Wizard of Oz

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This game received 754 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.391 /10


Top 100 ranking

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

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.301

Artwork: 8.894

Sounds/Music: 8.064

Other Aspects: 8.169

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1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
The light show is absolutely fantastic. It's so good that I would play it even if the gameplay was terrible, just to see the light show. Speaking of gameplay: it's so-so. Fun at first, but a little confusing. The flipper setup is really strange and takes a while to get used to. It's somewhat backwards and counter-intuitive. I love the left outlane game though, really cool idea. I wish the cabinet art was hand drawn instead of photograph based.
1 year ago
Love the game, can't stop playing it! In a dark setting the lighting can be a little annoying making it hard to see the ball. Not sure if it's just me as I have a hard time seeing in low light. I don't think this is ever going to leave my house. I haven't played pinball since the 1990s and this caught my attention. Seeing it online vs live is totally different. As soon as I saw it live I had to have it. Was a little afraid I might get board with it but there is so much going on you want to keep playing. I do have a little hum in the speakers, maybe some EMI, not sure.

I'm editing my rating on the game after 3 months of playing. I'm not changing it only have to update due to playability . I still love this game and the different challenges it provides keeps me coming back for more!
1 year ago
Amazing pin,thank you JJP
1 year ago
What a great machine...so much fun for all ages. Cool rule set, simple to pick up but deep enough for advanced players and the LCD adds major WOW factor. Lots of action and fun mini games keep you coming back for more. A little pricey but overall worth it!
1 year ago
Beautiful machine. Great code. Lots of fun. Theme is polarising, but the gameplay rises above that.
1 year ago
My favorite game. This classic will never leave my collection. The theme is great and the call-outs are funny. I love the upper playfields and the difficulty will keep home owners busy for a long time. I could see it being less desirable on location but in the home it is awesome and a favorite in my basement arcade.
1 year ago
You have to give JJP credit. They designed and built a quality machine on their first attempt in the pinball market. I wish the game played as good as it looks, though. It's a little clunky, but it does fit the theme. More of a stop and go layout, with some very interesting shots. When it was first released I found myself playing it as much as I could. Problems on location were abundant at the beginning, but now most if not all have been rectified. Some of the most clever toys and features in a modern pinball machine and the lighting effects are some of the best I've ever seen. It's a great game that stands out from the crowd.
1 year ago
As the first pinball machine would not be bad idea but still there is much to improve before reaching the level of conocorrenza, playing came out so many flaws that at first glance do not see
1 year ago
Love my WOZ.
1 year ago
The best game in my collection. Top quality and value. Lights are incredible. Lot's of movie footage. High-quality sound system. Challenging ruleset. Appeals to everyone. A+
1 year ago
When this game came out, I attacked Jack and called him a fool for making a theme like WOZ.........Well I couldn't have been more wrong or in this case more of a fool. WOZ is a pinball masterpiece and is one of the greatest games of all time. The theme integration is top notch, along with the art package and overall fun of the game. I recently saw the broadway show Wicked, which prompted me to buy the game. After seeing that show, I was reminded how timeless the WOZ theme really is. One last note, my girlfriend hasn't played pinball in 4 years, but I am happy to say we have been playing WOZ every night after dinner........That alone is worth the price of gold to me!
1 year ago
Well built !
Fun game!
Great lighting !
Love the theme !
It's a keeper !
1 year ago
Great game, horrible lighting.
1 year ago
The theme is well done and the machine is solidly built. A very good attempt at pushing the envelope. Only real complaint is the light board problems on early games and that the flipper buttons can be hard to push to activate the upper flippers. A lot going on here but the theme is well done and it's suitable for all ages. The light show is fantastic.
1 year ago
Mixed feelings about this table to be honest. It is a great casual table for non-players as it really attracts their attention although the rule set could quickly turn them off. I love everything about the game except foir the table layout which I find to be pretty empty with a good portion of the table obscured. The backglass display is stunning though even though there is so much presented that it makes quick glances up nearly useless. Watch someone else playing to really appreciate the theme and displays.
1 year ago
Excellent fun. I'm very hopeful for Jersey Jack that this game is their initial entry.
1 year 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.

Update 11.9.16: Updating my rating now after 1000 plays. here's what i got:
Pros: I want to hit start over and over again still. Fun factor is still great, but i dropped it down one point as my post-game memorable fun factor (if that makes sense) isnt 100% satisfaction. Rules are amazing, and has some amazing stacking.

Cons: While theme integration itself is wonderful, the theme itself is still a thorn and loses a little desire in a home market. Gameplay isnt a flow fest style game, but there is a lot of flipper action which keeps you on your toes and edge of your seat.
1 year ago
If you like or can ignore the Theme you'll get a pinball with deep rulesheet which is hard to master. A lot oft different shots and missions do do. The crystal ball modes are awesome. And the both mini playfields are well integrated

The pin is very beautiful and build like a tank. But to get the full gameexperience it must be setup correctly. If not you don't get any flow and it plays very cheap.

No problems with it, did some little important tweaks, but less problems with it than stern games.

For the expensive price you get an awesome game
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Is a great family game with more toys than any other game i've played. The LCD screen is awesome but is slower than most pins. If you want a great family pin that is probably the best looking pin made, this is for you.
1 year ago
For a first machine it is out of this world.

Up there with Twilight Zone in quality and appeal.
1 year 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.
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