The Italian polymath from the renaissance era, better known under the name of Leonardo da Vinci is featuring on the slot from 1×2 Gaming. To recount all his areas of interest would probably need a separate page. To most of us the Mona Lisa painting and the church mural The Last Supper are probably the most memorable works.
1×2 Gaming took on the challenge to bring him together with some of his ingenious inventions to a set of slot reels. And we have to commend them on the graphics and audio to have created a stunning design. The gameplay, however, lacks any kind of excitment. A simple free spins round with some win multipliers is not enough to be worthy of the mighty Da Vinci.
The Da Vinci Device is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 243 ways to win. Wins are awarded for adjacent symbols from left to right. The bet sizes range from 0.25 to 100 credits per spin. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at exact 96%.
A typical medieval canvas where Da Vinci would draw his sketches serves as the backdrop of the finely-drawn game window which features a range of his inventions and of course, Mona Lisa is not missing either. Very fittingly, the five scatters assembled together form his famous Cryptex device. Three gears on each side are turning the reels while a classical piano piece delivers a relaxed audio.
The low end starts with the card royals from J to A, paying 1x to 1.2x your stake for a five of a kind. They are followed on the medium level by Da Vinci’s inventions – a flying machine, a machine with a helical rotor, a amulet and a Polyhedron – with pays for a 5OAK rising to 8x your bet. Mona Lisa, the young Da Vinci and his drawing of a globe are the premium symbols with 10x to 16x your stake for hitting five across the reels. The Vitruvian Man is the wild symbol, substituting for all pay symbols bar scatters. Five parts of the Cryptex device are the scatters on the slot.
Miminum three parts of the Cryptex box need to land scattered in a spin to trigger the bonus feature with 8, 12 or 16 free spins for three, four and five parts respectively. During the free spins, the wild transform into x2, x3 or x4 multipliers wilds, however, only one multiplier wild can land per free spin.
We expected something truly sophisticated that does justice to the legacy of Leonardo Da Vinci. Instead, we got a rather simple slot with a free spins round and a medium win potential somewhere in the area of 1,000 time the stake.