|THE WIZARD OF OZ:
Date: 26th May, 2012. Updated 27th May, 2012 with more pictures.
We've got the latest pictures from Jersey Jack Pinball of their upcoming The Wizard of Oz game, and now for the first time we can see the whole playfield complete with all the artwork, plastics and moldings.
This picture shows the Emerald City Limited Edition version of the game with the signed apron topper, and gives us our first look at how several feature areas are expected to appear in the production version of the game.
The first of these is the Wicked Witch who is now, as we revealed in the previous update, situated behind a clear plastic shield.
How necessary this guard plastic is will be revealed, but if it turns out to be largely precautionary home owners are likely to want to remove this, just as they did with the much larger and more obtrusive clear plastic guards on Stern's Pirates of the Caribbean.
We can also see the treatment given to the Witch's Castle walls and doors, and a hint of the Winged Monkey mechanism at the back of the game.
Also in the pictures above we can see the changes made to the rainbow plastic on the right Munchkinland mini-playfield. The previous multi-coloured molded plastic has been replaced by a combination of a flat printed plastic on the top and a smoked curved piece which covers the edge of the mini-playfield wood.
We can see more of Munchkinland in the next picture which also shows the molded houses which cover the ball lock area.
The Munchkinland modes are displayed on the twister plastic behind the house, as we showed in our report of Jack's talk at the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown, while the layout of the switch and inserts has changed a little from the prototype shown in March.
We also get to see the top rollover lanes and the magnet which stops the ball to drop it into the lanes, or for the Winged Monkey to take it to the Witch's Castle mini-playfield.
Next we move further down the playfield and look at the Crystal Ball standup targets on the left side of the game, the nearby spinner, and the Enchanted Forest pop bumper area.
Then it's time to look at how some more of those plastic pieces Greg and Jack showed previously fit into the game.
The final picture shows the complete game together with the green trim, mirrored backglass and the monitor image.
That's all for this latest update. We'll be back with much more about The Wizard of Oz right here at Pinball News.
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