One of the online casino world’s most popular tumbling reels video slots has been given a makeover. Da Vinci Diamonds Masterworks is a 5 reel, 30 payline game from IGT. The tumbling reels from the original are present and correct but you can expect plenty of extras too including Giant Portrait symbols with multipliers and 3 different free spin rounds. Play on your desktop, tablet or mobile from between 40p and £800 per spin.
Based on the life of the Italian renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci, the reels feature some of the painter’s most famous works. You’ll see the Madonna, a self-portrait and the Mona Lisa spinning around the reels alongside a selection of brightly coloured diamonds.
Whenever you land a successful combination, the winning symbols are removed from play and new ones drop in and replace them – this is known as the Tumbling Reels feature. These tumbles carry on until no new winning combination is created. This game isn’t just about the tumbling reels though. There are some decent extras on offer too.
Giant Portraits feature – hit 2 matching stacks of the Da Vinci, Madonna or Mona Lisa portraits and they transform into a Giant 2×2 Portrait symbol. Land a Giant Portrait winner and the payout is doubled, trebled or even quadrupled. The multipliers are combined if more than 1 Giant Portrait features in a winning combination which could mean a multiplier boost of up to 16x!
Mystery Portrait feature – on any spin, you could see a non-winning portrait transform into a winner.
Masterworks Gallery Picker – the main bonus round is triggered by landing 3 scatters on the same spin. There are 3 potential bonuses, each of which awards 6 free spins plus a modifier extra:
- Portrait Scatter Bonus feature – in this round, the Portrait symbols pay scatter style if you manage to land 4 or more of them on the same free spin. A sing 2×2 Giant Portrait counts as 4 symbols. This is the lowest variance option of the 3.
- Gigantic 2×2 Wilds Bonus feature – Giant 2×2 wilds are added to the mix here, doubling payouts when they form part of a winner. These can combine with Giant Portraits for even bigger multipliers.
- Boosted Multipliers Bonus feature – the most volatile of the free spin rounds offers boosts of 4x, 5x and 6x if you land a Giant Portrait win. Again, the multipliers can combine with boosts of up to 36x possible.
Get lucky at the end of each round and you could see between 1 and 6 extra free spins added to your tally – this is known as the Second Chance Spins feature.
Da Vinci Diamonds Masterworks is similar to the original video slot in many ways. That’s certainly true of the design and the tumbling reels. The range of extras on offer is improved though which is good if you like plenty of variety as you spin. The overall variance is in the medium range.
It might not live up to the Masterworks part of its name but this latest instalment in the Da Vinci Diamonds series is an enjoyable enough one. If you liked the original, expect more of the same here.