Published January 13, 2019
The Wiz becomes ELK Studios’ newest slot to launch this week. Players have been waiting impatiently for ELK to unveil their first slot of the New Year, and around 10 days later we have it. So, what can players expect to see in this latest game from the provider?
For a start, ELK Studios have chosen to use the tried and tested approach when it comes to payline structures, special features and graphics. Nothing but the theme is terribly new. However, while that may disappoint some players, it does present an air of familiarity which many lovers of ELK games will appreciate.
Not Another Wizard of Oz Slot
Despite being called The Wiz, there is next to nothing about this game which is Wizard of Oz related. Of course, a title like this might have made casino users think they might be walking down a yellow brick road, but it isn’t to be. Instead, The Wiz is very much a medieval-themed game, with dragons and dashing knights galore on its reels.
The Wiz can see players able to find the usual 178-line setup spanning the slot’s 5 reels. Wagers cost as little as 20p a pop, and there is a non-progressive jackpot which is worth around the 5,000-coin mark.
Walking, Multiplying and Cash Paying Wilds
Wild symbols are plentiful in the newly released game. Wilds can replace all symbols barring scatters, they can dish out multipliers worth between 2x and 5x the standard rate of pay when they appear in winning combos, and they can play an extended role in the free spin bonus.
That feature (the WizSpins Bonus), triggered by landing 2 or more wizard scatters on the reels. In the round, players will prosper from multiplier wilds, as well as dragon wilds. The latter can walk across the reels, dishing out special multipliers as they go. Whenever a walking dragon wild appears, the free spin bonus counter freezes, offering players an unlimited number of spins, and transforming low-paying symbols turn into higher-paying ones. Once the walking wild has disappeared from the leftmost reel, the free spin counter resumes once more.
The Wiz Is Playable This Week
The Wiz is making its debut at all manner of top casinos offering ELK Studios games this week. It has not been launched as an exclusive release, so any gambling portal able to provide titles from this developer is likely to be carrying it right now.