The online slots playbook features plenty of Greek mythology-themed games and Medusa’s Golden Gaze follows this tradition. If you love mythological creatures, then this game’s fearsome Medusa character with her hissing-snakes hairdo is one you’ll enjoy. Add to that some great features, and you have a winning slots combination.
The game’s 96.06% return to player (RTP) and high volatility make it rewarding for players with a higher risk tolerance. As far as jackpot slots go, this one has no progressive jackpot, and with relatively low and few payouts in the base game, players need to activate the various bonus features to have fun. Before you start to play, be aware what the different stats in a game mean and what the risk versus reward is likely to be to make sure this online slot game is for you.
How To Play
Played on a 5×3 reel format with 25 paylines, the base game of Medusa’s Golden Gaze has limited payouts but a host of bonus features that can earn you up to 200 free spins.
The game has 11 symbols, including the standard five card symbols and six symbols representing different aspects of ancient Greek culture — from the bracelet amulet, helmet, shield, mermaid, and high paying warrior, to Medusa herself.
The wild is the game’s logo and top paying symbol, substituting for any other paying symbol. The scatter is a representation of the Parthenon plus the word bonus. The bonus symbol on a minimum of three paylines activates free spin rounds but no additional bonuses.
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The background graphics feature classical Greek columns and architecture with a shimmying Medusa watching over the reels on the left of the screen. Her head seethes with snakes and, rather than being represented as the winged creature she sometimes is, the bottom half of her body is serpent like, giving her a mermaid-like appearance. On the reels the Medusa symbol’s snaky hair hisses and other symbols animate when there’s a winning combination. The other symbols are predictable enough, but well depicted in high definition, namely an amulet in the shape of a bracelet, a helmet, a fearsome looking warrior, a mermaid, a shield, and Medusa herself. The soundtrack complements the theme with a special jingle that plays for a win. Overall, this is one of the brightest and most striking of the Greek themed online slot machines.
Other than free spins bonuses, the two main features of Medusa’s Golden Gaze are the reel copy and mystery feature.
In the reel copy feature, if the first left hand reel lands a full house of stacked symbols, these are replicated to fill only one or up to all four of the other reels.
In the mystery feature, mystery symbols stacked on the reel reveal themselves at the end of the spin. The mystery symbol can be any, including the wild and bonus symbols.
Bonuses and Jackpots
Medusa’s Golden Gaze has no progressive slot jackpot but offers a play-worthy maximum 2500x payout. The game’s excitement pivots on the slots bonus rounds and the number of free spins it offers.
The game’s bonus free spin rounds are the main attraction and players can accumulate up to 200 of them.
Three bonus scatter symbols on a payline activate free spins, rising to six free spins for four symbols, and eight free spins for five. If multiple symbols land, they accumulate, and this is where the maximum 200 free spins can be won.
Ten or more free spins come with an additional modifier, namely the regular free spins mode in which the number of free spins is halved but the reel copy feature is triggered more often with more chances to win, or the 50-line modifier, where the number of free spins is halved but the paylines are increased from 25 to 50.
There are more bonus free spin rounds if you accumulate 30 or more, and players have the choice between super free spins (when a third of the spins attract a 3x multiplier,) or mega free spins (when one fifth of the spins can be played with a 5x multiplier.)
There is no shortage of ancient Greek-themed slots out there for you to choose from, including Ways of Labyrinth (which also features Medusa,) and Prometheus Titans of Fire. For more from 2 By 2 Gaming with a Greek theme try their Magic of Pandora, or for something a little more offbeat try their Humpty Dumpty Wild Riches and Honeymooners.
Snakes, Mermaids and Other Mythical Creatures
There seems to be no end to the creativity of today’s master slot game developers and despite repeating some themes, no two games ever look alike. This kind of variety is available in slots as well as in a wide range of casino table games at BetMGM. All you need to do is register and let yourself loose to play with the full selection of snakes, Gorgons, mermaids, and other mythical creatures.