Based on the 1960’s Alfred Hitchcock directed horror thriller, Psycho is a 5-reel and 25 fixed paylines slot game from Nextgen Gaming. There is a degree of insanity in this game where you play for the chance of winning up to 2,500 coins per payline if you land five Bates Motel scatter symbols!
Graphics, sound effects and music to die for!
The setting for the slot is reminiscent of the movie itself, with the solitary Bates Motel featuring prominently atop a long hill. The lower level poker symbols make up the weaker paying symbols designed with slashes in them. This is followed by a motel key, envelope of money and eye peeping into a hole in the wall. The notorious Norman Bates is the second highest regular symbol with Marion Crane the highest. The reels are represented by the folds of a shower curtain referring to the famous shower scene in the movie. The graphics are standard with some animated slashing action during the base and free games feature that bring you wilds. The sound effects and music mesh well with the theme and create a mood to die for!
The wild logo symbol appears on any reel and replace any other symbol, except for the Bates Motel scatter symbol. A multiplier may be applied of 2x, 3x, 4x 5x, 10x or 20x. The scatter symbol pays out regardless of their position on the reels of up to 2,500 coins. With 3, 4 or 5 scatters symbols, you win 10, 15 or 20 free games with the increased likelihood of more wilds and higher multipliers of 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 20x, or 40x. The free games feature can be re-triggered while actively running. You may also decide that you want to top up your winnings by playing either of the card gamble features to double your winnings by choosing the correct colour or quadrupling your winnings by correctly choosing the suit.
Good combination of features and prizes
Psycho allows you the chance to play for as little as €0.25 and as much as €50 with a theoretical return to player (RTP) of 95.568%. With a chance to win up to a decent 2,500 coins on a payline the game’s suite of features combined with the sound and animation are an enticing combination. Nice little extra’s like the flickering Bates Motel sign, lightning and thunder or intermittent appearance of a hand slashing knife all contribute towards a game thriller!