World of OZ Slots

World-of-OZWorld of OZ is a Rival Gaming creation, one of quite a few slot machines offered on the market to have a theme which is inspired by a story written for children. It’s called “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and its author is Frank Baum. It was published in the year 1900 for the first time, and it has become hugely popular around the world, but especially in the United States. Various other books, musicals and movies were created based on this story, and obviously slot machines as well.

World of OZ lets you take advantage of its 50 lines, of wild symbols, multipliers, free spins and scatters. You get a chance to win a top prize of $3,125, though it can get even better in certain situations.

Features of World of OZ

The features I enjoyed seeing in this game include the drop icons, the wild symbol, multipliers, scatters and free spins.

The Drop Icons are not entirely unusual, but I haven’t seen this feature being used only for a couple of symbols before. It’s usually used on all the possible combinations of a game. Here though, there are only three icons which are also drop icons. The Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion symbols are the ones that when they appear a minimum of three times will trigger the Drop feature. The icons with drop powers will disappear, and then the icons which were above them will fall down and occupy the spaces that are now empty.

The Wicked Witch symbol is the slot’s wild feature, and it’s quite the useful symbol to get as you play. The reason I say this is not just the fact that this symbol has the power to replace regular symbols in combinations. It’s also the 5x multiplier which is applied to wins by the wild.


Free Games Feature

The Wizard of Oz is seen in the symbol that the game uses to trigger the free spins. It’s also a scatter, and when it appears between three and five times on the screen it will pay you 1x to 25x the bet as a prize.


The presence of 3+ scatter symbols in random locations will trigger 12 free spins.

Retriggering this feature brings you 7 Emerald Spins instead of regular free spins. The multiplier of the wild goes from 5x to 10x if the Emerald spins are in use.

Betting options and jackpots

The game’s betting system is pretty normal for Rival Gaming, especially in its titles with 50 lines. Each line gets up to $2.50, the wager using up to 10 coins of $0.25 each one. The total for 50 lines would go up to $125.

The best rewards of the game seem to come from the scatter symbol, which pays 25x the bet, or up to $3,125 cash. The regular symbols can offer good prizes when the wild symbol gets involved, capable of applying multipliers of 5x in the base game and 10x during Emerald free spins. With the wild’s help, the game pays up to 7,500x the line bet, or $18,750.

Design and symbols

Based on a fairytale that you would read to children, World of Oz seems to have the design of such a book as well. The symbols seem to be mostly hand drawn, and they are not exactly right as a result.


The childish style of the design suits it in this case though, and you will find all the major characters from the book among the symbols, plus various images of green poker cards. The background image is that of a group of green crystals.


Symbols: Wicked Witch (wild), Wizard of Oz (25x bet, scatter), Dorothy (750x), Slippers (200x), Blonde Girl (200x), Winged Monkey (160x), Scarecrow (300x), Tin Man (300x), Scared Lion (300x), Ace (125x), King (100x), Queen (75x), Jack (75x), 10 (60x) and 9 (60x).


Is It Worth Playing?

The slot has this theme that a lot of people would love to experience, but it doesn’t stop there, and makes sure that its prizes are quite impressive as well. The rewards are not that great, but they can get there when multipliers get involved.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Book

The slot’s theme is inspired by the novel published in 1900 by L. Frank Baum, called The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It’s known mostly as The Wizard of Oz these days, and it’s one of the world’s most well known books. It had numerous movies made based on it, some of them musicals, and there were also Broadway shows, games and quite a few slot machines. A total of 3 million books were sold between 1900 and 1956, the year when it finally entered public domain. Since it was so popular, it also got a lot of sequels, 13 other novels being written by Baum. None of them ever reached the level of popularity that the first book got to.

The World of OZ slot machine is offered through the Rival platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.