Michelangelo slots: Game review, strategy, and bonus to play online

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July 15th, 2021

If we had a time machine (stick with me), and went back to the early 1500s, we would be in awe at the unveiling of Michelangelo’s latest work, the sculpture of David. But we suspect that would be nothing compared to how amazed Michelangelo would be if we then transported him forward to 2021 and showed him an online slot machine featuring his works. Such has popular culture changed over the centuries.

Three of the great artist's works feature in this five-reel slot from IGT. It’s not the most feature-rich slot on the market, but it plays nicely, and you can try it at TwinSpires Casino right now.

How to Play Michelangelo Slots

Like most IGT games, there is nothing complicated about the Michelangelo slot. There are five reels and three rows, and the base game sees you trying to match at least three symbols across one of the generous 99 paylines.

The Michelangelo slot machine employs the cool tumbling reels feature, whereby winning line symbols disappear and new symbols fall down the reels from above. This means you can land another winning line and should you get on a roll in this fashion, you can build a nice pot from one spin. It’s one of many similarities to another well-known IGT slot that celebrates a great artist of old, Da Vinci Diamonds.

Symbols in this game start with the low-paying cards of Q, K, and A. You then have three of Michelangelo’s exquisite sculptures, including David, the most famous of all. Land five of these for 1,000 credits. But the highest-paying symbol (5,000 credits for five) is the letter M, framed in a renaissance style.

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Michelangelo slots come with some neat added extras. Firstly, there are two wild symbols. Only one appears in the base game, substituting for all others except the Free Game symbol on reels 2, 3, and 4. However, on the Free Games feature (land three Free Games symbols for between one and four free spins), the wild symbol changes to have an added ruby gemstone and appears on reels 1, 2, and 3, thereby increasing your chances of making a winning line.

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And that’s all there is to this slot. The gameplay is not challenging, but it does come with that clunky, casino-classic slot sound effects that symbolize IGT slots (or High 5 Games, which presents the same slot to brick-and-mortar casinos).

Michelangelo Slots Strategy

There is not a lot you can do to increase your winning chances. But like all other slots, the more you can afford to bet, the higher your potential rewards.

The return to player percentage (RTP) for the Michelangelo slot machine is 94.9%, which is low compared to similar games. That implies you may not get regular wins, but will need to wait for the chunkier payouts. With that in mind, set your stakes accordingly so that you can afford to stick with a session.

Play Michelangelo slots today

You can enjoy the Michelangelo slot machine today at TwinSpires Casino. Sign up for your account, claim your welcome bonus, and head to the slots section to play the game. Whether you enjoy fine art or not, you’ll like the slot’s simplicity compared to the complicated layers of gameplay found in other games.