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Set in the romantic and intriguing city of Venice, Italy, Bella Donna transports players into a magical carnival celebration. Bella Donna video slot machine plays on the masked-ball theme to exciting effect, and players reap the benefits. Translated as “beautiful woman” in Italian, the Bella Donna herself appears on the reels, replete with a wild feather headdress, a mask, and jewels at her throat. Other characters who play a part in the intrigue include a man with a golden mask, an ornate scepter, a lady’s fan and a Venetian mask. Of course, the universal playing card numbers and letters fill the reels as well. The Bella Donna logo is wild and substitutes for any symbol except the sun-and-moon picture, which is a bonus symbol. The reels are framed on either side by stately columns, and at the top of the screen is a feature door that plays a big role in game action.
Players begin gaming by choosing how much they would like to bet for each of the game’s 25 fixed lines. The bet-per-line setting can be adjusted using the plus and minus boxes on either side of the bet box. Clicking these boxes also will reveal a detailed map of all 25 lines. The five reels will spin after players hit the “start” button. If the spin results in a winning combination, the symbols included in the combo will be highlighted and the resultant winnings are shown at the bottom of the screen.
Return to player: 95%.
Winning combinations are paid out from left to right. The Bella Donna logo is wild and can be combined with other symbols to create a winning combo. Players can choose to either bank their winnings by pressing collect or to gamble their winnings in a simple side game. The side game requires players to predict whether a playing card electronically drawn will be red or black. A correct prediction yields double winnings while a wrong answer results in forfeiture of the initial winnings. The feature window at the top of the middle reel randomly opens during game play and a symbol emerges. It will move to the most advantageous spot on the reels to create a winning combination. If the symbol that comes out of the window is the sun-and-moon icon, a bonus game of seven free spins will be activated. During the bonus spins, any other bonus symbols that appear will also trigger more free spins. The mystery window is an integral part of Bella Donna’s intrigue because players never know when it will open and what the reward will be.
This video slot machine has a few helpful features that add to the enjoyment of game play. For example, for players who prefer quicker action, there is an autoplay button that spins the reels automatically at the current bet amount. It may be turned off at any point, and the option to gamble winnings is deactivated when autoplay mode is engaged. The paytable button offers a detailed look at payouts as well as the general rules of the game. Also, the sound may be muted if the player desires.