Mona Lisa may just be smiling at you on the slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Da Vinci’s Mystery Super Lines will take you on a journey through the Renaissance period when the legendary inventor, painter and artist was mesmerizing the world with his creations, works of art and revolutionary ideas. The Super Line mechanic, as well as a bonus round with Da Vinci Spins that include cascading symbols and progressive multipliers, can lead to wins in excess of 5,000 times your bet.
Da Vinci’s Mystery Super Lines is a video slot with five reels, three rows and nine fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols using the Super Lines mechanic (more to that in a moment). Available on desktop or mobile, you can bet from 0.10 to 20 credits per spin. The game is highly volatile (5/5) with a below-average RTP of 95.67%.
What could be Da Vinci’s library serves as the background to a heavily gold-ornamented game window in typical Renaissance style. It changes to a darker tone with a revolving geometrical circle that resembles one of Da Vinci’s drawings. Those expecting a classical audio mixed with some reel noises might be slightly disappointed as Red Tiger went with a modern electronic piece that goes into dramatic crescendos at various points in the gameplay.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, followed by a range of items associated with the great inventor – globes, helical air screws (an early helicopter design), books and the world-famous Mona Lisa. As expected, she is the most valuable with 50x your bet for a single five of a kind. There is no wild symbol on this slot but a scatter which is a golden icon marked with Da Vinci Spins.
Central to the gameplay is Red Tiger Gaming’s proprietary game engine they call Super Lines. On a normal slot, you will need to hit matching symbols on adjacent reels and on an active pay line to score a win. It works differently on this game. You will still need to land matching symbols on a line but they do not have to be necessarily on adjacent reels. For example, hitting three 10s on pay line one (middle row) on reel one, four and five will award the payout for a three-of-a-kind 10s.
While the base game can deliver full screens of Mona Lisa symbols with a total payout of 450 times your bet, much of the slot’s win potential has been reserved for the bonus round. Hitting three or more scatters will trigger an initial 10 Da Vinci Spins. Landing three, four or five scatters during the feature will award +10, +20 and +30 free spins, no limits.
Two pay mechanics will be key to hitting mega wins in the bonus round. First, the game changes from spinning reels to cascading symbols. Any winning combos will disappear after the win is paid to make room for new symbols to drop into place, potentially creating multiple winners within one Da Vinci Spin.
The second part is a progressive win multiplier for each pay symbol. A bar displaying all nine symbols will appear on top of the game window. Landing a win will increase the win multiplier for the symbol by the number of symbols in the winning combo. For example, scoring a win with three 10s will increase the win multiplier for the next win with 10s to x3. The multipliers are specific for each pay symbol and will keep increasing every time you hit a winner with the respective symbol, no limits.
As we are currently experiencing a race among developers for the most pay lines and highest win potential, it is refreshing to see that Red Tiger has the taken the time to step out from the race for a moment and designed a slot that will remind especially veteran players of the good old 9-liners that dominated the early stages of online gaming. Not only that, they put quite some effort into the creation and gave it the Super Lines mechanic as well as a truly suspenseful bonus round. Seeing those win multipliers going into double digits will be time and again an exhilarating experience.