Spinata Grande Slot
For a riot of Mexican energy and colour then prepare your dancing fingers ready to slot play the outrageously crazy fun variety, with NetEnt’s Spinata Grand slot, a crackerjack carnival of reel-spinning fun.
Spiñata Grand is themed around everyone’s favourite party game, the traditional piñata-a sweet-stuffed cardboard character to smash with a stick, but this time it’s all about the prize-laden spinning characters instead, our handy pals the spiñata.
Look and feel
What could be better than catching a few rays of sunshine and holiday vibe than placing the reels on a sandy Mexican town, with ambling donkeys, adobe houses, bunting and lots of animal-shaped piñatas?
Spinata Grand has a bright cartoony look but with high-quality graphics to keep the gameplay crisp and clear.
As you’d expect the soundtrack is upbeat music of an electronic mariachi band that builds an atmosphere of pure fiesta. There are also some neat background sounds from this town with dogs barking and people whistling- you’ve been transported into this dusty border town.
When you make a win there’s celebratory shouts and ticker tape- you’re here to have fun!
Spiñata Grande is a 4 row, 5 reels and 40 paylines game.
The high value icons are a bunch of Piñatas, animals turned into our heroes, the spiñatas, a bull, donkey, bird and a fish. The lower value icons are the Ace through ten of the card deck.
Spiñata Grand’s Wild (which subs for all icons except the Colossal Bonus icon) and Scatter only put in an appearance during the bonus game. The game’s Wild is a star and the Scatter is a traditional Day of the Dead skull.
There is also a Colossal Bonus icon, a sombrero-wearing set of reels.
Gotta go big!
There’s a great big gimmick in the base game where all the symbols can suddenly appear in a colossal form either in the form of a 2×2 grid or even a mega 3×3 grid which overlay the reels. These mega icons are a big ole gift to the player, paving the way for bigger winning combos.
Mini slot fun
Just land all, or part of a colossal bonus icon on the reels, and you will trigger my favourite, the Mini-Slot game- this is also the route to the Free Spins element.
The amount of the Colossal Bonus icon you land, dictates how many mini slot icons you will have on the new set of bonus reels that pop up. You will have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 9, if you get the whole Colossal Bonus icon.
Now you get a free spin to get the action going. Land stars with Extra Spin or Free Spins written on them, or different value and colour coins to start building up those side winnings.
Landing three stars will award you a generous 5 free spins, coins give you a cash boost and an Extra Spin star give you just that. This feature can be re-triggered by landing more stars and during this free spin mode a massive 3×3 Wild joins the party fun to add to the potential to make you a load more dosh- a lucrative extra.
Overall I liked the look and feel of Spiñata Grande. While I love the colossal icon idea, if they don’t make winning combos they take up a lot of reel space which could be making more wins at times and for me the Colossal Wild in the side game was hard to land. These whinges aside, I loved the theming of Spiñata Grande, it’s a sunny and upbeat town to play your slots in and the mariachi vibe is pretty infectious. I’ll be back to see if I can improve my luck and land that lucrative Wild a little more.
Remember, can win up to 120,000 coins in this slot from from Net Ent. That´s not as much as the jackpot on their big progressive game, the Mega Fortune slot, but it´s not bad for a non-progressive game.
In keeping with the tradition of Net Ent games like Jungle Spirit Call of the Wild, this slot has some innovative features (like the Colossal Symbols- in effect massive stacked symbols) that you are unlikely to have seen before. This Mexican Western themed game packs a real punch with its Mariachi sound effects, and the wins literally explode out of the screen! Great effects. When you get a BIG Win, it is literally Party Time! The trumpets come out and the whole screen goes nuts. This game is a little more traditional than, say, the newer Guns n Roses slot, but it will win fans with its features.
How to Play the Spinata Grande Slot- The Finer Details
In the base game, all of the symbols can appear as massive “Colossal Symbols”- effectively a stacked block of 2×2 or even 3×3 across the reels. In the free spins round, the only colossal symbols you´ll see are the Colossal Bonus symbols, the Colossal Wild and the 3×3 Animal Spiñatas.
The Colossal Bonus symbol (fruit machine with the Mexican sombrero) will trigger the Mini-Slot feature if it lands. Depending on how much of it is visible, the symbol will then morph into 3,6 or 9 mini slot symbols.
In the base game, the mini-slot game has free spins, extra spin symbols and different coin symbols. If you are in the free spins game, you´ll only see Extra Spin symbols and Bronze Coin symbols. Getting confused? Just give the game a test above and all will be made clear! We haven’t had this much fun since the Ted Slot machine– you know that furry rogue from the movie.
If you get 3 Free Spins symbols anywhere in the mini-slot you trigger free spins. You get 5 free spins for 3 symbols, and 1 extra free spins for each free spins symbol. You can be awarded more free spins on the back of more free spins symbols- like a retrigger. You get one for each symbol throughout the free spins game.
Plus in the free spins game, you might see a Colossal Wild which is a 3×3 block. It´s big! It will stand in for other symbols to make up wins.
In the base game, 5 bulls gets you 300x your bet.
Give it a go!