Medusa Megaways Slot Machine
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The Megaways mechanics are used a lot lately, in both new and existing slots. This incredible BTG mathematical system proved to work amazingly in any slot, and that’s why NextGen’s mega-hit slot Medusa has received a remake that includes the Megaways mechanics. NextGen’s Medusa and Medusa 2 are its most successful slots, and the newest addition to the series is Medusa Megaways, which looks and feels like an improved version of its prequels.
The mesmerizing gorgon Medusa is the Wild in the slot, which substitutes for any symbol on the reels, except for the Soldier special symbol and the Scatter. You will notice that as soon as you make a winning combo, the chain reaction activates, where the winning symbols are removed and new ones appear, typically for Megaways slots.
But you will also notice that an Extra Reel appears at times. On this Extra Reel, one or more Medusa Wilds can appear for a chance to trigger the Medusa's Gaze feature you're probably familiar with. This is when Medusa covers a full reel below the Wilds and as she disappears again, she adds one or more Wilds on that reel. The special Soldier symbol can only appear on this Extra Reel.
Land 3 or more Scatter symbols on the reels, and you will trigger the 10 Free Spins. You can use the Buy Pass option and go directly to the Free Spins bonus for a 100x the stake cost. Either way, once triggered, for each additional Scatter you land you get 5 more Free Spins. There is no limit as to how many times you can retrigger the Free Spins, as long as you keep on landing 3 Scatter symbols.
During the Free Spins, you will enjoy the Unlimited Win Multiplier feature. In the beginning, you get a 2x Multiplier which increases by 1 with each chain reaction. In addition to the Medusa's Gaze that applies here, you will also benefit from the Snake Strike feature. Two snakes will appear on the Extra Reel, and when a Soldier lands on the reel, they start attacking it. If the snake on the right attacks, the Soldier transforms into a Scatter, and if the snake on the left does, the special symbol transforms into a Wild.
But that’s not all. Medusa has a few tricks up her sleeve left. When the Free Spins end, you get the Temptation feature. You will be tempted to either keep your winnings or play the feature again as a second chance for improved wins.
Theme & Design
As you see the game loading, you will instantly recognize the familiar setting from Medusa and Medusa 2 slots. The Greek temples and monuments, the broken pillars, the gold-covered reels, and the Greek-style symbols.
You will see the beautiful, yet creepy Medusa as a Wild that can expand, you see the game’s logo Scatter, the special Soldier symbol that only appears on the Extra Reel, and the well-known medium-value symbols such as Pegasus, the symbol with soldiers fighting, the symbol with the golden snakes, the gold-silver ring and the golden sandals. For the lowest-paying symbols, you get the playing card Royals in a Greek style.
Wagering & Paylines
Thanks to the Megaways mechanics, you get 6 regular reels and 1 Extra Reel in the slot, which contribute to the increase of ways to win from 324 to 117,649. The betting range you get for all these ways to win is from $0.25 to $25.00, as expected. The RTP without the Buy Pass bet is 96.28%, but with it, it goes up to 97.63%.
The game is clearly an impressively rewarding one, considering all the bonus features it offers. As a matter of fact, the maximum payout potential offered is 50,000x the stake, which for the max bet would mean $1,250,000.00. This is one outstanding win potential, worth trying this game for.
Medusa Megaways is set out to surpass the success its two prequels once had. And of course, that was the developer’s intention, and that’s why it included the Megaways mechanics in it. This is it. This is the ultimate version of the Medusa series, and it is a marvellous one. It is super-packed with features, it offers an incredible payout potential and it offers the familiar theme and symbols with improved graphic design. We absolutely love it, that’s all we can say.