Wizard of Oz (Jersey Jack Pinball, 2013)

Wizard of Oz

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This game received 694 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.381 /10

8.381

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #19 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.276

Artwork: 8.896

Sounds/Music: 8.048

Other Aspects: 8.173



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9.560/10
21 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.
9.456/10
24 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.
8.980/10
29 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.
6.194/10
31 days ago
Not a fan of the Jersey Jack screens. Whe n the game is off, theres just a black panel where the art should be, and when it's on it's trying to show so much information at once that it becomes muddled and confusing. The display should be there to keep score and offer interesting animations, but ultimately the player should be able to know what they're doing without constantly referring to paragraph C subsection 6 on the fourth section of the screen. The themeing of this game is great, and the playfield is jam packed with interesting toys, which is a bonus. Art is good, not Ghostbusters or Aerosmith, but as good as photoshop can be. Game feels a bit too clunky and wide, and breaks down frequently on location. I also don't think there's much lastability, at least for me, as the mian multiball and rescuing Dorothy are the only things I really understand how to do and actually want to do. I appreciate knowing the rules inside out probably make it a better game, but I don't have enough interest in the theme or layout to look up what 'Horse of a different colour' actually means. It's definitely a spectacle, but I would never wish to own one. Also, what's the upper right flipper for exactly?
8.660/10
32 days 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.
9.140/10
36 days 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!
9.580/10
44 days 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.
9.820/10
48 days 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.
9.225/10
57 days ago
Great theme.
9.440/10
71 days 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.
10.000/10
81 days 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.
8.880/10
86 days 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.
9.840/10
88 days ago
Best pin I ever played!!!
6.944/10
3 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.
9.168/10
3 months ago
This is a pretty amazing game. While i cannot say that i am a huge Wizard of Oz movie fan, i am a huge fan of this machine. It feels and plays so solidly. Much more so than older machines i have had and even new stern machines.

There is so much to it, it can feel a bit overwhelming at first, but after a half a dozen games, and a lesson from someone much more skilled than myself, i started to understand the flow and rules of the machine.

I ultimately bought one and it will be delivered next week, and i cannot wait. This is a machine that i feel could be fun to play for many years to come and continually find something new or different buried deep in the code and field.

Awesome machine and one that will be part of my collection for a long time to come.
9.596/10
3 months ago
I wish I could afford this. This is the most difficult and fun pinball game I have ever played. I will do just about anything for this game. Send me offers
5.768/10
4 months ago
I'll probably never own this game. And this game has way too much in it, for an average player like me to experience in ten or twelve plays in an arcade or a friend's home. The game itself is beautiful and attractive enough. The theme is...well, disappointing. The game is a bit overwhelming for someone who can't experience it in a home environment over the course of a long period. This is great for people who own the game, not so much for me. I'm not totally sold on the backbox screen next. I don't find myself using the information on it any more than I do a DMD, and again, I have no idea what to look at when I do look at it.
9.580/10
4 months ago
Just a fantastic game with 5 flippers and giant screen and toys everywhere how do you not enjoy this game. Would love to see a car theme Jersey Jack Pinball! I would recommend this game and like to own it.
8.140/10
4 months ago
another excellent pinball..has alot of features...
9.540/10
4 months ago
Beautiful. Played a few games on location. It's very challenging. Loved everything about it. The lighting effects are incredible. Ball did tend to get stuck on a soft plunge under the right upper play field and it was hard to get it free without tilting. Only downside is the price.
9.900/10
4 months ago
Finally bought one. JJP do make quality machines. This is going to be a keeper. Such a work of art.

Well done all who work at JJP..Keep going with the updates too :-)
9.200/10
5 months ago
I liked this game more than I thought I would. The magnets and two upper play fields were great. I kept going back to this machine.
9.720/10
5 months ago
I am a huge fan. I don't really like the Wizard of Oz movie that much, but when the lights go all rainbow, that gets the heart racing. It has some older playfield design elements, but it is fun. The art is well done. It's probably the most tasteful treatment of a theme in decades. I think this is a top 10. If not, it's a machine that changed expectations. Stern upped their display game after this. The industry is on notice.
8.712/10
5 months ago
Playfield design is strong but suffers due to State Fair balloon drain. Also, "There's No Place Like Home", is a lot to ask compared to "Toto Escapes".

We play it out on location and often encounter machines needing repair. We're unsure of the reasons.
10.000/10
5 months ago
Saw it..... played it in the wild wherever I found it.... looked for one for a year.... bought one.... This is far and away the all around best pinball machine I've ever seen. They did their homework, and maybe saved pinball.
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