Take a trip back to Renaissance-era Italy in Michelangelo, a 5 reel, 99 payline video slot from High5 Games. Based on the works of one of the world’s greatest artists, it comes with tumbling reels, wilds and a free spins feature. Play from between 99p and £198 per spin.
The reels in Michelangelo include a trio of the artist’s most famous sculptures including an interpretation of David which is the biggest paying standard symbol. Find 5 Davids and a 1,000 coin jackpot will be yours. In addition to the sculptures and standard playing card symbols is the M symbol which pays out a whopping 5,000 times your line bet if you hit a five symbol combo.
The base game in Michelangelo also comes with a wild which only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. It replaces all other symbols apart from the bonus. We’ll have more details on the wild a little later.
Michelangelo benefits from Tumbling Reels which is found in IGT’s Da Vinci Diamonds. After every successful spin, the winning symbols will be zapped and replaced by the symbols directly above. Another reckoning will be made. The tumbling reels continue as long as there’s a winning combination on the reels. There’s no limit to the number of tumbling reel spins. Get on a roll here and the credits can soon build.
Find 3 Free Games symbols on reels 1, 2 and 3 and you’ll trigger the Free Games Bonus feature and be awarded between 1 and 4 free spins. If more than 1 payline triggers the free spins, the total will be totted up together so it’s more than possible to hit more than 4 free games.
The free games also features not 1 but 2 wild symbols. The red appears on reels 1, 2 and 3 and the pink features on reels 2, 3 and 4. The tumbling reels also play out in the free spins.
Considering the source material, the visuals on show in Michelangelo are a little underwhelming. They’re perfectly acceptable but lack the wow factor. The features are good though – combine the free spins, double wilds and tumbling reels and the wins can rack up quick style.
Michelangelo is a low variance slot and uses the same technology as IGT’s Pixies of the Forest (review coming soon). IGT and High5 Games have produced some slots together such as Cats and Da Vinci Diamonds but these games are licensed under IGT online and under High5 Games in land based casinos (I don’t get why). Saying that, Michelangelo may not be a masterpiece but is plenty good enough to entertain both art lovers and philistines alike.