Da Vinci Diamonds Slot
Da Vinci Diamonds slot is a 5-reel, 20 pay line online slot game from IGT. The theme of the game is hard to put a finger on – artworks by the immensely talented Leonardo da Vinci interspersed with various sparkling gems, perhaps.
To play the game, you can set your bet per line at anything from 0.01 to 5. All 20 lines are in play at all times, so your bet will be between 0.20 to 100. To set the game in motion, hit the 'Spin' button. Spin is a bit of a falsehood, as the reels do not 'spin' as such as you see in most other online slots. The screen simply clears and symbols tumble down to fill the gaps. To win, you need to land at least three identical symbols in sequence on a pay line starting from the left hand reel. As a bonus, any winning symbols disappear and more symbols tumble down to replace them, potentially triggering further wins.
Payout & bonus rounds
The payouts range from x10 your stake for three gems, to the jackpot of x5,000 for five 'Da Vinci Diamonds' symbols.
There is a 'Wild' symbol that substitutes for all artwork, gems and the Da Vinci Diamonds symbol. There's also a 'Bonus' symbol – landing at least three bonus symbols on a pay line provides entry into the Free Spins Bonus Round.
In the Free Spins Bonus Round you are initially awarded six free spins, however the Bonus symbol now becomes a 'Scatter' symbol, and landing at least three anywhere on the reels during free spins will award additional free spins. You can win up to a maximum of 300 free spins during this round.
In addition, all works of art become Scatter symbols as well, and landing at least three on the reels anywhere will win. The tumbling reels feature remains in play, and because of the high number of scatter symbols, cascading wins are triggered more frequently.
The tumbling reels feature in Da Vinci Diamonds makes this a nicely exciting slot. Once you have triggered one win, you experience a moment of anticipation as you work out which new symbols you need to fall from above to create a second win. The handy placement of a wild symbol can see virtually the entire board disappear, which is like getting a free spin.
The bonus game is really action-packed. Although you only start with six free spins, the way the new scatter symbols work means it's really easy to pick up further free spins as you play. All these very well thought out features does genuinely make Da Vinci Diamonds won of the most thrilling online slots you'll find.