Codex of Fortune Slot Free Play
Codex of Fortune
Theme of The Game
Codex of Fortune gets its inspiration from the early 20th century, so there is a certain retro side to it, that I enjoyed. If you’re thinking of Paris in the 20s, you’re on the right track, in regards to the retro influence that we’re seeing here.
Symbols include the Royals, J to A, plus the images of the shell, fish, turtle, owl, and a lion. Butterfly Wilds, Keys, and scatters, are also used.
NetEnt is the developer that gave us Codex of Fortune, and their experience shows in the quality of the slot’s features, less so in the design. You can find them at any online casino, it’s one of the top providers of content for the industry.
How To Play It
You wager anywhere between $0.20 and $100, for each spin you get through.
In exchange, the game gives you 5×4 reels, and 40 active lines. You also get a special Fortune Wins codex on the left, used to unlock bigger prizes.
Codex of Fortune is not quite a standard slot machine, not when it comes to its major features.
Before we get to the stuff that’s unique, I should mention the wild symbol, which has the image of a Butterfly, and is to be used as a substitute. It’s the same role that it has in every other slot out there.
Most of the interesting stuff will come via the game’s scatters. These you can use when there are 2 or more in view.
With 2 scatters visible, you trigger its Fortune Respins. Only winning symbols remain, while all other positions are removed. One of the winning combinations is selected, and becomes sticky. It will then be collected, over the course of the respins that follow. You collect new symbols and get more respins when that happens. The Fortune Wins cylinder is going to unlock its prizes for every 5 collected symbols or when you get Key symbols, and it will be changing on the same row, without going to another level.
Once you get to the end of this feature, you have the option to Save the Keys that you collected during the respins, to use whenever you manage to get the free spins going. You can also use them right away, and collect the prize immediately.
Provided that you got all 3 scatters to appear, you get a free spins feature, with anywhere from 7 to 13 rounds triggered. One of the symbols will be selected to be collectable here. You can use previously saved Keys to unlock a higher level for the Fortune Wins, if you have any.
The Fortune Wins have two dimensions that you can move in. There is the vertical aspect, and to advance upwards you need 20 special symbols collected. Horizontally, you move when you get additional Keys on the reels. While in the base game there are wins of up to 200x the stake, during free spins the payouts go to a much better 10,000x jackpot.
It’s with the help of the Fortune Wins mechanic, that you can claim the 10,000x top jackpot from Codex of Fortune. It’s only available during the slot’s free spins, and only if you get enough special symbols to collect, and Keys to advance you. It’s not going to be easy, but nobody expects that from a slot with big rewards. It’s highly volatile, and the RTP is somewhere around 96% (it varies, depending on your strategy on saving keys, where it’s a good idea to always save them for the free spins).
Codex of Fortune is not the best-looking slot machine from NetEnt, but its unique mechanics and above average top jackpot, should be more than enough to make it an interesting pick for experienced players.