If you’re all about thrills and chills, then boy do I have a slot game for you. Psycho slot is a 5-reel 25 pay line video slot powered by NextGen Gaming and produced in co-operation with Universal Studios. Based on the famous Alfred Hitchcock 1960’s psychological thriller, Psycho slot offers a mixture of fun, fright and fear for any brave gamblers who dare to spin the reels.
Playable from between 25p a spin up to £50 per spin, this game is visually excellent with a haunting soundtrack that sends shivers up your spine. NextGen Gaming have done a cracking job at balancing themes from the film with the visual impact you’ve come to expect of modern slots. With bonus features such as psycho wilds that can multiply your wins up to 20x and free spins with 40x your stake multipliers up for grabs, you’d be downright crazy not to give this one a go with a maximum win of 2,500x your stake in the bonus rounds!
Graphics and Theme
The opening scenes to the game are shot in black and white and showcase a dark and stormy night as the driver approaches the ‘Bates Motel’ sign. As this slot is based on what is arguably the best thriller ever recorded, all aspects of its design have an uncanny and hair-raising feel. Taking place in the dead of the night, gamblers will see the haunted cabin house situated high on the hilltop overlooking the mysterious Bates Motel. Frequent bouts of thunder and lightning can be seen and heard which add to the creepy aesthetic, and a maniac with a knife will sometimes randomly appear to slash your screen with wild symbols. Yikes!
The 5×3 reel grid itself is positioned on a shower curtain, which plays homage to the iconic and terrifying shower scene in the film with quotes like ‘We all go a little mad sometimes’ flashing up. Symbols in this game include colourful lower-paying card suits A-10 and thematic symbols consisting of a room key, an eye peeking through a hole, a cash envelope, Marion and Milton plus two rewarding wild and scatter symbols. I’d recommend you play this slot game with the sound on high as the eerie use of the original score from the movie alongside the stormy weather sounds make for a fantastic gaming backdrop that helps to build up adrenaline and suspense.
The wild symbol in Psycho slot is signified by the word WILD in red and has two main purposes. It substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter symbol and any wins with WILD’s can be multiplied by 2x,3x,4x,5x,10x or even 20x! They can be applied to any spin randomly.
The scatter symbol in this game is an image of the haunted house with SCATTER written in red across the bottom. You’ll need these symbols to get access to the free spins.
You can win 10, 15 or 20 free games when any 3, 4 or 5 SCATTER symbols appear respectively. Psycho wilds can also appear during the free spins round, and all of them have multipliers this time. If you’re lucky enough to land them, wins can be multiplied from 2x up to a whopping 40x – that’s double the multiplier in the base game! Free spins can also be retriggered if you land a further 3,4 or 5 SCATTER symbols so your free spins can be endless.
Game How to Play
The first thing you’ll need to do to get started on Psycho online video slot is set your betting value. Place your bets between 25p a spin up to £50 per spin. We know that this is a fairly low maximum bet, so your jackpots aren’t going to be insane, but if you’re looking for a straightforward and fun slot to play with some excellent bonus features, this is it. All you’ve got to do it hit the play button or set the auto-play feature to land winning combinations of 3 or more adjacent symbols across the 25 pay lines. The key to accessing the huge 2,500x your stake win is in the free spins feature and if you’re looking for the best symbol to get you the most rewards in the base game, then you’ll want to try land a 5 of a kind of Marion who will get you 1000x your stake.
Psycho on Mobile
NextGen made sure that Psycho slot can be played on all mobile and tablet devices including iOS and Android. Take this scary slot with you, wherever you go.