If you’ve ever wondered what it must have been like to come face-to-face with Medusa in Ancient Greece then the 5-reel online slot game from Nextgen is a great opportunity to do so. The once beautiful Medusa was reputedly turned into a hideous Gorgon, with serpents for hair and eyes that turned people to stone should they gaze upon her, by the goddess Athena. However, barring the serpents for hair, Medusa looks pretty damn fine to me. However it might be a good idea not to look her straight in the eyes - unless you want to be a statue for the rest of your life.
Barring that, Medusa is pretty cool and she’ll let you enter her worlds to play using all sorts of modern devices including most BlackBerry devices given that this is one of the top BlackBerry slot games online. She’ll also reward you for finding all sorts of stuff including letter, numbers, gold rings, quivers of arrows, soldiers she’s turned to stone and a variety of serpents. There’s also plenty of bonuses including wild, scattered and to special bonuses, the “Medusa Locked Reel bonus and “Soldier Turned To Stone” wild bonus.
A crumbling ancient Greek city plays backdrop to the game, giving an ominous, dark kind of atmosphere – which is probably a good thing as it keeps you on your toes and helps you avoid Medusa’s dangerous stare. However, she’s pretty generous with her prizes and they’ll certainly warm you up.
Find the abundance of letters and numbers, which include A, K, Q, J and 10 and you’ll be well rewarded. Finding 3 to 5 matching symbols will see your stake multiplied by between 5 and 100 times. Sure, these symbols are more at home on a game like Aces & Faces online video poker, but they actually fit the theme of this game quite nicely for some reason.
Look out for the quivers of arrows and stone soldiers as finding 5 matching symbols will get you 200 times your stake, whilst 5 gold serpents will net you 300 times, and 5 serpent filled helmets 400 times.
Watch out for Medusa when she goes wild though as her Wild Bonus is stacked on all reels and substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter Bonus. They pay handsomely to with 20 times your stake for three wilds, 50 times for four and 500 times for five. Sadly, we’re not aware of any casino game strategies that can be used to increase your chances of getting stacked wilds on any given spin, so you’ll just have to be patient and hope for the best.
Scatter symbols pay handsomely too with three paying 50 times your stake, four 125 times and five 350 times. Three scatter symbols also initiate 10 free games which can be retriggered during the bonus for another 5 free games.
The Medusa locked reel bonus takes place on reels 2-5 and will lock and re-spin to reveal prizes.
No, Medusa’s not so bad when you get to know her and she’ll happily welcome newcomers and slots experts to play her game. 25 coins get you 243 ways to win – but you can alter your stake from .01 up to 2.0, with nine different options.
Not if you keep your wits about you and avoid Medusa’s stare – and all those payouts and bonuses are certainly worth the risk! Just like the various myths that exist about Medusa herself, an equal number of slot game myths exist about this particular casino game, but the only way to differentiate between fact and fiction is to try out this slot machine for yourself.