose 1 of 8 barns under which you will see a prize; either a prize alone or a prize accompanied by a jackpot. You are more likely to get a jackpot when you play max bet. If you hit this feature, you may get one of four possible jackpots.
Summary of this Free WMS Pokies Game
The Wizard of Oz Wicked Riches online slot offers you a high percent RTP. It is the only Oz-themed slot that brings out real essence of Wicked Witch. We have scored it a solid 8 from 10 in our review.