First off, let’s just point out that the “Dual Play” bit of “Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play” is a bit of a misnomer. Two players are not required to play, nor is the player truly playing two different games. “Double Play” would be a more accurate name for this sequel to the exceptionally popular slot game Da Vinci Diamonds: After all, you’re playing double the paylines of the original slot -- and getting twice as big a gameboard!
In short, we’ll say, “Wow, now this is an interesting and innovative slots game"
We’ll tell you more quickly what’s stayed the same from Da Vinci Diamonds to Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play: The same symbol set is in play (the wild diamond worth 5,000x line bet with five on an active payline; gems and jewels; and high-paying Da Vinci portraits) as is the “Tumbling Reels” feature that was cutting-edge in the original slots game.
(Quick rejoinder for those who may know “tumbling reels” by another name. In slots, “tumbling reels” means that winning combinations on a given “spin” are eliminated from the board after paying out and are replaced by other symbols “falling” into the now-vacant spaces. In this fashion, several wins per individual play are possible.)
The first thing the player is certain to notice upon opening the Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play slot is its massive gameboard: Essentially, it’s a 5x3 gameboard piggybacked atop another for a 5x6 grid. The number of paylines has also doubled, going from 20 to 40. Note that, while symbols may freely “tumble” within all five reels, the paylines themselves are relegated to stretching either across the top three or bottom three rows exclusively – until the bonus round.
Landing three seriously under-designed symbols labeled “EXTRA PAYLINES BONUS” on reels 1, 2, and 3 triggers the – you guessed it – “Extra Paylines Bonus” feature. This consists of six free spins with 20 extra paylines and the higher-paying symbols set as seen in the original Da Vinci Diamonds slots game; the 50% addition in paylines includes ‘lines which stretch over that base-game barrier between rows 3 and 4 so that formerly merely tantalizing combinations actually form wins in the bonus round.
Also swell is that the free spins may be retriggered for up to 300 freebies in total. Combining with the cascading going on, that could amount to a lotta scratch, indeed!
Well, that’s quite a lofty claim to be made, and we here at Casino Canada naturally have our longtime favorites. We can assure you, however, that either or both of these games would easily make any slots aficionado’s “top 10” list. Give Da Vinci Diamonds or Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play slots some spins and experience for yourself the truth we tell!