Free Golden Cryptex slot
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Golden Cryptex slot by Red Tiger brings us into an alas under-used theme of intrigue and mystery which personally I believe makes good games. Leander's Codex slot is a good example of this as is Pragmatic Play's Da Vinci's Treasure, one of the John Hunter series. The outstanding one to date is actually by the same developer Red Tiger with a brilliant free games mechanic, Da Vinci's Mystery Super Lines slot, so if this comes close I will be very grateful! Here the reels are circular like a mechanical slot and placed in a gold cryptex cylinder with just basic sounds as we spin. So will breaking the code here be golden for our bankroll?
We have a 5x3 grid here and only 3 pay lines, the 3 horizontal ones on Golden Cryptex slot! The 5-of-a-kind pays are 7's 150x, Belles 75x, Stars 50x, Horseshoe 25x with five card values paying 10 down to 3x for a full line. We pay 20 coins to spin and there are no Wilds or scatters here as we use the Cryptex Code to trigger the bonus.
You get 10 of these for cracking the code above the reels which is 5OAK Aces to begin with. You need to land 5 Aces on the centre line but get 3 and you'll get a respin, 4 and another respin to increase your chances of a trigger. You may also see the pointer across the middle row move up and collect any Aces on the top row to help you. When you trigger them, the top Code will be Horseshoes and you need 5 on the reels to collect the 25x win, but now they can appear anywhere on the reel not just the centre row. Landing 3 will give you re-spins the same as how it triggers. If you get the Horseshoes, you'll be awarded 3 extra spins and the symbol upgrades to Stars for 50x. Get those, 3 extra spins then it's Bells for 75x and should you hit the Bells then thereafter it's the 7's for 150x.
Golden Cryptex slot is quite volatile in the base game but the feature is quite good and you can win up to 1875x according to the rules. The RTP is 95.78% and the overall appearance and sounds are decent enough so no issues there. This will be a 'Marmite Slot' for most as either you'll really love it or hate it. I have to say, the former applies to me after giving it a fair chance, so I'll be back to crack the code again...