The ‘60s were a time when the hippies enjoyed prominence and the Psychedelic Sixties brings it back for the modern generations to know – or at least, become acquainted with via a video slot game. Psychedelic Sixties, a video slot game with Rival software, has a strong hippie theme from its background to its symbols, such as Biker, Power Flower, Smiley face, Lava Lamp, Hippie Man and Hippie Woman. The game has three special symbols that can make or break winning combinations, namely, Bus (bonus symbol), Motorcycle (scatter symbol), and Heart (wild symbol).
Rival, the maker of the software used for Psychedelic Sixties, has been used in several other video slot games so its quality of performance (i.e., reliability, responsiveness, and user-friendly navigation) is well known in the industry. Psychedelic Sixties then offer several software-related benefits for players, such as enabling sound and screen options, adjusting game speed, and quick responses to commands.
But it has a few drawbacks, too, including the inclusion of the game, background and win sounds in a single package and the availability of the Auto Play option for real money players only. Fortunately, these drawbacks are minor in comparison with the benefits including large fixed jackpots and bonus round with multipliers.
The ‘60s hippie culture was characterized by a laidback attitude and the graphics of Psychedelic Sixties reflect it. Soft pastel colors are used for the backdrop while the main symbols are drawn in an excellent caricature style. Even the introductory animated video clip has a laidback quality that encourage watching it over and over again except that the purpose of the game is to play it, not ogle it.
The music for the game is excellent! This is not surprising as ‘60s music was one of the best in music history.
High rollers beware! You will probably dislike the range of coin denominations available, namely, 0.01, 0.05 and 0.10 – truly, a handicap for Psychedelic Sixties. But if you are a low roller, then the game should suffice for your betting needs.
Players can bet up to 10 coins for every payline with up to 20 paylines in the game. Betting options can be selected by operating the appropriate buttons located below the reels, usually a +/- sign.
Jackpots and Bonuses
The scatter and wild symbols do not offer payouts but there are benefits that make these aspects minor in nature. First, the wild symbol is a variable multiplier and, in the free spins round, becomes an expanding wild. The free spins round can result in multiplication of payouts by up to 5 times, thus, resulting to substantial winnings.
Second, the bonus game also provides players with large payouts. In the bonus round, three or more Bus symbols must appear on the reels with the player picking up various hippies along the way to get them to rock concerts in Paris, New York, London and Tuscany. The object of the game is to visit all of these cities in a single game, thus, winning more credits.
Third, the fixed jackpots are relatively large in comparison with other games. The first jackpot provides for 2,000 coins while the second jackpot equals 1,500 coins. For the first jackpot, the Power Flower symbol must appear on all reels while five of the Biker symbols must appear for the second jackpot.
What’s Hot and Not So Hot
Psychedelic Sixties is a popular video slot game for low rollers because of the following features:
• Large fixed jackpots for the Power Flower and Bus symbols although the other symbols have substantially less prizes in coins
• Bonus feature
• Wild symbol acts as a multiplier
But the game does not offer progressive jackpots and scatter payouts, two drawbacks that high rollers will not appreciate either.