What’s The Deal?
Aureus slot from Crazy Tooth Studios in conjunction with Microgaming is themed on mighty Roman god Jupiter and his lightning powers.
But that’s not all! In this slot, Crazy Tooth Studios have decided to get rid of pay-lines all together and are introducing what they call a ‘CoinVerge’ mechanic.
Intrigued? Then read the rest of our review below, Wombat fans…
Graphics and Theme
The spin action is played out on some dark transparent reels with a cartoon version of Ancient Rome as the backdrop. The visuals are animated and include a big-bearded Jupiter who presides over the game play on a plinth to the right.
Let’s be honest, it’s not the best-looking game we’ve ever seen but this wombat isn’t one to judge a book by its cover. Look at the Rainbow Riches slot, for example. Those graphics aren’t exactly cutting edge, but that just happens to be one of the most popular games of all time.
The reels are made up of silver and gold coins with cash amounts on them and a series of special symbols that will award you some nice little extras – but more on this later.
Aureus slot has 7 reels and 4 rows. That´s even more than the Fire in the Hole slot from Play ´n Go.
Your bets start at 0.20 and go up to 80.00 gold coins per spin.
Say a fond farewell to pay-lines, as you won’t be needing them here. Instead, Aureus (which means gold coin in Latin) makes wins by using the CoinVerge feature.
On each spin there is a collection zone that changes every time. Brackets will land on the left and right of the reels and if opening and closing sides of the brackets meet you will win any symbols that fall in between. This is called the Collection Area.
It takes a bit of getting used to – but give it a spin and it will all make sense. And besides, there are wins of 2,431x your bet on offer… That’s not as much as Bushido Ways X-Nudge but still, it’s a tidy amount.
Reel Modifiers and Multipliers
Different symbols hitting the reels will reward players with win multipliers and reel modifiers when they land in the CoinVerge collection area:
– Upgrade Coin: Will transform all low/medium paying icons into high value symbols
– Multiplier Coin: Gives you a x2 – x5 Win Multiplier
– Collect Column Coin: Collects every icon on the same reel it lands on.
– Collect All Coin: Collects all of the symbols on all of the reels.
– Re-spins Coin: Will give you 2, 3 or even 5 re-spins. Hurrah!
Triggered at random, this cool base game bonus is set off when a closing bracket hits the reels. If the bracket doesn’t match with an open one, mighty Jupiter will chuck a lightning bolt at the reels and add a new opening bracket to give you some extra gifts. What a decent fella!
With its brand new CoinvVerge mechanic, Aureus slot is unlike any online slot you’ll have played before – so congrats to Crazy Tooth Studios.
But did we actually like spinning on it? Well the jury’s out Wombat fans.
We enjoyed the reel modifiers that kept things interesting, but the wins from the collection area were a bit on the low side…
It’s up to you to decide!
Wombat score: 3.9/5
- What is the CoinVerge mechanic?
The CoinVerge mechanic replaces pay-lines and creates wins based on the coin values in the ‘collection area’. Make this winning zone by matching opening and closing brackets on both sides of the reels.
- What is the max possible win in Aureus slot?
You can scoop wins of up to x2000 your bet.