Da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of his time, probably of all times, and 1x2 Gaming decided to dedicate one of their 2019 video slots to the renaissance painter and polymath. Playable from $0.25 per single spin, The Da Vinci’s Device is a 5-reel video slot that benefits from 243 ways to win and offers up to 16 free spins with multiplier Wilds, which can go up to 4x. See for yourselves whether Da Vinci’s contraptions really work and try to win up to 1,600x the bet in a single spin.
When talking about visuals, everything is done to resemble one of Da Vinci’s drawings. There are tooth wheels on both sides on the reels and the 2019 release features a standard 5x3 reel grid, while offering 243 ways to win. This means that there are no paylines on the offer. Gamers simply need to land at least three matching symbols on successive reels, beginning from the far left reel, in order to win a payout. Betting starts at $0.25 and the biggest possible wager cannot go over $100.
As for the control panel, it is pretty standard and offers all the usual options, including Autoplay, where spinners can activate up to 99 automatic spins.
Punters will find plenty of Da Vinci’s paintings, drawings and inventions among the symbols that populate the reels. Apart from simple playing cards that are done on Da Vinci’s drawings and represent low-value symbols, gamers will see the first Plane, a primitive Helicopter, Da Vinci’s Necklace, the beautiful Mona Lisa, Da Vinci’s Portrait and the Globe, which is the highest-paying regular symbol. The Vitruvian Man is used as Wild that substitutes for all regular symbols. As for Scatter, there is different Scatter on every reel. Land them all to form a Cryptex. At least three of these will trigger the Free Spins feature.
The Free Spins feature is the central attraction of the 1x2 Gaming product. With three, four or five Scatters on the reels, gamers will trigger 8, 12 or 16 free spins. Multiplier Wilds are only available during the Free Spins feature and, depending on the number of Scatters landed, gamers can expect 2x, 3x or a 4x Multiplier Wilds. Of course, the multipliers are applied only when Wild is a part of the winning combination. Remember that multiplier Wilds can only appear one at a time.
When thinking about Da Vinci, the first thing that comes to our minds is the complexity of his work. Taking this under consideration, we really thought that the good people of 1x2 Gaming had developed a video slot that is packed with complicated features, simply to pay tribute to one of the greatest minds of mankind. However, we were a bit disappointed with the end result, because the 2019 release offers only one, and a really simple one, additional feature. An additional bonus game could have spiced things up a bit, but even so, the 1x2 Gaming title is not that bad. It boasts crisp graphics and a fitting soundtrack and gamers will like spending time with Leonardo Da Vinci.