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Aurum Codex slot review

Added by Red Tiger. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

User rating:

- (0)

Tester rating:

3.2 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Red Tiger

Release date:12/2020

RTP:95.76%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 4000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Volatility

Freespins

Scatter symbols

Wilds

Sticky wilds

Themes

Medieval

Magic & mystery

Riches & luxury

Cartoon

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RTP (Return to player):
95.76%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 4000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
23
Red Tiger score (compared to other slots of supplier)
32
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Slot tester's review Trystan Michielsen

Slot tested

Aurum Codex is a slot with an interesting title, some appealing visuals and a number of familiar features. Players will be able to engage in arcane magic while also playing with Sticky Wilds, Free Spins and High Volatility.

This slot was developed by Red Tiger who released it in 2020. Where the studio used to focus its slots mostly on the oriental setting, they have begun diversifying their portfolio somewhat in recent years. This game is an excellent example of that effort as it shows some unique symbols as well as a number of creative ideas. That’s not to say the gameplay is very experimental, as a slot it very much fits the standard gameplay most people prefer.

The game features a 5-reel, 3-row playing field that is populated with both high-paying symbols and low-paying card letters. Everything is made to look like it would belong in some mage’s tower. Especially the high-paying symbols add to this idea well, with scrolls and tomes that look the part. The Wilds are also beautifully animated when part of a win.

The background is largely obscured by the playing field and when there’s a win on one of the 20 paylines the coin win is splayed across the entire screen. This does help to keep a good track of what you’re winning and how much you have won. I thought the reels also do a nice job at keeping the pace, not lingering on the wins too long before you are able to resume.

Symbols

Aurum Codex has a number of interesting symbols as described above, making the game feel like it fits the mystical setting it is based in. The symbols are colourful in the same way, using a lot of gold and metallic tones to help the alchemy angle of the game. There are also some animations that play, such as the Wild tome opening up or the wins being shown on the screen with lit-up tiles. Unfortunately, the background is not animated as far as I could tell.

When it comes to its volatility, the game is not very forthcoming with wins during the base game. I found my funds to rapidly drop and never really have a chance to recover at all. In fact, the only big wins I got were during the free spins mode, which was very difficult to trigger. If you are a casual player that enjoys seeing some organic wins now and then, I would not recommend playing this game.

If you’re a power player you might get something more out of this. The volatility really shows itself during the free spins mode. Players can adjust the risk they take somewhat by picking a bet between £0.10 and £20. The maximum jackpot you might be able to walk away with is 4,000x your bet. This is pretty low when comparing it to other slots with similar volatility, and it is obviously unlikely that you’ll hit at all.

When it comes to the symbols in the game, they are from most to least important:

  • Free Spins: Get 3 free spins symbols on the screen to activate this mode.
  • Wild: Wilds will substitute regular symbols in the slot. They will become Sticky Wilds during the free spins mode. Max. 300x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Golden Symbol: Max. 300x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Scale: Max. 300x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Bird Skull: Max. 160x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Scroll: Max. 120x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Key: Max. 100x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Ace: Max. 80x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • King: Max. 60x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Queen: Max. 40x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Jack: Max. 30x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • 10: Max. 20x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.

Features

Aurum Codex doesn’t have a lot of features but it does adjust them somewhat to make them more interesting. The main feature here is the Wild, which can act in several different ways to make bigger wins more likely. Unfortunately, in my experience, this barely happened.

  • Wilds: Wilds will substitute all normal symbols in the game to help create wins.
  • Sticky Wilds: During the base game, a Wild appearing on reel 1 or 5 will be sticky for 1 spin.
  • Golden Symbols: If 2 Wilds appear on the same row, all symbols in between turn into Golden Symbols and act as Wilds as well.
  • Free Spins: Get 3 Free Spins Symbols on the screen to trigger the Free Spins mode. During this mode, all Wilds will be sticky for the entire time.

The Wilds clearly are a big part of the slot and they do appear quite frequently. They can only appear on reels 1 and 5 so their associated abilities are more likely to trigger. For example, every Wild will be sticky for one spin and it is more likely that there will be a wild on the same row on both reels 1 and 5 at the same time.

That’s not to say it happens often, but when it does it will automatically activate the maximum five-of-a-kind win that the game offers for its normal symbols. This is only a slight comfort since it is hard to achieve anyway.

When it comes to the free spins, don’t count on seeing that pop up very often. Although the free spins symbol will appear quite frequently, there is usually only a single one at a time. Getting 3 on the screen will prove almost impossible. Be sure to set your bets low enough to be able to play for a long time in order for the game to have the opportunity to activate this mode.

In my experience, even when activating it I did not always get the biggest wins since the Wilds are required to do this and they are not more likely to appear. Players that enjoy high volatility might not mind, but I think it will prove to be a strain for normal players.

In Conclusion

Aurum Codex is a slot with an interesting name and suitably interesting design choices. Unfortunately, it gets snowed under a bit by the very harsh volatility. Players that enjoy pretty-looking slots might want to give it a try to get a sense of the atmosphere but will likely not stick around.

Power players that are desperate for this kind of gameplay will have a great time here. The game does not shy away from its volatility and actually seems to really enjoy spacing out these features that might grant a big win.

Since the game also does not offer a big jackpot, I am curious how long even high rollers will stick around for this slot, as the reward does not seem to be up to the challenge. There are better slots out there that can reward their high volatility with suitably high jackpots.

Overall rating:

3.2

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):95.76%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 4000

    Min. bet:£0.1

    Max. bet:£20

    Progressive jackpot:

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    Reels:5

    Rows:3

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    Max. lines:20

    Min. lines:20

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    Languages

    You can play Aurum Codex in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 17 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Danish, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Turkish, Slovene, Korean, Japanese, Chinese

    Currencies

    Aurum Codex supports GBP, EUR, SEK, NOK and 7 other currencies.

    All supported currencies:
    GBP (£), EUR (€), SEK (kr), NOK (kr), DKK (kr), RUB (₽), ZLN (zł), CZK (Kč), USD ($), CAD (C$)

    Stats

    Release date 12/2020
    17th newest on Red Tiger 214th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 95.76% 0.1% < average
    111th highest on Red Tiger 1,846th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 4000 x your bet
    54th highest on Red Tiger 1,049th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 20 0% < average
    70th highest on Red Tiger 1,198th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.1 per spin
    The lowest on Red Tiger 508th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £20 per spin
    107th highest on Red Tiger 2,194th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    2nd most rated on Red Tiger 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Red Tiger

    Release date:12/2020

    RTP (Return to player):95.76%

    Max. win:bet x 4000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.2

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