|Symbols||Skulls, candles, curios|
Mythic Maiden is a visually stunning online slots game from NetEnt that should appeal to all lovers of creepy, spooky aesthetics. With five reels and up to a whopping thirty paylines, Mythic Maiden is set in a dark and foreboding attic where treasures as well as terrors lurk in the shadows.
Look and Feel
The game’s play window depicts a cluttered, creepy attic, full of strange and bizarre curiosities. To the right of the reels stands a figure resembling an Iron Maiden – the medieval torture device whose image became a popular horror movie staple – with eerily glowing eyes.
One of the standout features of Mythic Maiden is its immersive soundtrack, combining creepy musical loops with the sounds of creaking floorboards, whistling wind, and foreboding noises in the distance. It fits beautifully with the game’s design, and – as with many NetEnt properties – the art design and style is very strong.
Lower value symbols – A, K, Q, J, and 10 – are depicted in the style of melted candles, which will become lit on a winning line, while strange curios serve as higher value symbols. A mysterious locked trunk, a scary spider, a book held shut by mummified hands, a fanged skull and a shrunken head are the oddities on offer, respectively worth 150, 200, 500, 1,000, and 2,000 coins.
In keeping with the creepy theme, the scatter symbol is a pair of animated swirling lights, and the Wild symbol is also animated, showing a moon in a cloudy sky with a skull appearing in it, while these symbols are accompanied by suitably creepy sound effects and animations.
Using a standard NetEnt interface ideal for mobile devices, laptop or desktop users, Mythic Maiden offers autoplay and max bet options, alongside the option to stop autoplay early if chosen. Bet levels are controlled by the ‘Level’ and ‘Coin Value’ buttons, with a floor bet of 0.30 at 0.01 Coin Value, and a ceiling of €/£150 per spin.
With a stated 96.6% Return to Player percentage and a potential 600,000 coins top prize up for grabs, Mythic Maiden certainly promises good rewards. The high value symbols are certainly high value indeed: landing five shrunken heads could net a lucky player as much as 2,000 times their bet.
The free spins feature is Mythic Maiden’s only real bonus game, but can certainly offer some very attractive extras.
Three or more ‘Circle of Light’ scatter symbols will unlock the Free Spins mode, with three symbols netting ten free spins, four symbols landing fifteen free spins, and five scatter symbols unlocking the maximum thirty free spins. You can score additional free spins during free spin rounds themselves. Wilds do not have any special behaviors in this game, but will replace all symbols except scatters, and enhance wins with a 3x multiplier.
Free Spins rounds will open the Iron Maiden itself, revealing up to a 10x multiplier and/or up to an additional two free spins per turn. Multipliers will act on all payline wins, including Wilds, which makes for some very lucrative possibilities and makes Mythic Maiden a great choice for lovers of atmospheric video slots.