Of all the tales of Greco-Roman myth, few remain as well remembered as the encounter between Perseus and Medusa. What is it about Medusa that fascinates? Her amazing superpower, turning would-be assassins into stone with a glance? Her naturally curly (also slithery and hissy) hair? No matter; let’s just say Medusa II is here, sequel to the popular predecessor. As in the original Medusa slot game, various baubles make up the symbol set, but this time there golden and a bit more obscure-looking. Oh, there’s also this amazingly-sculpted soldier type. Who’s now literally so, having been turned to stone. And his arms have fallen off, a la the Venus de Milo. (Bummer, dude. Didn’t anyone tell you to bring a *@&^#&^ing mirror?)
A “243 Ways” game distributed by Microgaming, the Medusa II slot includes lots of nice features and potentially huge jackpots. The symbol starring Medusa herself – naturally depicted as a hot babe topped with a coif of snakes rather than with the accursedly ugly visage that she’s often traditionally given – is a stacked wild.
Rather than actually turning unsuspecting slots players into stone, i.e. no mirror required for home play, Medusa is a stacked wild in the Medusa II demo slot. Additionally, a five-wild combination on an active payline is worth some 500x the payline bet. In theory, then, at the max bet of $50 (or $2 for each of 25 “paylines”) could net the player a crazy $243,000. That’s quite a nice jackpot – and would certainly be something to see.
Another feature of note in the Medusa II online slot game is the clumsily-named “Turned to Stone Stacked Wilds.” Essentially, after any spin in the base game, a soldier (the buff, unstoned version of the aforementioned symbol) may appear on any reel and turn the entire reel wild.
Also appearing at random in the base game is a “lock-and-spin”-style feature in which any number of reels between two and five (well, that’s what it says here) reels may stay in place and “spin” together. Just hope for a good starting combination, because to consistently land, say, three reels’ worth of low-paying stuff on the right-hand reels is a serious buzzkill.
Likewise, when the bonus round of 10 free spins is tripped via the traditional three scatters, the middle three reels lock into place for the entirety of free games. Again, buzzkill rules apply – but truly massive jackpot payouts are possible.
Medusa II: Hey, if Perseus had played this online slot game, he might never have been mucking about near Medusa’s lair underground in the first place…