Bella Donna has a total of five reels, which are laid out as three rows of icons. There are a total of 25 paylines, which is quite standard for Novomatic slots. The minimum cost of playing all the paylines at once works out at €0.25, giving a maximum bet per spin of €1,250. This huge betting range means you should be able to enjoy this game whatever your bankroll.
This game is themed around Venice and the famous carnival that takes place every year there in February. Masked characters parade on the reels to give a theme that really brings the Italian city to life with the woman in her headdress, the man in his golden mask, a fan and a couple of other feathered masks sitting on the reels.
Exploring the Carnival
The wins here are paid out if you hit at least 3 matching symbols together on an active payline. You can see the useful paytable for more information about the symbol values. Simply click the blue paytable button to open the screen with all the information. As all the paylines are active on every spin, this means you have the max number of winning chances each time you spin the reels.
The best symbol is the game logo which can award you up to €250,000 if you play all the paylines at max bet. The next best symbol here is the woman in the headdress which can award up to €100,000, while the man in the mask can pay you up to €75,000. The smaller awards are found by spinning the mask symbols, the fan, or the high card symbols.
This game has a mystery surprise, which is called the Feature Doorway. This interesting feature can appear at any time above reel 3. The doorway opens to reveal a special symbol, which could be any of the main game icons. This symbol is then transported to the reels to maximise the total win form that spin. If a Bonus symbol appears in the Feature Doorway, you will trigger the free games round.
Sun and Moon Free Games
There is a free games round in this slot that is triggered by spinning at least 3 of the sun and moon symbols. This quirky symbol gives a feeling of mystery to the game. There are 7 free games awarded initially. During the free games the game logo symbol appears in the Feature Doorway to provide more winning chances. If you hit another bonus symbol during the free games round, another 7 free game will be awarded! You can enjoy up to 13 re-triggers for a maximum of 98 free games in total.
Double or Quits?
Bella Donna slot machine also has a gamble feature, which is a mini card game. After any win you get the chance to select either ‘gamble’ or ‘collect’. If you select collect, the winnings form that spin are added to your balance and you can spin again. If you select ‘gamble’ you are taken to a new screen where you play the card game.
In the gamble game, just pick either red or black to guess which colour the next card will be. If you choose correctly you double your winnings, but a wrong choice means you lose your cash from that spin. It’s entirely up to you if you want to risk it or not – and you can have the choice after every win throughout the game.
This game is quite simple and might appear too basic for fans of sophisticated vide slots. However it has a good look to it with the Venice carnival theme and the Feature Doorway adds another element of interest.
This feature can also boost your balance a lot due to the extra symbols added to the reels. The game feature is a staple of many slots and it is always good to have the choice to potentially double up if you are feeling brave.