|Symbols||Grapes, goblets, lyres|
NetEnt’s online slots title Muse: Wild Inspirations takes its inspiration from the muses of Greek mythology, who were thought to guide the endeavors of artists, poets, and kings. This three row five reel game offers three different wilds features – one for each of the muses depicted – plus up to 25 paylines, alongside the usual round of generous free spin bonuses you might expect from a NetEnt property.
Look and Feel
Muse has a typically clean-looking interface, combining a simple UI that’s great for desktop or mobile device players with an original, Grecian-inspired art design with a warm, colorful palette.
The play screen has a coastal Ancient Greek village background with views over a pink-toned sky and twinkling blue animated ocean, while the reels are suspended on a frame that recalls geometric Greek artwork, decorated with stylized cartoon symbols.
There is a non-intrusive but pleasant soundtrack featuring ambient sounds and short musical stings.
The lower value symbols are alphanumeric, while the higher value symbols make reference to Greek mythology and the interests the muses represent. A bunch of grapes and goblet of wine, a painting palette, a quill and parchment, and a lyre offer wins respectively of up to 150, 200, 250, 300, or 500 coins at maximum level.
The scatter symbol is a winged sandal, offering up to thirty free spins, while Wilds can be expanding, sticky, or offer a 2x multiplier on all wins.
Bets are controlled through the “Level” and “Coin Value” buttons, with autoplay and max bet options available. Muse Wild Inspiration has a minimum bet of 0.25 and is capped at €/£125 per spin, with a maximum coin value of 0.50.
The game offers up to 25 paylines left to right, and while Muse lacks some of the flashier features of platinum NetEnt titles, its low-key design benefits from the added interest of dynamic wilds, and offers plenty to keep players entertained.
The most notable feature of Muse Wild Inspiration is the Wild Inspiration symbol itself. When you score a Wild Inspiration symbol, which features the three muses together on one medallion, it will spin around and reveal which muse is going to guide your winnings.
Depending on which muse greets you, there is a chance that each Wild Inspiration could be an expanding wild, which will expand to cover the whole reel and increase your chances to win, a sticky wild – which will stay in position on the reel for one free respin – or a X2 wild, which will award a 2x multiplier on any winning bet line.
If the muses appear during free spin rounds, random extra expanding or sticky wild features may be added to the wild symbols, making for potentially lucrative combinations.
With the chance to scoop up to thirty free spins, a 2x multiplier and potentially high returns, Muse: Wild Inspiration is an appealing option for low and high-stakes slot players alike.