Alchemy and its promise of converting regular materials into gold has fascinated humans for hundreds of years now. People might not believe in that being possible these days, but that doesn’t make them any less interested in this becoming a real thing. Blueprint Gaming banks on that and launches Convertus Aurum slot, an alchemy themed game.
5 reels are spinning each round in Convertus Aurum, and there will be 10 fixed lines offered on them. Wins as high as $50,000 per line could be delivered, the game’s potential of up to $500,000 also being an excellent one. You get wild symbols, scatters and free spins with some extra abilities, so the feature list is on the short side.
Betting and Prizes
Blueprint tends to let the wager system be a simple option, where you pick the total amount for the spin, nothing else. That’s how they handled it here as well, and you’re given several options to choose from, the range being $0.20 to $100. Naturally, the line bet varies automatically, from $0.02 to $10.
Look out for the Owl symbol, the most interesting one that the game has to offer. It’s paying 5,000 coins, or 500x the stake, for each full combo it forms. That’s a value of as much as $50,000 per win line, and up to $500,000 for a screen filled with these beauties.
Set at 95.96%, the RTP is of adequate size and considering the potential of the game I’d play it even though it’s slightly under my usual limit.
Convertus Aurum Slot Features
Convertus Aurum has a couple of features to offer, but they’re not special or unique to it. One is the wild, the other results in some special free spins, but that’s it.
For starters, the Alchemist is going to be the wild feature here. Having it appear will allow you to use the symbol as part of any other regular combination that’s formed on its lines. The one symbol that it can’t replace is the scattered Cauldron.
Moving on to the free spins, which seem to be the favorites of a lot of players, you’re getting these via symbols with the Cauldron. It’s not very important where exactly these symbols appear, hence the name of scatter. You do need a certain number of them though, and the game will give you free spins based on that criteria. That’s why the presence of 3, 4 or 5 Cauldrons on the reels will result in 10, 15 or 30 free games triggering.
For the free games, there will be an extra feature involved, one which boosts the potential of each spin. The Wild symbol, should it be present on the reels during a spin, will convert all Royal icons into Gold Bars. This is important not only because Royals pay up to 100 coins per combo, while Gold Bars pay 150 coins, but also because you get a single type of icon in exchange. That increases the odds of forming combinations tremendously. Filling a screen with Gold Bars and Alchemist Wilds is a possibility, and that would result in payouts of up to 1,500x the stake ($750,000).
Theme & Design
The idea of the theme is interesting enough, but it’s not entirely original, nor is it particularly well crafted. It looks more like a game from 5-10 years ago, so it’s only average these days if you look at its graphics. The symbols are of Royals, gold bars, papers, scales, various test tubes and owls, along with the Alchemist and the Cauldron (feature symbols).
Convertus Aurum slots extra feature for the free spins is the one to make it an exciting pick, because otherwise it feels like an average release.