Enter the world of Greek mythology with the next addition to Playtech’s hugely popular Age of the Gods series. The first slot from the series was launched at the beginning of 2016, becoming an instant hit in the slot-playing community. Since then, Playtech has released more than half a dozen games in the Greek-themed series. All are equipped with four pooled progressive jackpots – Power, Extra Power, Super Power, and Ultimate Power, with the latter regularly going into life-changing six-figure sums.
One would not be wrong to call Playtech a dinosaur of the online casino world, even though it was founded only about two decades ago. But the company ascended to become one of the world’s leading game suppliers in the online market, and after a successful listing on the London Stock Exchange, it is now part of the FTSE 250 Index. Numerous acquisitions and organic growth saw the company establish itself as a major supplier for a wide range of online casinos. Unique video slots, online bingo, scratch cards, table games and live casino studios all form part of its portfolio.
Unusual Reels With Greek Mythology
Players are led into the deep world of Greek mythology, where the Gorgon with living snakes for hair reigns on a highly unusual reel set with six reels, six to seven rows and 164 fixed paylines. A rocky beach scene with splashing waves at dusk lies in the background of an intricate game window with snakes curling around the outside columns. Four displays on top of the game window show the current value of the four pooled progressive jackpots. A mysterious soundtrack with underlying drum noises is only interrupted by the usual win and teaser sounds.
All pay symbols appear stacked on all reels, up to seven symbols high. Four differently shaped gems in blue, green, red and diamond colors are the low-value symbols. On the medium level are a helmet, a dagger and an ancient Greek warship. The premium symbols are the dog Cerberus, a buff-looking Minotaur and a scantily clad Aphrodite. Medusa is the wild symbol, expanding to cover the entire reel whenever it appears on a spin. Scatters are ancient war shields appearing in stacks of up to two symbols on reel two, four and six only.
The Mythical Stats and Numbers
Age of the Gods: Medusa & Monsters is a medium-to-high-variance video slot with an RTP of 96.09%. Bet sizes range from 0.50 coins to a massive 2,000 coins. However, most casinos will limit the maximum bet to 500 coins. The game has four progressive jackpots which are pooled from all the slots in the Age of Gods series. Designed in HTML5 format, the slot can be played on any desktop, mobile and tablet device across all OS platforms.
Pays for a six-of-a-kind range from 0.5x to 3x your bet. The maximum pay in a single spin in the base game is a full screen of Aphrodite symbols, awarding 492x the stake. The maximum win for the slot is determined by the value of the progressive jackpots, with the top jackpot regularly reaching six figures.
Medusa’s Gaze Free Games
Landing scatters on reel two, four, and six in one spin will trigger the Medusa’s Gaze Free Games feature. Players are presented with three war shields and can make one pick to reveal one of three premium symbols to be petrified by the Medusa during the bonus round.
The Medusa starts at the beginning of the feature as reel-tall wild on reel six, and it moves by one reel on each free spin. Any occurrences of the selected premium symbol will be petrified and stay locked on the reels until the Medusa symbol hits them. Wins are evaluated and paid after every spin. Any selected premium symbols landing behind the Medusa symbol will stay locked until they form part of a winning combination. The round ends once the Medusa wild reaches reel one.
The Progressive Jackpots
As mentioned earlier, the slot’s four progressive jackpots are pooled from all the Age of the Gods games. The jackpot bonus game can be randomly triggered on any spin. However, higher bets increase your chance to enter the bonus game. A grid with 20 coins will be displayed, and the aim is for you to find three matching jackpot symbols. Entering the bonus game guarantees a win of one of the four jackpots, with six-figure sums appearing regularly in the top-tier jackpot to offer life-changing wins indeed.
Other Reels With Medusa
Greek mythology and its creatures are prominently featured in video slots. Medusa appears in some hugely popular games such as Medusa and its sequel Medusa II from NextGen Gaming, as well as on the reels of Medusa’s Lair by Bally Wulff. For higher progressive wins, we recommend Hall of Gods and Mega Fortune from NetEnt or the Mega Moolah slot series from Microgaming, all of which carry mega jackpots in the millions.
A Mythical Verdict
Playtech scored a real winner when it launched its Age of the Gods series in 2016. Entertaining games with progressive jackpots proved to be the right recipe for these games to feature on many a favorites list in the slot-playing community. The series often gives lucky players reasons to celebrate big when they hit the Ultimate Jackpot. Age of the Gods: Medusa & Monsters does not disappoint and is a welcome addition to the series. Ready to face the snake-haired Gorgon on the reels?