Join the snake-haired gorgon
Novomatic’s recent design renaissance is evident in Myth of Medusa Gold which looks and sounds superb. The reels are set against a backdrop of marble columned buildings and watched over by infamous Gorgon. There you’ll find A to 9 royals as well as an ancient vase, a warrior’s helmet and a pair of winged horses. The best standard symbol is Perseus (who in the legend chopped off Medusa’s head). Land 3, 4 or 5 of him in the base game and you’ll receive an award equal to 0.4, 1 or 2.4 times your stake.
Free Games feature
Medusa herself is the wild. She substitutes for all the standard symbols as well as offering payouts of 0.4, 1.2 or 3.2 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination. The main extra, the Free Games feature, is triggered by landing the Bonus symbol on reels 1 and 5 on the same spin. After a payout of double your stake, you’ll go on to play 7 free spins.
2nd Medusa wild which locks
Joining the action here is a second Medusa wild. Each wild that lands in the free spins locks in position for the rest of the round. Each time a single Bonus symbol appears on reels 1 or 5, an extra free spin is added to your total. These Bonus symbols also become sticky wilds.
Fill 3 middle reels with same symbol
Hope to see the mirror symbol appear on reel 3 during the feature as this triggers the Mirror Bonus feature - matching symbols will fill the whole of the middle 3 reels giving you the chance to land a big combination.
Win a progressive jackpot
There’s also a potential jackpot prize to be won in the Jackpot Bonus Game feature – to enter, you’ll need to collect 6 overlay jackpot symbols on reels 2 and 4 during the feature.
We enjoyed Myth of Medusa Gold. The visuals are nicely put together and the orchestral backing track gives the game an epic feel. It’s all very well done. There’s nothing especially innovative about the gameplay but the free spins with sticky wilds and the Mirror Bonus should deliver some top action. However, the low payouts mean there’s a maximum of 80 times your stake to be won from each base game spin – that’s shocking to be honest.
Low to medium variance
It might not very volatile (the variance is in the low to medium range) and Myth of Medusa Gold is not appealing for the low potential payouts. Other Medusa inspired slot games like Medusa MegaWays from NextGen Gaming would be my first pick.