If you have some experience playing NextGen slots, you must have come across Medusa and Medusa 2, considered the most successful titles the studio has developed up to now. It seems that the Megaways craze hasn’t spared NextGen and a Medusa Megaways slot is in the works. It is a Greek mythology-themed slot, utilising the Big Time Gaming Megaways mechanics, featuring 6-reels, 117,649 ways to win, and accepting bets as low as 0.25 and as high as £25 per spin.
Medusa Megaways is a feature-rich, high volatility title that gives you the chance to benefit from free spins, added wilds, symbol upgrades, progressive multipliers, and a Buy Pass feature. Do you have the guts to stare into Medusa’s eyes?
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Medusa Megaways is shipped to the casinos with the industry standard 96.28% RTP, but if you activate the Buy Pass feature, the RTP increases to 97.63%.
The low-value symbols you will come across include 10 to A symbols, the higher paying ones are represented by the Pegasus horse, a ring, a battle shield, winged shoes, and a snake brooche.
Medusa, the Greek mythology creature with snakes instead of hair, turns into stone everyone who looks into her eyes. She is the wild symbol and it appears on the extra reel only. The Medusa logo is the scatter that can land on the main reels as well as on the extra reel and eventually activate the free spins feature.
Medusa Megaways Demo Play:
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Medusa Megaways Features
When you get at least 1 winning combination, the Reactions feature (often referred to as Cascading symbols) is activated. The winning symbols are removed. The remaining ones move downwards and new symbols drop on the reels to give you the chance to form new winning combinations.
Medusa Megaways Gaze Feature
The Medusa Gaze feature is activated when you land a wild on the extra reel. Medusa becomes an expanding wild and turns one or more symbols into wilds.
Medusa Buy Pass
Instead of spending a great deal of time trying to trigger the free spins, you can purchase a Buy Pass. You will get 10 free spins that will cost 100x your bet.
Medusa Free Spins Feature
To trigger the free spins organically you need to land at least three scatters to get 10 free spins. Any additional scatter you land gives you 5 extra free spins. Every winning reaction during the free spins round increases the multiplier x1. To make the Medusa stand out from the other Megaways titles, NextGen integrated two intricate game twists:
Snake Strike feature – During the free spins, you will see two snakes on the sides of the additional reel. The snakes will attack any soldier who appears on the reels. If a soldier is attacked by the snake on the left side of the extra reel, he is turned into a wild. If the soldier is attacked by the snake on the right, he becomes a scatter symbol.
Temptation Feature – This is basically a name variation of the common Gamble feature. At the end of the free spins round, you will be taken to another screen and you will have to make a choice. You can either collect the winnings you scored during the free spins round or forfeit them and replay the free spins feature all over.
NextGen set the bar really high with the release of Medusa 2, and it would have been pity oi the Megaways version was a disappointment. Luckily, it is nothing short of spectacular both in terms of visuals and payouts. There is a lot going on at Medusa Megaways but after the first few spins, you will see that there is nothing too complicated. All in all, Medusa Megaways has all chances of becoming even more popular than its predecessor. NextGen has done a great job and we totally add Medusa to the top 3 of the best Megaways slots released recently.
*Medusa Megaways is still in the works. We will update this review once it goes live across all SG/NYX/NextGen casinos.