|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.25 - 62.50|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins|
Medusa is an online slot game by software provider NextGen Gaming and it’s based on the mythological creature from Ancient Greece that turned men who dared look into her eyes into stone. As you may remember, the monster had snakes for hair and that much is very well reflected in more than just one way in this game. For one, there are actual snakes on the reels, and for another, you can hear them hissing forebodingly in the game’s soundtrack as you play. Speaking of which, there are male vocals in the soundtrack as well, and we’re not quite sure which of the two is scarier. Plus, if you look at the backdrop you can’t help but notice the dark clouds in the sky – oh, and note the helmets of soldiers who’d met their dreadful fate.
Now onto the less menacing aspects of this slot, let’s have a look at the layout. It features 5 reels and 3 rows and comes with a total number of 25 paylines. The paylines can be subject to adjustments, depending on your preferences, and you can even reduce their number to just 1 payline. This affects the betting range accordingly, where the minimum amount you can wager on these reels is only 1p per spin. The maximum bet, on the other hand, will set you back a total of £62.50 per single spin.
Medusa is littered with different special features and it’s our pleasure to introduce them to you.
We’ll start with the Pegasus Bonus Game, which feature a pick me round. You can trigger it by landing 3 Pegasus symbols on the middle reels 2, 3 and 4. This will result in you having to select one of the appearing symbols. You can either win a cash prize of up to 50 times your stake or a ‘pick again’ option. And then there’s also a third option – win all, which will award you all of the hidden prizes together.
Medusa is of course the Wild symbol in this game, and much like Pegasus she can only land on the three middle reels. However, aside from that the Medusa Wild can replace any of the other symbols with the exception of Pegasus and the Scatter, and thus, it can help form winning sequences to your benefit.
In addition, the Wild can trigger its very own special feature known as the Turned to Stone Respins. You trigger it by landing 3 Wild symbols simultaneously and as a result receive 3 respins. Furthermore, during these respins, all prizes are tripled. On top of that you will also benefit from one fully Wild reel.
Watch out for the game’s logo symbol, too, as it acts as the Scatter here. It will be able to trigger the main bonus round in Medusa – the Once Bitten Freespins feature. Like with the previous two bonuses, you will again have to land a minimum of 3 Scatters at the same time to trigger this round, and that will reward you with 10 free spins and a 2x multiplier on all winnings from the free spins.
Moreover, all throughout the bonus round you will be collecting Super Spins with every Soldier symbol that lands on the screen. Then, once the free spins are over the Super Spins will begin, and for their duration you will benefit from a 5x multiplier on all winnings. Last but not least, you can retrigger both the Freespins and Super Spins features.
Medusa is a pretty nice offering by NextGen, although certainly not the best from this developer. It has decent quality graphics and a compelling setting.; but what really makes the game is, of course, its features. They’re fun, and especially the Pegasus Bonus can prove to be exceptionally lucrative.