Straight from the NextGen Gaming studio comes a horror themed slot that will raise the hair on the back of your neck, run chills down your spine and potentially fill your wallet with big wins. Psycho slot game is based on Alfred Hitcock’s famous horror story that was penned in 1960, and several decades later is still as memorable as the day it first hit the bookshelves and later, the silver screen.
NextGen has taken the Bates Motel and a number of other creepy factors from Hitcock’s story, including the infamous shower scene and turned them into a 5 reel, 3 row 25 payline video slot.
The Psycho slot game is graphic-rich and really captures the essence of the original spooky tale. The chilling soundtrack adds to the suspense and will keep players on the edge of their seat.
The game is set in an old, rickety isolated wooden home that sits atop a hill and overlooks the Bates motel. The motel is in the middle of the countryside and it always seems to be raining, adding to the atmosphere. The dark shadowy figure of mother lurks behind the windows, watching the motels new arrivals and Norman Bates enthusiastically greets the guests. The reels are set against a shower curtain and a glittering butchers knife is waved across them, ready to strike its intended target and add to the horror of the game.
The Psycho slot game reels are adorned with an envelope of cash, a motel door key, a peephole, Marion Crane and Norman Bates. 10, J, Q, K and A take on the lower symbol values and there’s also the red Wild and the creepy house on the hill which is Norman Bate’s mothers abode, is the Scatter symbol. These symbols add extra winning potential to every spin and can trigger the bonus round.
Psycho Slot Game Bonus Symbols
The Wild not only stands in for any other symbol except for the Psycho slot game Scatter to create a winning combination, it also adds a multiplier of up 20x in the base game. Additionally, further Wild symbols can be added to the reels at random by the stabbing hand, which holds the large knife.
The Scatter symbol is key to unlocking the free spins bonus. This bonus round is the Psycho slot games only additional extra, but winnings certainly add up after a few of these rounds are triggered. 3 Scatters will award players with 10 free spins, 4 Scatters with 15 free spins and 5 scatters with 20 free spins. If at anytime a Wild forms a winning combination during the free spins bonus round, winnings may be multiplied up to as much as 40x.
All free spins play out with the shower scene in the background and once again the stabbing Wilds can increase players chances of a bigger win. These free spins can also be retriggered when 3 or more Scatters appear on the reels during the bonus round, adding to the number of spins awarded.
Psycho slot game also boasts a Gamble feature that can be accessed optionally after every successful spin. Players can choose whether or not they want to bet their winnings on a card game where guessing the colour of the next card drawn will result in the payout doubled and predicting the suit correctly will see it quadrupled. If a prediction is not correct winnings from that round will be forfeited.