Medusa Megaways Slot is a Greek myth and legend-themed video slot from NextGen Gaming. Based on the snake-haired Gorgon, it’s played using the shape-shifting MegaWays game engine where the number of ways to win can be anything from between 324 right up to 117,649.
Also in play are expanding wilds and a free spins round with a dynamic multiplier, wild reels and transforming Scatter symbols, you can play on your PC, tablet or mobile device, and betting ranges from 25p to £62.50 a spin. The design here is nicely done and set against a backdrop of ruined marble columns and brooding purple skies.
The symbols on the spinning reels are made up of A to 10 high card values, plus a selection of icons relating to the myth and legend theme. The most lucrative logo is the winged horse. Land 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of these on adjacent reels and you will pocket an award of 30 times your bet for six on a pay line.
Medusa herself is the wild. Land a winner and the auspicious symbols are removed, and new ones drop in from above to replace them. These ‘reactions’ continue as long as a unique winning combination is created, and this is called the Reactions feature.
Medusa Megaways slot uses 324 to 117,649 ways format a win, which means the reel rows are incredibly dynamic with each spin and may vary from 2 to 7. You get an extra scrolling reel of four single symbols above the central four, out of the six reels. Wild icons can only appear on the scrolling reels; however, when they do land, Medusa may also emerge from within them in full length and turn any amount of the tiles below Wild.
If she doesn’t form any wins, but a win removes a tile from the scrolling reel, the Wild will move left on it leaving the unused Wild reel in place, and then a new expansion will occur on the reel the Wild moved along too.
There is an excellent collection of extras included in Medusa MegaWays. The Medusa’s Gaze feature appears above the primary reels, and you’ll see a set of 4 positions. If Medusa lands upon 1 of those, you trigger the extra functionality. The Medusa wild expands directly below and turns the whole of that reel wild.
A new ‘reaction’ then follows. It’s possible to land many Medusas in combination to create multiple wild reels. The Free Games feature involves landing 3 scatters on the same spin which gifts you 10 free spins.
Any additional Scatter landing during the triggering spin adds another 5 free spins to that total. These free spins come with some potentially exciting extras too, starting with the Unlimited Win Multiplier feature. It begins at 2x, and every ‘reaction’ win brings with it an increase in the multiplier by 1x. Also joining the action here is the soldier symbol which can appear in the 4 screens above the main set.
To the side of the windows are a pair of serpents. If the soldier appears, he will be bitten by 1 of the snakes. If bitten from the left, the soldier transforms into Medusa and turn the whole of the reel directly below wild. If bitten from the right, the soldier turns into a scatter which can help deliver a re-trigger and another round of free spins, and this is known as the Snake Strike feature.
Once the free spins are complete, you’ll be offered a gamble in the Temptation feature. Pick collect, and you’ll bank your winnings. If you gamble, the prize is another round of free spins. Lose the gamble though, and you’ll lose your winnings from the free spins round. If you can’t wait to trigger the free spins round, you can opt to buy a trigger for 100 times your bet with the Buy Pass feature.
You can play the game on your PC, or mobile device and both offer great visual quality. The game is optimised for mobile play and is compatible with all the primary operating systems and mobile devices on the market today.
Whether you are using your smartphone or tablet, you are assured a great mobile experience which is satisfying with vibrant graphics and intense sounds. You can easily download the game directly to your mobile phone, tablet, or desktop, and you also have the option of playing using the latest Flash-based Instant Play mode, with no waiting required.
The ancient Greek theme and adventure storyline are great, and the high-quality visuals are neat and tidy. There is a suitably epic quality to the musical score, and the backing gameplay is intense and stacks up pretty well. The Medusa MegaWays game mechanics and setup deliver lots of winning action in its own right, and it is an inspired decision to add to the classic Medusa slot game, and all the goodies and payouts during the free spins games really impress as well, especially if you manage a reactivate the round.
Then the dynamic game multipliers really come into their own and can provide wins of up to 50,000 times your bet on each free spin. If you like classical era video slots or you enjoy the MegaWays machine, then Medusa MegaWays is well worth investigating. Medusa Megaways is a fantastic-looking Megaways slot game, possibly one of the best yet.
The Medusa’s Gaze Wilds really kick in some huge wins during the free spins and look really spectacular. I know the Gorgons are a dangerous lot, but this one is really enchanting and alluring. Try out the glory and power of Medusa’s gaze and this brilliant Megaways slot game.