Crafted by GameArt, Da Vinci Codex takes players on a journey of discovery into the world of Leonardo Da Vinci saturated with his inventions and works of art. Players goal will be to decipher his ultimate codex and land the game’s jackpot that hides behind it.
Da Vinci Codex is based during the Italian Renaissance period, a time of scientific discoveries and where the arts flourished.
That being said, the game adopts a somewhat conservative and straightforward look. The reels are displayed on a dark red background framed by golden ornaments.
How to play Da Vinci Codex
The game setup is more massive than usual: five reels with four symbols each, with a total of one hundred paylines available. Players will have to stake bets on all those paylines at every spin. Players can use the arrows at the bottom of the screen to adjust the size of their betting wagers.
Once players are finished setting bets, they can press the Spin button, and the reels will begin turning. All winning combinations on the paylines payout and players can double their winnings due to a gamble feature mini-game that can be played after each win. Players only need to guess the colour of the next card drawn, guessing rightly will double players winnings; guessing wrongly will forfeit a player's winnings.
Players can also utilise the Autoplay feature if they hate manually turning the reels. Players bets are made, and then the reels will spin each time, with wins added to the jackpot as they accumulate.
Symbols in Da Vince Codex
Traditional card-inspired icons make up the game's lower-paying symbols: the nine, ten, Jack, Queen and King. Their payouts are lower and frequently appear on the reels that undoubtedly frustrate players in their attempts at gaining wins.
The higher paying symbols are all artefacts classically associated with the works of Leonardo Da Vinci. Therefore, players will notice quite a lot of Compasses, Rings, Chalices, Free Mason and Illuminati Seals, and finally the Mona Lisa herself.
Special Features of Da Vinci Codex
The game's scatter symbol is the famous drawing of a Man in a circle, and this icon is able to trigger substantial cash rewards regardless of its position on the reels.
The Red Seal is the game's Wild and can replace any other symbols to help players form more winning combinations.
Next up are the letter symbols that stand for the master himself: V-I-N-C-I. If players can line them up horizontally and spell the word Vinci, a Bonus round of six Free Spins will start. The letters themselves then turn into Wilds and remain in place throughout the Bonus round to maximise players chances of scoring big.
The Da Vinci Codex game starts as an energetic video slot game, yet it somehow disappoints with its straightforward atmosphere. The real plus of Da Vinci Codex is its open gameplay featuring one hundred paylines and its cacophony of bonus features.
The Free Spins are a little hard to score given that players need a precise five-symbol combination to do so. Da Vinci Codex is definitely a challenging video slot, that is therefore perhaps more suited for players with a little more experience, and who are not afraid to play aggressively to hit slot game jackpots.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring