Da Vinci Diamonds is a video slot game from IGT, based on an offline slot machine of the same name and inspired by renaissance artwork – with three of the game’s symbols taking the form of paintings from the titular artist Leonardo Da Vinci. The art theming makes this popular slot a well designed offering in the market, with a few bonus rounds and features in-play to keep it interesting.
Like with many online pokies, Da Vinci Diamonds can be played for both real and fake ‘demo’ money. Playing for demo money is easy, simply find a website that hosts the demo and you can play with no download and no registration. Whilst you cannot take home the big cash rewards that are on offer with real money play, demo versions give you the chance to get a feel for the slot and decide whether you want to deposit and play with your hard-earned cash.
Whilst playing the demo version, you can also learn the functions of the various bonus symbols and free spins that are on offer throughout play. You can also play instantly, rather than having to register and sign-up as you will do to play for real money.
Whilst, as previously mentioned, playing for demo money can be a great way to test and trial an online slot like Da Vinci Diamonds, it takes away an element of the excitement as you have no real cash at stake. Another plus of playing for real money is the bonuses that can be obtained from online casinos. Most casino websites will offer sign-up or no deposit bonuses to convince you to register and these can be made perfect use of within Da Vinci Diamonds.
There are various symbols worth looking out for in Da Vinci Diamonds, all of which carry a different monetary value. The base game symbols can be grouped into three different categories.
Free Spins can be earned within the game through the ‘Bonus’ symbol. If you get three of these symbols on the first three reels, you will trigger the free spin feature. You will begin with 6 free spins but the more bonus symbols you match within your free games, the more spins you can end up with. For example, matching another 3 bonus symbols can give you up to another 4 free spins but 5 bonus symbols can reward you with an impressive maximum of 15 extra spins. Furthermore, these spins can stack to a maximum of 300 free spins – although stacking up this many is highly unlikely.
The other bonus worth keeping an eye out for is the tumbling reels feature. Although not a bonus round like the free spins, the tumbling reels mean that every time you have a winning combination, those symbols will be replaced with new ones, meaning you could come away with a few wins from the same spin if you are lucky.
The biggest jackpot that can be won within Da Vinci Diamonds is a 5000x time your stake jackpot. This is not progressive like with many other online casino slots but means that big wins are possible, should you fill your reels with the Da Vinci Diamonds logo.
There is no guaranteed way to win with online slot games. However, with an RTP of 94.94%, you can be sure to stumble across a win or two during your time with this slot. However, it is worth noting that due to a rather high minimum bet of $1.00, this slot is not recommended for entry-level players. If you want to maximise your playtime from a small-medium bankroll, Da Vinci Diamonds can leave you depleted before you even really get going.
Not only is Da Vinci Diamonds available to play on desktop computers but it can also be played on-the-go on a range of mobile devices. iOS users who own iPhones, iPods or iPads can all play, as well as those with Android or Windows phones and tablets.
Once you have decided whether or not you want to play with demo or real money, playing Da Vinci Diamonds itself is easy. Once you are in the game, the only variable you need to adjust is your line bet, using the arrows to the left and right to decrease or increase the value. Once this is done, you can hit the golden spin button to get started. There is also an auto spin button in the bottom right-hand corner, allowing you to sit back and let the magic unfold before your very eyes.