Psycho Game Review

Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh, NextGen Gaming’a Psycho slot has a free spins bonus round, win multipliers and scatter symbols. The visuals are excellent and include many of the film’s most iconic images.


  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: Movies
  • Lines: 25
  • Bonus Game: no
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Software: NextGen Gaming

How to play

Psycho slots is a 5 reel 25 payline online pokie where all 25 lines are automatically in play on every spin. Wins pay left to right and are multiples of the line bet. There are twelve different coin sizes to choose from — 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.04, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25, 0.50, $1,00, $2.00 and $2.50 — and the max bet ranges in size from 0.25 to $62.50.

  • Wild symbol is the wild
  • Wild substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter
  • Any win where the wild substitutes is multiplied by either 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x or 20x
  • Bates House symbol is the scatter
  • Hitting 3x, 4x or 5x scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the Psycho free spins bonus round
  • 5x wild symbols = 1250x line bet (up to $3,250)
  • 5x scatter symbols = 2500x line bet (up to $6,250)
  • 5x Marion Crane symbols = 1000x line bet (up to $2,500)
  • 5x Milton Arbogast symbols = 250x line bet (up to $625)
    5x keyhole symbols = 200x line bet (up to $500)
  • 5x room key symbols = 150x line bet (up to $375)


The biggest jackpot you can win during the Psycho free spins bonus feature is $130,000 for hitting 5x Wild symbols when the 40x multiplier is in play and when betting the maximum coin size of $2.50.

During base play, the maximum jacket is win is $50,000 for hitting 5x Marion Crane symbols with a wild substituting and the 20x multiplier in play (when betting the max). The biggest payout without wild symbols substituting is $6,250 for hitting 5x scatter symbols (at max bet). We classify Psycho casino game is a low volatility pokie with a 95.568%RTP.

Special Features and Bonuses

Psycho free spins bonus round

The free spins bonus round is activated by hitting 3x, 4x or 5x scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. The number of free spins you are awarded depends on how many scatter symbols trigger the bonus — 3x scatters = 10 free spins, 4x scatters = 15 free spins, 5x scatters = 20 free spins.

During the Psycho free spins bonus round, additional wild symbols appear and any win where the wild substitutes will be randomly multiplied by 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 20x or 40x. Additional spins can also be won during the free spin feature.

Gamble feature

After a winning spin, you have the choice to collect or gamble. When you gamble, you are presented with a playing card. If you predict the correct colour, your win is multiplied 2x; if you select the correct suit, your win is multiplied 4x. Each win can be gambled up to a maximum of four times.

Graphics and Sounds

The reels are backed by a parallax shower screen, one of the film’s most iconic images, and a knife randomly appears to slash the reels to create wild symbols. Other symbols are based on some of the most well-known images from the movie, such as a keyhole, a room key and an envelope of stolen money, as well as two of the main characters Marion Crane and Milton Arbogast.

However, the character symbols are, a little disappointingly, drawn in a rather generic style rather than as accurate portraits of the actors who fulfilled the roles. The soundtrack features music based on the film’s original score, including the famous shower scene.


Psycho slot is a game that anyone who has ever seen Hitchcock’s film will appreciate for its imagery, symbols and soundtrack. The gameplay is fast-paced, with plenty of opportunities for winning spins, while the multipliers during the free spins bonus round create potentially huge payouts.

We recommend this as one of the best and most imaginative themed video slots that we feature, and you can check it out at our New Zealand online casinos.