Wizard Ways


The Slot Machine by Aristocrat Leisure Industries Pty, Ltd.

Emulated in MAME !


[COIN-OP] Slot Machine

Wizard Ways © 1996 Aristocrat.

A video slot machine with 5 reels incorporating the '243 Ways' system.


Wizard Ways the  Slot Machine
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(members only)
Runs on the Aristocrat MKV Series 1 hardware.

Game has 14 buttons.
Bet buttons : 1, 2, 3, 4 credits, Bet Max
Line buttons : 3, 9, 27, 81, 243 ways
Extra buttons : Collect (yellow), Service (green), Gamble (purple) and Take Win/Start Feature (orange)

The 'Bet Max' button automatically selects 4 credits x 243 Ways for the 100 credit maximum bet.

'3 Ways' costs 1 credit, plays reel 1
'9 Ways' costs 3 credits, plays reels 1-2
'27 Ways' costs 7 credits, plays reels 1-3
'81 Ways' costs 15 credits, plays reels 1-4
'243 Ways' costs 25 credits, plays reels 1-5

Any reels not specified pay on centre line only. For instance "27 Ways" selects the first 3 reels and the last two pay in the centre line only.

1, 2, 4 credit and Bet Max buttons are also used for Heart, Diamond, Club and Spade double up respectively. This gamble is x4 if correct.
3 and 243 ways buttons are also used for red/black double up.


This is possibly the first '243 Ways' game released - I have never seen any other Series 1 machine with 243 Ways. Most likely this game was updated to the 'Wicked Winnings' category, it is similar although there is no multiple symbol feature.

Page last modified on March 02, 2017