Cupid & Psyche
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An Engaging Love Themed Slot with Wild Reels in the Bonus Feature
The story of Cupid and Psyche originally came from Metamorphoses which was written in the 2nd century AD. The story is based upon the love between the pair, with many obstacles standing in their way. Eventually however, there is a happy ending, as the pair are married in a sacred ceremony. On the reels you’ll find both Psyche, looking beautiful and serene, as she gazes out from the reels. Cupid appears in the famed Cherub form, complete with a bow and arrow.
The game comes to life in the free games feature. Cupid works his love magic by hitting a target which can lead to sticky wild reels – never a bad thing.
Love is in The Air – The Base Game
Cupid and Psyche is a five-reel slot with a total of 40-win lines, each spin costing the same 40 credits. The game pays from left to right and to keep things straightforward, every symbol pays when you land 3, 4 or 5 in a row. Each reel features four symbol when the spinning stops, making for a slightly larger than average game.
Aside from the wild and the scatter, the title / logo symbol is the highest paying in the game. The top prize for hitting five in a row is 500 coins. Cupid himself is next on the pay table. Cupid, as a baby is dressed in white, while being wrapped in a pink bow. The baby holds a gold bow and arrow, which is put to good use in the bonus round. The top prize for Cupid is 300 coins, while a golden harp offers a max win of 250 coins.
At the low end of the pay table you’ll find the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. The top prizes for this range of symbols go from 200 coins through to 75 coins.
Perhaps the most important symbol in the game is Psyche. The female character, who during gameplay is way too old for Cupid, acts as the wild symbol. This symbol can appear stacked on all five reels and can offer up wins across a number of win lines. These wins are made even better, due to the fact that the wild is the top paying symbol in the game, at 1,000 coins.
Target the Wild Reels in the Free Spins Bonus Feature
The final symbol on the reels is a target. This acts as the scatter for the bonus round. Land three, four or five scatters and you’ll win an immediate 3x, 10x or 25x your total stake as well as landing 12 free spins.
During the free spins you’ll find a meter above reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Each of the four meters feature four slots. Every time you land the target on the reels during the feature, one of the slots on a meter will fill with a target, starting on reel 5 and moving backwards. Every time a meter is filled, the reel below will turn wild and will remain wild throughout the duration of the feature. To give you a head start, three target symbols fill the meter of the fifth reel from the beginning, making turning the fifth reel wild easier.
The only downside to the free spins feature is that it can’t be retriggered.
Slings and Arrows – Cupid and Psyche Design
The background of this Bally designed slot shows ancient stone pillars, with statues found either side of the reels. A pattern is cut into the stone around the reels, giving the game an ancient feel. The reels are pale and have a repeating pattern running through them. The game has a basic feel in comparison to some of the more modern slots today, with the focus more on the gameplay itself. The most impressive symbol is the attractive Psyche, who features animation when landing a win with this wild. A functional and effective soundtrack greets each spin.
Hitting the Target? – Cupid and Psyche Overview
The Cupid and Psyche slot machine is a solid slot from Bally. Players who enjoy those ‘standard’ slots which contain a single wild and a free spins feature will enjoy this game. The theme of the game is an original one, focusing on the famed love story from the 2nd century. What sets this game apart is the free spins bonus feature. With meters above the reels you’ll be striving to land those targets, which will in turn lead to those all-wild reels.