Cupid & Psyche is an online video slot that’s based on the famous Latin novel ‘Metamorphoses’, which was penned in the 2nd Century. In Metamorphoses, the story of Cupid and Psyches’ love, and the way they conquer all the obstacles they encounter on their path is told and Bally Technologies is responsible for bringing the tale to life in a 5 reel, 40 payline slots game.
Just like the original story, the casino game is filled with mystical characters and magical imagery and all symbols boast detailed backgrounds. Cupid & Psyche can be played on computer or mobile and has been adapted to run smoothly on all the most popular smartphone and tablet OS.
Cupid & Psyche Game Basics
Bally Technologies is renowned for creating graphic rich games with big jackpots and this classical themed video slot is no different. In Cupid & Psyche all winning combinations line up from left to right, except for the scatters, which can run any which way.
The betting range in Cupid & Psyche will suit players of all budgets as bets start at as little as a penny and go up to a maximum of 10 coins per line.
The game has a slightly 80’s feel to it and the images are a little dated, but they certainly suit the theme. There are only 4 main symbols in this base game, which is a rather low amount for an online slot. The main symbols are the game’s logo, a harp, the seductive Psyche and Cupid, The lower value symbols are made up of the traditional card icons of 9, 10, J, Q, K and are suitably adorned to suit the theme.
Wilds and Scatters
No online video slot is complete without a Wild and Scatter symbol and Cupid & Psyche not only ensures these symbols are present, but that they can bring about some very big wins.
Psyche is the games Wild and the dark haired temptress stands in for all others symbols, except for the Scatter to create a winning combination. The Wilds are triggered regularly and can also appear stacked, adding to a player’s chance of a rather large payout.
The red, black and white bulls eye symbol, which at first doesn’t seem to tie in with the games theme until you consider it may be a target for Cupid’s arrow, is the Scatter symbol. Landing 3 or more of the Bulls eye scatter symbols anywhere across the reels will trigger the free spins feature, which is rewarding and potentially very lucrative.
Free Spins Feature
When the Cupid & Psyche Free Spins feature is activated it can have one of three results. The number of Scatters that appeared on the reels will determine a player’s prize. 3 Scatters will see a player claim 12 free spins and 3x their total stake, 4 Scatters will result in 12 free spins and a 10x total stake and anyone lucky enough to land 5 Scatters will claim 12 free spins and 25x their stake.
When the spins start a player will notice that there are a number of spaces waiting to be filled above the reels. Whenever the red bulls eye lands on reel 5 one of these spaces will be filled. Once all spaces are filled the reel below will turn Wild and remain so for all remaining spins of the bonus round.