You only have to raise your eyebrows at the release date to know that IGT’s Da Vinci Diamonds mobile slot game is almost as classic as the artwork it portrays. This slot first made its name around brick and mortar casinos all around the world, so small wonder that it translated so well to the online and mobile gaming scene. With various famous Leonardo Da Vinci Portraits stealing scenes and captivating hearts as our top-paying gaming symbols, it says something that we are brought back down to earth with the shining gems that would be top-paying symbols in nearly any other mobile slot game. Amethyst, Emerald and Ruby do the honours, completing wins across the game’s 20 paylines to send us into raptures.
It is the Da Vinci Diamonds game logo, however, that takes the very top billing as our highest-paying symbol, earning us x5,000 our bet per line for a five-of-a-kind combo. But Da Vinci diamonds is also one of IGT’s most famous initiators of its Tumbling Reels feature, which sees winning combos disappear to make way for further symbol combinations as new symbols tumble from above.
The ornately designed and gilded Bonus Scatters are our keys to bonus winnings here. We require three, four or five of them across a payline to launch the game’s Free Spins feature, earning an initial 6 free spins. We earn an extra 2, 3 or 4 free spins for every three Bonus Scatters we land within the feature, an additional 4, 6, 8 or 10 free spins for every four Bonus Scatters we land and a further 6, 8, 10, 12 or 15 free spins for every five Bonus Scatters we achieve. Either way we will be looking to extend our bonus game beyond its initial foray. Throughout the Free Spins game all Portrait symbols are treated as Scatters, and while they don’t trigger any additional free spins they instead pay out prizes as multipliers of our total bet, rather than our bet per line bet.
Much like Da Vinci’s artwork, the gameplay and graphics in IGT’s Da Vinci Diamonds mobile slot game is as classic as it is revolutionary. While it might not topple the graphic tour-de-force video slots of the moment, this slot has already proved that it has got what it takes to stay the distance. With scores of years of popularity under its belt already, IGT’s genre-defining Tumbling Reels feature does enough in the base game to keep us enticed while the Free Spins bonus game with its total bet multiplying Scatter symbols sets Da Vinci Diamonds apart as a trailblazer in the great mobile slots Renaissance.
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