Medusa is an online slot by NextGen Gaming that is inspired by a monster from Greek mythology. According to the stories, Medusa was a Gorgon and a winged female human with living snakes in place of head hair, and anyone who looked her directly in the eyes was instantly turned to stone. Sadly, she only took on this appearance after being cursed by the Greek goddess, Athena as punishment for wedding the god of the ocean, Poseidon, when she was already sworn to a life of celibacy as a priestess of Athena. Maybe this is why NextGen have taken pity on her in their online slot, by giving her a beautiful face with full lips and piercing green eyes to counteract her alarming serpent tresses. Luckily, there's no risk of you being turned to stone by the Medusa's stare, so jump in and explore what's become one of NextGen's most iconic slots in history! The game includes wild substitutions, a Once Bitten Bonus, a Turned to Stone Re-Spins Feature, and a Pegasus Bonus that awards instant cash prizes.

More about the Software Provider

NextGen Gaming is a subsidiary of NYX Interactive, although it started life as an independent gaming developer in Sydney, Australia in 1999. As one of several in-house games studios that currently work for NYX Interactive, NextGen Gaming retains the right to use its name on its online slots.
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Appearance and Sound Effects

The temple of Athena and the temple of Mount Olympus sit in the background under stormy skies, and a soldier's helmet with a plume of red feathers sits by the side of the reels. An atmospheric soundtrack of hissing snakes, rumbles of thunder, male choral voices, and the roll of drums helps to enhance the playing experience.

The reel set is surrounded by the roof and columns of an ancient Greek temple, and on them, you'll see objects including winged sandals, ornate urns, bunches of succulent white grapes, fierce warriors, bronze coins, Mount Olympus, gold earrings, arrow heads, Pegasus (the white winged horse from Greek mythology), the game logo, the face of Medusa, and snakes.

Bonuses and Special Features

The wild symbol is represented by the face of Medusa herself. She only ever appears on Reels 2, 3, and 4, and she can substitute for all symbols except the scatter and Pegasus symbols to help create and enhance wins.

The Once Bitten Bonus gives you ten free games with all prizes doubled every time that three or more scatters (i.e., the game logo) land on the reels. During the bonus, you earn up to three Super Spins each time that the special Soldier symbol appears on Reel 3. Super Spins are played at the end of the feature, and Super Spins prizes are multiplied by five. You can also win ten extra free spins by retriggering the bonus with three or more scatters.

Three Medusa wilds on the same spin activate the Turned to Stone Re-Spins Feature. You get three re-spins with the second, third or fourth reel becomes an expanded wild, and any prizes that you gain are tripled.

The Pegasus Bonus is initiated when three Pegasus symbols land anywhere in view, and it's possible to win as much as fifty times your bet during this bonus feature. You start by picking one of the three horse symbols to reveal a cash prize. However, in addition to the prize, you may be awarded another pick or "Win All" (i.e., win all three prizes).

Medusa uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and twenty-five non-fixed paylines, and has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 95.416%. The game lets you create winning combinations using matching symbols in succession from the
leftmost reel to the rightmost reel.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.

Our Verdict

Let the Medusa online slot free your imagination as you journey back in time to the days when the Greek gods ruled over mere mortals from their home on Mount Olympus. Unlike the mythical Gorgon, NextGen's Medusa is a welcoming sight as she's the wild symbol as well as the key to unlocking the Turned to Stone Re-Spins Feature. With three thrilling bonuses, it's a game that holds huge appeal for online slots players from all walks of life.