Medusa II is a NextGen online slot with 5 reels and 243 ways to win. Medusa II is based on the Greek myth, which tells the tale of a beautiful girl who was a priestess of the goddess Athena. Medusa, sworn to a life of celibacy, marries the god Poseidon. Athena punishes her by transforming her into a repulsive creature, a Gorgon, with venomous snakes for each lock of hair. Medusa runs away and lives with her curse, everything she looks at turns to stone. Medusa II is set against a stormy, crumbling city of Greece with a soundtrack playing in the background that changes as the reels spin.
Ancient Greek Symbols
Medusa II features the following symbols, a helmet with a snake, golden serpents, a Greek statue, a quiver of arrows and a gold ring. The playing card symbols are Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten. The helmet with the snake has the highest pay out of 400 coins for 5, the gold serpents will pay out 300 coins for 5, the statue and arrows both pay out 200 coins for 5 and the gold ring is worth 100 coins for 5. The playing card symbols each pay out 50 coins for 5.
The Medusa II logo is the scatter symbol and this symbol activates the free spins game. The wild symbol is Medusa. The wild is stacked and will appear on all the reels. The wild symbol will substitute for all of the symbols except the scatter.
During the base game a soldier may appear on the reels to attack Medusa. Medusa will gaze at him and the soldier will turn to stone and reveal a stack of wild symbols. The wild symbol will reward players with 500 times their bet for 5, 50 times for 4 and 20 times for 3.
Medusa II Locked Reel Bonus
Players will win 10 free spins when 3 or more scatter symbols appear on the reels. The free spins round can be reactivated and players will be given an extra 5 free spins. The scatter symbol will pay out 250 times the wager for 5, 125 times for 4 and 50 times for 3. During the Medusa II locked reel bonus any 2, 3, 4 or 5 reels next to each other can lock and spin together showing the same symbol. This means that at any time during the game up to 5 reels will lock with the same symbols, which means that players may have up to 5 reels all showing the same symbols. The scatter symbol pays in any direction and the wins are multiplied by the total wager.
Medusa II has a gamble option. The gamble option may be activated when players land a winning combination. Players can use the hearts and clubs button to gamble. Players have the opportunity to double or quadruple their winnings. If players correctly guess the colour of the card their win will be doubled and if they correctly guess the suit of the card their winnings will be quadrupled. Unfortunately a wrong guess will mean players lose everything. Players have a maximum of 5 chances to choose correctly.
Medusa II offers good quality graphics and sound effects and offers players a number of ways to win with free spins, stacked wilds and the locked reel bonus round.