Spinata Grande is a vibrant slot from NetEnt. Based on the exciting Mexican tradition of smashing up pinatas to get at the goodies within, this slot seeks to emulate that, but in monetary form. The entire game is one of joy, right from the upbeat mariachi music through to the colourful spinning pinatas, candy and confetti that cover the reels. To round off this party of a slot there are a number of exciting features designed to help you win some really big prizes. Keep reading to find out what Spinata Grande has in store!
Spinata Grande has a number of in-game features including colossal wilds, free spins and even a mini slot feature. Each of these is perfect for getting you ahead in your plan for making some extra cash. But there are also some additional, external features that can help you out too. For instance there’s the autoplay function found beneath the reels that allows you to choose your bet and spin number, letting the reels do the work whilst you can just sit back and watch them play through!
Everything is in keeping with the bright and cheery feel that is traditional for this type of festival. The reels are sat on the open square of a Mexican village complete with streamers and balloons. On the reels things are no less exciting. Even the lower value icons – here represented by card values 10 through to Ace – are all colourful. The high value icons, or spinatas, are represented by a fish, donkey, exotic bird and a bull. Each one looks like a pinata and all of them can become colossal covering 2×2 or 3×3 blocks.
The star spinata is the wild icon and this can only appear during the bonus feature. When it does land it can replace any symbol, bar other bonus icons, and aid in creating some winning combinations. The skull is the scatter symbol and this too only turns up in the bonus round where it triggers the free spins feature. The final icon to pay attention to is the little one-armed bandit icon as this is the colossal bonus icon and the key to some of the big wins.
The skull triggers the free spins but this can only occur in the bonus round (detailed below). Landing three of these scatters during the Mini-Slot feature will reward you with five free spins. What’s really great about this is that, during this feature, just landing a single extra scatter will then payout another free spin. This will continue for as long as the Mini-Slot feature plays out. Don’t forget that those Colossal symbols will also hit during this time and really add to the possibility of a large win.
There is no jackpot in this game, instead you can accrue big wins through a combination of different features. However, it’s the Mini-Slot game that can give some of the biggest payouts. This is triggered when landing one Colossal bonus icons on the reels. Depending on how much of the symbol is visible, it can turn into 3, 6 or 9 separate Mini-Slot symbols. This portion of the game has scatters, free spins symbols and extra spin icons. What makes this even more fun is that Colossal wild, which can really up your gains.
This slot has a slightly more unusual grid structure. It offers the usual five reels but instead of just three rows, there are four. This enables the slot to offer up a decent 40 paylines for you to use. The only downside is that these are fixed, there’s no reducing the number you play with here. That’s no bad thing though, and, paying out from left to right, these can be lucrative even just in the base game. With a bet range of 20p through to £200 per spin, you’ll also not break the bank.
Return to player rate, also known as RTP, is the value that you can expect to have returned to you when you play a session on a slot game. The higher the RTP, the better return you will get. However, these RTPs are calculated over thousands of spins and are, in fact, only theoretical. This means that even though Spinata Grande offers an impressive RTP of 96.84%, this is not a guarantee that when you play you will be treated to the same rate. In fact, generally it’s unlikely, so do bear that in mind.
Volatility and variance refers to the frequency of wins and also how big they can be. A high volatility slot will offer huge wins, but these won’t come around very often, meaning you will have to get through long dry periods before you’ll see success. Low volatility games are the opposite – offering very regular wins, but these will be small. Spinata Grande sits comfortably in the middle of these as a medium variance slot, offering a nice mix of regularity and larger wins to keep things ticking over nicely.
Spinata Grande is what you’d expect from NetEnt – innovative, cheerful and enjoyable. Most of the wins come in the base game, but these are smaller than those that can be achieved in the bonus rounds. Whilst those Colossal wilds are a thing to seek, they don’t come around that often so you’ll need some patience there. The Mini-Slot feature is lucrative, but this game could actually do with being of higher variance. That being said, it’s a highly enjoyable Mexican romp, so why not hit some Spinatas today!