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I don’t know about you lot, but when I picture world-famous maestro Leonardo Da Vinci – the creative genius behind the Sistine Chapel and the Mona Lisa – it’s not as a pint-sized fella in his dressing gown with googly eyes.
Which is exactly what we’ve got on offer here in Da Winci slot by Inspired Gaming.
Perhaps Mr Da Winci is the famous inventor’s lookalike (there’s a LOAD of wonga in that nowadays). In fact, I have a doppelganger myself who works out of Bangkok. He’s called Wom Baht and opens up supermarkets and the such like all over Thailand. Decent bloke – but not a patch on the original.
Either way, with multiple base game bonuses, a Fortune Bet feature (that doubles the size of the Bonus symbols), and a truly awesome bonus wheel on offer – this wombat could give a fig what the fella is called.
So, let’s take a trip back to the 1600s and see if we – can’t scoop some Renaissance-sized wins with Mr Da Winci/Vinci. And if this is too high brow for you, you can always skip along to the Moon Princess slot which has no such delusions of grandeur.
Look and Feel
We find ourselves in Da Winci’s artist’s studio Wombat fans – and it’s a dusty old place. Look carefully and you’ll even find a half-finished Mona Lisa the front of the screen.
Meanwhile, the reels hang in the centre of the room suspended from rafters, while Da Winci himself is chilling out to the left of the reels all done up in green velvet robe with a jaunty mustard hat. His big old white beard makes an appearance too – for the sake of authenticity.
There’s also a job lot of wooden cogs and mechanical bit and pieces – plus, a big trap door in front of the reels. But more on that later.
There’s a lot of attention to detail here Wombat fans, and the game looks like it’ll be fun to play – which is all you really want…
Da Winci slot is played out on 5 reels, 4 rows and 20 fixed pay-lines, the same as the Neon Fruit Citscape slot – in pay-lines at least. Your symbols include a mix of all the things Da Vinci was famous for including; 3 of his paintings, a sketchbook, an ink well and quill, plus the game logo. The J, Q, K & A playing cards make up the low value symbols. 4 rows seems a lot, I know, but remember there are even more on games like the Golden Ticket slot machine and others! (That’s a Play ‘n GO game by the way- it’s well worth a spin).
The huge ‘WILD’ icon in bright blue is the wild symbol here and will do the usual job of substituting for all other symbols on the reels to form extra winning combinations.
The Bonus symbol is the icon with Da Winci’s face emblazoned on it – 3x of these will set of the Wheel Bonus Feature.
Free Spins and Bonuses
Well, well, well. Now here’s when things get really exciting.
It turns out not only is Da Winci a bloody genius but he’s a generous bloke too, and from time to time he’ll dish you out random gifts in the form of base game reel bonuses. A bubble will appear over the artists head and will choose one of the following features:
Mona Lisa Bonus
If you hit the paintbrush; Da Winci will fill in sections of the incomplete Mona Lisa. Finish the portrait and you’ll set off the Bonus Wheel without the need of the Scatter icons. Yay!
Tank Reel Bonus
Land the tank and the trap door will open to reveal a tank. Said tank will now shoot painting icons onto the reels expanded over 2 positions.
Cannon Reel Bonus
This bonus sees extra Wild symbols explode onto the reels from a canon. The more the merrier!
Here, existing reel symbols will be re-shuffled on the reels to form new winning combinations.
The Bonus Wheel
Land 3x of the Bonus symbols on the middle 3 reels and you’ll launch the Bonus Wheel screen. Next you’ll spin to reveal one of two options: either the free spins round or one of the cool reel bonuses mentioned above.
Trigger this cheeky little extra and you’ll get up to 10 Free Spins – with an unlimited number of Wilds raining down on you with parachutes!
The Wilds will move one position down on each spin until there are no more wilds on the reels. And when that happens, the Free Spins round is over.
This cool little feature gives you control over your wagering. Activate it to double your stake and expand the size of the bonus symbol – which increases your chance of setting off the Free Spins. Nice one!
We’re big fans of this well-designed game here at Wombat Towers, and with more extras on offer than you’ll find in a Marvel movie, you’re bound to scoop some decent wins.
This wombat’s fave were the Parachuting Wilds – and if you have Fortune Bet activated during the Free Spins you really will be in the money…
We say: ‘Spin to win on Da Winci slot!’