If you’ve never heard of the Da Vinci Diamonds slot and its sequels, well, where have you been…? As one of the original “tumbling reels” slots, i.e. those games in which winning combinations are cleared away Candy Crush-style and are replaced by other symbols dropping into the newly emptied space, online, Da Vinci Diamonds has remained a favorite since its release way back in 2006.What makes Da Vinci Diamonds slots so popular?
The “tumbling reels” feature sure helps keep the Da Vinci Diamonds series of slots popular for sure; we can assure you that nothing outside of hitting a progressive jackpot is more exciting than getting on a nice run of four or five wins on a single spin.
You’ve also got to love the nice clean design of this game. Played against a black velvet-looking backdrop, Da Vinci Diamonds’ highest-paying symbols are portraits by the master: The instantly-recognizable Mona Lisa is here of course, as are the “Portrait of a Musician” and another perhaps based on “Lady with Ermine,” but with the central figure ermine-less. The slots game’s logo is the wild and pays 5,000x the payline bet when five hit on an active payline.
Gems and jewels done up in sumptuous colors comprise the low-paying end of the symbol set in this slots game, proving that casino software designers need not dumb down gameplay for slots aficionados with the same old boring playing-card symbols to create a successful slots game.
Finally, the popularity of Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code” books/films in the mid-2000s certainly boosted this slot’s initial popularity noticeably as well – though this game contains no trace of Tom Hanks or even Otm Shank.
Da Vinci Diamonds is a 5-reel, 20-payline slots game. Wagering is done as usual and as in most online slots, Da Vinci Diamonds includes the autoplay feature.
Landing three of the BONUS symbols on a single spin triggers the free spins bonus round; this begins with six free spins and a whole new symbol set. Not only does the lucky Da Vinci Diamonds player get the half-dozen free games, he/she gets higher-paying wins.
And once in the bonus round, the BONUS/scatter symbol can retrigger the spins to a healthy degree. For three bonus symbols landed, the player wins 2 to 4 additional free spins; for four, win 4, 6, 8, or 10 free spins; and for the max five on a single spin, the player bags 6, 8, 10, 12 or 15 free spins more!
Five years after the launch of Da Vinci Diamonds came Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play, quite an interesting new twist on an already innovative game. “Da Vinci Codex” is a slot from a different software creator that lacks much of the punch of the Diamonds series and seems to be a superficial cash grab based on fond memories of Dan Brown’s work…
Yes. “Malfunction voids all pays and plays.” We love that little disclaimer which usually appears in some form within a given slots game’s instructions. (In fairness, it’s probably because we’ve never experience a malfunction voiding anything…) This particular turn of the phrase is damn near poetic!