One of the most popular slot machines in the Las Vegas Strip casinos finally made its way to online gaming establishments midway through 2013 as IGT added Da Vinci Diamonds to their impressive library of online slots. And while the graphics do seem a bit outdated, the familiar theme and very good potential for big wins make the five reel, twenty payline video slot quite appealing to casino gamers everywhere.
We have to admit we have not been impressed by how the game developers attempted to mix the story of one of the leading figures of the Renaissance period with diamonds and gemstones, so don't be surprised if the game screen looks a bit strange. The Tumbling Reels feature, on the other hand, is in place to compensate for said drawbacks, with Free Spins bonus likely to come in handy as well.
Play Da Vinci Diamonds
Three of Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous paintings take the centre stage on the game screen and include the artist's self portrait, the famous Mona Lisa and Lady with an Ermine. On top of that, the reels are populated by ruby, jade and amber in the main game, while pearl, sapphire and amethyst are some of the icons appearing during the Free Spins bonus. Three more paintings of beautiful women act as Scatters during said feature.
How to play
You don't have to worry about the number of paylines considering that the game is played at fixed 20 lines, whilst coin value can be anywhere from $0.01 to $5.
The Tumbling Reels feature is active at all times and it will see all symbols forming a winning combination disappear from the game screen to allow other icons to assume their place.
Pink Diamond symbol is Wild and it will substitute for all other game icons apart from Scatter to complete wins when possible.
Strategy & Tips
Three Bonus icons appearing on reels I, II and II trigger the Free Spins Bonus, with 6 free games awarded for starters and many more to be won.
Any three, four and five Bonus icons appearing during the feature award 2-4, 4-10 and 6-15 additional free games respectively.
The Tumbling Reels feature is active throughout the bonus game, with up to 300 free spins to be won per single entry into the bonus.
Da Vinci Diamonds slot game is also available on smartphone and tablet, but can only be played in landscape mode. The user interface is far from impressive, but it gets the job done and ensures the gameplay run without any interruptions.
A drop-down menu in the top right hand corner allows you to access various important sections, whereas the green icon on the left helps you select the desired coin denomination, while maximum 20 lines are fixed.