ALL ABOUT DA VINCI’S TREASURE SLOT
Book of Ra and Deluxe Book of Ra from Novomatic, as well as Play n Go’s high volatility classic Book of Dead, are timeless games that most slot aficionados will have played at some point. Big Time Gaming joined the celebration this year with their own Book of Gods slot, which has 243 chances to win and a generous free spins round. Now, Pragmatic Play, a studio not renowned for generating standout games until now, brings us Da Vinci’s Treasure, a minor classic in the making with MASSIVE win potential.
NOTE: Okay, so it doesn’t have the word ‘Book’ in the title, but have a look – it has all the hallmarks — an Indiana Jones-style explorer, ancient scrolls and maps, a free spins round with multipliers and re-triggers, high volatility, and a massive top payoff.
Da Vinci’s Treasure Game Set Up
So, we’ve got a simple 5 reel, 3 row game with 25 preset paylines. Da Vinci Diamonds may be played for $0.25 to $125 each spin. And, as previously said, this is a high-variance slot with an RTP of 96.53 percent. The reel set is set against a backdrop of an antique map with candles and compasses – presumably the map that our hero will use to locate the riches.
This one isn’t really intriguing, but it’s all about the gameplay, which we’ll get to in a minute.
Symbols from Da Vinci’s Treasure Game
The cards 9 through Ace are the low value symbols in this game, while the crossbow, some type of navigation gadget, a bag, an old book, and the hero, John Hunter, are the high value symbols. He is, of course, the highest paying symbol, earning 32x for five on a payline.
There are two more symbols to be aware of. They are the Da Vinci picture as the Wild, which substitutes for all symbols save the bonus scatter, and the bonus scatter itself, which only occurs on reels 2, 3 and 4, and is necessary to activate the free spins round.
Features of Da Vinci’s Treasure
Da Vinci’s Treasure Slot has three bonus rounds. When three or more bonus scatters appear on a single spin, they are given at random. This is how it works:
Map Quest Bonus Round — This is the traditional ‘path to riches’ bonus round. You’ll be given a map with 23 spots on it. You spin the wheel to see how many steps you can take forward and win rewards along the way. The top reward for the final place is 100x.
Reward Picker Function – A straightforward Pick-Me feature in which you select one of three artworks to reveal a monetary prize.
Free Spins With Progressive Multiplier – Alright, this is the place to be. If at all possible, you should activate this feature before the others. You get 12 free spins and a 1x multiplier right now. With each spin, the multiplier will grow by 1x, potentially reaching 12x.
You can re-trigger the free spins up to a maximum of 60 total free spins (and therefore potentially a 60x multiplier).
So, take a listen…
800x is the value of a full screen of John Hunters (32 x 25 paylines). When you combine a full screen of John Hunters with a 60x multiplier, you may win up to $48,000!
THE VERDICT OF THE SLOT BUZZ
That’s all there is to it. Okay, we get it — hitting that gigantic 48,000x potential is quite implausible. It’ll be difficult enough to get a 60x multiplier without throwing in the possibility of earning the whole screen of premiums. But, hey, we can all dream, right? In reality, this is a basic slot that isn’t quite on par with Book of Dead. Nonetheless, it’s still one of Pragmatic’s greatest games to date. If you play, all you have to do is try to get to the free spins round, since that’s where the action is.