Golden Cryptex is a March 2020 release from Red Tiger Gaming, based on a golden portable vault with several great features: Second Chances, Golden Pointer Bonus, Golden Spins and Cryptex Cash. Break the Code to reveal big wins in this Renaissance-inspired slot for payouts of up to 1,525x total bet!
The world first heard of the word ‘cryptex’ in The Da Vinci Code, written by Dan Brown in 2003. Such a vault was used to protect sensitive written information on a codex or scroll.
You find the 5×3 (reels/row) playing area on the face of a beautifully illustrated Renaissance-inspired cryptex with a golden pointer on the middle row. Above the reels is a 5×1 (reels/rows) ‘Code’ combining 5 symbols. The intricate symbols are divided into 4 high wins: lucky 7, bell, star, horseshoe and 5 low wins symbol that include the A, K, Q, J and 10. Adjoining Renaissance music rounds out the elegant design.
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When 3 or 4 symbols matching the Code land on the centre line containing the Golden Pointer, a re-spin may be triggered on the reels missing a Code symbol. If a 4th symbol appears on the re-spin, then a second re-spin is guaranteed.
Golden Pointer Bonus
During the main game, if more aces appear on the top row or bottom row of the playing area, then the Golden Pointer will move up or down to trigger the Second Chances feature.
It is possible to unlock 10 Golden Spins in the main game, with 5 aces in the middle row containing the Golden Pointer.
Golden Cryptex Cash
While in Golden Spins mode, cracking the Cryptex Code can award instant cash along with 3 Bonus Spins with an upgrade of the Code. Achieving the highest value code will cause it to stay in place until the end of the Golden Spins. The cryptex cash value is the equivalent of 5 identical symbols of the respective type.
The Science of Cryptology
Golden Cryptex slot has an RTP of 94.66% with minimum and maximum bets of 0.10 to 150. The game has medium-high volatility with a low hit rate.
The slot is relatively simple to play, but the sound effects and artwork are anything but simple. Despite just 3 paylines, the re-spins trigger relatively often enough to keep things interesting, but the Golden Spins are not nearly as often triggered.
The relatively lower maximum payout for cracking the Code may prevent the slot form having the staying power of some others.
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