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Released July 2020
The Medusa: Fortune and Glory slot is produced by Yggdrasil Gaming. Yggdrasil Gaming take their name from Norse mythology where Yggdrasil is a magical tree where dragons lived and Odin sacrificed himself. Yggdrasil Gaming are one of the smaller slot development companies on the market at the moment – primarily focusing on lottery and scratch card game – and do not offer a full casino platform. They lease their games out to casinos using other platforms as a bolt on package. Yggdrasil Gaming publish the Return to Player/House Edge of their slots games within the game help file. The House Edge of Medusa: Fortune and Glory is 3.38%.
Medusa: Fortune and Glory is a 6 reel game that is 4 symbols high. Instead of paylines you form wins when you land 3 or more matching symbols across adjacent reels, with 4096 different combinations.
The theme for this slot is Greek mythology, with a number of the creatures from those stories making their way onto the reels.
Wild – The Wild symbol is the “Medusa”, which will substitute for all symbols other Bonus symbols.
Bonus – The “Temple” is the Bonus symbol. You need 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels to trigger the Free Spins feature.
Spreading Wilds – The “Gold Medusa” and the “Gold Snake” symbols are both Spreading Wilds, which means that when they land an additional 1-3 Wilds will be added to the reels. Spreading Wilds can only be added to reels 2-5.
Free Spins – If you trigger the Free Spins feature there are 2 different versions for you to choose from: The “Fortune Feature” and the “Glory Feature”, both of which are described below:
Fortune Feature – In the “Fortune Feature” you can win 8, 12, 15, 20, 30 or 40 Free Spins with a 2, x3, x5, x8, x10 or x20 Win Multiplier. You will need to pick a chest to determine the number of spins you are awarded and then another chest to do the same with the Win Multiplier. If you retrigger the feature, you will be given 10 additional spins.
Glory Feature - In the “Glory Feature” you can win 5, 8, 10, 12, 15 or 20 Free Spins with 1, 2 or 3 extra Wild symbols. You will need to pick a chest to determine the number of spins you are awarded and then another chest to do the same with the Extra Wilds. If you retrigger the feature, you will be given 10 additional spins.
Medusa: Fortune and Glory is a solid enough slot, in that it the looks the part and has a few decent features. There is little in terms of innovation on display here but this is Yggdrasil, so as you should expect by now, no expense has been spared in order to make this a stunning looking slot. You get Free Spins and there are 2 versions that you can choose from and you get a random Spreading Wild feature but there is nothing else for me to write about. The house edge is offering excellent value for money and as such helps to make up for that lack of innovation.