Mark of Medusa Slots

Mark-of-MedusaWith Mark of Medusa, Microgaming takes us into the legends of the Ancient Greeks, the theme being built around one of their mythological creatures. Medusa was thought to be a very ugly woman with snakes on her head, instead of the usual hair. A simple look at her would be enough to turn a man into stone, but I’m happy to report that the Medusa image used in this game has no such effect. Mythology has often been a source of inspiration for slot developers, and it often results in wonderful slot machines. Is Mark of Medusa such a slot? Let’s find out.

The game doesn’t bring anything extraordinary to the table, but it’s a solid choice nonetheless, with 5 reels, 25 win lines and with wild symbols, scatters, free spins and 3x multipliers. The big prize offered by it is at $50,000.

Features of Mark of Medusa

All the features mentioned in Mark of Medusa are typical ones for modern slot machines. You have them all in one place, the way so many slots from Microgaming do. The wild symbol is obviously present, along with a scatter symbol which will bring you the free spins and multipliers.

First, let’s take a look at Medusa, the symbol which acts as the wild in this game. As a wild, it can help you out only if it lands in a spot where a different symbol is needed, in order to complete a combination. The wild Medusa will take that role, so you get a combo and a win that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. There is more to the wild than its substitution ability though. It’s also capable of creating its own paying combinations, and they’re the most rewarding ones of the slot. Between 1 and 5 Medusa symbols, when they go from left to right on the same active win line, will pay you 2x to 10,000x, the maximum amount being the top jackpot as well.

Pegasus is another mythical creature from Greek mythology, a beautiful white horse with wings. In this case, the role it takes is that of a scatter symbol. What that means is that it has the power to appear scattered on the reels, without occupying the same line, and it still does its job perfectly. In this game, that means being the trigger for a cash prize and for free spins. While the cash prizes, which are between 1x and 100x the bet, require 2 or more scatters, the free spins need 3+.

Free Games Feature

Just how many free spins you’re going to get with the help of the scattered Pegasus symbols will depend on how many of them are present. Three will give you 15 spins for free, four will bring you 20 and five will trigger the maximum of 25 spins. A very nice bonus is the multiplier which the free spins apply to all wins, standing at 3x.


Betting options and jackpots

The game uses a lot of coins, but their value doesn’t go too high, so the maximum bet only goes up to $125. The 500 coins that are part of it have values of up to $0.25. A maximum of 20 coins are used per line, taking the wager up to $5.

A 10,000x reward is above average for a slot machine, so the game does well enough in this area. It means a maximum of 200,000 coins, or up to $50,000. The actual number of coins and their value depend on the line bet placed by you that round.

Design and symbols

It’s actually quite a cool game, mostly thanks to the various mythological creatures which inhabit its reels, like the Cerberus (guard dog of the Underworld), the Pegasus or Medusa. Other symbols include objects or Greek warriors, but there are about half a dozen playing cards as well. As for the background picture, it’s heavy on the yellow, but it makes Ancient Greece look even cooler as a result.


Symbols: Medusa (10,000x wild), Pegasus (scatter, 100x bet), Warrior (1,000x), Cerberus (500x), Swords and shield (250x), Amphora (250x), Ace (150x), King (150x), Queen (125x), Jack (125x), 10 (100x) and 9 (100x).

Is It Worth Playing?

Mark of Medusa does a lot of things right, starting with the design, the features available inside and the top prizes that you can win by playing it. Overall, it’s a game I would recommend you try out, especially if you enjoy Greek mythology.

This Mark of Medusa slot is offered by all online casinos with Microgaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.