Codex of Fortune review
Codex of Fortune is a truly opulent 5-reel, 40 payline slot developed by NetEnt that boasts an intricate system of bonus features and mechanics that revolve around a golden codex that sits to the left of the game reels. This luxury-themed slot boasts Fortune Respins, Fortune Wins and Free Spins that can see players win a maximum of 10,000x their stake.
As you'd expect from any new NetEnt slot, this game is pretty easy on the eye thanks to its classy Art Nouveau design. To the left of the game reels is a large golden Codex whilst the reels themselves are adorned with expensive and luxurious looking symbols. Low paying symbols are your standard J, Q, K, A (that look to be encrusted with diamonds) whilst high-paying symbols are all elaborately designed animals and items that look like priceless broaches. These are a blue shell, a green koi carp, a golden turtle, an orange owl and a red lion. The game's wild symbol is a quaint butterfly whilst the scatter is an elegant peacock,
It's not something we thought we'd say about an online slot, but the game's music is beautiful, mesmerising and genuinely relaxing. Don't worry, you won't be nodding off right away, the soundtrack does ramp up a notch when scatter symbols land and when wins and bonus features are triggered.
This slot is incredibly easy to navigate, despite being a little bit unusual when you take the golden codex to the left of the reels into account. Players control the game using a set of striking blue buttons found along the bottom left-hand side of the game screen. These include an info, stake selection, autoplay and spin buttons.
Despite being easy to work your way around, the game can get a little bit confusing when it comes to bonus features and mechanics in our honest opinion. The codex comes into play and begins working its magic whenever players land 2 scatter symbols alongside a standard winning combination of symbols on one spin.
This high volatility slot has an RTP of 96% and can see players win a maximum of 10,000x their stake, so all in all it's pretty standard with a good winning potential.
This NetEnt creation is just a little bit too much for us. On paper this game looks incredibly difficult to understand, it's certainly not something you can just pick up and play straight away and expect to truly understand what's going on. Admiteddly after a while it does get better and it's genuinely a quite a good game once you've gained an understanding for all its intricacies, but still it's just a little bit to fiddly to blow us away.