Da Vinci’s Vault is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Playtech that can be played on desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 20p to £100 per spin. Based on the Renaissance man (Leonardo Da Vinci), it offers you 3 bonus features including duplicating scatters, free spins and a Hi Roller mode.
Visually, Da Vinci’s Vault is superb as you are taken into the vault of the original renaissance man – with turning clogs in the background, symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards, goblets, Vitruvian Man paintings, flying machines/helicopters and Mona Lisa.
The latter is the most rewarding symbol giving you 10, 100 or 500 times your stake for 5 across a payline. There’s also a wild symbol (mechanical cogs) which substitutes for all symbols except the scatter and Cryptex and offers the same rewards as the Mona Lisa.
Da Vinci’s Vault comes with 3 bonus features – first up is the Scatter feature which can be triggered randomly on any base game spin – you will see the Compass Coin scatter symbol distributing between 2 and 4 extra Compass Coin scatters randomly on the reels – 5 of them will give you 50 times your stake.
There’s also a Free Spins feature which is played when you get 3 Cryptex symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously – the number of free spins are infinite. During the feature, look out for the Da Vinci Skull symbol landing on the middle reel as a randomly chosen symbol will transform into a wild for the rest of the feature.
Now, this game features Playtech ONE Channel Connect – this means that you will benefit from double Skull Wild wins in the Free Spins feature is you play on mobile or tablet devices.
On the 2nd time it lands, another symbol then becomes a wild – the free spins keep on coming until you get you get a 3rd Da Vinci skull symbol with no more symbols turning wild. Basically, you play out free spins with 2 additional wild symbols on the reels.
Finally, there’s a Hi-Roller feature which is played when you click on the Hi-Roller button below the reels – this will set you back 10 times your stake value. You will then get 5 Hi-Roller spins where you collect bronze, silver and gold seals to unlock the corresponding vault wheel.
When you fill a collection area with 3 bronze, 4 silver or 5 gold seals, you will activate the corresponding wheel – here’s what can be won:
- Bronze wheel – gives you a cash prize
- Silver wheel – gives you a cash prize or access to the Free Spins feature
- Gold wheel – gives you a cash prize, entry to the Free Spins feature or access to the inner wheel (if you land on the arrow). In the inner wheel, you can win free spins or bigger cash prizes
Da Vinci’s Vault is a lot simpler than it sounds – graphically it looks fantastic and it has a wide range of bonus features to suit all tastes. I found it to be a medium variance title with big wins in the Free Spins feature due to the 2 additional wilds – if playing on your mobile or tablet device, wild wins are doubled for even more wins.
You can also win big in the Hi-Roller feature where the cash prizes are bigger and you can also access the Free Spins feature – it’s not cheap to play this feature but worth it if you have the bankroll. Overall, another superb offering from Playtech – if you like the theme, NetEnt’s Secret Code is recommended.