Codex Online Slot : Win-Multipliers, Free-Spins Locked Wilds and Vault Bonus Game
Codex by Leander Games is a 20-payline online slot that takes on a similar theme as Dan Brown's 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code. A Pinwheel, a Star, and a Prism collectively called as Invention Symbols in this game not only award top pays. A combination of all three trigger the Invention Combo Feature that increase payline wins by up to x6. The Vault Bonus Game makes use of Dan Brown's coined-term Cryptex , referring to a portable vault where secret messages are hidden. Players can win up to 195x if they succeed in unlocking all 5 reels of the cylindrical device.
The main attraction as always is the Free-Spins Round. Aside from the Invention Symbols Feature, the elements that make the Bonus Round lucrative are the Locking Wilds. More often than not, multiple Locked Wilds could fill the bonus reels by the end of a free round.
Of the three (3) Invention figures, the Pinwheel is the highest paying image. Pinwheel icons lining up as a group of 3, 4, or 5 matched symbols in a payline, award 50, 200, or 1000 coin credits. Paytable values for the Star and Prism icons are within a 30 to 750 range.
Codex Online Slot: The Invention Combo Feature
Any combination of the three Invention Symbols occurring in a payline, triggers a random multiplier of x4, x5, or x6. Although the Invention Combo does not award a corresponding payout, all payline wins for that spin will increase; based on the Multiplier randomly generated by the feature.
Codex Online Slot: Wild Symbol
A tile labeled as Wild may take position in any payline. When aligned with two or more identical icons, a Wild can complete a winning arrangement, or lengthen the payline-win into a higher-paying combination. When the Wild icons themselves line up as one-of-a-kind-symbols along a payline, the longest grouping formed earns players the same coin rewards awarded by the highest-paying Pinwheel Symbol.
A Wild Symbol cannot represent an Invention Symbol if purposes of triggering the Invention Combo Feature.
In the Free Round, every emerging Wild icon becomes a bonus-reel fixture until completion of the free-spins feature.
Codex Online Slot: Free Games
Silver-colored cells with a Free-Spins Label can trigger the Codex Free-Spins Bonus Round. Three, four, or five on sight after a spin, unlocks 7, 10, or 12 bet-free spins. Landing on another group of Free-Spins icons, results to a bonus-game extension based on the number of free-spins icon in view.
Aside from the Locking Wilds feature, the Invention Combo Feature will still be available as win-boosting element. The Vault Bonus Game however, cannot be activated during an ongoing set of free games.
Codex Online Slot: Vault Bonus Game
It takes only two of the reddish Vault Bonus icon to trigger this bonus segment. However, they must appear anywhere in Reels 2 and 4.
The game mechanics simply requires qualified Codex slot players to unlock each of the five (5) Cryptex reels. Five inscriptions comprising a vault combination are on display. Each reel must land on a symbol corresponding to the vault combination inscription and must be completed in the same order.
If a Vault Bonus Spin instantly unlocks the first reel, a player proceeds to the next. If not, the bonus game ends, whilst awarding a cash reward equivalent to 5x the Total Bet. The reel-unlocking process continues if every spin results to a matched inscription. On the other hand, if a second or third attempt fails, a player has the option to buy a spin using his or her current winnings.
The cost of a spin varies and increases in conjunction with the current prize money at stake. Not having enough coin credits to purchase a spin ends the game instantly.