Minotaurus is a March 2015 mythical Endorphina-owned video slot whose themes are Greek mythology, folklore, classic tale, gladiatorial fight, the labyrinth, classical architecture, and hybrid monster. Endorphina has classified it under horror and mystic categories, alongside Dia De Los Muertos (October 2018), Voodoo (December 2016), The Vampires (October 2014), Fairy Tale (March 2015), Temple Cats (November 2015), and Undine’s Deep (October 2014); Endorphina’s Durga (December 2017) and Gladiators (December 2015) are also relatable. Its rival games include Minotaur (August 2017) from Octavian Gaming, Quest For The Minotaur by Pragmatic Play, and Wild Beast of Crete (August 2019) from Felix Gaming.
The title “Minotaurus” is borrowed from the Latinized name for the Minotaur. Mythologically, the fiery being Minotaur was crossbred between the Greek mythical queen Pasiphae and a white bull provided by the Greek sea god Poseidon to Cretan king Minos as a good omen; thus, Poseidon punished Minos’ refusal to offer him the pure bull as an animal sacrifice, resulting in the human-eating Minotaur that the king of Athens Theseus later on slayed in a labyrinth overseen by Cretan princess Ariadne. Minotaurus slot players need three, four, or five winning combinations.
Minotaurus Game Characteristics
Minotaurus has a partitioned brown 5X3 grid, with the payline numbering on either side embedded on pillars; seven coin values and six coins per line that amount to 42 bet sizes; eleven symbols, 10 non-adjustable paylines, win multiplier, sticky Minotaurs, free re-spins, a side game, and its dynamic payouts are from $10.00 to $10000.00.
Minotaurus has a special symbol among ten ordinary symbols. The free spins-triggering wild-cum-substitute is the fist-clenching, muscled and brown Minotaur, which is a semi-man and semi-bull with pointy ringed horns.
Ordinary symbols: the clean shaven king of Athens Theseus in a red cloak, brown necklace, and brown sweatband; the brown-haired Cretan princess Ariadne in a forehead band and a white one shoulder top; a brown fingerprint-like labyrinth; a brown yarn; a golden Roman centurion helmet, fitted with a red plume; a Pegasus-stamped round brown shield with crisscrossing swords; and crudely designed and floral cream letters A, K, Q, and J.
Minotaurus coin denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.50, and $1.00. Minotaurus bets per line choices: 1.00, 2.00, 3.00, 4.00, 5.00, and 10.00. Below are the Minotaurus total bets. Betting $1 per line: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.20, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, and $10.00. Betting $2 per line: $0.20, $0.40, $1.00, $2.00, $4.00, $10.00, and $20.00. Betting $3 per line: $0.30, $0.60, $1.50, $3.00, $6.00, $15.00, and $30.00.
Betting $4 per line: $0.40, $0.80, $2.00, $4.00, $8.00, $20.00, and $40.00. Betting $5 per line: $0.50, $1.00, $2.50, $5.00, $10.00, $25.00, and $50.00. Betting $10 per line: $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $50.00, and $100.00 (maximum bet).
The $100.00 bet, for example, has these Minotaurus payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. King Theseus pays $1000.00, $5000.00, and $10000.00. Princess Ariadne pays $1000.00, $4000.00, and $8000.00. Labyrinths, or yarns pay $500.00, $2000.00, and $5000.00. Roman centurion helmets, or shields pay $200.00, $700.00, and $1500.00. As, or Ks pay $100.00, $400.00, and $1000.00. Qs, or Js pay $100.00, $300.00, and $1000.00.
A lone Minotaur on the grid unlocks the free re-spins that spin endlessly till there is a winning combination. The risk game is a passive side game that is unlocked by any three winning combinations and whose progressively doubled wins are capped at X5.
Once unlocked, the players either click: the green icon at bottom right to bypass it and claim wins; or the red icon at bottom left to play it. The latter prompts a screen featuring a face-off between Minotaur and Theseus; after clicking the “START” icon in the center, players enter blindly into the maze.
Unusually, there is no card game to determine the outcome. Instead, the facing off opponents zoom in, wherein the current win is either lost if a Minotaur materializes, or doubled if yarn-clutching princess Ariadne materializes. Minotaurus’ non-progressive jackpot is $10000.00.
The good Minotaurus software has sliders. Its features: 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 autospins that can be set to stop after a specified playtime, 5-1000 single win bets; 10-90% balance decrease, and X1.5, X2, X3, X5, and X10 balance decrease. Statistics aside, this slot is available in ten languages—English, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese.
The spooky sound effects include a bellowing minotaur and leaking water in the dungeon-like maze. The animated 3D graphics include: a fire-throwing winged horse; glistening wool; lazily burning fire torch; falling debris; red-eyed helmet; and the Minotaur exhaling and stomping furiously as it looks from left to right expectedly, wagging its tail all the while.
Luck in Minotaurus
A game of chance, the RTP rate of Minotaurus is 96% and the house edge is 4%.