According to Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a fearsome beast with a man’s body and a bull’s head that lived in a labyrinth and feasted on the local populace until the heroic Theseus killed it. This gloomy story is played out minus the gruesome details in this latest offering from Octavian Gaming, Minotaur.
Online slots themed around ancient Greece are relatively common, so players will be looking for some unique twists to draw them to Minotaur. Minotaur then will give players bonus rounds like expanding wilds, reel respins and a ‘Find the Minotaur’ game that leads players through the labyrinth to some of the higher-rewarding prizes in this game.
Even in the original game players will be looking at some attractive design features, with a beautiful woman, a heroic picture of the hero Theseus and the evil Minotaur itself.
The five reels are flanked by beautiful golden columns against a classical Greek landscape of temples and mountains, and then players can pick to have soothing audio playing along in the background to compliment the atmosphere.
Should the Minotaur lands next to the bonus icon; the doorway to the Minotaur’s labyrinth, he will expand right across two reels, and whilst this isn’t guaranteed to result in some new winning lines being formed, there’s a high chance that gamers will get some sweet rewards when this happens.
When the bonus icon and Ariadne land side by side, the doorway turns into a golden Minotaur wild icon that remains locked whilst the remaining reels spin once more, should any other wild icons appear on the reels respin, they too remain locked for a further turn and continue to do so until no additional wild symbols appear.
Minotaur Hunting Feature
Landing Theseus next to the bonus symbol begins the main feature, as players enter the labyrinth and advance down a dark, murky tunnel before arriving at a room with five wooden doors, surrounded by ornate Greek columns and statues. A player will need to click an entry door and reveal the win multiplier behind it accompanied by a burst of flame and being showered in coins.
A second part to the round can then be activated and takes players down another corridor, deeper into the maze where three more further doors are found. Again, a click on a door will lead to a burst of flames where a treasure chest will reveal some big win multipliers.
Beautifully designed icons with stunning animations absolutely make Minotaur stand out from its competitors, whilst the bonus features, expressly the in-game extras including the respins and expanding wild replacements, can be activated quite often, adding to the appeal.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring