|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.25 - 62.50|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins|
If you scare easily you might want to pass on playing Psycho by software manufacturer NextGen Gaming. This title is based on the cult 1960’s movie by Alfred Hitchcock and it’s every bit as scary as the original motion picture. Don’t skip through the intro because that will really help to set the hair-raising mood, and in addition, the game occasionally displays actual scenes from the movie making it all the more realistic. To deepen the level of horror in this title further, keep the sound on for the dramatic and fear-inducing soundtrack. Notice that the reels are actually hanging on a shower curtain, which will mean a lot to you if you’ve ever seen the movie, and you can see the Bates Motel in the backdrop with lights flickering ominously in the distance.
As for the game’s layout, it features the standard 5 reel by 3-row grid. In addition, there are 25 active paylines for you to bet on, but keep in mind that these are fixed and you will therefore not have the opportunity to regulate or adjust them. This also sets the minimum bet at 25p per single spin. The maximum bet, on the other hand, reaches up to a total of £62.50 per spin.
Where to Play
Look out for the Wild symbol which can land in any position, anywhere across the five reels. It’s the second most lucrative icon, too, which makes it especially valuable. Its most important function is, of course, to substitute for the other symbols and help complete winning sequences, however, the Wild will not be able to replace the Scatter for this purpose. Another great thing about the Wild symbol is that it can give you a random multiplier of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x or 20x. The multiplier will be applied to any winning combo that the Wild contributes to.
In addition to all of the above, the Wild also partakes in its very own random feature. It can take place at any point during gameplay, and as part of it, an extra Wild can appear on any of the reels during any spin.
The main attraction in Psycho is the Freespins Feature, which you can trigger with the help of the Scatter symbol. What’s more, the Scatter is also the most lucrative symbol on these reels, offering payouts of up to a whopping 2,500 coins. You can trigger the bonus feature by landing at least 3 Scatters at the same time which will award you a total of 10 free spins. But you can benefit from a bigger number free spins if you trigger the feature with more Scatters than that. Thus, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols will grant you 15 or 20 free spins, respectively.
Furthermore, all throughout the bonus feature, you can benefit from more Wilds on the reels. And to top it off, the multiplier for Wild wins will also be higher – potentially up to 40x. You will also have the opportunity to retrigger the Freespins Feature by landing another 3 or more Scatter symbols simultaneously. This will respectively give you another 10, 15 or 20 extra free spins.
Psycho is a great online slot game that really does the film justice. And besides being scary in its own right, it can also be scarily volatile – so be prepared for some potentially high payouts. With that in mind, though, it may not be so easy to trigger the Freespins Feature which is where the bigger prizes are at.