Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most famous artists the world has ever known, who also designed a wide variety of inventions. Would he have created something like the Da Vinci Diamonds slot from IGT? Highly unlikely, if the aesthetic is anything to go by. However, that doesn’t mean Da Vinci Diamonds isn’t worth your time. For full details, read on.
|Game Name||Da Vinci Diamonds|
|Min Bet (all lines covered)||$1.00|
Give Da Vinci Diamonds a spin and you’ll find a five-reel, three-row slot populated with famous paintings and jewels.
There are 20 paylines that pay left to right, wild and scatter symbols, and the chance to earn free spins.
As befitting a slot named after a famous artist, the game incorporates a few renaissance paintings: Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci himself, and the Ermine Lady.
These, together with the diamond symbol, are the highest paying icons.
Diamonds are worth 5,000 points if you land five, Mona Lisa is worth 1,000 for five, Da Vinci gets you 500 points and five of the Ermine Lady net you 300 points.
There are three additional portrait paintings but they only appear during free spin rounds.
The other symbols are different types of jewels worth between 200 and 80 points if you get five of them.
Finally, there’s a wild symbol and a bonus icon.
Overall, the symbols don’t come with mind-blowing point values, as the screenshot below illustrates.
If you’re playing the Da Vinci Diamonds slot on a US online casino site, you can place a minimum bet of $1 to cover all 20 paylines.
If you want to spin for the big bucks, you can place a wager of $500 per line for a maximum bet of $10,000.
With a return to player (RTP) value of 94.94%, medium volatility, and a reasonable hit frequency, it’s possible to get a win on the Da Vinci Diamonds approximately 38% of the time.
However, this doesn’t mean you’ll get a big payout, or even that a win is definitely guaranteed.
Although the game rules state that, technically, the highest amount anyone can win on the Da Vinci slot is capped at $99,999,999.00, the chances of actually winning that amount are basically non-existent.
Instead, you can set your sights on hoping to land five diamonds, as these are the highest paying symbols and award 5,000 points.
Different gambling jurisdictions have different maximum pay caps, so always check on the site you’re using.
Line wins are multiplied by line bets rather than any particular symbol.
The Da Vinci Diamonds slot has all the features you’d expect from a popular slot: wilds, scatters, and free spins.
Pink diamonds are wilds and can substitute any other symbol except the bonus icon. Wilds only appear on reels two, three, and four and have no other special use.
Get three bonus symbols on a payline on the first three reels and you’ll get six free spins. Bonus reels also add scatter symbols in the form of three additional portrait paintings.
These don’t have very high values on their own, as the best one gets you 30 points if you get five of them.
However, combined with the potential for more free spins with three, four, or five bonus symbols, which can appear anywhere during free spin rounds, the amount of scatters increases.
A handful of new jewels can also come into play during free spins to help bump up the potential payout.
Da Vinci Diamonds features ‘tumbling reels’ to spice things up. If you’re a seasoned slots player you’ll undoubtedly be familiar with ‘cascading reels’, and this is a version of that.
Instead of actually spinning, symbols ‘tumble’ down from the top of the screen. If you hit a payline, the winning symbols disappear and new ones fall down into their place.
There’s then a chance that the new symbols will create more paylines, and so on.
Using established great works of art in your game is practically daring people to call it ugly. Well, Da Vinci Diamonds is ugly.
The symbols unique to this title look fine, but the presentation (a colored, bejeweled frame) is not attractive.
The plain black backdrop also doesn’t do the game’s style any favors.
There is a little bit of animation, though. Jewels sparkle if they land on a payline, which itself lights up and tells you how much you’ve won.
When the game first loads there’s a blast of jaunty medieval music but this stops as soon as you press the play button.
The only other sounds are a light twinkle and high orchestral noise when you hit a payline.
IGT has two additional versions of Da Vinci Diamonds, including a dual play version (effectively two games in one) and an updated ‘masterworks’ version.
Otherwise, there are plenty of popular titles available with a variation on the tumbling reels feature; Gonzo’s Quest from NetEnt is one of the top ones.
Overall, Da Vinci Diamonds is a solid, if slightly boring, slot. The chance to land some decent payouts makes it worth a few goes at least, but even casual players will likely move on from it quickly.
You should be able to find Da Vinci Diamonds at any online casino with games from IGT.