The Wiz is a story about a wizard, with everything that this entails. From castles, to jewelry from the Middle Ages, emblems of the Sun, potion bottles, fire-breathing dragons or images from the past, there is a medieval/fantasy inspired design here which many will love. It’s also a slot machine which is available via ELK Studios.
178 lines, or ways to win as they call them, will be present on 5x4 reels. It’s a slot with a good RTP, which at 96.1% gives you enough chances to make back your money, and which is also capable of paying even as much as 5,000x the stake in a single round ($500,000). Otherwise, you can get from this game features such as stacked symbols, multiplier wilds and bonus games with free spins.
Betting and Prizes
The slot will allow the player to select the amount going into each round’s wager. It’s not about the number of lines or how much goes to each one, you just decide on the total bet and that’s it. You will have a range of $0.20 to $100, to choose from.
The game’s free spins are the ones with the highest potential, so at this point you can hope to land a top prize of 5,000x the bet, so up to $500,000 if you’re a high roller. It’s a decently sized top payout, one which will give a very good reason to try the game out.
Even the RTP is at a good figure, the quoted percentage being 96.1%. It’s the amount which is expected to go back to players over the slot’s entire life, so the casino’s edge is expected to be 3.9%. It’s not as good as the RTP of other table games, but for a slot machine that’s a decent figure.
The Wiz Slot Features
You don’t really get ways to win in this game, no matter what the game tells you. They’re more like paylines, and they need to be connected, something that ELK has done plenty of times in the past.
Another element to consider about the game’s gameplay is the presence of the stacked symbols. These regular symbols will often cover multiple positions on a reel, and will help you get those rounds with big wins, but it also adds to the game’s volatility.
The multiplier wilds are going to be present in the game, and will give you wins improved by 2x to 5x, depending on which one helps out. You get to combine wilds if two or more appear on the same line, so the rewards you can receive can be of high value.
There is a Wiz Spin bonus which can be triggered, via two Wizards which appear scattered on the reels. Should you have three or more of these scatters, there are 5 to 10 Wiz Spins for you to go through. Low paying symbols are replaced with high paying symbols for the feature, plus the multiplier wilds stick around for longer, acting as walking wilds.
Theme & Design
The theme in The Wiz is related to medieval wizards and to elements which we’re thinking about in connection with them. From jewelry, to potions, chests, dragons or the Moon, there are several good-looking symbols in the game, besides the wizard himself. Beyond the game area, there is a medieval castle shown, along with the surrounding countryside.
I found The Wiz to be a fairly enjoyable game, with medium/high volatility, a good RTP and plenty of exciting features.