The Wizard of Oz (1993 video game)

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The Wizard of Oz
Cover art
Developer(s) Manley & Associates
Publisher(s) SETA Corporation[1]
Platform(s) Super NES[1]
Release
Genre(s) Action-adventure[1] (with puzzle solving elements[2])
Mode(s) Single-player

The Wizard of Oz is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game which is loosely based on the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.[3] It was developed by Manley & Associates and published by SETA Corporation in 1993.[1] The object in the game is to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West that is trying to take Dorothy's ruby slippers so that Dorothy can return to Kansas.

Gameplay and premise

In this video game adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, Dorthy finds herself traveling in never-before-seen locations. These include Shy Village, Gamboge Gorge, Maize Meadow, Saffron Fields, Xanthin Farms, Citron City, The Red Country, and Cinnabar City. It also includes many of the stages set in the 1990 Wizard of Oz animated series by DIC Entertainment,[2] with the execption of the Emerald City and the poppy fields.

Dorothy can kick, shoot with Glinda's wand (and she is the only one who can shoot stars and bubbles), and jump. She's trying to see the Wizard of Oz so he can send her home, and she also wants to get Toto back from the Wicked Witch of the West. The Scarecrow is the most vulnerable and lightest member of the party. He can jump and shoot gems, and attack with a pitchfork. If he gets too close to crows, they fly away; furthermore, if he touches fire, he is defeated immediately. He's the second character you get. The Tin Man is the toughest character, but also the heaviest, so he can't jump. He can still shoot gems, kick, and attack with his axe. He's the third character you get. The Cowardly Lion is cowardly, and almost as good as Dorothy. He can jump, throw gems, and attack with his paws. He can also climb trees. He is the fourth and final character you receive.

At the end of the game, after defeating the Wicked Witch of the West, they confront the Wizard. He informs Dorothy she has used up all the power in her shoes but he will still send her home. She floats away back to Kansas, with Toto, in the Wizard's balloon.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Release information (Super NES)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  2. ^ a b "The Wizard of Oz (SNES)". MobyGames. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
  3. ^ "Release information". Scary Crayon. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
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