The snake-haired Gorgon makes a third appearance for NextGen Gaming in Medusa II Jackpots. This creepy looking, Greek myth and legend themed video slot is played using a 5 reel, 243 ways to win game and comes with free spins with synced reels and a shot at hitting 1 of 3 jackpot prizes. Play on all devices from just 50p per spin.

A ruined Greek temple forms the backdrop to the reels here – you’ll see stylised playing cards alongside helmets, limbless statues, quivers of arrows and a Spartan soldier. You’ll also see the gazing face of Medusa – she is the most rewarding symbol awarding a 500-coin payout if you land 5 in combination.

According to the Greek myth, anyone who caught Medusa’s eye would turn into stone. That tale gets a reworking here in the Turned to Stone Stacked Wilds feature – the Spartan soldier can indeed turn to stone but he will transform into a stacked wild when he does though.

Synced reels are central to the action in Medusa II Jackpots. On any base game spin. between 2 and 5 reels can lock and spin together to reveal matching symbols. This is known as the Medusa’s Locked Reels feature.

The main feature offering is the Medusa’s Locked Reels Free Games feature which is triggered by landing 3 or more scatters on the same spin – you’ll then receive 10 free spins. The Medusa’s Locked Reels feature is in play on each 1 of those free spins meaning between 2 and 5 reels will display matching synced symbols. Landing 3 or more scatters triggers a further 5 free spins.

Also on offer are 3 potential jackpot prizes – these can hit at random and award a Mini, Minor or Major payout. Keep track of the figures on offer via the meters above the reels.

NextGen Gaming’s first venture into the world of jackpot video slots works pretty well. The design has a creepy feel and is well done. There isn’t a great variety on offer as far as features go. The synced reels, especially in the free spins round, offer some good potential though. The variance here is in the medium to high range with wins of up to 2,430 times your stake on each spin.

In summary – both Medusa and Medusa II proved popular with online slots players. Medusa II Jackpots should do just the same.