The title Mona Lisa Jewels tells you pretty much all you need to know about this slot. Powered by iSoftBet, it’s a 5 reel, 25 payline game which is dominated by images of gemstones and the world’s most famous painting. It comes with 2 free spins rounds as well as progressive jackpot. Play from between 25p and £125 per spin.
Set within an ornate picture frame, the reels in Mona Lisa Diamonds are dominated by green, yellow, red and purple gemstones. Land 5 of any of them in a single payline will net you 150 coins. They’re joined by lower value playing card symbols from A to 9 and a ring which is the game’s wild.
Land 2 of the shimmering diamond symbol on the first reel and you’ll trigger the Jewel Free Spins feature and be awarded 2 free spins. During the free spins, any wild or diamond gemstone symbols will be held in place. These spins can be a real hit or miss affair. We’ve come away with nothing on a number of occasions but also walked away with 40 times our stakes after the frozen wilds fell rather nicely.
The Mona Lisa symbol is the scatter – land 3 of them anywhere on the reels to trigger the Free Spins feature and be awarded 10 free spins. It’s here that the wilds really come into their own – 1 wild in a winning combination and the payout is doubled. 2 wilds and it’s quadrupled. 3 wilds and your win will rocket by 8x.
You can also win a bumper score by landing 5 of the progressive jackpot symbols on a single payline. To be in with a shot at winning the big one, you need to be playing at the maximum bet level.
Despite being based on luxurious gemstones and one of the best known paintings in the world, we found the visuals in Mona Lisa Jewels to be a little underwhelming. The features are solid enough though. The 2 free spins come along regularly but the 10 free spins with wild multipliers are much harder to find. That said, they can deliver when they arrive. Then of course there’s the carrot (or perhaps it should be carat in this case) of the progressive jackpot.
If you like the blingy theme, then by all means give Mona Lisa Jewels a spin. If not, you’ll find plenty of better alternatives elsewhere such as IGT’s Da Vinci Diamonds.