We've all heard of Medusa. She is the woman with snakes for hair, the woman whose gaze will surely turn you into a block of stone, forever frozen in the position you were in when you met her gaze.
So, is it a good idea to play a slot game based on this woman? Well, we braved them and we're still here, so we think you should try these too, just to see what you think.
Medusa by NextGen Gaming
Set in a temple in ancient Greece, Medusa is a simple name for NextGen's take on this frightening woman. There are 25 lines across five reels, and we are treated to such delights as Turned to Stone Respins, the Once Bitten Bonus, Super Spins, and a Pegasus Bonus. It's great to see a game with so many relevant elements included.
Medusa II by NextGen Gaming
There had to be a sequel and here it is with sharper graphics, bigger reels, and 243 ways to win this time around. Medusa appears as a stacked wild, replacing most things except for the logo, which is used as a scatter. The game has Turned to Stone Stacked Wilds, Medusa's Locked Reels, and some free games on offer too. The locked reels feature is great as you could get anything from two to five reels locked so they spin the same icons into place together.
Medusa's Gaze by Playtech
It's time for Playtech to take a spin with this theme, and they've done admirably with this title. This is an unusual game as Medusa appears in the middle of a circular set of colored spots. Her snake hair constantly moves too, which is unnerving! Despite appearances, there are 12 lines to win on. You must get three or more matching icons on a line to win. Medusa will then turn these to stone so new icons can appear, with a chance to win more. There is a wild tile to replace others in the hope of a win, but it doesn't pay out itself.
Will you brave Medusa in search of some wins?
And if you do, which one will you try? Will it be one of the NextGen titles, more traditional in their appearance, or the innovative Playtech slot, where Medusa's gaze can help remove winning tiles to let you have a chance at winning more?