Game of the Week – Aurum Codex
Aurum Codex is the latest online pokie from Red Tiger Gaming. It features a theme of alchemy and medieval sorcery. It also offers multiple bonus features along with two progressive jackpots. Continue reading to learn more about this game.
Sorcery Based Pokie With Average Pay Symbols
Aurum Codex is a 5-Reel, 20 payline online pokie from Red Tiger Gaming. It’s based on a medieval theme of sorcery and has symbols appropriate for the theme. There are Royals, keys, scrolls, gems, and the Book of Alchemy itself. The Book of Alchemy serves as the wild for this game and is payable if you happen to unlock the Wild Alchemy feature.
The symbols for this game have mixed payouts but overall the payouts are average for this type of game in the base game. However, the game has a couple of nice bonus features that can help you generate large wins.
The Alchemy Book Wild will appear on Reel 1 and 5. When it does, it will lock in place for a single spin. Wilds appear quite frequently in this game. However, the Reel 5 wilds do not generally help you unless you manage to activate Wild Alchemy.
Aurum Codex Wild Alchemy
Alchemy Book Wilds appear on Reels 1 and 5. Whenever that symbol appears on both reels and the same line, all of the symbols on Rees 2 through 4 also change into wilds. This can result in a massive win. I triggered this feature four times in the base game during my testing.
I was able to trigger this on the top line and scored a nice 20x win. Later, I triggered it on the bottom line and got an 18x win. My third time triggering it resulted in a 29x winner. My final time triggered on the top line and I won 25x my bet.
The wilds on Reels 2 through 4 do not lock and are single-use wilds only.
If you land 3 Free Spins hourglass symbols on Reels 2, 3, and 4, you will unlock the free spins game. You will get 10 free spins and all wilds lock for the duration of the spins. This feature is incredibly tough to unlock and I was about to give up when it finally triggered.
I only managed to lock three wilds but the bottom reel has a locked Wild Alchemy for seven of the spins. This gave me nice wins for most of the spins. In the end, I scored a win of 113x my initial bet. This was a much-needed score as I was down about 125 bets at the time.
If you like jackpot pokies, then you may enjoy this one. Aurum Codex offers two jackpots. The first is an hourly jackpot that must be awarded. It starts at $50 and grows until it is hit. Generally, it hits around $120 to $150.
The other jackpot is the Super Jackpot. It is much tougher to crack and is worth over $10,000. The jackpots trigger when you land three jackpot symbols on board. I never got more than one symbol in my testing.
Aurum Codex High Variance But Has High Profit Potential
Aurum Codex is one of those games where it is both fun and frustrating at the same time. It is frustrating as it has high variance and you’re going to see swings in your bankroll. However, the fun is trying to land those profitable Alchemy Wilds and the free spins game.
On a lucky session, this game could pay off handsomely. However, you should expect a ton of variance. The game’s RTP is not horrible at 95.77%. Also, I like that there is always an obtainable jackpot to play for. This game is suitable for all bankrolls as it offers spins from .10 up to $50 per spin.
If you don’t mind a little variance, then I recommend that you give this game a try. It has some huge profit potential if you’re patient. This game is available at Woo Casino, House of Pokies, and all Australian online casinos offering Red Tiger Gaming products.
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