Medusa's Golden Gaze

Medusa's Golden Gaze

Medusa’s Golden Gaze is one of several Medusa-themed slot games on the net. However, unlike the other titles (which mainly come from NextGen Gaming’s vault), this particular release is from 2By2 Gaming. The slot is simplistic in terms of how it looks, but the gameplay is anything but. There are plenty of nifty little features worked into the design of this Greek mythology slot to whet your appetite.

Before we dive into the logistics of Medusa’s Golden Gaze, it is worth looking at the payline structure, wagering range and prizes. The 2By2 Gaming slot is played over 5 reels and 25 lines, with players able to slap down bets costing anything from 25p a turn up to £25 a spin. Medusa’s Golden Gaze has a return to player rate of just over 95%, and there is a non-progressive prize worth 20x a line bet up for grabs in this release.

Special features

There is a considerable number of features to get through, starting with wilds. These symbols appear as the slot’s logo, and they can substitute for all other icons, save for temples. 

Those temples pop up as bonus symbols, and can trigger a free spin feature, should three or more appear on the reels in the base game.

The base game also sees two randomly triggered features comes into play. The first of these is the Mystery Stack feature. It can see an entire stack of mystery symbols pop up onto the reels. Those mystery symbols will then transform into another icon, potentially offering up a win to players.

A duplicating feature can also occur at random. It can fill the first reel with a stack of symbols and then copy that reel to another of the other four reels. You could even end up with all five reels displaying the same symbols if you strike it lucky.

Bonus features

One three, four or five bonus symbols appear on a payline (not anywhere on the screen), players will win 5, 6 or 8 free games. Where the scatters appear on lines will determine if any further spins are afforded to players. Players who land 10 or more free games can choose from regular free spins, half those spins but with duplicating reels in play, or half the number of spins but with 50 paylines active. Land 30 or more free spins and you can play with a third of that number, but with 3x multipliers, or you can choose to play with a fifth of those spins, but with 5x multipliers in action.

Overview

The overly complicated nature of the free spin bonus in this game is what makes it most appealing. There are plenty of chances to land wins, and the randomly triggered bonuses come into play rather frequently. It may look basic, but there is every reason to claim that Medusa’s Golden Gaze could go on to be as popular as NextGen Gaming’s Medusa series of online casino games. This one is certainly not a bad effort by 2By2 Gaming by any stretch.