Medusa Slots

MedusaMedusa is designed by NextGen Gaming and it’s a game which uses as inspiration Ancient Greece and its mythological creatures. The Medusa is such a creature, a woman with snakes instead of hair on her head, and which was said to be able to turn men into stone if they dared look at her. The Medusa theme is mixed with Ancient Greece here, so it’s not something you haven’t seen before design wise.

In Medusa, a NextGen slot, you will get one of their most used layouts, which combines the use of 5 reels with a total of 25 bet lines. A bonus game with free spins, multipliers, Super Spins, scatters, re-spins and wilds are all on the list of features. $10,000 is the biggest payout available.

Features of Medusa

I enjoyed seeing that NextGen didn’t just use the same features which every slot seems to have these days, and actually tried to improve them somewhat. That’s how you end up with expanded wilds instead of regular ones, with re-spins that have multipliers for those wilds, scatter symbols with larger than average payouts and free spins with multipliers which can also give you Super Spins.

We have Medusa first, the wild symbol in the game, and also one that is capable of expanding to cover the entire reel it is on. The expansion only occurs when it will result in the formation of a new combo, otherwise it will remain a symbol which occupies one spot on the reel. The wild only appears on the reels 2, 3 and 4, so it has a limitation.


Turned to Stone Respins

The Medusa wild has this effect when you get all three wilds on the reels where they are allowed to show up. You win 3 re-spins when this happens, where all the wins formed with the wild’s help have 3x multipliers.

Once Bitten Bonus

This is the feature which gives you free spins, and its trigger is the usual scatter. At least two scatter Logos are required to be present in the same round, in any position, before you get a prize from them. Payouts of at least 2x, and as high as 250x the bet, are awarded when two to five Logos are present.


As for the feature, it needs 3 or more Logos to be scattered around. You win 10 free spins when this happens, with 2x multipliers.

You will also notice that additional symbols with Soldiers on them will appear, and you will collect them whenever they show up. These Soldier icons bring you Super Spins, which will start once the regular free spins are done. The great thing about the Super Spins is that they come with 5x multipliers for all wins.

Pegasus Bonus

Get the three Pegasus symbols to make an appearance at the same time, and the reward will be a bonus game with payouts of up to 50x the bet. You get to make some picks, and you get prizes and sometimes messages like Win All (gives you all the payouts) and Pick Again (you get a second prize).


You win 100x the bet if this feature is triggered during regular free spins or 250x the bet if the Super Spins offer it to you.

Betting options and jackpots

There is nothing too special about the bet you place in Medusa. You cover between 1 and 25 paylines with an identical number of coins, and then you choose how much those coins should be worth ($0.01 to $2 range). The result will be a bet worth anywhere between $0.01 and $50.

Like many slots from NextGen, it offers a 5,000 coins top payout, with a maximum value of $10,000. It’s the most often used top prize value by them.

Design and symbols

The game’s design is just as good as its features are. The Ancient Greece theme is unmistakable here, with a couple of Greek temples visible behind the reels and another one being used to support the reels, which are encased in it. The reels are made out of marble themselves, with symbols being all themed and taken from Greek mythology or history. You have warriors, weapons, grapes, flying sandals, temples and Medusa, to name a few of the images which show up on the reels.


Symbols: Medusa (wild), Medusa Logo (scatter, 250x the bet), Pegasus (scatter), Temple (5,000 coins), Stone Warriors (2,000 coins), Medusa Coin (500 coins), Snake (500 coins), Earrings (200 coins), Flying Sandals (200 coins), Wine Jug (150 coins), Grapes (150 coins) and Spear Tip (100 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

Sporting an excellent design, with a mythology connection which can be quite interesting, Medusa offers great features, but fails to do the same when it comes to the top prize.

Medusa can be found at any NextGen casino, where you get a chance to play it for real money or in free mode.