Da Vinci’s Diamonds is one of International Gaming Technologies most successful slots; so successful in fact that it has spawned a whole bunch of clones set to the same theory. The online slot game features the Tumbling Reels system, but more on that later.
Originally Da Vinci’s Diamonds was a land-based slot found in real brick and mortar casinos. The slot is based on the opulent and beautiful Renaissance period in which Leonardo da Vinci lived. During this period Leonardo painted the Mona Lisa and many other masterpieces and all of this inspired the beautifully designed slot machine game. The game has a wide range of minimum stakes, and thus caters to all ranges of players budgets. It is nice and simple to play too, so will appeal to beginners as well as experienced players looking for something different.
Symbols and Feel
Da Vinci’s Diamonds is a brightly colourful slot with quite a busy look to it. A black background is hardly visible past the numerous coloured symbols and slightly gaudy gold filigree edges. The symbols are as you would expect except for one thing.
There are no decks of cards symbols here in mobile keno or slots like games. The base symbols are represented by gemstones, as expected from a slot called Da Vinci’s Diamonds. These range from blue sapphires to amber to rubies. The gemstones are pretty with clean clear lines and quite a bit of detail in them. Other symbols making an appearance are a lady in ermine (a black and white fur from a small weasel like creature called an Ermine that was a favourite of royalty during the Renaissance period) The Mona Lisa, the Da Vinci Diamond, and Leonardo himself. The highest paying normal symbol is the Da Vinci Diamond, and when five of these appear on the reels then the player will be awarded with a grand 5000 credits.
The wild icon is oddly represented by a pink gem, which can substitute for any other icon. Da Vinci’s Diamonds also rather uniquely has three different scatter symbols. These are represented by the Priceless Fine Art Collection, i.e. three of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings. Each of these famous women are equal to the others, and four or more of them offer substantial payouts. The wild pink gem cannot however substitute for any of the scatter symbols.
Free Spins and Tumbling Reels
The bonus symbol in Da Vinci’s Diamonds will trigger the free spins round. Three bonus symbols appearing on reels 1, 2, or 3 will start a player off with six free spins and more free spins will come into play should more bonus symbols be found during the initial free spins. The maximum amount of free spins allowed is 300 which can lead to substantial wins.
The Tumbling Reels feature has become widely popular with online players all over the world. Instead of the reels spinning in da Vinci’s diamonds, symbols fall from above repopulation the reels. When a player gets a winning combination, the winning symbols disappear, allowing space for new ones to fall into. This means that you can form winning combinations again and again which drastically increases winning potential.