Wizard of Oz

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This game received 771 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.406 /10


Top 100 ranking

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

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.321

Artwork: 8.907

Sounds/Music: 8.104

Other Aspects: 8.18

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1 year ago
Great theme.
1 year ago
Game is a beautifully crafted pice of art, married to amazing software, topped off with wonderful sound resulting in a game that is super deep and just a blast to play.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Best pin I ever played!!!
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
another excellent pinball..has alot of features...
1 year 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.
1 year 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 :-)
1 year 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.
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.
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