Wizard of Oz (Jersey Jack Pinball, 2013)

Wizard of Oz

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This game got 582 approved ratings and currently scores 8.250 out of 10 points.

This ranks the game #22 in the Pinside Ranking.


Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.08

Artwork: 8.868

Sounds/Music: 7.867

Other Aspects: 7.988

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15 days ago

The lighting for this game is ridiculous!!! In a good way.

15 days ago

Best pin I've ever played. When you compare it to the stock Stern product that is released these days, there is no comparison...and that's why these guys bailed on Stern! Amazing game. I was fortunate enough to play an LE on location in Vancouver. These guys are not fooling around; they know good pinball.

17 days ago

I've only played this game about 10 times. The problems I have with it: No ball save. The balls can drain in 2 seconds and you just lose the ball. The game typically only lasts a minute or less. I have won replays on this in that time. The point of a pinball is to get to play for more than a few seconds. The sound is repetetive and frankly, terrible. The flippers are kind of neat. Other than that, this game has very little going for it.

20 days ago

I didn't enjoy the game the first 5 times I played it, but then more and more it grew on me as I learned the rule set. I really enjoyed playing it. The thing I hated was the music, omg over and over, shut it off! Sound quality and sound effects are fine, the music just became so repetitive.

28 days ago

Very pretty and flashy game but boy what a snooze fest I owned one and sold it after only 2 weeks

29 days ago

First time I played it I wa impressed with the technology and lighting and modernization of a pin, but the next time I had a chance to get a number of games on it, I really liked the game play, theming and overall package...thinking about picking one of these up for sure...

1 month ago

Look, my whole family played this game for hours! The theme will be viable for years to come, and the lighting...come on! B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! Beautiful and incredibly disorientating at times. The art work is astounding. Game play is easy to get lost in and shooting just for shooting can still score points but not nearly enough to achieve high scores. Wife and kids now want one! Send money to.....

1 month ago

Every time I play JJ's Wizard of Oz, I have a blast. It's one of those games that seems to hypnotize me when I play it. I find it challenging, fun, and great to look at.

The modes are easy to start and there are so many toys and gimmicks (the left outlane "TOTO" alone is a neat feature) that the lastability of the game is improved by all the different shots the player can make.

I'm not all that into the Wizard of Oz lore, so I'm eagerly awaiting my chance to play JJ's The Hobbit (even though LotR is only slightly more interesting than WoO).

My only criticism is the brightness and quantity of the LEDs - the lighting can be overwhelming at times. WoO is a great game and I'd recommend it to anyone looking to play. Buying, on the other hand, is steep and probably won't drop much since the game is still fairly new.

1 month ago

Whole lotta crazy crap going on here.

On the surface everything about this table should point to being the greatest game of all time.

The table is beautiful, the sounds and movie clips are great, toys galore, two upper playfields and I seemed to say "Holy crap! Did you see that?" quite often.

However, once I got past the “WOW” factor, I found it to be a bit frustrating to play. Some goals were clear (like Rainbow & Toto) but others were not leaping out at me.

It didn’t flow all that well either. I felt like I had to work to set up every shot and be very, very careful if I missed. Which leads me to something I thought about while playing.

WOZ is definitely not a table for new comers, in fact something on this level may scare newbies off pinball for good and that’s never a good thing.

I did like it, quite a bit in fact but it's not something I would pay the premium for.

1 month ago

This game is the most polarizing game I've ever come across. The people who like it, can't get enough of it. The people who don't like it, don't want to be bothered it. IMO,this game needs Steve Ritchie. There's a few problems I have with this game. There's no flow to this game (note: Steve Ritchie is my favorite designer). The light show is rather amazing, but the lighting is terrible, there's no GI lighting. I need to see ball. Seeing the ball brings me to the 3rd flipper. You can't see ball coming to the 3rd flipper. Unless the magnet catches the ball for the shot, I won't use that flipper during gameplay. I'm also not a big fan of wide-body games. That isn't the game's fault, just my personal preference. Wizard of Oz is a great movie, but as a pinball theme it does absolutely nothing for me. I've read that people who usually don't play pinball are playing this game, that is a good thing for all of us. To sum up, I feel this game is a swing and a miss. However, it is clear that JJP have put a ton of effort into this game. IMO, effort like that will lead to better JJP games in the future.

1 month ago

I love this game, its not a typical pin but I am so addicted to this pin. I cannot wait to have this one in my house!

2 months ago

BEAUTIFUL GAME! That really should be the headline for any review of WOZ. JJP said they wanted to raise the bar for pinball machines and that's exactly what they did. this machine screams quality! The art is gorgeous, the hardware is solid, and the LCD is a long overdue addition. The theme is one of the best integrated of any machine. I'm no WOZ super fan, I enjoy the film for what it is, but I'm happy to say the music and callouts never seem hokey or annoying to me due to the association. Great code, very deep, but easy to understand after a few games. It might be slightly intimidating to novice players. Interesting modes available due to upgraded technology such as "No Hold Flippers" and "Weak Flippers are welcome additions. The only minor flaw is that some of the shots feel a bit difficult/unnatural, the wizard saucer and crystal ball spinner being the primary examples. Unless you have absolutely NO TOLERANCE for the theme, this is a must play for any pinball enthusiast!

2 months ago

WOZ is an amazing machine to look at. The lights are awesome(but can be problematic) the theme was done really well. I own this machine and even tho I really like the look of it I wish I enjoyed playing it more. It still is fun but I find myself playing other pins in my collection more.

2 months ago

This game has great artwork and theme. Amazing walking up to it but the play is boring. Play is repetitive and not fun.

A real pretty machine when all lit up with an amazing theme, but for me it is very disappointing. Technical support from Jersey Jack an issue too. A friend of mine called to ask about a problem and was told they just make them. I think this could be a technicians nightmare and who knows how long this manufacturer will stay in business. Compare that to Stern that is big and going strong with excellent customer service and support.

2 months ago

Great art and toys, but the game gets a little boring.

2 months ago

The play field is too crowded--that just RUINS it for me.

2 months ago

At first glance this game is gorgeous. Lights, artwork, and sounds are all gorgeous (excluding the out of place and overly cheap topper on the ECLE.) But then you play the game. Zzzzz. One tiny ramp at the top of the playfield is about the most exciting shot and it's nothing to get excited about. I can't think of any great feeling combo shots in this game. The toys are terribly weak (the central witch looks like an elementary school child made it). The state fair bumper upon exiting is just dumb (I think it was a neat idea but just doesn't work at all in the end.) The T-O-T-O rollovers on the other exit were another interesting idea but just doesn't play well in the end (too limited control from the player to hit them ... you just get them automatically 80% of the time.) Overall, this game looks amazing but the fun factor is just not there.

2 months ago

A friend has one. I was really excited to visit him to play this WOZ machine for the first time. Now that's about 6 months ago and I really wanted to give it a chance and played one game every time I was at my friend's house. But EVERY TIME it ends the same way. I play ONE game and I walk away. I often even don't play the 3rd ball because I just don't like it.

It is a quality built game, don't get me wrong. But the theme sucks to me and it just has too much bling for my taste. And i think the playfield is really overpopulated. I just like flow games better.

3 months ago

It feels like a bit of a spiritual successor to Twilight Zone, and that's a good thing! This game has some really fun shots, some imaginative modes, and top notch presentation. I need more time with it to understand it better, but it's a winner.

3 months ago

Purchased this game 6 months ago and just love it. It sits next to my MB, AF and MM. The sounds, colors and play are truly fantastic. When friends come over they gravitate to WOZ and MM. Quality of the machine is great. Don't plan on selling this one.

3 months ago

Extremely beautiful to look at and fantastic to play. Lighting is superb and the 3 playfields are well laid out. The toys are top notch and the translite with built in LED display really sets this machine apart from the others. Jersey Jack has made an excellent machine from top to bottom and this will remain in my collection. Oz is a timeless classic like its movie.

3 months ago

Very fun game and an excellent start to Jersey Jack's business. Only played a few times, but I know it's great. I just need more practice on this machine...

3 months ago

Fun game although it is a bit weird on the scoring and such.

4 months ago

Beautiful and deep. Pretty fun. Takes some time to figure out how to play, but not as confusing as some recent Stern titles. I wouldn't kick this one out of bed for eating crackers.

4 months ago

So many lights! So many toys! Such sounds! Such visual nice!

Aside from the multimedia experience, it just doesn't do anything for me. The playfield provides me only with a sense of claustrophobia. It's a wide body, so they packing in all sorts of stuff. Too much stuff and not enough fun.

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