A true high roller slot, those with light pockets should stay away
|Name:||Da Vinci's Vault|
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Expertly crafted graphics and animations||Difficult to trigger the free spins in normal play mode|
|Unlimited amount of free spins with 2 wilds|
|Medium variance but volatility increases after extended sessions|
Where to play?
Playtech has been upping the ante lately and we’re happy to report that its next installment Da Vinci’s Vault 3D slots (based on the original Renaissance Man) really nailed the spot and the ideal 3D slot for high rollers.
The game has 20 paylines, 5 reels and offers a non-progressive jackpot of 10,000 coins. When it comes to bonus features it’s jazzed up with duplicating scatters (bigger wins), a free spins bonus mode where an unlimited amount of free spins can be won along with 2 extra wilds!
Da Vinci’s Vault can be played at our best playtech casino on PC desktops and mobile devices from 20 pence up to £100 per spin (Normal Play), free play is available too. Players who play the game on mobile phones or tablets will be happy to hear that wild wins are doubled.
Next to the ‘Spin’ button you’ll see the ‘High-Roller’ feature, it gives you 5 Hi-Roller spins plus 3 vaults (Bronze, Silver and Gold) that’s triggered once you’ve accumulated 3 Bronze, 4 Silver and 5 Gold medals.
The minimum wager per spin for high-staked players starts with £2 right up to a gargantuan £1,000. Each vault awards cash prizes and free spins, we recommend that you play the game with the High-Roller’ feature activated. The biggest cash prizes are reserved for the Gold Vault’ which takes payouts and volatility to the next level.
Paying symbols on the reels are cards from 10 to Ace, chalices, Vitruvian Man paintings, Mona Lisa, the golden wild, scatter (compass coin), flying machines (helicopters) and mechanical cogs (wild).
The symbols that pay the top cash prize are Mona Liza and the Golden Wild, 5 of them any position on the reels at the maximum bet pays 10,000 coins. Once again we have to commend Playtech for the game art and well-thought-out game mechanics. The RTP (Average Return to Player Percentage) is 96%.
The coin range during normal play is £0.20 up to £100, when the High-Roller feature is activate it shoots up significantly starting with £2 up to £1,000 per spin.
The Auto Play spins the reels automatically from 10 spins up to 99 spins. If you click on ‘INFO’ (Paytable) the help screen tells you which symbols pays the most, how the free spins can be triggered and how the High-Roller mode works.
The wild symbol is the mechanical cogs, they complete winning combinations when they substitute symbols adjacent to them except the Cryptex and scatter.
Da Vinci’s Vault contains 3 in-play bonus games, the first is the Scatter feature that’s played randomly on any spin during the main game. The Compass Coin scatter doles out 2 to 4 additional Compass Coin scatters while 5 of them pays around 50x your wager.
(big wins during the free spins)
During normal play (High-Roller Mode not activated) the free spins feature is triggered by 3 Cryptex symbols (pitch on reels 1, 3 and 5), what we like about the free spins feature is that an unlimited amount of free spins can be won. We must warn you though it’s very difficult to trigger! When the Da Vinci skull appears on the centre reels a wild will be selected randomly for the remainder of the feature.
Double Skull Wilds
During the Playtech ONE Channel Connect the double skull wilds really juices up wins during the free spins on tablets or mobile phones especially when the High-Roller mode is active. Strictly speaking you’ll end up with 2 wilds during the free spins which will keep on coming until a third Da Vinci skull pitches which causes the bonus feature to come to an abrupt end.
High Roller Mode
(total amount of cash won during the free spins)
You can activate the High-Roller mode by clicking on the feature and by selecting your average stake per spin. Once done you’ll get 5 High-Roller spins to hit it big that is by unlocking the Bronze, Silver or Gold Vaults. Once a vault is unlocked you’ll see a wheel with bigger cash prizes, extra spins (by landing on the arrow) and free spins on them. Note, the bronze wheel does not offer any free spins.
We played Da Vinci’s vault in the free mode and noted that after extended game play the volatility shoots up by a considerable margin. The visual side of the slots is great with a bunch of bonus features that will satisfy any player’s taste buds.
If you play the game in the ‘High Roller’ mode don’t go overboard with your average bet per spin unless you have the cash to spend. Mobile phone and tablet players will be spoiled with 2 extra wilds that doubles all wins. We can’t fault the game but discretion is advised when played.