Medusa Megaways™ is now part of the series of Medusa slots that are undoubtedly the leading game in NextGen Gaming’s arsenal of titles. Since its launch, it has become one of the most popular games in the casino world, as well as NextGen’s flagship slot. Now, the game has received a makeover. Having secured a license to offer the Megaways™ engine in their slots from Big Time Gaming, NextGen have been busy transforming their believed Medusa slot.
Medusa Megaways™ is still able to dish out all of the many features players loved about the original, although it now includes many thousands of paylines and a cascading reels feature to boot. Find out more about how the game has changed with the addition of the Megaways™ engine in our review of the Medusa Megaways™ slot.
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HOW TO PLAY MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™
MEDUSA MEGAWAYS FEATURES CASCADING REELS AND UP TO 117,649 PAYLINES
Medusa is one of NextGen’s most renowned games, so the casino software providers were always under pressure to get this one right. They have done, Medusa Megaways™ features as many as 117,649 paylines, and any random number of these can appear on each spin. On top of that, the game is played with the cascading reels system, which is so common and popular in games featuring the BTG developed engine.
A spin on Medusa Megaways™ will cost anything from €0.25 up to €25 a turn, and on each spin, a random number of paylines will be selected. Should players land any sort of win at all, then the symbols which starred in that winning combo will disappear, with new ones dropped from above to fill the gaps. In this manner, players can expect to potentially win multiple times from various combinations, all without having to place a new bet. The cascading reels feature only ends when no new wins occur.
MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™ BONUS ROUND AND ADDITIONAL FEATURES
MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™ OFFERS AN UNLIMITED MULTIPLIER AND BONUS REPLAY FEATURE
Many of the original features in the Medusa have been carried over for this expanded version. Medusa Megaways™ has the same Medusa’s Gaze bonus as its predecessor. Triggered whenever a wild symbol (in the shape of Medusa and capable of replacing all icons bar scatters) appears on the uppermost row of symbols, it can transform symbols below it into wilds.
The Medusa logo acts as a scatter here and can trigger a free game feature if three or more appear. In the round, a total of 10 spins are offered to players, and every further scatter located promises an additional five spins during the feature. Multipliers are included and rise from 1x upwards whenever a cascading reel win is encountered. Moreover, should a soldier bonus symbol appear on the top row of icons, a Snake Strike feature will see the bonus icon become either a scatter or a wild.
At the end of the feature, players can choose to collect whatever they have won from the free spin round, or they can gamble them by replaying the level via the Temptation Bonus.
OUR CONCLUSION ON MEDUSA MEGAWAYS™
Medusa Megaways™ is almost identical to the original release, although with a grander payline structure and more epic prizes at stake. There was always a danger that NextGen would ruin the franchise by delivering a so-so release here. However, Medusa MegaWays™ is exactly what players hoped for when they first heard that NextGen were bringing the legendary slot to the Megaways™ franchise.