Wizard of Oz

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This game received 798 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.422 /10

8.422

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #20 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.325

Artwork: 8.903

Sounds/Music: 8.151

Other Aspects: 8.215



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This game is part of a group

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Wizard of Oz".
The other version is: Wizard of Oz (Yellow Brick Road LE)


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1.000/10
19 hours ago
This game is good if you are under 10 or over 70 cuz you watched this movie debut
7.484/10
4 days ago
love the theme. hard to follow rules, probably just need more game time.
9.140/10
17 days ago
I played the Yellow Brick Road edition (I realize that's listed separately, but everyone is putting their ratings on this page). This game was really, really good. I never saw WOZ (I know, pretty sad), and I was more amped up to play Wonka, but this game firmly established itself as the most impressive JJP game I have played. There are so many toys and neat features, so many shots, and so many great things going on with the backglass LCD screen. The flippers on the particular machine I played were a bit weak, but the shots were still achievable, and man, are there ever shots to hit on this game. I think any WOZ will be able to say that this is the perfect tribute to it (I know I haven't seen it, but I know the plot and iconic aspects of it, and they're all in the game). I'm so glad that a local buddy of mine has one so I can continue to play it.
9.060/10
21 days ago
WoZ is so fun to shoot and even better to look at. Maybe my favorite lighting in any pin I’ve played. It’s a bit overwhelming knowing exactly what to do but once you learn a few tricks, it makes it worthwhile. Some of the best toys I’ve ever seen and machines are built like tanks. I would love to own, one day for sure.
9.020/10
31 days ago
I am a big fan of the movie and this pin is fabulous to watch and play. Original movie clips are great (need more) and the layout is great. Top play fields and multiple flippers are great. This is definitely a family friendly pin unless you don’t like flying monkeys (especially if they drop your ball).

Con- price. Also, quite a different theme from most pinball machines (pro or con). Some of the shots seemed too repetitive- a lot of up the middle.

Overall- Fabulous gorgeous game.
10.000/10
62 days ago
This machine is a true masterpiece! Picked one up after reading mixed reviews on durability and I am glad that I did! WOZ is an entire world under a sheet of glass. After owning it for awhile now, I don't see this machine ever leaving my collection.
9.000/10
72 days ago
An amazing game that changed the course of pinball as we know it. JJP is innovating every time they do a game and this game started it all. A true world under glass.
9.280/10
86 days ago
There’s a lot to shoot for in this game. It’s a very family-friendly theme, but it might not not be a theme for everyone. The music suits it well, but you’d hope there’d be more lights as it’s a little dark. The movie clips fit well, and being the first game with an LCD, it was a welcomed innovation. I like the fact there are a couple of spots for physical ball locks, and even some unique outlane saves. Since it’s a widebody, there’s a a lot packed into it.
9.320/10
3 months ago
A beautiful game. My wife and kids play it more than I do, but I really enjoy it. It’s like a work of art.
9.376/10
3 months ago
Love this one
9.620/10
3 months ago
Review After 1 month of owning it :

One of the pest pins ever made ! Sold MM to get it so i had high standards and I am very happy with the trade.

Pros:
- Top 3 best family themed pins
-It is an work of art, beautiful
-so many cool toys
-it is packed
-code is very deep, lots to do, fun and challenging
-light show
-good use of the mini playfields, they are fun
-stacking is good
-melting the witch mode is a lot of fun

Cons
- a bit dark
- call outs are fine, music is ok
- mine is # 466, so far so good but it is still a question mark how much I will spend over time to keep everything working.
-get to the final wizard ? Hopefully someday
-WOZ is timeless but some may like marvel and more recent licenses. It works great for my family
-I had to add mylar to the heavy traffic areas, mine is one of the earlier playfields.
10.000/10
3 months ago
Absolute masterpiece. Gorgeous machine with incredible lighting. A BIG adventure.
9.564/10
3 months ago
Build quality is excellent. I honestly can say I don’t mind the theme, it was integrated well. Light show is fantastic and the shots are smooth. So many modes! Everyone was saying this machine was slow and clunky, mine is quite the opposite. Its fast! Ball times can go from 5-6 mins to 30 secs. Rules were overwhelming at first but once you learn what to go for this game is so much fun! My wife has only liked one machine before this and that was TWD but now she has a new favorite. Play this machine in a home setting set up properly and you’ll understand why its a top 10 pin.
8.512/10
3 months ago
First JJP at home in 2013.
Thanks JJP for having made the revolution and going forward in the pinball industry.
Women and children just can love pinballs now with this great game.
7.878/10
4 months ago
This game is a little to busy but I don't mind playing it occasionally when I come across it.
8.412/10
4 months ago
Love this game, jersey jack puts out great quality this is a solid game and I will own one one day, game play is very smooth, great theme.
9.280/10
5 months ago
The build quality of this machine -especially regarding the fact, that it was the first of a new company - is outstanding. It has been said a couple of times already, but I cannot stress the fact enough that, when you step up to the machine, there really is a "world under glass" feeling. The layout to me is a good variation from the typical fan layout with enough variety and two upper playfields, that actually blend well into the theme and overall play. This is by no means a "two shot game". If you really think so, you miss out on the main parts. The game code is finished by now and has it all.
For me, this is a machine with high lastibility. Sound is amazing. A truly complete package.
What else can you wish for in our hobby :)
8.490/10
5 months ago
Cant wait to buy my first JJ. not sure what one it will be.
9.064/10
5 months ago
Well designed with deep rules, lots of variety and challenging shots. This is one I’d like to get in my collection.
9.520/10
6 months ago
We have had this machine for approximately three months & I wanted to pause for a time to give a review. When one first acquires a new title, the freshness of the new addition will usually have positive results. So I wanted to delay this review to be certain that this description is genuine & absolute.

The theming is an incredible tribute to a timeless classic. Though this theme is not for everyone, growing up in an era when this movie was annually featured really commemorates the recall of childhood memories. WOZ is a universal theme that completely changed the perspective of the movie industry. WOZ is recognized by family, friends & world-wide.

The overall gameplay is phenomenal! The playfield, lightshow & LCD display is a breakthrough that has set the precedence for any machine that follows. The playfield is an adventurous journey, the lightshow is therapeutic eye-candy & the LCD is an attraction that will gravitate your complete attention. JJP has set the standard w/ their commitment to offering a machine that has broken the barrier for the next pinball generation.

The rules are a different approach to the norm of the pinball industry. When approaching the gameplay rules for this title, one must spend many games on this machine to fully understand the objectives. Though the rules are deep, this title can be approached by all skill levels in regards to the overall accomplishments. ECMB is a very achievable mode that will absolutely thrill the casual player to the dynamics of extreme. For the advance player, there is stackable modes w/ a strategic element to pursue the ultimate ~ SOTR's wizard mode. This incredible rule-set is the example that will satisfy the majority & challenge the enthusiast.

The quality, gameplay & rules for WOZ is exceptional to anything in the pinball industry. JJP has produced a standard of excellence that will be the influence that changed the pinball world as we know it today. Though this title is not for a select few > one cannot deny the breakthrough that will be the higher echelon for many machines to come. I wish you well in your pursuit for the perfect machine!
9.400/10
7 months ago
I own a Ruby Red LE after falling in love with this pin after hours of play on location. It and Attack From Mars Remake LE compete in my game room for both "most beautiful pin" and "favorite go-to pin" status.

The machine is stunningly beautiful, pulling you into it with its excellent artwork that integrates the theme. The play field is quite interesting with two upper play fields and 5 flippers, including one each on the upper areas. The music and call-outs are very well integrated and tie in with the original film so well. The use of the screen was revolutionary and I believe is still one of the best uses of a screen in pinball.

My only issues with the pin are that it is very dark (easily solved with some Pinstadium lights) and that the key shots sometimes feel a little limited.

Overall, though, one of my very favorites.
9.320/10
7 months ago
Absolutely love this pin! It's not only fun to play, but also a joy to look at. It's a piece of art. That being said, if you didn't grow up watching the Wizard of Oz once a year on regular TV, you probably don't get the allure.
6.566/10
8 months ago
Just do NOT get this game. I do not find it even remotely enjoyable to shoot. Beautiful game. Not even slightly fun to me.
9.360/10
8 months ago
my first pin lots of tech issues sound voices low then high then low. boards burning out on my machine anyway, otherwise a masterpiece it is fixed and with new code playing great....... classic
10.000/10
8 months ago
Best looking and super fun pin around! Love it!
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