Cupid & Psyche Slot Review
This is another great slot from Bally that is perfectly tailored to meet the needs of high-rollers who like to wager big money. The gameplay features are not numerous: there is a standard wild, free spins and stacked symbols. The love theme is apparent due to a couple of related symbols such as Cupid aiming his love arrow, Psyche who looks like a goth with her black mascara, black lips and black hair; a golden harp and the slot’s logo. Features in the slot are very good but the overall graphic presentation is more appropriate to slots released ten years ago. Well, graphic design is not the focus of Bally – the developer puts features above artwork. Along with themed icons, the slot has a set of six playing card values from 9 up to Ace. These are not themed and have no decorations or some adornments to make them fit the romantic atmosphere of the slot.
Bet sizes and payouts
Bally invented nothing new coming up with the betting range of $0.4 to $400 per spin. As usual, the prominent software vendor stays true to its commitment to two main categories of players in terms of bet preferences: high-rollers and low bettors. A line bet varies between $0.01 and $10 but as the number of lines is fixed at forty, you can deactivate none.
The highest payout is $10k and is awarded for getting five wild symbols on a payline. Other regular symbols will earn you as follows: Logo pays $5k, Cupid pays $3k, Harp pays $2.5k and playing cards give away up to $2k. All symbols create combos when at least 3 of the same line up in a proper position, i.e., left to right from the utmost left reel. Given a massive ceiling bet ($400), the prizes look modest but the point is that winnings take place very often, though they’re small in size. Like most of Bally’s games, this creation is low-variance so it is no wonder that the first jackpot is just x25 times higher than a total spin bet.
Bullseye free spins
A green Bullseye symbol is a scatter that counts in any position. Twelve free spins are awarded if 3, 4 or 5 scatters land and the number of free spins is the same irrespective of how many scatters triggered the feature. But what does differ is the prize paid instantly before free spins start. Three, four or five bullseyes award x3, x10 or x25 a total bet, respectively. The last of the three is equivalent to $10,000 at max.
Accumulate red bullseyes and get wild reels
During free spins a new symbol appears. Whenever a red bullseye is displayed in any place on the reels, it adds to the counter. When 4 of them are collected, the fifth reel becomes fully wild. When 8 have been accumulated, the fourth reel becomes wild. The same principle applies to the third and second reels, with 12 and 16 bullseyes needed for this “regular to wild” transformation. The most interesting thing is that all the wild reels endure once formed, until free spins end.
Cupid & Psyche is a well-balanced low-volatile slot with a $0.4–$400 bet range, free spins, stacked wilds, wild reels, and a $10 000 jackpot. Graphics and animations are not impressive.