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Medusa Hot 1 slot REVIEW

Medusa Hot 1 ReviewWe gave Yggdrasil Master, Hot Rise Games, credit for being creative with their debut release, Legion Hot 1, although the gameplay came across as a bit too awkward for our taste. Medusa Hot 1 is more streamlined in that sense, and the budding developer have completely shifted gears into a highly volatile math model with a solid 7,500x potential.

The dark/grey color scheme is not exactly mood lifting, but fans of role-playing ‘dungeon & dragons style’ video games will probably feel right at home. The Mystery Respin feature is mostly there to break up the grind, and award occasional top-up wins in the base game. Walking through the FS character trail, that leads to the climactic Hot 1 medusa wild final spin, was a surprisingly tense and fun experience however, and it’s well worth checking out.

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Medusa Hot 1 Slot Features

The Medusa Wild steps in for all regular pay symbols to grant you the highest possible win, and all wins involving one or more wilds are boosted by an x2 multiplier. Landing 2 Bonus Scatters anywhere in view triggers the Mystery Respin feature. You get 1 of 3 Respin tiers from this feature, as described below.

The triggering reels become sticky, while the 3 remaining reels spin again. If you trigger the Bonus Chance respin version, the triggering bonus symbols do not transform. If you get the Medusa Wild Respin version, the 2 triggering bonus symbols turn wild for the respin. Finally, if you get the Medusa Power Respin, the bonus symbols turn into x5 multiplier wilds.

You trigger the Bonus Round when you land at least 3 bonus scatters anywhere in view, and this award 7 free spins for starters. The triggering bonus symbols become sticky in their current position, and they remain in place for the duration of the feature. A premium symbols trail becomes visible above the reels, sorted in chronological order from low to high.

On the first free spin, the sticky bonus symbols transform into the lowest value character symbol. If you land more bonus scatters on that spin, it will also become sticky and reveal the same character symbol. This awards an extra spin with the current line-up, which is played immediately. This process repeats as long as you land new bonus symbols.

If no new bonus symbol lands, the next free spin is played as the sticky bonus symbols turn into the next character symbol on the trail. This continues until the final free spin, where all racked up sticky bonus symbols turn into the Medusa Wild that comes with an x2 boost.

This is the ‘Hot 1’ climax, and it can lead to very solid repeat wins. As before, the respins go on as long as you keep landing new sticky bonus symbols that also transform into Medusa Wilds. Non-UK players can purchase the bonus round for 100x the total stake, and this awards 3 to 5 bonus scatters on the spin that follows.

The 200 Spins Medusa Hot 1 Slot Experience

Nothing too exciting happened for us in the base game, so we decided to purchase the bonus round. This happens at 0:45 into the 4-minute highlights video, and we got 3 triggering bonus scatters. The feature was quite eventful however, and it turned into an unexpected thrill-ride with a solid climax in the end. See it all for yourself by hitting the play button below.

Review Summary

Medusa Hot 1 is definitely a big step in the right direction compared to the somewhat clumsy debut release from Hot Rise Games. We like how the base game Mystery Respin feature keeps you guessing, although it seldom makes a huge impact. The RPG-style visual presentation will probably please some players, but we find the color scheme to be a bit too dominated by grey/dark shades.

The characters come alive nicely during win animations though, and the bonus round is usually a tense experience leading up to what can be a very exciting and lucrative climax to the tune of 7,500x your stake. We like the certainty of having to move through all premium symbols, combined with the uncertainty of how many extra spins and extra sticky bonus symbols you can rack up towards the Hot 1 Wild final spin(s).

If you love Medusa Hot 1 Slot you should also try:

Legion Hot 1 - is the first release from YGS Master, Hot Rise Games, and you can look forward to a Bonus Shield Collection feature in the base game. The benefit you get from collecting shields remains in place until you finish a bonus round, and the latter comes with a climactic Hot 1 final spin involving x2 multiplier wilds and payouts up to 2,525x your stake.

Eye of Horus Megaways - is a popular installment in the Blueprint series, and it comes with up to 15,625 ways to win. You can look forward to expanding wilds in the base game, and the big highlight is the bonus round with symbol upgrade and indefinite extra spins. This can lead to payouts up to 10,000x your stake.

Temple of Medusa - is a greek mythology release from All41 Studios, and it comes with 5 reels and 25 betlines. The special Medusa wild will spread to adjacent symbols, and the bonus round comes with 4 unique options. This is a highly volatile game, and you can land a random mystery prize of 5,000x your stake at any time in the base game.


Medusa Hot 1 Slot FAQs

What is the RTP of Medusa Hot 1?

The 96.21 % Return to Player is a tad above average.

How volatile is Medusa Hot 1?

This is a highly volatile game, and you can therefore expect fluctuations on your bankroll.

What is the biggest win possible?

You can win up to 7,500x your stake in total from the bonus round, which is a solid potential for sure.

How does the Mystery Respin feature work?

It triggers when you land 2 bonus scatters anywhere in sight, and the triggering reels become sticky for a respin. The triggering bonus symbols will either remain as they are, or turn into wilds or x5 multiplier wilds.

Is there a free spins mode in Medusa Hot 1?

Yes, the triggering bonus symbols become sticky, and these transform into the lowest tier premium symbol on the first spin. You move through all 6 premium symbols chronologically like that, but new sticky bonus symbols can land to award respins. The final Hot 1 spin(s) turn all sticky bonus symbols into Medusa Wilds that boost any win with x2.

Can I play Medusa Hot 1 Slot for free?

Yes, you can check out the free Medusa Hot 1 demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos that carry this title, something our scan has confirmed.

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