Slot Review: Aurum Codex by Red Tiger GamingPublished April 23, 2021 by Elana K
Aurum Codex from Red Tiger Gaming is beautifully-designed but light on features. The maximum win of 4,131x the stake can be scored in the Free Spins round, if you can ever manage to get there.
Aurum Codex from Red Tiger Gaming is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot that centers on the theme of alchemy, turning base metals into gold. Visually, the slot is beautiful, albeit slightly creepy. It’s set among a scientist’s room filled with books and odd gadgets. Featurewise, there are two wilds that are active in the base game and a Free Spins round in which players can win between 10 and 20 free spins. It can be played at Red Tiger Gaming casinos.
Aurum Codex is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot that’s playable on all devices. Bets range from $.10 to $20 per spin and the RTP is disappointingly low at 95.77%. Volatility is very high, so even with a lovely background and an intriguing soundtrack, players should be prepared to go through several slow spells as they spin.
Symbols include 10-A royals, a key, parchment and quill, skull, and scale. There are 2 types of wilds: Alchemy Wilds and Golden Wilds. Alchemy Wilds can only land on the first and fifth reels. When they land, they stay locked in position for the next spin. If 2 Alchemy Wilds land on the same row, they transform all symbols in the row into Golden Wilds. Lines of Alchemy or Golden Wilds pay out 15x the stake.
When 3 scatters land on the middle 3 reels, the Free Spins round is triggered. Players are awarded 10 free spins, but before they start, an hourglass can randomly add an extra 5 or 10 free spins. In this round, Alchemy Wilds that land stay locked in place for the whole feature, not just for the next spin.
Aurum Codex amazes in terms of graphics, but its content is a little disappointing. The Free Spins round is where players can hit the max win of 4,131x the stake, but getting to it can be grueling. The wilds are a nice touch but it seems like Red Tiger Gaming could have added a few extras to make the slot as fun as it is beautiful.