She’s as dangerous as ever, but just a little bit sexier and a dash more seductive. Will the Medusa II slot turn your heart to stone or dazzle you with her beauty?
The follow up to the hugely successful NextGen Medusa slot, Medusa II mobile slot has landed on mobile screens and boy does she look pretty.
Similar in theme to the original, it follows the mythical lady with the snake hair into her lair and twists the story. No longer is she a dangerous monster, but a beautiful misunderstood creature who you’ll be begging to see more of on your screen.
The theme is dark and moody, with a dash of adventure in the air as you seek out the cursed creature. Medusa 2 slot on mobile has been very well done, looking particularly effective as an iPad slot or Android tablet slot – not because on the smaller screen it looks bad, but you can’t appreciate the little brilliance of graphics as well. Fans of the original slot game will instantly feel the familiar environment, but it’s been updated with a slightly fresher look which suits us just fine.
Bows and arrows, stone-turned soldiers and golden treasure all sit side by side your Ace to 10 high card symbols. But it’s the lady herself who is most impressive.
The last game was all about the free spins; Medusa 2 slot machine is all about the locked reels. Fans of the NetEnt Twin Spin slot will recognise the style, as you randomly get two or more (up to 5) identical reels showing up. This means the same symbols will appear on those reels, allowing you to create bigger wins in a 243 ways to win video slot.
Add stacked wilds and what you have here is a cave of treasures to uncover. Especially when you considered that you are guaranteed to get locked reels during 10 free spins bonus games. Generally ‘big wins’ were anything around the 30x our bet mark, though this game has the potential to up to 2480x your bet on a really great, great day. The nice thing is that these could happen at any point during the base game as much as during the free spin rounds.
The not so nice thing is that these could just as easily not happen at all.
She is not better than the original. She is different, in you don’t get the super spins or the high multiplier, but you do get more chances of winning with the locked reels. They are both fairly high volatility slots with big jackpots, so as you can imagine, both can be dangerous with your budget and will be comparable.
People expecting an improvement will be disappointed as the original was so good. The best NextGen Gaming could do with Medusa 2 mobile slot is tell the tale slightly differently to spark the imagination of a new audience.
When she’s feeling warm and seductive, she will give you riches you’ll find hard to match elsewhere. However if she give you the cold shoulder, you’ll end up poorer and your heart may turn to stone against this cruel monster.
Our advice is to take her for what she is; a beautiful capricious creature who will captivate you and is still more generous than most. It’s not her fault she’s a monster from time to time. But isn’t it part of why we love her in the first place?
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|Mobile Slot released||July 2014|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4.82% / 95.18%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 2.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 50|
|Max win||121, 500|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Guaranteed Locked Reels|
|Bonus rounds||Locked Reels, Stacked Wilds and Free Spins|
|Slot Themes||Ancient Greece|
Stacked Wilds: Medusa's beautifully drawn face is the wild and appears stacked on all five reels. She substitutes for all symbols except scatter. As pretty as she is, she likes to show up often to show off.
Random Full Stacked Wilds: At any point during the game a soldier may run across the reels and Medusa will turn him to stone. Where he lays will turn the whole reel wild. Not as frequent occurring as the other feature, still we've had some strategically great wins when they do show up.
Locked Reels: Randomly as the reels are spinning you'll get a video of the lady herself dancing across either 2, 3, 4 or 5 reels. These will then stop all on identical symbols, side by side, each a mirror image of each other. We like this feature a lot and helps create great five of a kind wins on this 243 payline slot machine.
Scatters, Free Spins & Locked Reels: 3 or more scatters will trigger 10 free spins. Though this may not seem like a lot, you can re-trigger these at five more free spins at a time for every 3 scatters you get. Not a frequent thing, we grant you, but every once in a while it can happen.
What makes the free spins oh so grand is that the locked reels will show up on each and everyone of those 10 free spins. We've had 5 locked reels giving us three 5 of a kind wins once which made our free spins round get to over 100x our bet. We suddenly started falling in love with this monster out of the blue. Can you blame us?
We gave Medusa 2 video slot four stars, much like the original game. Though you'll be tempted to compare the games, NextGen haven't re-invented the wheel, simply built on a hugely successful slot machine and created something that is as much fun, even if not hugely different in feel.
Fans of the original will be able to pick and choose their favourite, whilst new comers to the genre will be quickly drawn into this beautifully themed and fun slot machine.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: May 29, 2020 - Rating