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Wizard of Oz is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game which is loosely based on the classic movie The Wizard of Oz. 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.

Dorothy Gale travels to places like Shy Village, Gamboge Gorge, Maize Meadow, Saffron Fields, Xanith Farms, Citron City, The Red Country, and Cinnibar City. Out of all these settings, most of them are never seen in the film version. Then it veers off into other stages that are exclusive to the video game version (except for the Emerald City and the poppy fields (where the Wicked Witch tried to poison Dorothy and crew to sleep in the movie). The poppy fields were an essential part of the film version because the original point of the story was get to the Emerald City and see the Wizard).

Characters

Dorothy Gale is the famous 14-year-old girl from Kansas. The player will start the game with this character at all times. She is the first character you will have in the game, and the most important. If Dorothy's lives are eliminated, the game is over.

  • 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. 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.

Ending

Unlike the book or the movie, the Wizard is actually a giant head and not the man behind the curtain. He informs Dorothy she has used up all the power in her shoes but he will still send her home. She floats away in a balloon.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Release information. Camya. Retrieved on 2009-08-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Release information. GameFAQs. Retrieved on 2008-11-03.
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