Scientific Games will be bringing out two huge games in February and March 2018. But which will take you over the rainbow and make your dreams come true.
Williams Interactive and Scientific Games didn’t have the most incredible 2017.
There were good games, don’t get us wrong, but none that came close to winning any of our 2018 slot awards; unless you count the Razzie that Tetris got as worst slot ever.
But, they are coming out in 2018 kicking and screaming as they announced two huge releases in the first quarter of the year.
Will that be enough to make them relevant to online gamblers again?
It makes sense, lets dream about going over the rainbow before we get to the pot of gold in the new Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours slot.
Plus it’s coming out in February, so we’ll get to play at online casinos sooner, which, lets be honest, makes it a little more exciting than most.
Quite a lot, as the game is imminently on our radar, WMS have given us plenty to think about.
This is not the first Wizard of Oz slot on mobile casinos; in fact we’ve got two already, the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper game and the Wizard of Oz Road To Emerald City classic slot (the names are similar, true), all by WMS.
VideoSlots casino have the whole collection of slots to play, including the very similar Road to Emerald City
And whilst this new game might sound a lot like it’s predecessor, it has a few extra aces up it’s munchkin sleeves:
Just to start with, that’s a lot of features to talk about.
Whereas the Ruby Slippers game was complicated, with multiple ways to trigger multiple bonuses, making it hard to see when the next feature is triggered, This Wizard of Oz Emerald City slot game streamlines the process.
You still get a wide variety of features but it looks like it will be far more traditional in that you need 3 bonus symbols to trigger the bonus.
And traditional is good sometimes, especially when Scientific Games and Williams slots have been trying too hard to keep away from what they do best: big hit slots.
Hopefully, Wizard of Oz Emerald City will make take your dreams over the rainbow.
Awesome? Amazing? A true follow up the most iconic game of all time?
We don’t have as much on this upcoming Rainbow Riches mobile game, but then, it’s not due out in March.
Here’s the official line from Barcrest (also a game studios owned by Scientific Games):
“Everyone’s favourite leprechaun is back in Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours! The popular Rainbow Riches theme has a fresh new look with a number of features sure to keep players searching for the end of the rainbow!”
Now, you are either a fan or not a fan of the many Rainbow Riches mobile slot games you can play at casinos.
But the original is certainly the most famous of their games, and to this day, also the most popular.
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At first, all the signs were there; with 5 reels and 10 paylines, you get a magic fairy who will transform all matching symbols into one.
And then they said those words we all hate; Big Bet Games.
We are not saying they are bad, we’re sure many high-limit gamblers love them, otherwise why would Barcrest keep making them?
It’s just that they make it impossible for anyone not wanting to bet at least £€3 to £€10 a spin to play. Which frankly, get’s old quickly.
Basically, the more you bet, the more powerful the magic fairy becomes.
Not only will you get more wilds, and more symbol copies, but if you bet as high as possible, you remove the low paying 10, J and Q symbol from the reels.
It also improves the return to player rate, from 94% to a high 97.7% – which means more wins, and bigger wins.
But you have to bet so high it’s almost not worth the gamble in our opinion.
Without any doubt, we are putting our eggs into the Wizard of Oz Road to Emerald City slot.
We wanted it to be the green leprechaun, we are big fans of the original Rainbow Riches game, but let’s be honest: the big bet option all by destroys it for us.
Because even if you can enjoy a simple 10 payline slot with wilds and an Irish theme, deep down you’ll be looking at those big bets, wishing you had the cash to spend more.
And that’s dangerous and, to be honest, a little unfair on the rest of us who can’t go that high.
It’s not like the NextGen Superbet games, which give you a great experience regardless, and don’t go much higher than around £€$5 a spin.
So Wizard of Oz Emerald City gets out vote, and if you can’t wait to play, simply head to Vera and John and play ‘Road To Emerald City’ instead.
It might only have 3 reels, but with a host of huge bonus features, you’ll feel like you are playing a something bigger, and better.Start Playing at Vera & John »