It’s not every day that you see a video slot built around the concept of a medieval torture device, but that’s exactly what players will find in Mythic Maiden – a macabre machine from the team at NetEnt. While players may have read the name and expected another Ancient Greek-themed slot featuring toga-clad damsels, Mythic Maiden actually looks more like a trip to Vincent Price’s attic, with skulls, shrunken heads, deadly spiders and the titular iron maiden all creating a chilling atmosphere. That being said, the game boasts a free spins feature that will certainly get the heart racing, with players able to benefit from up to 30 bonus games with a random prize multiplier of up to 10x their win.
While we can all agree that Mythic Maiden features a generally dark theme, it’s quite hard to put your finger on precisely where the slot is set. The game appears to take place in an attic filled with macabre items, with cages, voodoo masks and ceremonial candles all visible in the gloom. The icons on the reels extend this theme, with locked chests and spell books being joined by monkey skulls and full moon wild symbols. The background ambience is equally unsettling – with howling wind, creaking floorboards and distant footsteps all audible as a clock bell occasionally chimes – and the iron maiden to the right of the reels pops open when free spins are triggered to reveal a multiplier.
The main selling point of Mythic Maiden is a free spins feature in which players can land up to 30 bonus games. Triggered whenever three or more whirling orb symbols appear anywhere on the reels, players will receive a number of free spins based on the triggering symbol used, with the iron maiden to the right of the reels swinging open to reveal a multiplier of 2-10x your regular win and/or two additional spins at the end of each game. During the base game, meanwhile, players will also benefit from a 3x prize multiplier whenever a wild symbol substitutes in any regular payline win.
As with the vast majority of modern NetEnt slots, Mythic Maiden features three adjustable variables that can all be controlled by using left and right arrows. In this manner, players can select to have 1-30 paylines active, 1-10 coins wagered on each line and a value of £0.01-£0.50 selected for each coin. When combined, these three factors lead to the game being playable for anywhere between £0.01 and £150.00 per spin, with players also able to launch 100 games using the autoplay button.
For a dark and disturbing video slot experience that’s capable of paying out some ghoulishly good prizes, players need look no further than Mythic Maiden. The slot’s macabre setting and eerie atmosphere make it an incredibly immersive experience, but providing they can peek out from behind their sofa for long enough to activate the free spins feature, players will technically be able to get their hands on a maximum line win of 20,000x their stake.
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