Minotaurus slot review
Being Greek this next game's right up my alley – Minotaurus! The Minotaurus (or Minotaur as more commonly known) was a mythological creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man. Having a somewhat ravenous appetite for human flesh, he was a bit problematic.
The backstory is twisted: King Minos of Crete was sent a white bull to sacrifice to Poseidon. But thought Minos “this bull is so cute, I just can't do it.” So he spared it's life. Enraged, Poseidon cursed Minos's wife to fall in love with the bull and mate. (aw gross – who thought this stuff up?) The offspring was the Minotaurus who King Minos confined to a labyrinth. The Minotaurus couldn't have been the sharpest tool in the shed because he remained trapped there for a very long time. After Athenians killed a son of Minos, the Cretan King reigned terror on the city. The only way they managed to appease him was to send 7 young men and 7 young women to the labyrinth every year. Yum yum said the Minotaurus… Theseus of Athens vowed to kill the creature and volunteered to become a sacrifice. Upon arrival in Crete, Princess Ariadne fell in love with him. She gave him a plan of the labyrinth and a ball of string. Theseus met the Minotaurus, killed it with one blow, and returned triumphantly to Athens with the Cretan Princess.
OK – now that you can write a “thesis on Theseus”, let's get down to reviewing Minotaurus! This video slot by Endorphina can be played on pretty much any device you choose whether it be P.C, mobile or tablet. A harrowing scene is set right away as the game takes place in the labyrinth itself. With flickering flames and eerie noises, I could imagine this translating into a piss in your pants horror film. I pictured myself as a sacrifice to this monstrous creature, but truth be told I wasn't too scared at the thought. I mean – c'mon there's no way I don't think about bringing in some string along! (and possibly a tranquilizer? For me that is - oh and one for the Minotaurus too…)
Minotaurus is a high volatility 5 reel and 10 payline slot. The standard symbols are Theseus, Princess Ariadne, the all important string, face card letters, helmet and sword. The expanding wild is the Minotaurus, which can substitute for all symbols, but only appears on reels 2-4. The controls blend in nicely with the brick color scheme. Up top is your credits display while down below are the rest of what's needed: Bet, Menu, Total Bet, Auto, Spin and Lines. You'll have to walk away from the beast at a leisurely pace because there's no Turbospin.
After each winning spin in regular play, there is a Take Risk option in which you can gamble your profits on a double or nothing bet. Battle the Minotaurus to win the wager!
The Minotaurus epands to cover an entire reel and stomps down to activate a respin feature, during which multipliers are applied. The multipliers values are increased with each non-winning respin Note: There is no maximum multiplier!
The Maximum Win in Minotaurus is 100 000 coins. I'll open myself a Greek buffet restaurant…
The graphics are well rendered and the animations are excellent – specifically the titular monster. Atmospheric music keeps the adrenalin pumping wile the sound effects are intimidating ennough for any monster flick. 100% performance rating on all devices tested – not a moments lag or any issues.
There are better games out there than Minotaurus when it comes to both gameplay and features. But, I have to say I still had a blast (maybe my tidy profit is affecting my judgment). The expanding wild is an exciting addition to a game that is steeped in atmosphere – a winning combo!