Based on the 1960’s Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name, this Psycho slot machine from NextGen and Universal takes you on a wild night time thrill of suspense and horror.
The background sets the scene; here you are outside the iconic Bates Motel on a night filled with random clashes of lightning, and a fog filled car park. The sinister looking house on the hill top looks down over 5 reels and 25 pay lines as you… take a shower?
Of course, the background of the Psycho slots reels is created from the wet and dripping shower curtain, taken straight out of the famous death scene, and has a part to play throughout in one of the regularly occurring bonus features.
You’ll find the usual A – 10 symbols all slashed or accompanied by ravens or owls, to fit in with the horror slot theme. You’ll also find a room key, an envelope of cash, an eye peeping through a key hole, the unfortunate young lady, and Norman Bates – all as the higher paying symbols.
The wild symbol throughout the Psycho slot game is the symbol with ‘Wild’ written on it, so pretty hard to miss. However, these are no ordinary wild symbols. Oh no.
They appear randomly and can come with a multiplier of anything from multiply 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 or 20 times if used on a winning paylines. Which can significantly increase your winnings in the base game alone.
The multipliers aren’t certain, or particularly frequent, but the wilds are. Hope is a powerful motivator to keep spinning.
With a fantastic animation, at any point throughout the game the shower curtain can be pulled back and more wilds stabbed on to the reels, or a slasher hand will appear to do the same. And unlike the lady in the film in her sorry demise, this time you’ll be happy to let Psycho do the stabbing.
And these wilds have an even bigger part to play in the free spin rounds.
Yeap, you read that right. The scatter symbol is the creepy looking hilltop house with the word ‘Scatter’ written under it.
Find 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols and you are rewarded with 10, 15 or 20 free spins for your efforts.
And these are not your usual NextGen free spins. Find 3 or more scatters throughout your free games and you can re-trigger them.
Still it’s the wilds that take centre stage and where you’ll win the big 100x plus wins.
You’ll have the same random wilds appearing, and random wild multipliers, but this time the amounts they are multiplied by are increased up to a whopping 40x.
Mostly you’ll get 2x, 4x and 8x multipliers, but once in a while, the 10x, 20x or 40x wilds show up and then… getting winning combinations with the high paying symbols suddenly becomes a steal.
Prefer playing slot machines online on your Android phone, tablet or Apple iPad or iPhone? Then you are in luck. You can play on the Universal Psycho mobile slot with all the same bonus features, graphics and sounds as online.
The only feature that is missing is the ability to increase your wins by gambling on the suit or colour of the next card. A feature that we seldom use but comes in handy on occasion.
If you have ever watched the film, are a fan of horror movies, or slot machines that make you feel part of the game, then this is a must try.
Much like NetEnt’s Zombies slot, you will need to turn the sounds on to fully appreciate the thrilling music and sound effects, which add that extra dimension to every spin.
A betting range or 0.25 up to 50 help all ranges of budgets play this game, but with it’s medium to high volatility it will need a decent sized one to hit the high rewarding free spin games.
Overall this NextGen Pyscho game is a fun and exciting one to play, if a little dangerous of course. Would you expect anything else?
So go find a casino now, and start spinning as you try and escape this video slot with your budget intact or 40,000 plus richer.