Mythic Maiden

Mythic Maiden is a deliciously creepy slot by NetEnt where you'll find that things very often bump in the night. It's a medium variance game, which offers you the chance to win scarily good prizes with wild substitutions, multipliers and free spins.

It's certainly not what we'd call a horror-themed slot as it's more supernatural in nature, but if you can't wait until Halloween to get your spook on, Mythic Maiden is ready to come to the rescue.

NetEnt has set the game in the confines of a dusty old attic, and in the dim light provided by the full moon penetrating through the windows, you can just about make out some rather unusual relics that have been collected by their owner over many years.

You might want to turn the volume up at this point, because the sound effects of creaking floorboards, the moan of the wind outside, and unexplained rattles really adds to the eerie atmosphere.

On the reels, you'll see playing card symbols fashioned out of melted candle wax, tarantulas, animal skulls, mysterious orbs, locked boxes, a full moon, a shrunken head, and a spellbook bound by severed hands.

On the right of the screen is something, even more, unusual – an iron maiden with glowing red eyes. The iron maiden is reputed to be a torture device that was used in the medieval times, and whoever was placed inside it suffered a slow death via its vicious spikes.

Thankfully, this particular iron maiden is a lot friendlier to strangers as you'll soon discover when we tell you more about the special features of the Mythic Maiden slot.

This NetEnt game has five reels and thirty paylines, and you can play it with bets of between 30p and £150. It boasts an incredible top jackpot of 600,000 coins.

Wild Symbol:

The Full Moon wild triples all wins it helps to create, and can also substitute for all symbols except the scatter.

Scatter Symbol:

The scatter symbol is represented by the spinning blue and red orb, and when three or more appear anywhere on the reels, you'll receive between ten and thirty free spins.

Bonus Round:

The free spins feature is the main bonus round in Mythic Maiden. However, it comes with a potentially lucrative benefit. Whenever the feature's triggered, the iron maiden at the side of the reels awakens and shoots out multipliers (of up to 10x) and extra spins at random. Furthermore, if you manage to land three or more scatters, you'll re-trigger the feature.

Our Verdict:

The combination of comedy and the supernatural help make Mythic Maiden one of our go-to NetEnt slot titles. However, it's the massive top jackpot and the awesome skills of the iron maiden that really make the game a total treat to play.