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STAKES, PAYLINES & SYMBOLS
PAYTABLE FOR MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™ SLOT
PAYTABLE FOR MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™ SLOT
Medusa Megaways is a 6 reel slot from NextGen Gaming that features the Megaways™ pay mechanic that is under licence from Big Time Gaming. With this unique pay feature in place Medusa Megaways™ can offer players a possible 117,649 ways to win.
Staking options see this Megaways™ game start out at just €0.25 a spin, and players can then choose from a further 8 bet sizes before reaching the maximum stake of €20 a spin. The stake amounts are perhaps a little different to how other providers structure theirs, but those of you familiar with NextGen slots will find these commonplace.
For those of you who wish to try and get a little more after a win, you have the opportunity to either double or quadruple you win on the card gamble. Guessing the correct colour next will multiply your win by 2, and a correct guess of the next card suit will multiply your win by 4.
WINS CAN BE GAMBLED ON MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™ SLOT VIA THE CARD GAMBLE
medusa megaways™ slot cascading reels
EACH WINNING COMBINATION WILL PRODUCE A CASCADE ON THE REELS ON MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™ SLOT
WINNING SYMBOLS WILL BE REMOVED AND NEW SYMBOLS WILL DROP DOWN TO REPLACE THEM ON MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™
For every winning combination that is achieved on the reels, those symbols that make up the win will be removed and replaced with new ones. This gives you the opportunity to string together several wins, and in the case of there being a lot of Megaways™ in play, this can potentially lead to some decent base game wins.
MEDUSA'S GAZE FEATURE
MEDUSA WILD SYMBOL APPEARING ON THE UPPER REEL ON MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™ SLOT
UPON TRIGGER MEDUSA WILL COVER THE REEL SHE IS ABOVE
The Medusa's Gaze feature may be triggered when one or more wild symbol appears on the upper reel. If this feature does trigger then Medusa will come down and cover the entire reel that she is above.
A RANDOM AMOUNT OF WILDS WILL BE LEFT BY MEDUSA
After Medusa has covered the reel she will then return to the upper section, as she leaves, a random amount of wilds will be left on the reel. So ideally you would want the reel she covers to have as many positions on it available as possible. It should be noted that all symbols can be changed to a wild, expect for the scatter symbol.
The Medusa Gaze feature can also be triggered during the free spins bonus round.
medusa megaways™ slot free spins feature
10 FREE GAMES ARE AWARDED FOR A 3 SCATTER TRIGGER ON MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™ SLOT
To trigger the free spins feature on Medusa Megaways™ you will need to land a minimum of 3 of the Medusa scatter symbols anywhere in view. If you do land 3 then you will be awarded with 10 free games, for each additional scatter symbol you trigger the bonus with you receive an extra 5 spins.
EACH CASCADE YOU ACHIEVE WILL INCREASE YOUR MULTIPLIER BY X1
MULTIPLIER INCREASING TO X4 ON MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™ SLOT AFTER A WIN
Once your feature has begun then your aim is to get as many wins as possible, this is because every time that you achieve a winning cascade then your multiplier value will increase by x1. This is a familiar set up we have seen several times before on slots like Extra Chilli Megaways™, and Buffalo Rising Megaways™, the slight difference with Medusa Megaways™ is that your when you start the bonus round your multiplier starts on x2, instead of x1 like all other slots in this style.
medusa megaways™ slot snake strike feature
A SOLDIER APPEARING ON THE UPPER REEL WILL TRIGGER THE SNAKE STRIKE FEATURE ON MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™
THE SOLDIER WILL TRANSFORM INTO EITHER A WILD SYMBOL OR A SCATTER SYMBOL
During the free spins feature you will notice that at the side of the win multiplier, and at the side of the free spin counter are two snakes. Either one of these snakes will trigger if a soldier symbol scrolls in on the upper reel, if the soldier is attacked by the left snake then it will transform into a wild symbol, and if it is attacked by the right snake then it will transform into a scatter symbol.
The free spins bonus can be re-triggered, and this is achieved by once again landing 3 or more of the scatter symbols anywhere in view.
MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™ SLOT TEMPTATION FEATURE
MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™ SLOT TEMPTATION FEATURE
The temptation feature is something that we haven't seen on any of the previous Megaways™ slots before, this new addition to Medusa Megaways™ gives players the chance to forfeit their winning amount from the free spins, and play the feature again.
This can only be done once per feature, so if you risk the lot and it then pays a much lower amount, then that will be the end of the bonus.
It should also be noted that if you choose to play the bonus again then it will start exactly how you triggered it the first time around, so if it was a 4 scatter trigger, you would again begin the bonus with 15 free spins.
BUY THE BONUS ON MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™ SLOT FOR 100X YOUR STAKE
NextGen Gaming have also decided to add a bonus buy to Medusa Megaways™, so if you would like to get straight into the free spins feature then it will cost you 100x your stake.
medusa megaways™ slot review final thoughts
With this being their first Megaways™ slot, NextGen Gaming have stuck to a favourite and popular theme of theirs with the classic Medusa Slot. The Megaways™ mechanic seems to fit the slot well, and with their own personal touches added NextGen have made a reasonable first attempt at entering the Megaways™ market.
We liked the fact that they have added something completely new with the temptation feature, this at least gives you another chance at glory if you're unfortunate and hit a low paying bonus round. Of course this also carries a risk and it could pay you to not be too greedy, just in case you end up with one of the really low paying bonuses like we had!
It's good to see another developer hit the market with these style of slots, and we will look forward to what they produce in the future.
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