Codex of Fortune

|NetEnt|2021-06-30|RTP: 96.00 %
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Codex of Fortune
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Grid slot
Sticky wilds
Free spins
Bonus game
Progressive jackpot
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Maximum win
Last update
June 27, 2021


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The mysterious cryptex returns for more twists and turns on the slot from NetEnt. Codex of Fortune is the MAX sequel to the 2019-released Turn Your Fortune. While the gameplay has remained unchanged with wild substitutions, respins and free spins, the volatility and win potential have been taken up by a few notches. Plus, a Save the Keys feature has been added that will allow you to start the free spins at a higher level. Turn the cryptex right and you could collect treasures worth up to 10,000 times your bet.

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Slot Details

Codex of Fortune is a video slot with five reels, four rows and 40 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols landing on a line from left to right only. Available on desktop, tablet and mobile, you can bet from 0.20 to 100 credits per spins. The game has high volatility with an average RTP of 96.00% and a hit rate of roughly 1:4 spins. Based on what strategy is used for the key collection the RTP ranges between 90.2% to 98%.

The visuals are virtually unchanged although the main background is now blue instead of a deep red. The cryptex to the left, pay symbols and audio are the same whereas a small key display has been added for the Save the Keys feature.

Codex of Fortune Screenshot

The pay symbols with card royals from J through to A, awarding 1x to 2x your stake for a single five of a kind. They are followed by intricate brooch-style jewellery depicting in ascending order a snail, a fish, a turtle, an owl and a lion. Hit five on a line to win 3x to 10x your bet. All symbols can land fully stacked.

The wild symbol is yet another intricate icon with a butterfly, substituting for all regular symbols except scatter and key symbols. The golden key symbol appears in free spins or respins and on reel five only. A peacock marked with ‘Free Spins” acts as the scatter symbol.

Codex of Fortune Slot Features

Codex of Fortune follows Victorious MAX and Secret of the Stones MAX in NetEnt’s series of slot upgrades with higher volatility and boosted win potential. A rather lazy approach for some, but a welcome change for others. Let’s take a closer look at how that works out on this creation.

The Fortune Wins Perpetuum on the left (desktop) is still the main focus for the bonus features. It will work in different ways during the Fortune Respins and Free Spins. In both, it has five vertical levels, while each level has five horizontal steps. The coin win values increase on each lateral step and vertical level. The maximum on the top level comes in at 200x in the Fortune Respins and at 10,000x stake in the Free Spins.

Codex of Fortune Respins

Hitting two scatters mostly sets all bells and whistles in motion in the expectation for the third scatter to land, only for it to end in a near-miss again. On this occasion it is different. Landing two scatters and a line win in the same spin will trigger the Fortune Wins Respins. The Perpetuum activates and all other symbols from the spin disappear from the reels, except those from the winning combination. They are then locked in place and become the collectable symbol for the respins.

Any further collectable symbol landing on the respin will be added to the counter and another respin awarded. The Fortune Wins Perpetuum levels up vertically after every five accumulated symbols while a key symbol will move it by one horizontal step. The bonus game ends when no new collectable symbol or key landed on a respin or if 20 symbols have been accumulated.

The respins are followed by the Save the Keys feature, giving you the opportunity to use the keys to increase the wins from the bonus game or save them for the Free Spins feature where bigger wins can be achieved.

Codex of Fortune Free Spins

Scatters appearing on reels one, three and five will trigger the Free Spins feature with the Fortune Wins machine. However, hitting the three scatters and a win will award both, the Free Spins and the Fortune Respins with the former being played first.

A bonus wheel with three rings appears to determine the number of free spins between 7 and 13, the collectable symbol for the bonus round and potentially award a key symbol. One spin will be played and the items stopping on the arrow will be awarded. Winning a key symbol from the bonus wheel will initiate the first horizontal step of the Fortune Wins machine and thus starting the bonus game on a higher coin value.

Any saved keys can now be used to level up on the Fortune Wins Perpetuum before the start of the round. Collectable symbols landing on a free spin is added to the counter on the left of the game window. For every 20 symbols, the Fortune Wins machine moves one vertical level. Any further key symbols landing on reel five will move it one step horizontally. One extra free spin is awarded for every scatter appearing on a free spin. The regular line wins are paid after each spin, while the wins from the Fortune Wins machine are added at the end of the round.

Final Verdict

Codex of Fortune is a decent upgrade to its 2019 sibling, although there is only one extra feature that can make all the difference. Saving the keys will also get you the top RTP setting as well as the best odds at hitting the maximum win of 10,000x bet which stands at roughly 1:34.3 million spins.

Codex of Fortune – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Can I win Free Spins on Codex of Fortune?
2. What is the best strategy for the Save the Keys feature?
3. How much can I win on Codex of Fortune?


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