Muse: Wild Inspiration Slot
Muse: Wild Inspiration is a 5-reel, fixed 25-pay line online slots game from the slots kings at NetEnt. This is another slots game that takes the inspiration of Ancient Greece as its theme, but in a slight twist it's not the male gods that are smiling here. The theme instead is inspired by the finer things in life that the people in Ancient Greece obviously enjoyed, such as literature, art and music. Each 'arty' aspect in Greek mythology was connected to a goddess, and collectively these goddesses were known as the Muses. The number of muses 'worshipped' by the Greeks changed as their history progressed, from nine down to three. Some believed them to be the daughters of Zeus, while others claimed they were the offspring of even earlier deities – Uranus and Gaia. The only really consistent aspect of all these legends is that the Muses have always been ladies!
All three (not nine!) Muses make an appearance on the reels here, and each can be identified by the colour of their hair (black, blonde and purple). Joining them on the reels are a harp, a scroll and quill, a palette, a goblet of wine and a bunch of grapes. You'll also find playing card symbols ten through to ace. When you ready to get musing, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest achivable payout is for three tens or jacks. This will win you double your stake-per-like. You really hit the jackpot if you land five Greek harps. Doing so awards a pay out equivalent to five hundred coins.
Each of the Muses is a wild symbol, and they only appear on the central three reels. They substitute for all symbols aside from the scatters. There are three types of wilds. When a wild lands it flips over to reveal the type of wild it is.
- Sticky wild (purple-haired Muse) – the wild remains in place for a single re-spin
- Expanding wild (black-haired Muse) – the wild expands to cover the entire reel
- X2 wild – (blonde-haired Muse) – if the wild is contained in a winning line, then the associated payout is doubled
A winged sandal is the scatter symbol in this slot. If you land three scatters anywhere on the reels then you win ten free spins. You win another ten free spins for every additional scatter that you land, up to a maximum of thirty freebies.
During free spins you receive two Muses for the price of one! Every wild that lands flips over to reveal two of the wild symbol combinations listed above, and you receive the welcome benefits of both at the same time.
So, will Muse: Wild Inspirations aMuse you for lengthy periods? The graphics used here are well up to NetEnt's usual standards, and the sound effects are adequate, but the gameplay is a little lacking. We've seen this 'multi-wild, multi-wild combined' theme before in other games, so it's hardly an innovation. Perhaps not a game worthy of the slotting gods, but enough to keep players entertained for a short while at least.