The Wizard of Oz (video game)
|The Wizard of Oz|
|Developer(s)||Manley and Associates|
|Genre(s)||Action-adventure (with puzzle solving elements)|
The Wizard of Oz is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game which is loosely based on the classic movie The Wizard of Oz. It was released by Manley and Associates (now Electronic Arts) in 1993. The object in the game is to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West that is trying to take Dorothy's ruby slippers so that Dorothy can return to Kansas.
Gameplay and premise
Dorothy Gale travels to places like Shy Village, Gamboge Gorge, Maize Meadow, Saffron Fields, Xanthin Farms, Citron City, The Red Country, and Cinnabar City. Out of all these settings, most of them are never seen in the film version. Then it veers off into other stages that are actually locations from the 1990 Wizard of Oz animated series by DIC Entertainment (except for the Emerald City and the poppy fields, the latter being an essential part of the film version because the original point of the story was get to the Emerald City and see the Wizard).
Dorothy can kick, shoot with Glinda's wand (and she is the only one who can shoot stars and bubbles), and jump. She's trying to see the Wizard of Oz so he can send her home, and she also wants to get Toto back from the Wicked Witch of the West. The Scarecrow is the most vulnerable and lightest member of the party. He can jump and shoot gems, and attack with a pitchfork. If he gets too close to crows, they fly away; furthermore, if he touches fire, he is defeated immediately. He's the second character you get. The Tin Man is the toughest character, but also the heaviest, so he can't jump. He can still shoot gems, kick, and attack with his axe. He's the third character you get. The Cowardly Lion is cowardly, and almost as good as Dorothy. He can jump, throw gems, and attack with his paws. He can also climb trees. He is the fourth and final character you receive.
At the end of the game, after defeating the Wicked Witch of the West, they confront the Wizard. He informs Dorothy she has used up all the power in her shoes but he will still send her home. She floats away back to Kansas, with Toto, in the Wizard's balloon.