Design and Gameplay

The mythical medusa creature is well known throughout the world as a woman with snakes for hair, turning each that dares gaze upon her into stone. Deriving its origin from Greek mythology this beast has, ever since, been the inspiration for many different forms of media and entertainment. Sort of ironic, isn’t it? Well now we even have the Medusa in the form of a slot game brought to us by NextGen gaming.

Medusa is classic and very entertaining to say the least. Its simplicity is where its charm is. The iconography is on point and blends well the numerous Greek inspirations. The medusa icon looks frightfully beautiful, with eyes that seems to pierce you and turn your immobile. Truly, we can’t take our eyes of her. On top of that the layout is very accessible and puts your right into the action of things without delay. Overall the design is top notch.

All the well-known tropes return, such as the 3 x 5 reel structure and the 25 paylines. The play button can be a bit smaller, but that’s a very minor issue. If you need help there is a detailed info bar in the options menu.


Now for the bonuses. You may think that Medusa wouldn’t feature impressive bonuses both in quantity and quality. Well we’re here to show you how wrong you are. Not only are they impressive but they also complement each other in such a way that while playing the first feature you can be awarded with the second bonus and win the third.

Starting off is the Turned to Stone Re-Spins. When landing on three medusas win 3 respins with all prizes tripled. Reels two through four become Expanded Wilds during respins.

The Once Bitten wins you 10 Free Spins with all prizes doubled when three or more scatters appear. The soldier symbol is added to the third reel and awards up to 3 Super Spins every time he appears. All accumulated Super Spin are played when the Free Spins are over, and they multiply your prize by x5. This feature can be repeated if any additional Free Spins are re triggered.

Activate the Pegasus Feature by landing on three scatters. The feature lets you choose a Pegasus icon for your chance to win a prize.


Medusa is a very solid slot game that hits the spot. Not only is it abundant in bonuses, but it also awards the player enough to keep him playing. NextGen gaming have delivered a near perfect slot experience. Be sure to check it out.