All of us have heard of the tale of Medusa from ancient Greek mythology and it has found representation in the online slots universe as well. Medusa II is the second slot on this theme from NextGen Gaming, which is part of SG Digital. Read all about this slot here.
The game has great visual appeal and there are exciting features like the Turned to Stone Stacked Wilds, Medusa’s Locked Reels and free games to help you score wins. A superb soundtrack, equally haunting and suspenseful in the right places, adds to the overall experience.
Medusa II has 5 reels and 25 paylines, with the symbols arranged on the reels in 3 rows. The game offers you 243 different ways to score wins. The background reflects the theme of the game with its ancient Greek architectural structures.
A helmet with a snake around it, the Hydra which sit atop Medusa’s head, a quiver with arrows and a stone statue that represents the legend of ‘any soldier who sees Medusa turn to stone’ comprise the high-value symbols in the game. The low-value symbols are the usual 10, J, Q, K and A from a card deck that form the Royal Flush hand in poker.
Medusa herself is the wild symbol in the game, and she replaces all other symbols except the scatter. The Medusa II logo is the scatter symbol and it helps trigger some of the bonus features in the game.
Medusa II gives you the opportunity to put together quite a few good wins. The lowest coin size in the game is 0.01 and the highest is 2.00. This gives you quite a modest bet range of 0.25 to 50.00. The maximum you could win in the game is 500 coins when you land 5 wild symbols across the reels.
Use the Turned to Stone Stacked Wilds feature to put together some good winning combinations when you play Medusa II. This feature occurs randomly in the base game.
When the feature is triggered, a stone soldier appears on one of the reels to reveal a stack of wilds.
Another cool feature that this game offers is the Medusa’s Locked Reels feature. The feature is activated in the base game and causes anywhere from 2 to 5 reels to lock down and spin in unison.
When this feature is on, the same symbols appear in adjacent positions. This gives you a great opportunity to land some handsome winning combinations.
The name can be misleading – you land the free games first, and then there is the possibility of the Medusa’s Locked Reels feature being triggered when the bonus round is on.
Land 3 scatter symbols to trigger the bonus round, which rewards you with 10 free games. As mentioned in the above paragraph, you could land the Medusa’s Locked Reels feature during this round. Landing 3 more scatter symbols during the free games round rewards you with 5 additional games.
Medusa II is available for play on all devices. The use of HTML5 makes it possible for you to play this slot from any smartphone or tablet as long as it is running on the Android, iOS or Windows Phone platforms.
Loading the game on your smartphone or tablet is easy. Find a good mobile casino that uses SG Digital software and register an account for real money play. Once you have opened your account and funded it, head to the casino lobby and tap the Medusa II game icon; it is as simple as that!
You can load the game on any of the following mobile browsers:
The mobile slot looks as good as the desktop version and you are guaranteed enhanced gameplay thanks to the full HD graphics. A responsive design interface adds to the overall high quality of gaming that the mobile version of the slot offers.
The first version of this slot was Medusa and that in itself was a spectacular NextGen Gaming/SG Digital offering. Medusa II goes one better, with fantastic graphics and great features to help you score some good wins.
The randomly triggered Turned to Stone Stacked Wilds is a great feature because it gives you the chance to land some great winning combinations any time during the base game. The locked reels and free games also contribute towards helping you land some decent wins.
The 243 ways to win is a great option, but a bigger bet range would have definitely helped raise the ante even higher. Another feature that would have helped – a jackpot, of course! But all said and done, this is a game we loved playing, and would definitely encourage players to try out.