Spiñata Grande Slot
Spiñata Grande is a piñata-themed 5-reel, 4-row fixed 40 payline online slot from NetEnt. Piñatas are to Mexican children's birthday parties as 'pin the tail on the donkey' is (or used to be) to British children's birthday parties. A colorful, papier-mâchéd hollow model – traditionally, a donkey – is made and filled with sweets and candies, and then hung from a tree. The birthday boy or girl is blindfolded and handed a baseball bat or large stick. Their task is to bash the bejesus out of the piñata and anyone who is daft enough to venture too close. Once the piñata is split and the candy cascades out, the party attendees leap on the sugary booty like zombies onto a member of The Walking Dead cast whose contract has not been renewed. Hopefully, the birthday child is able to remove their blindfold to be able to gather some of the sweety goodness before it is all devoured.
The symbols in this game are playing card values from ten to ace, plus four piñatas: a donkey, a parrot, a bull and a fish. Some of the symbols in this slot are much bigger than others, forming 2×2 and 3×3 grids. These act as four or nine (respectively) identical symbols, and can lead to some sizeable cash payouts.
You can choose your coin size from 0.01 to 1.00 and your bet level from one to ten. The number of pay lines is fixed at forty, but your bet is only multiplied by twenty. To win a cash payout you need to land at least three identical symbols in sequence on an active pay line from the left-hand reel.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest pay out during normal play is 3x for three tens, jacks, queens or aces. The jackpot is for five piñata bulls at 300x.
The one symbol to watch out for is the 'colossal bonus' symbol which appears 3×3 in size. If it appears, the grid splits and acts as a mini slot machine. You can land gold coins (worth 80 coins), silver coins (worth 40) and bronze (worth 20) and free spins symbols. If you end up with at least three free spins symbols you are awarded five free spins. You are also awarded an additional free spin for each free spins symbol you land above the initial free.
During free spins all the colossal playing card symbols disappear. There is also the addition of the 'colossal wild symbol' which is another symbol in a 3×3 pattern that only appears covering the central three reels. Landing this symbol unobscured during free spins can lead to some really hefty prize pay outs. The colossal bonus symbol may still appear during free spins, but if it does it only reveals bronze coins and extra free spin symbols.
Despite not being as video-heavy as most of their latest games, Spiñata Grande from NetEnt is still an immense amount of fun to play. Having those huge symbols appear on the reels is something that's quite unique, and even though the colossal bonus symbol does not perhaps appear as often as would be liked, it's still amazing fun when it does. Just don't get too carried away and assault your PC or laptop with a baseball bat when the piñatas appear!