Parents' Guide to

The Wizard of Oz Facebook Game

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Film-based 3D building sim encourages Facebook friending.

Game Facebook 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

It’s wonderful

I think it’s wonderful
age 7+

Bring back this game

This game was really fun. And it was family friendly

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The Wizard of Oz is a typical Facebook building sim with a few twists. At any time, players can slip into “Munchkin Cam” mode and walk through the town from the munchkin’s point of view. Fans will appreciate familiar touches from the film, including the excellent soundtrack, movie and voice clips, and characters that bear the likenesses of their film counterparts. Social interactions are more sophisticated too: players not only have to recruit friends to staff buildings, but receive bonuses based on what level each friend is at in the game. The Wizard of Oz absolutely requires players to have a large number of neighbors who are actively engaged in the game. For example, one quest fairly early on requires a building to have a staff of eight friends -- unless, of course, players are willing to pay real cash to bypass these requirements. You’ll also need some suspension of disbelief as you encounter buildings like the Emerald City Pizza Joint, which are more real-world than Oz. These quibbles aside, The Wizard of Oz’s innovations and particularly robust social features make it an interesting addition to the crowded market of building sims on Facebook.

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