Poker machines with a Mexican theme have proven to be popular offline with games like More Chilli from Aristocrat and Jumpin' Jalapenos from Konami having a big following. Net Entertainment have now joined the party with the Spinata Grande online pokie.
The game uses a 4 by 5 symbol layout which features 40 pay lines, stacked symbols on all reels as well as colossal symbols and free games where a special colossal wild symbol is added to the reels.
Minimum bet on Spinata is 20 cents which is a bit unusual considering the game has 40 lines. You can bet up to 10 credits per line and credit levels range from 1c to $1. This makes for a min / max bet range of 20c to $200.
Stacked and Colossal Symbols
All symbols on he base game appear in both stacks and colossal symbols. This means you can get a whole screen of the same symbols which means you win the same jackpot on all 40 lines. The colossal symbols can cover a 2x2 or 3x3 section of the reels.
On the reels is a special 3x3 mini slot machine symbol that is the key to winning the free games. Each time all or part of the slot symbol appears on the screen the symbols positions re-spin to reveal either stars or coins.
Bronze, Silver or Gold coins award an instant prize of 20, 40 or 80 credits respectively but what you really want to see is the stars. Get three and you win 5 free games with each additional star adding one extra free spin.
During the free games a special 3x3 wild symbol is added to the middle reels. This is the only time a wild appears on the reels and getting the full wild in view always pays well. Extra free games can be won by getting the slot symbol during the feature.