Finally, those of you who could not get enough of IGT’s innovative Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play slot can now breathe a sigh of relief because the famous developer has once again delivered the goods in the form of this new carnival-themed slot Masques of San Marco.
Masques of San Marco is a 5 reel, 40 payline (two sets of 20 payline reels) slot that has the Dual Play feature that slot developer IGT have introduced into the online slots gaming world to a great reception. It gave Da Vinci Diamonds a new lease of life and slots players have been craving a new IGT release that has the feature. The big question is whether this slot can deliver the goods because simply offering Dual Play is not enough.
It’s Party Time!
The carnival theme comes from the inspiration behind this slot that is the mask festival that takes place in Venice’s Piazza San Marco. There is an array of masked characters that fill the two sets of reels that have 20 paylines each on this slot along with sun, moon and star symbols. The reels are set against a back drop of what appears to be the city of Venice at night time with gondolas and baroque buildings setting the scene.
Go Wild with the… er… Wild Symbol!
The Wild symbol in Masques of San Marco is represented by the Wild icon. I know, shocking news! Luckily, IGT were slightly more creative when it came to the gameplay of this slot! This Wild symbol will substitute for all other symbols except for the Bonus symbol to complete winning combinations.
Trigger 6 Free Spins with the Bonus Symbols
The Bonus symbol is the key to triggering the free spins bonus round. You will need to hit three or more of these symbols to trigger the free spins where you will initially be handed 6 free spins. During the free spins, the two separate reels become one to create large 40 pay-lines reels. It might only be 6 free spins but with the inclusion of the FreeFall Symbols feature you could well find that you profit more than you think.
Hit the Wins with the FreeFall Symbols Feature
Masques of San Marco also comes with a FreeFall Symbols feature. Every time a winning combination is triggered, the symbols in that winning combination will disappear and the symbols above will free fall into the spaces left by the symbols that have now disappeared. This can lead to a run of winning combinations as new symbols free fall down from above.
This slot is one that has slipped under the radar with a lot of online casinos and could well be the surprise hit of 2013. Dual Play is a fantastic feature for slots and it’s a shame that IGT haven’t released more. Masques of San Marco will certainly appeal to fans of Betsoft Gaming’s Latin-zest slot At The Copa and obviously, as mentioned above, fans of Da Vinci Diamonds Dual Play. Give it a try!