Psycho Slots

PsychoPsycho is a game which is dedicated to one of the most famous movies that Alfred Hitchcock has created, released in 1960 and having the same title as this game. Psycho was one of the best movies that Hitchcock has ever created and it is the earliest slasher movie, the one that got this genre started. NextGen Gaming has created this slot in a cartoon form, so you don’t get the real actors from the movie.

Once Psycho has loaded, you will be looking at a 5 reel slot machine with 25 lines which are active on it. You can win free spins, you can get huge multipliers, wild symbols and scatters. As for the biggest prizes, they can give you $125,000 cash.

Features of Psycho

The features of Psycho will include wild symbols, scatters, free spins and potential huge multipliers, as high as 40x and being applied to wins coming from wilds.

The wild symbol in Psycho will be the one with the WILD Logo on it. This symbol gives away prizes directly, but I’m not too happy with the amount, the most you can win with its help being 1,250x the line bet. As for the role of the wild, it’s as always to act as a substitute and to assist you with the formation of new combinations. You will first need a wild to appear in a spot where another regular icon is needed in order to form a combo, with the rest of the line having the necessary symbols already in place. The truly great thing about these wild symbols is that they can have multipliers that are between 2x and 20x in the base game.

The scatter symbol is another major feature in any game, but especially here in Psycho, where the free spins it triggers are very attractive, and also the payouts it offers are huge. You can get paid up to 2,500 times the bet when up to five Bates Motel scatters are present on the reels at the same time.

Free Games Feature

Whenever a minimum of three Bates Motel scatters are on the reels, the game will trigger 10, 15 or 20 free spins, depending on the exact number of symbols.


Additional wilds can be added to the reels for the duration of the free spins, and the multipliers which they apply to wins formed with their help will be anywhere between 2x and 40x.

Betting options and jackpots

The wager system doesn’t give you the option to only activate some of the lines. You wager 25 coins and you cover all the lines at the same time. You can only modify the line bet, or the coin value, they’re the same thing. The range of that bet is between $0.01 and $2, and it allows you to wager anywhere between $0.25 and $50 each round.

You can win 2,500 times the total bet when all the scatters are present on the reels, which means up to $125,000 cash. The alternative is a payout of up to $80,000, which comes during free spins, from a combo which has four Lady icons and one wild which applies a 40x multiplier.

Design and symbols

The action in the movie Psycho takes place at the Bates Motel, and you can see the old building up on a hill, in the image from behind the reels. A Bates Motel sign is shown as well, on the other side of the screen. The night is illuminated by the full moon, and it rains, so it’s not the friendliest scene. The reels take the form of a shower curtain, a very long one, and the symbols are placed on it. The design is in cartoon style, but made with a retro look that is appealing.


Symbols: Wild Logo (wild, 1,250 coins), Bates Motel (scatter, 2,500x the bet), Lady (1,000 coins), Man (250 coins), Eye and peephole (200 coins), Key (150 coins), Ace (150 coins), King (125 coins), Queen (125 coins), Jack (100 coins) and 10 (100 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

Fans of Alfred Hitchcock will definitely enjoy this game, with the features contributing with the wilds and up to 40x multipliers, while the design also does its job and makes it an attractive option. Add some very big prizes, and it’s a game you shouldn’t miss.

Psycho, 1960 Film

An Alfred Hitchcock film, released in 1960, Psycho tells a story which involves Norman Bates, a motel owner that is highly disturbed, and Marion Crane, which is a secretary that embezzled money. The movie did great at the box office, and went on to receive multiple awards, including one for best director and another for best supporting actress.

You will find Psycho at any online casino which chooses to use software from NextGen, playable either for free or for real money.