Scientific Games has launched a new land-based slot title in its successful The Wizard of Oz series of games.

The latest game based on the classic 1939 movie is Munchkinland, which features characters and classic scenes from the iconic film, including the famous Munchkins.

The game is the first Wizard of Oz slot to utilize 3D rendered characters, including the first-ever appearance of The Wicked Witch of the East, as an integral part of the game's features and bonuses.

Available on the supplier’s Gamefield 2.0 cabinet, Munchkinland is a 5-reel, 50-line slot with a "There's No Place Like Home" wide area progressive jackpot and two central game features.

The Witch Feature stars The Wicked Witch of the East, who will randomly fly over the base game display and cast a spell on the reels, possibly expanding them up to 12 rows. During the feature, Witch Wild reels may be added, increasing the chance of a big win. If Tornado Wild reels are added, the reels switch to Lollipop Wilds displaying credit prizes and jackpots that add up to a sweet reward.

The Munchkin Parade Bonus, triggered by three or more bonus symbols, begins with a wheel spin where character wedges award a corresponding jackpot and an additional spin, and free spin wedges that award up to 20 free spins. During the free spins, parading Munchkins can award up to three active enhancements, such as Wild reels, multipliers, and credit prize Lollipop Wilds.

“The Wizard of Oz is considered one of the greatest films in history and we are pleased to present the latest homage to this beloved theme – Munchkinland – to the industry,” said Scientific Games senior vice president and chief revenue officer Bob Parente. “Our talented team of artists and developers utilized the latest in 3D rendering technology, along with proven game play, to bring a unique and exciting gaming experience to casino floors.

“Scientific Games has enjoyed a long history of success and partnership with The Wizard of Oz brand and we are confident this newest title will be a hit with players and fans alike."

Shares in Scientific Games Corporation (NYQ:SGMS) closed in New York Friday down 0.24 per cent at $20.42 per share.

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