Spinata Grande Slot
For a riot of Mexican energy and colour then prepare your gaming fingers to play NetEnt’s Spinata Grand slot, a cartoon carnival of reel-spinning fun.
This Mexican Fiesta is a 5 reel and 4 row slot with an RTP of 96.84%. It’s a low to medium variance game with 40 pay-lines that features a mini-slot game (a slot within a slot if you like) and Colossal Symbols.
NetEnt launched Spinata Grande in March 2015
Spiñata Grand is themed around everyone’s favourite party game, the traditional piñata: a cardboard toy full of sweets that you have to smash with a stick. On this game it’s all about the prize-laden spinning characters, our handy pals the spiñata.
Look and Feel
Let’s head for a few rays of sunshine and slip into Holiday Mode in this game which is based in a sandy Mexican town, with ambling donkeys, adobe houses, bunting and lots of animal-shaped piñatas.
Spinata Grand has a bright cartoony look with high-quality graphics that keeps the gameplay crisp and clear.
The soundtrack is an upbeat mix of electronic mariachi that helps to set the Mexican party atmosphere. There are some neat background sounds including barking stray dogs and people whistling that help set the scene further. We are right in the thick of a dusty border town.
When you make a win there’s celebratory shouts and ticker tape- you’re here to have fun!
Pros and Cons
Entertaining upbeat theme and graphics
Some innovative features here like the Mini-Slot Feature
You can re-trigger the free spins in the feature bonus
When you get Colossal symbols in the base game, it doesn´t leave much room for the Colossal Bonus symbol which is the key to getting into the bonus
Spinata Grande Gameplay
The high value icons are a bunch of Piñatas, or as we like to call them here, the Spiñatas: there’s a bull, a donkey, a 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 will 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 fruit machine character.
Gotta go big!
There’s a great feature 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 gift to the player, and can pave 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 the Mini-Slot game. This is also the key to the Free Spins bonus.
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 have to land a minimum of 3 up to a maximum of 9, (the largest is the entire Colossal Bonus icon).
You will get a free spin to get the action going. You need to land stars with Extra Spin or Free Spins written on them, or different value and colour coins to start building up side winnings.
Landing three stars will award you 5 free spins, coins will give you a cash boost and an Extra Spin star gives you just that. This feature can be re-triggered by landing more stars and during this free spin mode a big 3×3 Wild can make an appearance to help you make up winning combinations.
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.
Give the game a test 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.
I love the design of the Spiñata Grande slot with the Colossal Icons. This is a sunny and upbeat slot game and the mariachi vibe is infectious. The key is to try and land that lucrative Wild.
You can win up to 120,000 coins in this slot 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 and the game has some great effects.
When you land a BIG Win, it is 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.
Mega Symbols, Free Spins, Wilds
Mexican Fiesta, Piñatas
What is the Mini Slot Feature?
This is one of Spinata Grande’s unique features. The Mini-Slot game gives you guaranteed wins and is the key to getting into the Free Spins feature where you will see the 3×3 wild symbols (Colossal Wilds). To set it off, land a Colossal Bonus symbol on the reels. This will morph into 3, 6 or 9 individual mini-slots (depending on how much of the Colossal Bonus symbol you can see).