Fortune Games® Slots Review of Codex Fortune Slot Game
Review of the Codex of Fortune
NetEnt has chosen to build on one of their most mediocre releases from their back catalogue, namely Turn Your Fortune, rather than come up with something brand new. There are many similarities between Codex of Fortune and Codex of Fortune, including the same Art Nouveau visual style and similar features. Instead of the forgettable 2,000x payouts offered in the original, you now have the option of winning up to 10,000x your stake with the math model.
It also features the ability to “save keys” in order to get a head start on the bonus round (where much bigger prizes can be won). A player's RTP will vary considerably depending on how they play this game - between 90.2 % and 98 % - but average returns will be around 96 %. The game is based on collecting symbols and keys to climb the prize ladder and upgrade the prize ranges, just as it was in the original.
Features of Codex of Fortune slot
Like wild symbols, the butterfly wild substitutes for all regular pay symbols, helping you form winning combos. The Fortune Wins feature is linked to the massive 5-tier device you see on the left hand side. In addition to the Hold & Respins feature, it also comes into play during the Bonus Round, where 5 prize tiers and 7 upgradable levels come into play.
The Fortune Respins feature is activated when you land 2 scatters anywhere, as well as a regular win, on the same spin. You can win up to 200x your stake during the respins feature when only blanks, more collectable symbols and a special key symbol land. The symbol from the regular win becomes the collectable symbol.
You will receive another respin if you land the collectable symbol, and/or a key symbol. The collectable symbols are sticky on the reels, and the feature ends when you land a respin with only blanks. Each collectable symbol is collected in a small meter, and with each full meter you move one tier up the Fortune Wins prize ladder.
All five Fortune Win prizes are upgraded to a higher level when the key symbol turns the prize tier cylinders one position clockwise. After the respins feature, you enter the Save the Keys feature. You can either collect the keys and use them to win your Fortune Prize or you can save them for the Bonus Round. Saving your keys is the best strategy for maximizing the RTP.
You need 3 scatters on reel 1, 3 and 5 to trigger said Bonus Round, and a bonus wheel will then award between 7 and 13 free spins. A bonus wheel also selects a collectable symbol for you, and if you're lucky, a key symbol. You can then use up to three saved keys to move higher up the Fortune Prize ladder.
The Fortune Win meter is filled with all collectable symbols you land, and you must collect 20 symbols in order to advance to the next level. Special +10 symbols count as 10 collected symbols as well, and there is an additional free spins symbol to watch out for. The level 7 top prize is 10,000x your stake, and keys turn the five cylinders to reveal upgraded prizes.
Experience 200 Spins on Codex of Fortune slot
If you read about this game, it sounds way more complicated than it actually is. In that regard, watching the short and edited highlights video from our 200 spins test session might help you understand it a lot better. Simply click the play button below, and you’ll get a good sense of what you can expect.
Summary of the review
If the above feature description had you scratching your head for a bit, let us clarify in a brief summary. The game is quite straightforward about triggering respins or free spins, during which symbols and keys will be collected, which will help you climb and upgrade the Fortune Win prize ladder. You can mainly expect to get a significant payout from the bonus round, while the respins feature is mostly there to keep you afloat.
If you want the highest long-term returns, save your keys for the bonus round. The RTP varies a lot depending on your “strategy,” and theoretical returns can go as low as 90.2%, or as high as 98 percent.
*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Win, etc.) mentioned in relation to this slot game are subject to change at any time