Just when everyone thought it was safe to take a shower again, the infamous Psycho, Norman Bates, resurfaces in this ghoulish video slot game. It is a sure thrill for fans of Alfred Hitchcock movies!
NexGen Gaming collaborated with Universal Studios to produce this spine-tingling game. The superior graphics and sounds are what can be expected from quality gaming made by NextGen. They are a premier gambling software company that has made a plethora of video slots with classic themes.
Psycho is a 25 payline, 5 feel video slot game that is based on Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movie with the same name. Made in the 60s in glorious black and white, freaky Norman Bates terrified a whole generation from ever taking a shower again. The game uses that iconic scene in the shower during bonuses. All players must do to play is to place a bet and start the reels spinning. The bonus features give the possibilities of winning even more cash.
The screen has the notorious Bates mansion looming in the distance, with the iconic Bates Motel sign at the side. The actual reels are on the background of the shower curtain. Icons include Marion Crane, her room key, the envelope of stolen money, the doomed detective, and the peering eyes of Norman Bates. There are also the usual 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A. The Q, K, and A have birds mounted on them, which is another allusion to Hitchcock’s movies. An icon of the Bates mansion is the scatter symbol. While playing the game, players will see famous quotes from the movie scrolling at the bottom of the screen.
Knife wilds: The graphics are wickedly unnerving for the wilds. Players will either see Norman slashing his knife or “Mrs. Bates” stabbing away in her shower cap. When the knife lands on a symbol, it will be turned into random wilds on the reels. That means that players will get more chances of winning cash. The random wilds also have random stake multipliers that show up on the Bates Motel sign. Players can win 2X to 20X the prize amount with this feature.
Free Spins: If players get three or four of the Bates Mansion scatter symbol, it will activate the free spins round. Three scatter symbols mean players get ten free spins. If they get four, then they receive 15 free spins. Having five scatter symbols in a row earns 20 free spins. There are knife wilds in the bonus rounds; however, there is a multiplier each time. It can be from 2X to 8X the amount. The highest luck would get players a stake multiplier of 40X.
Psycho has a medium to high variance, so it is perfect for players who like to take risks. Players have a chance to win as much as 1500X their stake in the game. All of the wilds, free spins, bonuses, and multipliers make great payouts. The game’s RTP is 95.57%, which means the odds are pretty good to win some money.