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The Wiz

Join The Wiz, created by ELK Studios, on an unforgettable adventure, with dragons, potions and of course, big treasure chests! More medieval fairy tale than talking scarecrows and meek lions, The Wiz is a January 2019 video slot from the team over at ELK Studios is an exciting journey into a magical past realm. With a fantasy theme and relatively simple gameplay, The Wiz is an appealing video slot with plenty to offer both new and experienced players.

We get to meet The Wiz himself, as well as a number of things he keeps in his magic bag and one very fearsome (but also very lucrative) familiar. The game is set against a verdant backdrop, with a glorious castle perched on a hill above a lush valley. The perfect location for a spot of fantastical adventure!

  • Release date: 09.01.2019
  • Game: The Wiz
  • Game provider: ELK Studios
  • Number of reels, rows and paylines: 5 reels, 4 rows, 178 betlines
  • Bet levels: £0.20 to £100
  • Maximum win: 500,000 coins
  • Special features: Multipliers, Wilds, Free Spins, Bonus Game
  • Jackpot: No
  • Mobile: Yes
  • Return to player: 96.1%
  • Variance: Medium-high

The Wiz bonus features

Every good wizard carries all the supplies he needs and The Wiz is no different. On the reels, we can see all kinds of items associated with items and magic in general. There are rings and brooches, spoonfuls of magic dust, keys, potions, treasure chests and the highest paying sun symbol, which will reward with 10 times the original stake when 5 appear on a payline.

Symbols appear fully stacked during both the base game and the bonus feature. Now it’s time to look at what that and other features are available on The Wiz!

Wilds

The fearsome scarlet dragon – The Wiz’s faithful steed – acts as the Wild symbols and can take the place of any other symbol except the Scatter.

Each Wild symbol also has an associated multiplier, which is applied when a winning combination is struck. This Wild Multiplier feature can see players’ wins increasing via multipliers up to x5.

The Wiz free spins

The free spins feature in this game is tied closely to the bonus game. Let’s look at the spins right now. Players landing two Scatter symbols (i.e. The Wiz himself) anywhere on the reels will be awarded 1 Wizspin, which is what The Wiz free spins are called.

However, landing more than two Scatter symbols at once will trigger more Wizspins and the whole group of them are called the Bonus game.

The Wiz Bonus Game

Landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols will net the player 5, 7 or 10 Wizspins respectively. Should additional Scatters symbols land during the bonus game, more Wizspins will be awarded up to a maximum of 10 spins.

During the bonus game, the reels undergo some important changes. Firstly, low-value symbols will be completely replaced by high value ones, which means that any potential wins are automatically going to be higher.

The dragon symbol, which if you recall was the Wild with a built-in multiplier, suddenly behaves as a Walking Wild, shifting one reel to the left on every spin until it disappears from the screen. All these factors add up to create a situation where players have a real chance of seeing some big wins as these features come together.

What is more, the multiplier Dragon wild now also turns into a walking wild, moving leftwards one reel for every spin until falling out of view. With most of the potential allocated to the bonus, it’s undoubtedly the main attraction of the game as there is a maximum payout of 5000 times your stake here.

The Wiz jackpot

The max coin win on The Wiz is an enticing 500,000 coins but jackpot hunters will need to look elsewhere. There is no jackpot on this ELK Studios video slot.

RTP

The Wiz has a Return to Player value of 96.1% and a variance or volatility described as medium-to-high. This will sit well with players who like long, casual gaming sessions with the possibility to introduce some risk in their play.

The Wiz Mobile

The Wiz is fully mobile compatible so you can join the magic on your iPhone, iPad or Android device anywhere you please.

What does John have to say?
johnslots-thinks

In The Wiz, ELK Studios has once again created an immersive and beautifully rendered game with exciting win potential thanks to a host of features.

Pros
  • Brilliant visual design
  • Mobile friendly
  • High max coin win
Cons
  • Theme may not appeal to all
  • No jackpot
  • Medium RTP of 96.1%
Rating:
3.5 / 5