Wizard of Oz (Jersey Jack Pinball, 2013)

Wizard of Oz

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This game received 718 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.402 /10


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This game ranks #17 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

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Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.298

Artwork: 8.906

Sounds/Music: 8.069

Other Aspects: 8.191

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3 days ago
After owning this game for awhile I got tried of it rather quickly not sure what it was about the rule set of this game but I just didn't care for it. Seems like a lot of goals were just lucky to get with all the roll over targets. Don't get me wrong it a beautiful game and well put together but the gameplay for me just doesn't do it. To each his own I guess, there's just too many games available for the money.
31 days ago
Absolutely in love with this pin. It has so much going for it. The ruleset is extremely deep and it is a real challenge to make it to somewhere over the rainbow wizard mode. There are lots of cool toys on the playfield and lots of shots to make. The sound design is great with plenty of your favorite music and sound bytes from the film and awesome original sounds. Super sharp looking with all LEDs in the playfield and the LCD monitor is has great animations and movie clips, plus wonderfully shows your progress on multiple goals at once. One of my favorite pins, and still my favorite Jersey Jack game.
32 days ago
Woz has its fans. I'm not one of them. JJP tried to make a statement with their first pin, "let's cram as much stuff in here as we can!" WOZ is proof that having more stuff does not make a better game.
34 days ago
This game is truly stunning. The art package and theme are really well done, even if Oz isn't your thing.
The light show and integrated video really complement this them well.
The scoring is a bit on the low end, and I have yet to find a machine on route that wasn't either not 100% functional, or just plain poorly tuned.
36 days ago
What can you say about this game. It one of the bast! A must have for every collector. The only thing I have a problem with is what everything is. It's like I have to read the manual to understand what to shoot for and what it is that I just did. Lighting is incredible.
This game pushed other game makers to make better games. It truly is a pioneer in pinball machines.
Thanks Jersey Jack for making the industry understand that we can make better pinball machines from today's technology rather that staying with 90ies style pinball machines.
37 days ago
Incredible !!
42 days ago
Really cool game and I would love to own one somday. The lighting is amazing. Unfortunately all 3 machines I have played have had some sort of major technical issue that ended my game early.
44 days ago
I am revising my comments after owning this game for a while. I have put about 40 games on this machine, and its just an incredible machine. The rules are very deep, the light shows are truly amazing, the upper play fields are very fun, the upper castle is great, and the spinning house is amazing. On top of all that the customized bumper sounds are truly exceptional. I have several pins in my collection and the WOZ, and Hobbit are the first two I go to every time (along with the kids). This game is the real deal. My only regret is not buying one sooner. Stern can learn a lot from JJP, and the quality of build. This game is built like a tank.
53 days ago
This is a tough game for me to rate. The light show is seizure-inducing extraordinary and there is a ton to this pin in both rules and toys. But, in some ways, there is too much going on, as if they wanted to throw every idea in there, making the experience potentially too busy. It would never be a pin that I'd own, but I can see how it wou appeal to others. All-in-all, a good game, that's really different than most anything else, and better than JJP's sophomore effort as well.
53 days ago
100%, one of the best machine, all is perfect on this pinball.
55 days ago
LOVE Wizard of Oz. Best of the JJP games out there in my opinion. Dialed In is a close second (more play needed). Beautiful machine, great theme and keeps me wanting to play "one more game." Once used prices decline a bit more, I would consider this for my home collection.
72 days ago
just got the pin, but can not believe how nice it is built. still learning the rules, but just spectacular build quality. Fun to play and interesting layout. I usually do not love upper PF but the upper left is very well done, and there are so many modes and special features (like Tspp on steroids).
81 days ago
This game is so much fun! I love the theme and playability. My only real complaint is the game is dark and jjp should have added a huge amount more lighting.
84 days ago
I've owned this game for nearly a year so far. It's very close to perfect and solidly in the Top 5 pinballs of all time, in my opinion. It has very few flaws; mainly: it's so challenging and complex that it's often more frustrating than fun, it's an absolute drain-monster, the 1960s tiny point scale is unsatisfying, and the LCD display can sometimes be distracting and hard to read while playing. Other than those issues, everything else about the game is superb. Moreover, Jersey Jack deserves tons of credit for all of the innovation and creativity in this game, the perfect implementation of theme, and the great ongoing support of the game. I hope and intend to keep this game for many, many years to come.
89 days ago
The lighting and theme makes this game standout. Loylts of cool toys. Beautiful machine to look at, on or off. Took me a while to get into it. It grows on you. Good for home environment.
3 months ago
I think it's the nicest looking machine ever built, just amazing. I am just not a huge fan of the theme...not really sure who it's for. I wish they were making the new Star Wars game rather than Stern...would be cool to see what they would do with it. I have played several different machines many different times and I still feel like I haven't scratched the surface with the rule set. I like that. I need to get one for the house! Best game made since the 1990's.
3 months ago
Now here's a game I avoided ever since release... maybe because I am strongly opposed to $1/play games... or maybe because it was just so crazy looking with it's 4 million lights and constantly changing screen. Well this changed quickly after meeting one of Jersey Jacks newest designers... Eric Muenier, who showed a group of us the rules, techniques, and idiosyncrasies found within this absolutely deep and complex game. I was immediately wanting one once I found out it is nearly impossible to do "everything" that is to offer during the game, and is a game that will last for many many years. I cancelled a few pre-orders to go back and give this game a go, and I feel it was the best thing to do. I am now a fan!
3 months ago
Fun pin. Bought mine second hand and have had problem after problem since getting it home. Great cabinet, layout, gameplay, call outs, and depth.
3 months ago
For anyone who hasn't played this game, with the new LCD and LEDs it's an updated version of a game like the Twilight Zone. Complex rule set, GREAT playfield toys, interesting out-lanes to keep you playing, just amazing. The website says it's a playable work of art and I don't think that's overstating it.

Only downsides I've heard are that there are serious maintenance issues and that the LCD is too big. Otherwise this is about as perfect a machine as I've ever played.
3 months ago
Great theme.
4 months ago
I loved this pin. My favourite pin I've played so far. Lots to do, visually appealing and overall a game that matches its potential.
4 months ago
I'm going to come right out and say it, this is the best pinball machine I have ever played. I own one, and nothing could have prepared me for the awesome experience this game is right out of the box. This game is very similar to Twilight Zone, but on Steroids, and possibly with twice as many toys. That's an accomplishment.

The one flaw is the 'there's no place like home' ball save. Toto is perfect, why does TNPLH how've to be 10 times harder? it's too long and hard. Other than that, this game is as close to perfection that I've ever seen. I don't care about the stupid controversies. This is exactly what we need to improve our choices in an industry dominated by one company with declining quality.
Even with 1 caveat, it's a 10.00
Thank you Jerset Jack! Wow, what a pinball machine.
4 months ago
I actually like the WOZ a lot - my friends and family love it. I played a ton on location as I am consider buying one. The ones I payed seemed to have certain issues (i.e. monkey not picking up the ball) but I am sure for HUO these would not surface as much. The lighting is amazing! I used to dislike wide bodies but now have TZ and DM and appreciate the more room and less speed. However the shots in WOZ don't feel as good/strong as in other pins. It may be I would need to adjust the flipper strength. I also do not like having only 1 flipper on the upper left PF - seems I cannot reach the ball but maybe that is a skilled shot I need to figure out more. Still considering getting this game but the $ to acquire is steep even though it seems worth the money.
4 months ago
Best pin I ever played!!!
5 months ago
Of the games in my collection WOZ is my least favorite, and honestly, it isn't even close. As for my wife - it is her favorite, and honestly, it isn't even close. I guess that proves that to each their own. What can't be debated is that this game looks fantastic. The RGB lights and LCD screen give it a very unique and cool look.

A run down on my hit list.... I love the look, lighting, artwork, display, and I am ok on the theme (although it is very confusing), however I just don't care for the game. It has a few bad angles which seem to always pop up. I guess I should study the rules a little deeper, but I rarely know what my objective is... I can't lookup at the uber impressive LCD without fearing to lose my ball. I also find the play field a little to congested with Dorothy's house taking up way too much room. I guess I could be nit-picking!

My wife (on the other hand) loves the integration of the RGB's she finds the lighting to be much easier on her eyes and less headache inducing. For whatever reason... she just really likes the game.
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