This week’s Flashback Friday spotlight goes back to a time before video games. It goes back even further than television. The fantasy children’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was written 114 years ago by author L. Frank Baum. More than a century later, the book has been turned into board games, Broadway musicals, a number of different movies, and of course, video games.
Warner Bros., who now owns the rights to the 1939 Judy Garland film, published an iOS version of the story of Dorothy Gale and her traveling companions, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. The game itself is not a classic. However, the traditional city builder game is based on the century-old story of the young girl’s adventures over the rainbow.