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The Wiz slot review

Added by Elk. Information last updated: 07/04/2021

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Tester rating:

4.2 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Elk

Release date:01/2019

RTP:96.1%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 5000

Mobile version:Yes

Highlights

Bonus game or special game

Multiplier wilds

Walking wilds

Re-spins

Multiplier

Themes

Adventure & action

Heroes & villains

Fairy tales & fantasy

Magic & mystery

3D

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RTP (Return to player):
96.1%
Volatility:
Medium
Max. win:
bet x 5000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
69
Elk score (compared to other slots of supplier)
42
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Slot tester's review: Melanie Hart

Slot tested

Walk into an enchanted forest where you will have a chance to meet The Wiz. This gorgeous game, produced by Elk Studios is a 5-reel, 4-row slot with 178 ways to win.

The magic and dragons theme has been done over and over by the many slot providers. However, in The Wiz, all aspects of the slot have been done perfectly. From the captivating music to the alluring designs, to the animations, every detail in the game will transport you into a mystical world.

Symbols

Beautiful doesn’t even start to describe the intricacy of every symbol designed in this game. You can tell special attention was given to the more important symbols of The Wiz and The Dragon. There’s a realism to them that is uncanny.

The symbols, from highest to the lowest consist of:

  • The scatter tile which is depicted by The Wiz himself appears on all reels. Two or more scatter tiles trigger the bonus round awarding between 1 and 10 spins.
  • The Wild tile is the Red Dragon and it substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter. When it appears on the reels it will assign a random multiplier between 2 and 5.
  • The golden sun yields 10x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The golden moon yields 5x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The treasure chest yields 4x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The green potion yields 3x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The red-gemmed ring and the blue-gemmed pin yield 0.5x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The pink-gemmed key and the green-gemmed spoon yield 0.4x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.

Every time a win is registered a beautiful animation that looks like an ethereal firework will cross through the winning symbol. I’m normally not a fan of these animations, especially when the win is under the bet amount, but here it’s so subtle, it works well with the theme.

Features

  • The Bonus Round

Between 2 and 5 scatter symbols will trigger The Wiz Spins round. A total of 10 spins are awarded with 5 scatters, 7 spins with 4, 5 spins with 3 and 1 spin with 2 scatters.

When the bonus round starts all lower-paying symbols will magically transform into their higher-paying equivalent. Whenever a dragon appears on the reels The Wiz Spins are frozen and the Walking Wilds respin feature is started.

  • Walking Wilds

During the bonus round the Red Dragon is your friends. Apart from acting as a multiplier wild, the dragon will trigger respins as it walks from right to left on the reels. Every spin, the dragon will walk one position to the left keeping its multiplier. If other dragons appear the respins will continue until all dragons have left the reels. This can create some jawdropping wins. In one round, when I entered the bonus round with just 1 Wiz Spin, the dragon kept appearing on the reels. In the end, I won 280x worth.

In conclusion

The Wiz is a beautifully designed slot that transports the player into a mystical world of wizards, potions and dragons. It’s been a while since I fell in love with a game, but The Wiz captured my heart. It might be the beautiful graphics or the captivating soundtrack that did it. But I have to say I’m also a fan of all the features.

Whilst its variance is set to medium, I did find the game slightly volatile at times. There were moments where I went a long way before I registered a win to then enter the bonus round and only win 10x.

However, on another 2 occasions I entered the bonus round I did so with 5 scatter symbols, which mean 10 spins. On the first occasion, I got a win of 100x. But on the second I kept receiving dragon respins which ultimately resulted in a win over 260x. So I would say the volatility is between medium and high.

There is something truly special about this game. Kudos goes to Elk Studios for creating such a masterpiece. I will keep an eye out for their games in the future as they aren’t only visually stunning but also fun to play.

Overall rating:

4.2

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.1%

    Volatility:Medium

    Max. win:bet x 5000

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£100

    Progressive jackpot:

    Reels & playlines

    Reels:5

    Rows:4

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:178

    Min. lines:178

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    Colossal symbols

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    Wilds

    Standard wilds:

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    Languages

    You can play The Wiz in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 19 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese

    Currencies

    The Wiz supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 01/2019
    26th newest on Elk 960th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.1% 0.23% > average
    24th highest on Elk 1,192nd highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 5000 x your bet
    8th highest on Elk 687th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 178 790% > average
    21st highest on Elk 356th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    7th lowest on Elk 1,200th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    The highest on Elk 674th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Elk 40th most rated on Bojoko
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    Mel has been writing for the past decade covering anything tech from software to gaming. Poker is her card game of choice, and she does enjoy feature-rich slots, but her real passion is competitive FPS games.

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    Game supplier:Elk

    Release date:01/2019

    RTP (Return to player):96.1%

    Max. win:bet x 5000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 4.2

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