The Wizard of Oz (arcade game)
The Wizard of Oz is an arcade pusher game based on the 1939 film that awards token chips and cards that are redeemable for prizes. The player shoots coins into the machine which drops chips and cards. The player collects the cards and chips that can be redeemed later for prizes. The coins are retained by the machine. Most arcades that have this game will award a jackpot for collecting the entire series of cards. It can be played by up the six players. The game is developed by Elaut USA and released in the fall of 2010. According to the company's press release, the game was very well received by players and amusement centers.
Each side of the machine features one of the following characters:
- Tin Man
- The Cowardly Lion
- The Wicked Witch of the West
- Good Witch of the South
In addition, the cabinet can be retrofitted with different themes and graphics other than the Wizard of Oz. In eastern countries, this is featured as the Mistral. Recently, Elaut released Ticket Circus — a version that keeps both both the coins and tokens inside the machine. The tokens in this version are different shapes and there are no cards.
Card and Chips
The game only dispenses cards and chips. Coins that fall are pumped back into the gun. The game awards a bonus spin on a small light-up wheel once every 30 shots. Each spot on the wheel could earn the player between 5 up to 50 extra shots. The standard chips are:
Most arcades, such as Dave & Buster's and Main Event use their own chips and determine point value for each chip. Dave & Buster's awards the same point value for their chips, although they have two colors: Navy blue and Orange.