Psycho is a unique slot, published by NextGen in November 2015, and it’s based on the cult 1960 Alfred Hitchcock movie, which is more than appropriate for a horror-themed slot, being one of the scariest movies of all time. This slot features all the key elements from the movie and, most importantly, the athomsphere of suspense.
|Return to player:||95.58%|
|Platforms:||Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android, iPad|
|Coin range:||0.01 - 2.00|
|Min/Max bet:||0.20 - 50|
|Free spins:||Up to 20 Free Games / Up to 40x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds:||Random Wilds, Multipliers, Scatters and Free Spins|
Psycho Slot machine: Our General review
This 3×5 game has 25 fixed paylines, and the minimum possible bet per spin is CA$0.25 while the maximum is CA$62.50. There are five main high-paying symbols and five card symbols, though the developer missed the chance to make this a true horror slot as the graphics are too colorful for what you’d expect from a Psycho theme. Putting the reels on a shower curtain is a nice touch though.
The game does draw you into the atmosphere of the Bates motel after a while, especially when it starts raining, and there are scenes from the movie, most notably one that plays after the free spins game is over that will creep out everyone. Also, when Wilds are randomly added to the reels you’ll see one of two sequences which involve a knife.
Wilds can multiply wins by 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x or 20x. This will happen randomly. During the free spins game the multipliers will increase to 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 20x and 40x, which means there’s a serious chance of landing a big win. Also, during the free spins the number of Wilds on your reels is increased. You trigger the free spins game by landing at least three Scatters, and you can win 10, 15 or 20 spins for 3, 4 or 5 Scatters respectively. Free spins game itself has high variance, as it can offer a decent payout most of the time, yet offer a mega win when you land a big Wild multiplier, which won’t happen frequently.
Theoretical payout of Pyscho is 95.58%, which means it doesn’t quite cut it (pun intended) as a high-paying slot game but it holds its own, and offers decent value to the player. Of course, it takes some time to trigger the free spins game but not too much, this isn’t a high variance slot, it plays nicely and can be played by less experienced players with smaller bankrolls. In any case, the free spins game and the Wild multipliers will make the difference between winning and losing.
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The Psycho Slot Game Strategy and Tips
The best thing about Psycho slot are the Wild multipliers which can go up to 20x in the base game and up to 40x in the free spins game. Any playing strategy for Psycho will focus on waiting for a big win that is also mutliplied by a Wild, and that’s also lucky enough to get the biggest multiplier.
This is the goal of playing Psycho, and when/if this happens you’ll walk away a winner. This is a nice friendly slot when it comes to how it plays, despite the horror theme, and is a quality title that can be played by all players.