Free Secrets of Da Vinci Slots
Leonardo da Vinci was born in Italy in 1452 and was a man of many talents, with particular expertise in the fields of painting, sculpting, invention, science and mathematics. This High 5 Games designed slot focuses on the talent that da Vinci had for painting, spotlighting on three particular pictures. Firstly there is a self-portrait of the artist, complete with the long flowing beard, which is joined by the ‘Portrait of a Lady from the Court of Milan’ and ‘The Madonna of the Yarnwinder’ on the reels. The game makes use of the tumbling reels feature, where many wins can come along with a single spin, while a free spins bonus round can really give you the chance of that big win.
Gameplay at Secrets of Da Vinci
Secrets of Da Vinci will certainly appeal to loves of fine art. The introduction to the game shows an image of da Vinci looking over his most famous painting ‘the Mona Lisa’, before the main game action begins. The backdrop to the slot shows the rooftops of an Italian town, with the reels housed within a golden picture frame. The symbols on the reels are a combination of the three aforementioned paintings and red, green and blue gems, which certainly makes for a colorful game. The slot has an interesting and fitting soundtrack, which moves between a mix of classical soundbites, some giving the slot a wondrous air.
What isn’t apparent until you hit spin for the first time is that you’ll find tumbling reels. This means that every time a win is achieved these winning symbols will disappear from the reels and the symbols from above will fall into their place, with new symbols appearing at the top of the reels. The reels will now be re-evaluated and any additional wins will be paid out and these symbols in turn will disappear. This process will continue until no more wins are achieved.
The slot is played on something of a traditional 5×3 configuration and has a total of 20 pay lines. This number can be changed from 20 however, as you do have the option of playing just 15, 9 or 5 lines, or you can also opt to play just a single line. The cost per line ranges from just 1c all the way through to $10.
The top paying symbol on the reels is the title one, which is worth a whopping 5,000 coins for the maximum 5 in a row. The self portrait of da Vinci is worth 1,000 coins, while the portrait of a lady and the Madonna painting pay 500 and 300 coins respectively. The standard symbols are completed by the green, blue and red gems which pay 100, 100 and 80 coins respectively. These win payouts are aided by the wild symbol which will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter and appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. Wilds at tumbling reels slots can be more valuable, as a single wild could actually start a cascade of wins, so you should certainly keep an eye out for them.
Options at the slot include an auto play one where you can set the slot to play automatically for 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 spins, a mute button to toggle the sound on and off and an info button to bring up the pay tables and the game info. Perhaps the best of features however is the ‘replay’ button which is found at all of the High 5 Games range – one click and you can replay any spin, a great option after a big win.
Secrets of Da Vinci Feature
The feature round of this art themed slot is a free spins one, where you’ll find yourself with six free games. This is activated by landing the bonus symbols on a pay line on reels 1, 2 and 3 (unusually, it isn’t a scatter symbol that activates the feature). During these free spins, the three paintings now become scatter symbols instead of standard ones, with top prizes of 600, 500 or 400 coins coming your way if you can land the maximum five portraits anywhere across the five reels.
Secrets of Da Vinci Conclusion
This High 5 Games designed slot has many aspects to it that will appeal. Firstly, the tumbling reels give the game some added attraction, where wins could come thick and fast, all for the cost of just one spin. Next, the free spins feature round is a nice change, as the highest paying symbols suddenly become scatters. Finally, the slot will appeal to art lovers, with three iconic paintings gracing the reels. All in all, this makes for a solid, classic slot that has staying power.