The Medusa slot by NextGen Gaming allows you to travel back in time to Ancient Greece to come face-to-face with the most feared of all the Gorgons. The Gorgons were powerful, winged demons and consisted of three sisters called Stheino, Euryale, and Medusa. According to legend, Medusa had the most interesting hairstyle of all three siblings as she had live snakes in place of strands of human hair. But, the scariest thing about her was that her gaze could turn anyone who looked into her eyes to stone.
In this mythology-themed online slot, NextGen Gaming has been kind to the unfortunate Gorgon by making her appear more attractive than the Ancient Greeks would have you believe. And, rather than risking being turned into stone when her face appears on the reel set, you’re more likely to celebrate the Turned to Stone Re-Spins Feature being unlocked.
The game also includes a Pegasus Bonus where you can win as many as three instant cash prizes, and a Once Bitten Bonus which comes with free spins as well as Super Spins!
Why we love it
It’s true that many online slot fans are attracted to mythology-themed games, and there’s something about Medusa (maybe, her stare?) that makes you want to play it. And, if you’re in any doubt as to whether this is the right slot for you, perhaps the fact that it’s proved so popular that NextGen Gaming has created a sequel might sway your vote?
HOW TO PLAY MEDUSA
● The plus and minus buttons beside the “Bet” box let you alter the amount you’re betting per payline to a value between £0.01 and £2.50, which gives a minimum and maximum bet-per-spin of 25p and £62.50 respectively.
● If you don’t want to play with all of the paylines enabled, you can alter the “Lines” amount to as few as 1.
● The AutoPlay button includes a slider bar which lets you select up to 100 spins.
● The Info button gives you an overview of how the features work, as well as the paytable.
● The speaker symbol just above the Info button mutes/unmutes the game sounds.
● The green Spin button on the right-hand side begins a new game.
The serpent-haired Gorgon acts as the wild symbol and you’ll only ever see her on Reels 2, 3, and 4, where she can substitute for all symbols except Pegasus and the game logo to help you create winning combos.
The Medusa game logo is the scatter symbol, and it awards scatter wins of up to two hundred and fifty times your bet. Plus, it can unlock the Once Bitten Bonus.
ONCE BITTEN BONUS AND SUPER SPINS
Three Medusa scatters are all it takes to trigger the Once Bitten Bonus, and it gives you ten free spins of the reels. Furthermore, any prizes that you win are doubled! In an added twist, the Soldier symbol gives you one Super Spin every time that it lands on the reel set. You get to play your Super Spins once your normal free spins have all been used, and now, all prizes are multiplied by five.
TURNED TO STONE RE-SPINS FEATURE
You’ll want to see the Gorgon’s steely stare in three places on the reels so that the feature is triggered. You get three re-spins and any prizes that you gain are tripled. Plus, an expanded wild symbol is frozen on the second, third or fourth reel throughout.
There’s just one more special feature to discover, and it’s called the Pegasus Bonus. It’s activated when three of the symbols of the winged white horse appear anywhere in view. It’s a Pick Me-style bonus where all you need to do is choose one of the three Pegasus symbols to reveal an instant win of up to fifty times your bet, “Win All” or “Pick Again”. The Pegasus Bonus can also be triggered from within the Turned to Stone Re-Spins Feature and the Once Bitten Bonus.
Return To Player
RTP is 95.416%. Malfunction voids all plays and payouts.