All About Medusa Megaways™ Slot
NextGen have breathed new life into one of their greatest ever slots as it gets a proper Megaways™ makeover. Fans of the original will be pleased to see that there have been no significant changes – the same creepy visuals and sounds are all present and correct and it is as scary and seductive as ever. Like most big Megaways™ slots, Medusa features cascading reels and unlimited multipliers during free spins. In addition, there are some excellent special features, from Medusa’s Gaze to Snake Strike and beyond into eternity.
Themes, Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
As we all know, the theme here is Greek mythology and the Medusa, a monster with a female body, wings and living snakes instead of hair and a power to turn anyone who looked at her into stone. The story goes that Perseus killed Medusa and used her head as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield.
This cracking yarn is represented by ancient Greek ruins behind the reels and an atmosphere of dread and fear created by the soundtrack. Things perk up a bit once the feisty Medusa hits the reels though.
Low-value symbols are the playing cards from 10 to A. On the other side of the spectrum, high-value symbols are represented by theme-related imagery – sandals, rings, golden snakes, soldiers in armor and the mythical winged horse, Pegasus. The most valuable icon is precisely the Pegasus. If you line up 6 of them at once you will win a prize worth 30x the stake. Medusa herself is the Wild and the Scatter is represented by the game’s logo. Placing bets is limited to a range between £0.25 and £25 and this game is available at most new slot sites.
Medusa Megaways Features
When one or more Medusa Wilds appear on the extra reel (the row above the standard grid) there’s a chance that the Medusa’s Gaze feature might get triggered. When that happens, the creature will cover the full reel directly below, leaving one or more Wild symbols behind as it disappears again.
Land 3 Scatters to obtain 10 free spins. With each additional Scatter symbol you will further receive 5 free spins more. The round begins with a 2x win multiplier and a 1x win multiplier is added every time a winning combo is achieved.
This one is tied to the conclusion of the free spins round. When that moment comes, the game will offer you a tempting deal – take your winnings and leave the feature or replay the entire round again.
Notice the two snakes on the sides of the extra reel. When the special symbol of a warrior lands in one of the positions of the extra reel, the snakes will attack and transform him. Depending on whether the left or the right snake makes the attack, the symbol can be turned to either a Medusa Wild or a Scatter logo.
Buy Pass allows punters to skip all the spinning and all the uncertainty and go straight to free play for a cost worth 100x the stake. Choose this and you get not only a thrill injection but also an RTP of 97.63% instead of 96.28%.
The Slot Buzz Verdict
This updated version of Medusa is a smart move from NextGen – by applying a new, proven mechanic to an old classic, the slot is being given new life and it has become appealing to a wider audience. NextGen have also done the right thing in adding unique features to set the game apart from the many Bonanza slot clones being churned out right now. It’s feature-heavy, high variance and high potential fun for high risk fans everywhere.