Wizard of Oz (Jersey Jack Pinball, 2013)

Wizard of Oz

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This game got 730 approved ratings and currently scores 8.305 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #18 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.193

Artwork: 8.889

Sounds/Music: 7.931

Other Aspects: 8.092

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8 days ago
I promise I'll edit/update my rating if the honeymoon wears out in a bad way, but I'm a week in ownership with 200 plays. This pin hit me by surprise on how good it is. I wrote it off a couple years ago due to theme and early code. RR75 on location + streams on v6.06 code perked my interest again; enough so to buy a standard. I have the pitch steep around 6.9-7deg and on factory settings across the board.

Theme: a lot of people trash the theme but it is so well implemented. At times its happy, then it gets dark and eerie. Then the music transitions to this feel good music if you do really good. The music and transitions from modes to modes is so well done; it's truly amazing and brings you on such a journey of highs and lows.

Overall gameplay and code: It is so brutal, yet so fun and addicting. It's like IM meets TWD meets FGY meets LOTR. I've never had a pin that made me scream with happiness and chaos at the same time. I'm literally on the edge of my seat so often in this game. So good so good so good.
13 days ago
Feels like a smoke and mirrors game. Tons of new advanced features for a pin and lots of toys and doohickeys littering the playfield(s). So you think that it's gonna be great, dozens of plays later, you realize you've been duped. Has everything except the fun.
14 days ago
For a first machine it is out of this world.

Up there with Twilight Zone in quality and appeal.
15 days ago
This might well be the best pinball even made. It is certainly the most imaginative and its feel is elegant and so well constructed that no other machine at the mass production level is likely to beat it.
16 days ago
(New owner: About 100 games in. I will update review once newness wears off)

WOZ is amazing and raises the bar for pinball machines. It is hard to argue that it looks great. The theme isn't for everyone and the gameplay can be divisive, but I love it. The code is top notch and I get the "just one more game" feeling more from this pin than any other pin I've owned.

The only bad thing I can say is that I generally prefer flow games and WOZ is stop and go. When I want flow, I play something else. When I want depth WOZ is my go-to game.
18 days ago
The PERFECT machine and what a beauty... for all kind of player. Just awsome, i have so many positive things to say about this game, my English is too bad to describe it.
23 days ago
Best. Pin. Ever.
24 days ago
It's amazingly beautiful and immersive. There is a lot going on and it's not always clear what you should be doing to score well. It's a frustrating game for tournament play but an thrilling one as a general enthusiast.
1 month ago
WOZ is a really great HUO machine. It has a lot of code depth, which give it good "lastability" to keep learning how to get to different modes and to get deeper into the layered rules/modes. The theatrical presentation with the lights and music is great and has a lot of variation from one mode to the next. The actual theme is not my favorite, but JJP presents it very well in a cool design, so it gets a high rating from me also. Even after my 80 year old mother-in-law played it a few times, she was hooked and is her favorite in my small collection of pins.

Game play is long if you are a good player. This is good if you want to really get entrenched into a game that takes you on a journey. If you only want to play short games, activate the pindemption dongle (extra) to shoot for specific things. This is a good compliment game to a fast pasted pin like IM, ACDC, or GB.

I can see why some people do not like playing this at a location. It takes several plays to get hooked on the depth and intrigue of what else the game has to offer.
1 month ago
I liked WOZ. I did have some issues with mine, but overall it was a stunning first effort from JJP.

The rules are fantastic. However the one minor flaw in the rules is Rescue Multiball. It's basically impossible to finish to collect that diamond. It's just too hard. And that's a shame. I never felt I ever had a chance at "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" because I knew I couldn't finish rescue.

Besides that one niggle, the rules are a stackfest of fun. Some people complained about the sounds, but once they rebalanced them in an update, they were fine.

It's a fun game. I owned it for about 2 years, which is pretty good.
2 months ago
Ok folks, here it is... this is childhood in a box. If you don't like this game there is something wrong with you. There is no other pinball game that competes with this feeling of eternal childhood. If you want to feel like a kid in a candy store, then this is for you. I simply can't believe that there would be anything that would outdo the 1939 classic film "Wizard of Oz", but now there is... the 2013 Jersey Jack Wizard of Oz pinball machine based on that classic film. If you haven't played the latest version of the software, then you haven't played this game.
If you reviewed a previous version, then go back and review it again. There is no better innocent entertainment on planet earth than this game. Universal appeal to everyone and simply the most beautiful and complex pinball machine to behold.

Fun fun, fun! Lots of variation, so much going on. Keeping your peripheral vision keyed in to 3 playfields, the backbox LCD and the crystal ball LCD screen during the incredible multiball modes can keep anyone challenged. Even the ball drains are fun because you've always got an opportunity to save it. Down the left outlane you've got "There's No Place Like Home" - start nudging! Down the center you've got a post to potentially ricochet the ball back onto the playfield, and down the right you've got the brilliant and extremely satisfying "TOTO" nudge save and followup shot.

Jersey Jack waved a magic wand and produced a game that will be hard to top. A timeless achievement. Perfection. Congratulations Jersey Jack, you did it.
2 months ago
One of the games, if not THE GAME, that saved pinball in this period of Pinball. Amazing
2 months ago
I had a strong dislike for this game for quite some time. It felt clunky and unintuitive.
I finally had a great game and understood what people love with it. I would gladly add one to the collection some day. It is a fun and innovative game. Well done, JJP.
2 months ago
Played this at Pinball Expo in Chicago the year it debuted. It was unforgettable. This is one of those themes that you wonder why no one has licensed it before. (It's almost 80 years old).
3 months ago
What a beautiful game! It is like in a decor of theater
Decent flow but lots of stop and go.
My main complains are the rules too much complex and not very intuitive and also the low scoring.
4 months ago
Everything about this game is totally awesome from the RGB LED lights to everything on the playfield many and regular, the rules are so complex and it's very challenging to beat. The only negative comment and I have about this machine is that I don't have a virus of kicking my feet are getting frustrated with it, but all In all gameplay is also a phone
4 months ago
I think it's a great pinball revolution but now I'm very dissapointed about the fiability! not easy to play when there is all the time something wrong..it's a pity
4 months ago
By far, the nicest pin I've ever played. Sometimes the lights can be a bit too much if you're in a dark location, but otherwise, I can't complain. This is the next pin that I want in my house.
4 months ago
Looks like it should be fun, but it seems like it's rigged to drain the ball. Flippers are weak just like "The Hobbit"
5 months ago
I can see how people will love or loathe this, after spending a few hours with one it's a totally different feel to the high speed raw games Stern have been perfecting. I really like the layout even though there's not much in the way of flow - reminds me of TZ a bit. Really love the outlane toys and the curved RAINBOW target bank. Expected the music to get repetitive but it really doesn't because it's frequently broken up by other audio. Outlanes on the one I played were standard setting and not as greedy as I've seen people say. While the BALL targets aren't directly flippable (use the slings!), the RAINBOW targets can all be hit from the left flipper if you aim well and the targets are adjusted correctly. Very high quality feel, but I noticed the pink standup target between guard and ramp entrances can take a total beating, cracked on the otherwise perfect one I played.
5 months ago
Love the flow and number of shots available. Call out are good as are the toys and the use of lcd screen makes it a favorite.
5 months ago
The machine is GORGEOUS! So, bright, colorful and hits the theme perfectly.

Great toys....EVERYTHING.

The only thing I really don't like is the scoring. Something bothers me about the EM Style scoring factor.... just me.
5 months ago
I bought a Ruby Red 75th Anniversary LE with 100 plays - This is an extremely technologically advanced game and although I appreciate it's beauty the game play is too slow and the shots too easy.

My wife went with me to Rockland Pinball and she loves it - which explains why I bought it.

Well integrated and beautiful game with a deep ruleset and okay flow - but it's just not my cup of tea. I'll keep it for awhile because my wife and kids love it - but will eventually move it out of the lineup.

I find it's a super easy game to play even on hard settings because the wide body's slower ball speed.

After thoroughly evaluating the machine - and contrary to what others in this thread have said - there is much more in the design of this game than "a big color screen" to justify the increased cost. It is definitely a giant leap forward technologically speaking.

I really want to love it - but just can't get into the gameplay... ...still hoping it grows on me.
6 months ago
I have held off on rating this machine to see if the love of it would wear off but it has only become stronger. This is a close as I will ever get to a perfect rating. I love everything about the machine and always want one more shot at getting a little bit deeper into the game. I have a pretty good collection of games and this is the one everyone including myself gravitates to. The rules are so deep I do not know if I will ever get to somewhere over the rainbow mode but I do know that I will keep trying. I truly feel the JJP pins are in a league of their own.
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