|THE WIZARD OF OZ|
Little by little, additional details of Jersey Jack Pinball's The Wizard of Oz are released, and the latest announcement shows the left side of the playfield layout.
The picture shows the position of the Witch's Castle mini-playfield at the back left of the game, with the ball popper which feeds it and the orbit lane beneath. There are also three Haunted Forest pop bumpers, the position of the Wicked Witch device shown earlier is revealed along with a new Crystal Ball spinner feature with a four-bank of targets, a ball popper which feeds to the left inlane and a modification to the outlane target bank.
Let's start at the top left though, and that mini-playfield.
Jack describes this part of the game by saying, "The upper left playfield is the Witch's Castle. Once up there you will have different opportunities for scoring and mode advancement. The player must also open the doors of the castle to rescue the Dorothy captive ball. There is also a Winkie Guard drop target preventing you from entering the Witch's Castle so you will have to get by him somehow to get up to that Witch's Castle."
Just out of shot is a centre ramp which is flanked by ruby standup targets. We should have more on this soon when the right side of the playfield is revealed.
The exit from the mini-playfield takes the ball onto a wireform above the pop bumpers, before sending it over to that right side of the game.
How the Crystal Ball will look or be implemented has not been announced yet, but there is a spinner mounted at the bottom of the pop bumpers, a four-bank of F-A-T-E targets and a ball popper, which is fed from those pop bumpers and sends the ball onto a cross-playfield wireform which ends at the left inlane.
According to Jack, the spinner/Crystal Ball feature will enable mystery and other qualified awards to be collected.
The State Fair Balloon feature has changed slightly with the original W-I-Z-A-R-D targets now spelling out K-A-N-S-A-S instead. The layout and function of the targets remains the same though.
Here's how Jack describes the various features on the left side of the playfield.
Jack is also due to announce the distributors in the US and internationally shortly.
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