If laboratories are your kind of fun than Red Tiger Gaming’s latest release will definitely be your cup of tea. The game is called Aurum Codex and offers 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 paylines in total. With a mysterious look and some chemical features, the game will definitely get you in the mood to create some gold.
The theme used in the making of this game, itself is nothing new to the industry but the provider did a great job at making the game different from the rest. The game offers us some outstanding graphics and if you are a fan of medieval times you would definitely enjoy taking a peek into one of its laboratories.
In the background are some huge shelves with all sorts of potions, concoctions, and books to teach you how to use all the stuff you can find. The setting is on the darker side which contributes to the mysterious vibe the game gives off. The soundtrack is well-fitted for the theme as well and adds a majestic and intense feeling to the game.
The symbols are just as interesting as the background if not more. The lower-paid ones are represented by the standard set of royals with a medieval look to them. The higher-paid symbols include keys, parchments with feathers, animal skulls, and a golden scale as the most rewarding symbol. The game offers us two wild symbols that appear as an open and closed codex. The scatter symbol is represented by an hourglass.
With the volatility set at medium to high, the very unpredictable playing experience is expected. The betting range could have been a bit wider with the minimum bet set at 0,10 and the maximum at 20 coins per spin. The payouts however will still manage to impress as they go up to 4,131 times the stake in just a single spin. The game offers a 95,77% RTP which is a bit below average, but not that bad.
Just like the looks of this game, the features are mysterious especially since you can never really know what the outcome will be. As already mentioned, there are two wild symbols in the game and all have the ability to substitute for all other symbols besides the scatter symbol.
The open codex wild comes with an advantage. Whenever it lands on reels 1 or 5 it gets locked in place for another spin. If you manage to land two wilds on the same row, the symbols in between turn wild as well. The game also offers a Super Wilds feature that is triggered when you fill two neighboring reels with race car symbols. The reels will turn into giant 2x4 wilds which will guarantee a great payout for you.
Lastly, there is the Free Spins feature that is triggered once the player lands 3 scatter symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4. After that, they are awarded 10 free spins. Whenever an open codex wild lands on the reels it will get locked in, but this time not just for one spin, but for the duration of the feature. The feature can be re-triggered after it's done and this happens if an hourglass scatter randomly appears. This will award either 5 or 10 additional free spins.
For lovers of mysteries and medieval times, this game is definitely a must. It has a unique look and will be a nice change from the usual, not to mention that the provider used top-notch graphics as expected. The features are nothing new to see, but the provider spiced things up with the wilds and their function. The game is definitely worth taking a look at.