“Its horror and beauty are divine. Upon its lips and eyelids seems to lie loveliness like a shadow, from which shrine, fiery and lurid, struggling underneath, The agonies of anguish and death. Yet it is less the horror than the grace which turns the gazer’s spirit into stone.” So the famed poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, painted a word picture of the snake-haired enchantress, medusa, in the 19th century.
Wondering why we had to root than one out of the archives? Well, it’s because she is the subject of the newest slot from Yggdrasil in collaboration with their YGS Masters partners, Dreamtech. If you haven’t heard of the YGS Masters Programme, it is more like Microgaming’s Quickfire platform, where the owning company (Yggdrasil in this case) gets to curate, develop, and distribute content for up-and-coming studios such as AvatarUX, Fantasma, Northern Lights, Rabcat, and 4ThePlayer.
Back to the new game, which comes a few months after the first brainchild of Yggdrasil’s and Dreamtech’s partnership, let’s do what its description suggests. That is, “travel to ancient Greece to uncover medusa’s treasures as we strive to earn a place in the book of legends by challenging mythical creatures from antiquity.”
Play Medusa: Fortune and Glory For Free- Mobile & PC
What would you rather play for? Fortune or Glory? Play Medusa: Fortune and Glory for real money here or enjoy a free demo below:
- Return to Player: 96.62%
- Volatility: High
- Win up to €223,200!
- Bet Range; €£$ 0.10-30
- 4096 Ways to Win
- 2 Bonus Round Offers
- Wild Transformations
- Code: HTML5
- Platforms: Android, iOS, Mac OS, Windows, Linux, etc.
Slot Overview & Math Model
If you come here expecting the same visual production we saw in Ice and Fire, you might end up disappointed. The graphics here sure do the job, but they are a little rough around the edges. Take the symbols, for instance. It looks as if the digital visual artists intended to create Clash of the Titans-level ancient Greek creatures but somehow ended up settling for oblong sketches. A symbol like that of Chrysaor, one of the creatures that sprung forth from medusa’s body after she was decapitated by Perseus, the half-god offspring of Zeus’ many Dalliances, ended up looking more like the comical Pumbaa from Disney’s Lion King than a heroic winged boar that bears The Golden Sword. A minor sticking point there, but let’s not dwell so much on the looks because, in the end, it is the figures under the hood that matter the most.
Luckily, there are no disappointments when you skin the slot to reveal the numbers shrouded underneath. Starting with the utilized paylines, you get 4096 ways to win across the board, meaning that landing winners will be as easy as lining up identical symbols on adjacent reels regardless of the position. Default Return to Player is well above average at 96.62% while volatility and hit rate are rated high at 86 and 37.04% respectively. No “running out of bankroll on multiple occasions” concerns here as wins came quite often during our test runs.
As is the case with all the slots featuring an unusually large number of win ways, the values of the symbols on the paytable should not matter much as the goal is to win with a large number of ways. For Medusa: Fortune and Glory, the developers cap the max win on a single round at 223,200€, with that only possible when you have so many appearances of the premium symbol (the red Minotaur) on the grid.
No Need to be Afraid of Medusa!
Medusa or one of the ophidians on her head can slither their way on the grid as wild symbols. On top of their substituting powers, these symbols can transform up to three of the symbols on the grid to their kind.
Medusa: Fortune and Glory’s responsive sessions culminate in a bonus round session triggered by matching three BONUS symbols on the grid at the same time. Players have two free spins offers to choose from. One, the Fortune option, where eight to forty free spins can be won alongside a win booster multiplier ranging from X2-20 and two, the glory option, where five to twenty rounds on the house can be won with one to three regular payers turned wild for the session. Though highly unlikely, three scatters can land to award ten additional free spins.
Medusa: Fortune and Glory- Our Verdict
Needless to say, Medusa: Fortune and Glory’s greatest strength lies in its 4096 ways to win format. There’s no telling when you can win on a large number of those ways to unlock epic wins. Take that and combine it with the uncommon bonus round offerings that turned out more eventful than we expected, and you have yourself a decent-potential slot that every serious punter out there must try!