In Greek mythology, Medusa is a standout figure, particularly in the iGaming realm. Of the three gorgons, she is the most recognized, with her snake hair and stone-inducing gaze. Her sisters, Stheno and Euryale, remain in the shadows, perhaps due to their immortality and less pronounceable names. Medusa, being mortal, met her end by Perseus, ironically cementing her own form of immortality in lore. All41 Studios’ slot game, “Temple of Medusa,” focuses solely on her, neglecting any historical revisionism.
This slot game bears resemblances to the 2012 release by NextGen, “Medusa.” The layout is familiar – a 5-reel, 3-row grid offering 25 ways to win. The design features classical Greek elements like columns and temples. The display above the reels indicates the game’s winning potential, a critical factor for players deciding its suitability.
Playable on any device, “Temple of Medusa” accommodates stakes ranging from 10 cents to $100 per spin. Its hit frequency stands at 31.10%, promising a win roughly every three spins. The RTP of 96.4% is universally acceptable, though its combination of high volatility and low potential might not appeal to all gamblers. The paytable includes thematic symbols: Greek-fonted royals for lower values and higher value symbols like swords, winged sandals, helmets, Chrysaor, and Pegasus. Premium symbols need at least 3 in a row to win, with the highest paying 15 times the stake.
Medusa’s infamous gaze turns symbols wild in this game. There are regular wild symbols substituting for pay symbols and a special Medusa Wild on the middle reels, which can transform neighboring symbols in various patterns.
The free spins round is a highlight, activated by scatters on the middle reels. Players can choose from several free spin and wild spread options, including a random choice. The potential for retriggering free spins adds to the excitement.
Additionally, a Lucky Prize feature in the base game offers a chance to win 5,000 times the bet.
Despite some unique features, “Temple of Medusa” doesn’t quite stand out for a repeat play. Its ultra-light gaming experience, combined with high volatility and limited potential, leaves more to be desired. Enhancements like higher symbol values or additional wild features could have potentially elevated the game beyond its current offering.