Psycho is a brand new 5 reel 3 line slot from NYX Gaming, themed - as you might expect! - on the 1960s Hitchcock film. The reel symbols are appropriately designed with Marion, an eye peering through a keyhole, bank notes inside a torn envelope, ravens and room keys. There's also an odd Humphrey Bogart-like detective, though Bogart didn't appear in the film! Nonetheless, all the symbols have a 60s film poster retro look which only adds to the overall feel.
Psycho features a great soundtrack that really helps set the atmosphere, with moaning wind, thunder claps and eerie hums. Every spin triggers a string orchestra that hints at (but never quite breaks into!) the familiar Bernard Hermann theme.
The game features a Bates Motel Scatter symbol which is multiplied by the bet to give you much bigger wins (5 Scatters multiplies the win by 2500!) The 'Slashing knife' Wild symbol substitutes for all symbols and can multiply your bet up to 25 times. The multiplier appears in flashing neon under the Bates Motel sign on the background graphics.
Psycho has 25 paylines, and while you must bet on all paylines on each spin, you can tailor the coin size from 0.01 to 2.50, betting from 0.25 to 62.50 each time.
Psycho also has a Free Games feature - you can win 10, 15 or 20 free games when 3, 4 or 5 Scatters appear. During your free games, Wild multipliers are increased up to 40, giving a potential jackpot of 1,500 times your bet.
Psycho also features NYX's Gamble feature - after every win, click on the 'Hearts and Clubs' symbol and you're taken to a separate screen where you can choose either a Suit (Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds or Spades) or a Colour (Red or Black). A card is then revealed. If you've guessed right, you double your win (Colour) or quadruple it (Suit). The Gamble continues until you take the win - or lose! It's a chance to turn small wins into slightly larger ones, but we wouldn't recommend using it on anything decent!
Modest wins come relatively frequently, while the bonus rounds can give pretty decent sized wins, so we'd categorize this slot as medium to high variance. Theoretical Return To Player is a decent 95.568%.
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