This latest in Scientific Games’ popular series of slot games based on 1939’s The Wizard of Oz uses the unique format offered by the Gamefield 2.0 cabinet, which combines a horizontal, curved LCD monitor—configured like a pinball cabinet—and a horizontally situated top portrait monitor that faces the player. Animation runs from the main game screen to the top monitor in a seamless display.
Munchkinland is the first game in the Oz series to feature the magical land where the Munchkins live in the film, including one element that was not even in the film—the character of the Wicked Witch of the East, appearing in the film only as feet under the house Dorothy dropped on her, the feet withering from the famed ruby slippers.
The base game is a five-reel, 50-line video slot with a three-level progressive jackpot. The top prize is a wide-area progressive resetting at $400,000 or $200,000. The secondary “Dorothy Jackpot” is a near-area progressive resetting at 200,000 credits times the denomination; the third-level “Scarecrow Jackpot” resets at 25,000 times the denomination.
There are two main bonus features. The “Witch Feature” is a mystery event that expands the reels up to 10 rows. On any random base game spin, all reels will expand, and one to five reels will be randomly replaced with a Wild Wicked Witch Of The East symbol and/or a Wild Tornado symbol. The average number of reels replaced with Wild Wicked Witch Of The East symbols increases when the Witch Bet is active.
Each reel that is replaced with a Wild Tornado symbol will be filled with a Blue Wild and/or Rainbow Lollipop symbol. Each Blue Wild Lollipop symbol that lands on screen will award 20–80 credits if the regular bet is active, or 25–100 credits if the Witch Bet is active. Each Rainbow Lollipop symbol that lands on the screen will display a pair of credits and/or Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man or Lion symbols. The following potential prizes may be awarded: 150–15,000 credits if a regular bet is active; 200–20,000 credits if a Witch Bet is active.
Three or more Bonus Yellow Brick Road symbols during any base-game spin triggers the Munchkin Parade Bonus, an award of 10 to 50 times the total bet, and one spin of a bonus wheel.
During the wheel spin, if the pointer lands on a Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man or Lion wedge, the value shown in the corresponding progressive meter and one additional wheel spin is awarded. If the pointer lands on the Spins wedge, seven–20 free spins are awarded.
At the start of each free spin, all wild symbols will enter the “Active Features” box in the leftmost position and all features already in the Active Features box will move one position to the right. During the bonus, two Munchkin symbols are selected to appear on the reels. If the Munchkin Wild symbol is active, all Munchkin symbols substitute for the Rainbow Lollipop symbol.
For each Wild Lollipop symbol that lands in the feature active, the upgraded symbol displayed in that feature will land full on reel 5 and display a pair of credits and/or Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man or Lion symbols. Bonus prizes are 50–3,000 credits if a regular bet is active; 75–5,000 credits if the Witch Bet is active.
Manufacturer: Scientific Games
Platform: CPU 4.1.2X
Format: Five-reel, 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10
Max Bet: 600
Top Award: Progressive; $400,000 reset
Hit Frequency: 38.32%
Theoretical Hold: 10.95%-13.69%