Medusa High & Mighty Slot Review

Some of mythology’s more infamous characters sure possessed bizarre attributes.

Take Medusa, the winged female monster of Greek ‘lore known for her curly hair fashioned out of snakes. It was said that anyone who looked into Medusa’s eyes would turn into stone as punishment – a punishment anyone is likely to recover from if we were to guess.

Thankfully, Medusa’s intentions are far more benevolent in this online slot interpretation, where the legendary figure is swapping a cavernous island dwelling for the slot reels in Light & Wonder’s gripping production Medusa High and Mighty, offering wins as high as 7,000x the bet.

Sporting bright, clashing tones of pink and blue, remnants of battle are strewn all over Medusa High and Mighty. Temple pillars lie shattered and broken, rain lashes down, and lightning bolts pepper at random. Mount Olympus on a bright sunny day, this is not.

It’s a grim picture for sure, but does the gloom lift once the reels are set in motion? Read on to find out…

Medusa High & Mighty Base Game

Medusa High and Mighty Base Game and Features

Scored mid-high in terms of volatility, Medusa High and Mighty’s game panel is made up of 5 reels and 4 rows that can expand up to 8 rows high in the right circumstances, accompanied by 40 fixed pay lines capable of doubling in number.

Playing card ranks running 10-A occupy the low end of the paytable in Medusa High and Mighty, with golden slippers, a ring, a golden brooch, a warrior, and the game’s logo chosen as the highs that dish out as much as 3 times the bet when 5OAK wins form. Appearing 2 rows high on any reel is the Wild symbol served by Medusa herself, replacing all regular symbols while also paying out 5x the bet at most when winning wild combos hit.

Even better, should a Wild Symbol land fully in view, it unlocks additional reel space, expanding rows to 8 in height and boosting pay lines to 80. Then once the current game round is over, the game grid returns to its regular 5×4 state.

Game Provider Light & Wonder
Maximum Bet 50
Maximum Win 7,000x
Paylines 40-80
Release Date 22/11/2023
RTP 96.00%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Medusa High and Mighty Medusa Respins

2 Fully visible wild symbols in view during the base game is your pathway to 3 Medusa Respins where the triggering wilds expand fully and lock in place for all 3 spins. Multipliers worth 2x, 3x, 5x, or 10x, may also be introduced to play on each spin to sweeten your returns.

Additionally, look out for the warrior scatter dropping either partially or fully in view during the base game. Two rows high just like the wild, three of these in view at any one time brings Free Spins into play. Before action kicks off, a spin on the Free Spins Wheel decides randomly whether players start with 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, or 16 spins plus an accompanying multiplier of 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 8x, or 10x.

Medusa High & Mighty Free Spins Wheel

Medusa High & Mighty Free Spins

Beginning with your starting setup determined by the Free Spins Wheel, the round unfolds in regular base game fashion.

And, in a neat touch, it’s possible to earn retriggers by landing a further 3 scatter symbols, which sees you granted the very same number of spins and multiplier value awarded initially by the Free Spins Wheel to prolong the feature.

Medusa High & Mighty Free Spins

Medusa High & Mighty Bonus Buy

Non-UK players can purchase themselves a spin on the Free Spins Wheel by exchanging the equivalent of 60x the bet via the Bonus Buy facility.

Medusa High & Mighty: Our Verdict

Medusa High and Mighty makes a decent fist at embarking players on a mythological adventure where the central character, naturally, plays a leading role in delivering the bulk of the thrills by way of expanding wilds and expanding rows for enhanced win opportunities.

During our test run, Medusa Respins triggered with a fair degree of frequency to break up the base game tedium, and the addition of multipliers as part of the feature is an appreciated touch.

What’s also admirable is the way retriggers are possible in free spins where you’re given the same number of triggering spins and multiplier as the first time around. Considering a max of 16 spins and a 10x multiplier is technically possible, this can lead to some tasty payouts – especially if you manage to retrigger the round yet another time or, in wishful thinking, even more.

There are likely to be weightier slot productions with Medusa dictating proceedings, but all up, Medusa High and Mighty represents a fair attempt at evoking the enigmatic yet terrifying allure of a legendary mythological being by an industry giant.

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