For those of you who aren't aware, many of the world's most popular IGT video slots can actually be played for real money online. The software platform WagerWorks takes popular IGT titles and converts them into a Flash-based online format. WagerWorks has just done this to Da Vinci Diamonds, creating a brand new online video slot called Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play. This innovative game is now available at some of the world's most famous online casinos, such as the critically acclaimed Mr. Green Casino. Let's take a look at how this game is both similar to and different from its land-based cousin.
Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play is based after the art of the famous Leonardo da Vinci. With each spin of the reels, some of his most famous works will cascade down. Among the symbols are Ginevra de' Benci, Portrait of a Musician, and the famous Mona Lisa. Of course, glistening diamonds in different colours and shapes give the game its vibrance.
Basic Pay Structure
It is in the game's base pay layout that the dual play enhancement becomes apparent. Instead of playing on merely 20 lines at a time, you actually get to spin on two separate 20-payline sets of reels. Like the original game, all symbols pay from left-to-right along these paylines. Winning combinations earn you cash. Double the action means double the chances to win.
The real fun of Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play, however, is its fast-paced and frequent sets of features. Let's take a look at them.
Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play turns every win into a bonus spin. If you successfully get any winning combination on a spin, the winning symbols will shatter. All symbols will fall down to fill the holes, then new symbols will come in from the top to complete the reels. Then, all symbols are re-evaluated again at no extra cost, and the cycle repeats. If you manage to keep those symbols tumbling, you could end up with a massive jackpot just from one simple win!
The dual play element in Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play adds a little twist to the Tumbling Reels feature. During a tumble cycle, the entire game is considered a whole. As such, if you get a win in the bottom screen, symbols will pour in directly from the top screen. Although this does not affect the overall odds of the game, knowing what symbols are coming makes it even more thrilling.
The main bonus round of Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play is the Extra Paylines feature. In order to trigger it, you simply have to get three Extra Paylines Bonus symbols on a payline on the first three reels. Once the feature is initiated, you will see the two screens "glue" together to form one mega-game, complete with 60 paylines. You will then win 6 free spins that can be retriggered through the same means. With 60 paylines instead of two sets of 20, you have a much greater shot at getting larger wins. The best part? Tumbling Reels remain active! With the symbols cascading down, 6 free spins won't seem like a small number at all.