Just like the first slot game based on the Italian renaissance master, the design in Da Vinci Diamonds Masterworks has a luxuriant feel. On the reels you’ll see an assortment of lower value gemstone symbols plus a selection of higher value portraits.
The game is played using the Tumbling Reels feature - when you land a winner, the successful symbols are removed and new symbols drop in and replace them. These tumbles continue as long as a new winner is created. IGT has packed in a good range of extras here.
Giant Portraits feature - land 2 matching stacks of the Da Vinci, Madonna or Mona Lisa portraits and they transform into an expanded 2x2 symbol. If these form part of a winning combination, the payouts gets a 2x, 3x or 4x multiplier boost. Land more than 1 portrait in a winning line and multipliers are combined. You could get a boost of up to 16x here. If there are gaps under giant portraits during a tumble, they’re filled by wilds to further enhance your winning chances.
Mystery Portrait feature - this can trigger at random on any spin and see a non-winning portrait transform into a winner.
Masterworks Gallery Picker - land 3 scatters on the same spin to activate the picker. On offer are 3 different rounds, each of which offers 6 free spins with extras:
- Portrait Scatter Bonus feature - land 4 or more portrait symbols and they pay scatter style. Giant portraits count as 4 symbols. This is the least volatile option.
- Gigantic 2x2 Wilds Bonus feature - in addition to the Giant Portraits, you could also see Giant 2x2 wilds. A 2x multiplier is awarded for each wild that forms part of a winner. Land a giant wild and a Giant Portrait on the same payline and the multipliers are combined.
- Boosted Multipliers Bonus feature - 4x, 5x and 6x multipliers are awarded for Giant Portrait wins. Again these can combine up to 36x. This is the most volatile of the 3 free spin rounds.
There’s also a Second Chance Spins feature - you could also be awarded between 1 and 6 extra free spins at the end of each round.
Many of the elements that made Da Vinci Diamonds such a hit are present in this sequel. IGT has made a few tweaks though, adding plenty more multiplier action into play. As far as volatility goes, Da Vinci Diamonds Masterworks sits in the medium range to offer a balance of payouts.
If you enjoyed the original Da Vinci Diamonds, then you should enjoy Da Vinci Diamonds Masterworks. The design is very similar and the tumbling reels deliver plenty of action. Add the free spins and multipliers into the mix and Da Vinci Diamonds Masterworks paints a rather appealing picture.