The game is addictive but take caution...player support is horrible!
The game is fun, the graphics and sounds nice. However, take caution, especially if you buy power ups or additional lives or even if you win them. I’ve had multiple technical issues with this game. Game freezes, crashes, etc. I’ve lost lives, power ups/lives and competitions because of multiple issues. Every time I’ve contacted customer support outlining the problem AND providing information such as “I have strong wifi; I’m connected to facebook; the device I’m playing on” — they suggest over and over again that I check my wifi, insure I’m connected to facebook, etc...then send me links to help out with those issues I previously stated were not the issue. I don’t know if they don’t want to take responsibility for reimbursement or replacing lost stuff; if they don’t understand what I’ve written; or they don’t have the skills to help. If nothing else, one would think they’d want to work with the customer to resolve these issues. Currently game play erratically begins to move in “slow motion”. I wrote to them about this issue...I wonder what their response will be? Tongue in cheek....😖
More addictive than candy crush
Watch out for this game, it is so enjoyable that you’ll never get free time to yourself anymore because you’re always going to find yourself playing this game. Caution. It gets tougher and then maybe you’ll spend some real money on extra moves per level. In app purchases is how this game makes its money.....but, I don’t mind that much considering it’s such a high quality “candy crush style” game but better. Candy crush has its loyalists because it came first but just like candy crush has fish, this game has butterflies...... okay enough about candy crush. You really should invest in this game because it is addictive, has an extremely gentle learning curve, fantastic story and nostalgiac characters and gameplay variations that will bring you a smile because like ahem a successful movie that you might have/haven’t seen is INGENIOUS. fantastic game. HUZZAH!!!!!!!!!!!! (I am going to continue to play this game as I cannot get away from it) thank you W.o.O.M.M.
Not getting any help from support and unable to move from level 615 and on to next chapter
I have had similar issues to other people who have posted here. I have been double billed multiple times, their response was i must not remember and they add the times up on one bill to present. However the ones i showed i was charged within seconds of the first purchase. The latest issues are glitches when you try to use power ups and the games taking the power up and giving you no credit. Very slow on getting the release of colored blocks. But that is no where as bad as the issue i have now where i can’t move on. I have completed level 615 and i am not able to load new content. It shows me the download new content, it starts to attempt, then flashes and nothing ever happens. I can only go back and play other levels. Guess my time with this game is done. Will not support the company as i have received little to no help when emailing. All i was told was to force close app. Done and done times 10. Have latest version and restarted my phone several times. May not work with Apple IOS system so beware before you start buying anything from this company.
Bring back the goodies
If you love wizard of oz this is a good companion to the slots game. This game had (past tense) a charm because they gave rewards on completion of tasks,levels. You may get an ax, a clear row, magic butterflies and the random unlimited life for couple hours. The useful rewards were nice because most of us play these games when we have a down period. Giving us unlimited lives for couple hours does us no good. Well...that’s about all they give away now. The little beneficial goodies are far and few between.
And I have to second the complaints of crashing and freezing. It seems to occur exactly when you have made the move that wins the level. Frustrating if you did go ahead and spend the extra coins for additional moves. And to date ...no help from customer service. Only crickets. So why do I keep loading the game and playing??? Because when I’m waiting in the car for my sonic order it’s a nice way to zone out and hear the sounds of Oz.
Still needs work
By Hogie Dogie
Update: Level 1268 ...... Butterflies are absolutely worthless. They don’t complete their attack. Having an awful time getting past this level, & this time I refuse to spend more money that I don’t have ! Can you please fix this? 😖😖😖
Hi again, I did the update as suggested & now I am NOT getting the heart or the box with all the goodies. PLEASE FIX THIS. Thanks
At first the game is entertaining, but the further up you go in levels, the fun starts to turn into frustration. For example:
Not enough moves in order to finish a level
When the scare crow makes his entrance, if there are MORE than 1 leaving the board, it only computes as one. At one point I had 3 leaving at the same time. I got jipped out of 2. The same if 2 leave the board at once, it only gives you the credit for 1.
I realize the game is programmed to make money, but even when spending coins, it's still not enough to finish the level....eh?
There should be coins given at the completion of each level. Even if it's just 2 or 3. That way, it gives an incentive to continue on, even if a level needs repeating several times to finish. At first, we can get another life by watching an advert. But those get far & few in between as well.
Also, there are times when a level eats up more moves than it should.
The wait time for accumulating more lives is too long.
Hey techs, fix these issues, & this game will be spot on! Thanks.
Labor of Love
There are dozens of "match three" type games for your phone, but this one is a cut above. It's evident that for several people on the development team, this must have been a true labor of love. The affection and attention to detail lavished upon this game honors not only the classic movie, but the generations of fans for whom "The Wizard of Oz" is beloved, almost sacred.
The paintings are exceptional-- lovingly capturing not only the likenesses of all the characters (even minor parts), but the light, rich technicolor beauty of Oz. The producers make wonderful use of the soundtrack from the movie, featuring all the right themes in the right places. There are also audio clips of the actors and a treasure trove of bonus trivia material you can unlock along your way to The Emerald City.
Kudos to everyone who worked on this game. If you are half the fan of "The Wizard of Oz" that they seem to be, you will definitely love this game.
Love, love, love!
By Kristi R.
I play pretty much everyday. I love this game and hope it continues passed the "Final Confrontation" level!
Update May 23, 2018
I still play everyday, I still love this game! I do have a request though. If you're going to make the levels in the "Legends" section so ridiculously difficult, can we please direct our "Butterfly Beams" and our "Butterfly Bombs"? Legends level 99 was brutal and invariably everytime I did a butterfly beam it never went where I needed it most. Makes me not want to use those because it just wastes a move without doing any good.
Update May 29, 2018
I'm getting frustrated. Seriously, between the Legends section and the brand new levels in the 1,600 range, we REALLY should be able to direct our butterfly beams. The levels are ridiculously difficult and when you give us a "boost" but that boost doesn't help you, and just wastes a move, why would I even want to play? I've lost the newest level by ONE square FOUR times now cuz I was screwed by a butterfly beam. Please consider this, maybe make it a new unlock you get after the 1,500 levels. Bcuz frankly if I'm having to earn emeralds while playing super difficult levels, in the 1600 range and the Legends sections, while I wait for you to make new levels, while those jokers are still in the 300 levels that's bogus.
LOVE THE GRAPHICS
This is a stunningly beautiful game to play which is what keeps me coming back. It is fun a keeps me interested. Love the magic wheel and collecting a gift everyday. I have also experienced freezing which was very annoying since I had finally beat the level and then did not get credit. One complaint, I do not like the way the lion badge works. If you drop 2 or more at once, he still only jumps one time. I think he should jump once per badge dropped. It makes dropping multiples a negative rather than a positive. Update. The lion seems to work better. However I find the rust annoying and boring to play those boards. I am more likely to quit 2nd/or lose interest sometimes for days when I encounter the rust. Otherwise. Love it!
Update. I would also like to play out my moves when I win a game. It is not fun to have the game do it for me
Harder than it needs to be
This is a very fun game and I have enjoyed it very much until I have reached level 49 which I cannot get past it just keeps letting the witch win no matter what I do I don’t feel a game she have to be so hard that it takes all the fun out of it which is what this does now I’m beside myself I’m going back and redoing all the boards that I was able to pass before . I don’t know what to do please really can’t you change this up a bit games are supposed to be fun not make you aggravated and miserable the graphics are so cute so colorful so happy I still don’t understand completely how to play the game because he’s not directions anywhere really I want to get past level 49 without having to buy something with real money what is the trick???
Will bleed you dry
Game has great sounds and graphics. Ive been playing for yrs now and notice that I'm unable to advance without having to make in app purchases continually to advance. Ive played many match 3 games but the gameplay has now become completely stressful, draining and not fun at all. No other ways are provided to give you coins except through payment. It amazes me that most developers have created gaming apps that really aren't games but a form of gambling....where you are constantly paying to play. I don't mind anyone making a profit but be honest. These are your customers. I know big business has kinda thumbed their nose at the consumer believing their gameplay is borderline addictive behavior or disassociation “playing” out and so they have no interest in anything but their own greed. Not only is this nation crumbling but the entire world is suffering bcause of this mindset. I wont say no one should play just use caution. Soon enough you will see its truly not a game just a gambling apparatus.
Sad, Disappointed & DELETING✌️
I really enjoy playing this game. It's my little escape at night before bed and it helps me clear my head from the day. Why do you need so much FREAKIN storage!!!! But what I can't get past is why would a simple fun game cheat me out of points I obviously earned? Or why when I have two more turns and make a move, suddenly I have no more turns?...Why cheat ppl out of fun. When you cut corners or what ever the term might be for a game app, you take the fun out of it. I've been playing this game for some time now and I'm comfortable with this game. I enjoy it but not so much that I'm disregarding my responsibilities. But when I'm being cheated out of the satisfaction of winning because the game decides that I don't get the full points for a turn I clearly should have received, I question why I'm giving this game so much of my precious sleep time....I'm very saddened with the decorum of how this game is being controlled.
Loads of fun!!
By Creative Kathy
Any fan of Oz will love this game! A couple of suggestions, I think it would be neat when you win a level to be able to play out your moves, THEN let the win bonus kick in. That way we could choose how to finish off the game perhaps maximizing our star level.
Secondly, as other players have suggested, it would be neat if we could choose when to use a reward of unlimited life won in a bonanza. Many times when I open the game I don't have any time to benefit from it because I have to go to work, I just open the game to send friends lives.
No complaints, absolutely adore the game, the music and visuals take me back to childhood, so MUCH FUN!!! You all did a brilliant job creating this game and customer support is phenomenal!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Love the game, but…
Updated review*****… I still love this game, and it is the game I play the most.
But it can be very frustrating! I was currently on tier four of the "Butterfly Bonanza" and just got a notice that the game was being updated and had to reload. When the game restarted all my points were gone and it started me over again with nothing on tier one!!! 😕
I love this game… And enjoy playing it some every day. I do get frustrated with the daily rewards. I play all the way up to day 20 and then instead of getting the Grand prize… I start back at day one. I don't know what the prize is supposed to be… Because I have never seen it.
The battle matches are now two hours and that is too long. I also would love to be able to choose when to use my unlimited time bonuses.
By LaLa 19880106
I love the game however, I’ve had multiple technical issues with this game! I have been in the middle of competitions and my progress completely deleted. I have finished all tiers on events and my progress has been deleted. When I email the company all they do is ensure that their developers are hard at work to resolve the issues. I have never experienced the customer service being rude, however, they are not sympathetic. They do not like to redeem your purchases or the items that you lost from the glitches in the game. I have contacted them multiple times and I have been told the same thing over and over... force close the game or delete it and reinstall it. I’m not stuck at level 555 because it won’t download my new episode. I’m done with this game! Its frustrating probably because I like the game so much! If you had fixed these issues sooner, I wouldn’t be deleting it!
Just as rigged as all the others
You get to a certain point where you’re forced to use boosters to get anywhere. And if you don’t have any, you’re forced to shell out money to buy some or else get stuck on the same level over and over and over....
There are also “normal” and “hard” levels but honestly there is hardly any difference between most of them. They’re ALL hard unless you’re willing to spend ridiculous amounts of real money to advance. Screw that.
They do offer “help” every once in while in the form of Glinda appearing to offer three extra lives and some boosters, but she always seems to appear when none of that will actually make a difference. If I need at LEAST seven more moves to finish a level and she only offers three, HOW is that supposed to be helping me?
I was hoping this game would be different than all the others, but it’s just another Candy Crush. Frustrating and pointless.
Just another "Free" game you'll pay a lot to play
By Roo and Moof
Fake ratings- they try to trick players into clicking a "5 star rating" button that looks like a "continue playing" button appearing after a level is completed. This is nothing special, different, or exciting, and the music is thoroughly annoying after a short amount of time. The trivia nuggets are commonly known- huge let down. Minimum purchase of extra moves is $4.99 (for all those levels that are calibrated to be just out of reach for the number of moves allotted and tasks assigned you in a level). You'll never actually finish the game. I keep coming close, then they add more levels. It's a waste of time. Also malfunctions where items freeze, always manages to deprive me of a turn or malfunctions when I'm close to winning a hard level, not when I'm behind. Also deprives of power-ups and other cheats when I'm close to winning- save your cash, and don't start.
Fun as a time killer.
This is technically my second review, an update... while I support developers and have paid into games like bloons 4 and 5, I will not hand any money over for this game.
I’ve read too many other reviews where they double charge with no refund, and I just don’t trust the company anymore.
I’ve noticed the wizard and butterflies are close to useless, I thought they were there to help. I had one ice shard left, combined two butterflies twice (that makes 6) they both went after stars for some reason, then I dropped two wizards and their help was everything but that last ice shard. Really?!?
Happens quite often.
Level 503...I release a beam that shoots through a rust block and nothing happens, then a butterfly released by the beam hit the rust block and again nothing happened, the rust block took my yellow lollipop. Really?!? That happens quite a bit. The butterflies at that point are useless as they hit things that were hit by beams or bombs.
Aaaand then I’ve seen on multiple occasions the combination of blocks to form bombs, beams, etcetera and they never materialize. Sneaky.
If that’s what you have to do to make money then count me out. I’ll play, however I’ll give my money to other games that aren’t that inconsistent.
Be careful with your money and if you don’t mind that stuff then by all means spend on the game, me? Nope.
A game should be something to just relax and play for fun or simple entertainment however that doesn’t seem to be the case. I can’t believe I’m writing this review let alone contacted this game support. It takes them more than a day to respond, and the when they do it’s the same suggestions every time. I’ve done all the troubleshooting they suggest and it doesn’t work. I completed level 795 and agreed to download the next set of levels, it said completed and now won’t open. It doesn’t seem like the game support wants to fix the issue, if I have to delete the game I won’t reinstall! What’s the point of the hassle when there’s a lot of other issues throughout the game. It seems like the game wants to get people to buy stuff or the game doesn’t work. It’s just a game but they make it an issue!
Off to See The Wizard!!!
By Cheerful giver
Very fun and so very addicting I love the animation and the music... I would've given 5 stars , there are still some alot of glitches... Game Freezing up, loosing levels, things of that nature... Gets annoying ... Even being double billed... I love this game... I really do not want to delete it, but I’m going to have to because the only option to buy power ups are $4.99 packages... that’s absolutely ridiculous! it should be a $.99 option at least! it’s ridiculous that you have to pay $4.99 every time you want to buy a power up or advance...why it keeps having glitches I have no idea because customer Service never ever responds to anything I have sent emails I have inbox them on messenger never nothing back no response unacceptable!!!! I truly do believe that the wicked witch runs this app!
Good game. Horrible support and glitches
I have enjoyed playing this game over the last year and am at level 1390. So I have lots of experience. The game is truly fun and the glitches are a lot less than they used to be. But BEWARE if you do purchase something in order to continue a round. The likelihood that at that moment the app glitches and doesn’t let you use what you just spent to finish off that round is high. It happened to me 3 of the 4 times I have purchased anything. The customer service people could care less and don’t help. The end result is frustration and disappointment. You end up wasting your money and feeling cheated. Not a nice feeling from a game that should be fun. Customer service should at least offer some extra power ups or something when these situations occur. But they are not into keeping their players happy...
When someone spends money on your game why in the world would you make it so frustrating that they would rather delete it than spend more money. I am about over being on the same board day after day. You have a fine line of when it's enjoyable to the spender and when you just plain want to delete it.i have been playing this game for a long time and may I suggest that when a person spends money they should also get a select number of your “power ups”.....I used to love playing your game and I realize it’s programmed to make us spend money .... you need to give a little more on your end. See the other games out there that do that !!!
Addictive but not fair
This game is pretty cool. The thing is that they only offer you extra moves when you have no chance of winning the game with 3 more moves. Otherwise you have to buy/use coins. They want 7-9 coins to continue so you'll end up spending a lot to try to get that much. Also, as the game goes through and automatically pop and stack up, it will clear most of your targets except the last one, which means now you have to spend coins or start all over, even when normally a match next to a flower, for example, would've normally coated cleared that and you'd move to the next level. There are some cool things any this game, residual history of the movie, but a lot of the clips don't play. It's addictive, just be prepared to be cheated out of points and games.
Much like playing a slot machine
This game is very, very random. Although there is a modicum of skill involved, winning mostly depends upon the way the tiles fall. You can play the same level many times every day for a week and still not win. It is very slow to load the graphics even while playing a level--sometimes so slow that I've thought the game had locked up. Then there are other times when the game plays itself. I've walked away from it and come back 5 (yes, I timed it once) minutes later and the game is still going without me. The final straw, and the reason this game is about to be deleted from my iPad, was that with the most recent update, I lost all my tickets (I had over 100) and was dropped from sapphire level, where I was ranked #2, to the very bottom of bronze. All in all, it's more frustrating than fun.
The game is graphically very nice but the greed level compared to some other match 3 games is crazy. I wrote them about this before and gave it an update or 2 but I think it is just part of their business plan. I have been a loyal player of games like gummy drop which rewards players with a currency that can be used anywhere except to buy from 3 lives to 5 lives. After I started playing things were remove like view an ad for extra moves. Now it's just pay real money for in game currency if you want to advance faster. Game is very challenging which is good and bad. I personally reach a point I get annoyed playing the same level over and over. They calibrated it well so that most levels are fairly hard. I was hoping by contacting them things might get better but honestly it seems like they got more greedy.