Have owned a RRWOZ for about a month now. Bought NIB as 50th birthday present for my wife.
- Game sounds and light show are incomparable - I love it, my wife and daughter will ONLY play WOZ and none of my other 10 games
- Daughter is an extremely casual player but with easy settings has regular mid 100M games. My best is 457,000 with same settings and I consider myself an average player.
- I've never played a machine that so deeply involves you in a light, sound and motion extravaganza
- If you like or love the movie, the theme is a wonderful bonus and is executed very well
- Rules set is deep as others have said but some modes work in lower scoring registers so that even average players can "see it work"
The following can be done by an average or even below player: Winged monkey capture Dorothy, Spinning house and witches legs pop out, upper playfield playtime and ball trap, ball locks and the multi ball that follows. You must close the outlanes and set to easy settings and 5 ball to allow the average player access to the above modes. Otherwise I'm afraid they will simply knock the ball around for short ball times and never get to experience all the game has to offer.
- All players can and will appreciate the fantastic light show and music (again, music is subject to movie affinity)
Quality control is not what I expected and below is what was wrong or went wrong in 3 weeks. None of this is major and parts I needed were under warranty. Just a pain in the butt and should not happen on new machine. All of the below is photo documented and most of it can be found where I posted it here on Pinside:
Upper playfield flipper rubbing on castle wall and shredding. Fixed by grinding down wall
WOZ8 led board under castle playfield went out 5 days in and took out 2/3 rds of all inserts. Took 10 days or so to get replacement (single largest "piss me off" thing on this list - no way it should take that long to get me a part to fix a machine that is $9,000 NIB. Come on JJP, it's the lighting for goodness sake, overnight it! )
VUK habitrail was dropping ball to upper PF onto edge of wall. Fixed with washer/spacer
Monkey was hitting upper castle wall doors. Fixed with foam tape spacer.
Monkey stopped picking up ball. Fixed by bending lower limit switch and greasing mech
Crystal ball was hitting wire ramp causing garbage on display. Fixed with spacer and tweaking position
Sound dropouts randomly. Fixed by reseating audio connectors
Loud buzzing sound like a transformer buzz. Fixed by rerouting audio cables
Witch mech was only screwed in halfway from factory. Noticed and fixed while chasing light board issue.
Apron has a delamination problem that is still under review. Patched for the moment by pressing/squeegee it down for now
Even with the above, I would buy again. It's that special of a game and I wonder if I will ever understand all the modes and rules. When JJP started a few years ago and my wife and I discussed a pre-order, but we decided to wait as we honestly were not sure how the JJP story would end. Well you know the whole story now and Jack and his team at JJP have since pulled off the seemingly impossible. They started a company from scratch and produced what I believe is one of the finest pinball machines ever built!
I can wholeheartedly recommend it as a "buy". You'll love it
Here is my thread and mods. I've added witch decal and coin door volume control since then