In 1960, film director Alfred Hitchcock shocked the movie-going community with the intense thriller “Psycho.” As the audience sat on the edge of their seats, Norman Bates terrorized a small town while protecting his mother. Recently, NextGen Gaming released a video slots game that tries to scare the player into a big win. Horror film fans will surely love the audio and video features.
Symbols and Betting
Psycho comes with a standard 5-reel, 25 pay line format. The games comes with a minimum wagering requirement of $.01 per pay line and a maximum of $2.00 per pay line. The game’s standard symbols are represented by playing card numbers 10-A plus a crow, stolen money, owl and key movie characters. The wild symbol is represented by the “wild” insignia. It subs for all symbols with the exception of the Bates Motel scatter symbol.
Features and Bonuses
Unfortunately, Psycho only comes with two bonus features, which don’t offer much in the way of variety for the player.
If the player lands 3, 4 or 5 scatters, they will be rewarded with 10, 15 or 20 free spins respectively. During the free spins rounds, the player will have the chance to land additional wild symbols, which bring more multipliers into play.
After each winning spin, the player has the option to gamble in a game that features a double or nothing (50/50) option where they must choose and match red or black, or the can try the 4-1 option where they are required to match the proper card suit.
While the game’s premise might inspire players to take a look, the lack of interesting bonus features will serve to scare away players who are looking to win big money and play an exciting game.