Date: 5th June, 2012

Jersey Jack Pinball's The Wizard of Oz has gone on public display in Los Angeles, California at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show. The event is a showcase for the latest in entertainment, games and gadgets and is a launch pad for many of the biggest games titles being released later this year.

Three videos of the machine at the show have been released and although there is no actual gameplay, they do show the attract mode and some of the capabilities of the multi-colour lighting system.

The playfield inserts and feature lighting
The playfield inserts and feature lighting

All the inserts are clear and it would appear that all the playfield lighting uses multi-colour LEDs which allow the game's software to change their colour from a palette of hundreds or even thousands of different shades.

Here are three images of the Munchkinland mini-playfield with different-coloured lighting effects.

Munchkinland in colour
Munchkinland in blue

The dark panel above the R-A-I-N-B-O-W targets seen in an earlier update has now been replaced by a panel featuring more coloured flowers with back-lighting which colour-cycles along with the R-A-I-N-B-O-W letters during the video clips.

The R-A-I-N-B-O-W letters
The R-A-I-N-B-O-W letters and plastics

The videos also show an acrylic topper which is lit from below, although it's not known whether this is the final version which will appear on either the regular models or the Emerald City limited edition, or whether it was made just for the show.

The game's topper
The game's topper

The three videos from the E3 show are available by clicking the images below.

The first video from the E3 show

The second video from the E3 show

The third video from the E3 show


GeekGamer.TV has some extensive coverage of The Wizard of Oz's appearance at E3, including an interview with Jack Guarnieri, a look at some additional video animations and further details of the gameplay. There is also a brief glimpse of the diagnostic system.

The video illustrates how the game at the show, while flippable, does not include any gameplay elements and is essentially in permanent attract mode with working flippers.

You can view the GeekGamer.TV coverage here. The JJP segment is at around 1h 11m into the segment and lasts around 40 minutes.


We're expecting more videos from the show to become available soon and we'll have all the very latest right here at Pinball News.


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