Follow the Wiz into a mysterious fantasy world of magic potions, artifacts and wild dragons on this slot from Elk Studios. Summon the wild dragon to unveil win multipliers of up to x5 and let the powerful wizard wield is magic staff to award up to 10 Wizspins with walking multiplier wilds and wins of up to 5,000 times your bet.
The Wiz is a video slot with five reels, four rows and 178 connecting ways to win. Entering the mysterious world of the wizard will cost you 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. In turn, pays for a single five of a kind range from 0.4 to 10 times your stake. The RTP of this high variance game is set at 96.10%. The game is mobile optimized but plays equally well on any desktop device.
Open the game to find a medieval scene with a castle on the left side and the wizard riding on the dragon on the right side to a gold-ornamented game window. A rainbow in front of dark thundery clouds indicates that a storm has just passed through the valley. A medieval soundtrack changes into dramatic crescendos on winning spins.
The Wiz has eight regular pay symbols, each with a distinct colour that will play a crucial role in the bonus round. At the low end are a spoon with a green potion, a medieval key with a pink gem, a brooch with a needle and a blue gem, and a ring with a red gem. They are followed on the high level by a vial with a green potion, a treasure chest with a pink gem, a moon crescent with a blue gem and the sun with a red gem. The wild symbol is the fire-breathing dragon while scatters are the wizard himself wielding his magic staff.
The dragon can land on any reel in a spin and will award a random multiplier from x2 to x5 for the wins on any pay line he is part of. Multiple wild dragon multipliers are added, not multiplied. For example, having an x2 and x3 multiplier on a pay line will award an x5 multiplier.
Hitting two, three, four or five scatters on any spin in the base game will award 1, 5, 7 and 10 Wizspins respectively. During the feature, one to five wizard scatters will add 1 to 10 extra free spins, no limits. The corresponding colours of the low and high-value symbols will come now into play.
The powerful wizard wields his magic staff to transform all low-value symbols into their respective high-value symbols, e.g. the ring with red gem turns into the sun with the red gem. All free spins are then played with only the high-value symbols, the dragon wild and the wizard scatters on the reels for the duration of the feature.
But wait, there is more. The dragon wild will not just award a multiplier but will also turn into a walking wild while triggering respins. He will carry his multiplier as he moves leftwards by one reel on every respin and multiplies all connecting pay lines that he is part of. More dragon wilds will keep the respins active until the last one disappears to the left, ending the spin sequence and carrying on with the free spins round.
Did we follow the Wiz into his mysterious world of potions, multipliers and wild dragons? It is certainly worthwhile to have at least a peek as it can be entertaining to play and has big win potential. However, as usual with high volatility games that also features stacked symbols, it can have rather long dry spells as different stacks on the front reels will block any potential to score a win. Overall, The Wiz is not the best creation from Elk Studios, but still an OK game.