Looking at the naming convention with the Spinata Grande slot game, presumably Spiñata Piñata was too much of a mouthful for NetEnt when they brainstormed titles for this particular online slot, but nevertheless Spinata Grande is a clever enough pun to get us going. And Grande is certainly accurate, in every sense of the word. Even the symbols have a go at being whoppers.
The nuts and bolts of the Spiñata Grande slot are that it is a multi-stake, five reel, four row, 40 payline online slot containing Colossal symbols, a Mini-Slot feature and Colossal Wild in Free Spins (more on that later). Meanwhile we can enjoy the kind of game design to which we have become accustomed from NetEnt, namely exquisite graphics and a sound score that puts us right at the heart of the action. Mariachi tunes as the reels spin before our eyes? Si señor!
But just what are Colossal symbols within the Spiñata Grande slot ? They kind of do what they say on the tin – they are big versions of the base game symbols, or Grande versions in this case (we’re sooooo on message) spinning at 2×2 or 3×3 symbols big.
That is Colossal, and fully worthy of the capital letter. These Grande symbols act as what we might recognise as stacked symbols – boosting our base game chances of picking up wins when the symbols complete a winner across the game’s possible 40 paylines. The symbols themselves are a selection of piñatas – our high symbols – and the regular 10s through Aces that we know and love as our low symbols.
The cheeky-looking yet Colossal Bonus Symbol, peeking out from under his sombrero, is our key to launching Spinata Grande’s bonus feature. If we can see part of the Colossal Bonus Symbol on the reels, covering three or six symbol spaces, we will receive three or six Mini Slot games in the Mini Slot feature. The Mini Slots spin individually, each resulting in a Free Spin, Extra Spin or Coin cash prize.
Landing three Free Spin symbols awards us five free spins, while each additional Extra Spin gives us exactly that. The Coin cash prizes…well, they award coin cash prizes. Should we land the full Colossal Bonus Symbol spanning 3×3 symbols, we are looking at a Mini Slot feature awarding nine of these Mini Slot games. The more Mini Slots we land, the more lucrative our bonus round is going to get.
During the bonus round we now have access to two Wild symbols – the Colossal Wild and the Wild Skull. Needless to say that both of these together ramp up our win potential in the bonus feature Grande style, bringing the slot equivalent of the joys of busting that piñata wide open.
The Mini Slot feature is a nice thematic touch from NetEnt – akin to us bashing a piñata and being showered with mini slots instead of more traditional sweets. Not only do we have a seriously playable base game and a generous bonus feature, but we also aren’t going to get smashed in the face by a blindfolded child wielding a stick.