Once a beautiful girl, Medusa has been turned into a disgusting monster by Athena and she will now turn into stone anyone who gaze her into the eyes. Hence, it is hardly surprising that nobody wants to be in her vicinity any more, but if you succeed in being close to Medusa without looking her directly in the eyes, she will be more than happy to reward you for your friendship, throwing various expensive presents your way.
NextGen rolled out the video slot based on Greek mythology in July 2011 and the game quickly became very popular among casino gamers everywhere. Featuring sleek visuals, engaging sound effects, three impressive bonus rounds and a Gamble feature, Medusa clearly excels in all important departments. And with the game now also available on mobile, there is not much more we can ask for.
NextGen's Medusa is a combination of the mythical woman before and after the spell cast by Athena, as she appears as a gorgeous girl on the game screen, albeit with snakes in place of hair. A Greek soldier, game logo and Pegasus are the other special icons, whereas regular game symbols include Parthenon temple, soldiers turned into stone, Medusa shield, snake, vase, bunch of grapes, arrowhead, women's sandals with wings and earrings.
How to play
Simply select number of paylines (1-25) and bet per line ($0.01-$2) using + and – buttons, and press Spin, Max or Autoplay to start.
Medusa is Wild, substituting for all non-Scatter icons, appearing only on reels 2, 3 and 4 during normal game and Free Spins.
Medusa Logo is Scatter, with two, three, four and five of these awarding instant credit win of 2x, 5x, 15x and 250x total bet.
Strategy & Tips
Get three Medusa symbols to appear anywhere and you will be awarded three free re-spins, where all prizes are tripled and reel 2, 3 or 4 becomes Expanded Wild.
Obtain three or more Medusa Logo Scatters in any position to unlock the Once Bitten Bonus. Ten free games will be played where all prizes are doubled, while each spin where a Soldier appears will have all prizes multiplied by x5.
Receive three Pegasus icons anywhere on the game screen and you could win up to 50x total bet as part of the Pegasus Bonus.
The NextGen title appeared on mobile at the start of 2015, with the HTML5 version featuring clean layout where important game options are positioned to the right of the reels, above the Spin button.
All those bonus rounds and special features can obviously be unlocked on mobile, and with three attractive bonus games and payout percentage standing at 95.416%, mobile gamers clearly stand a good chance of turning a profit.