Popinata is an online slot game by software developer RTG and what you will notice right away is that this isn’t exactly your typical slot game. Quite vividly, it has a Mexican theme with all the most stereotypical Mexican imagery, such as tacos, chili peppers, cacti and sombreros.
But the best part is that all these symbols are actually another very Mexican object: piñatas! Obviously, we’re probably looking at some party. You can tell as much from the two cacti on either side of the reels that are decorated with lights.
The game takes place at night, and you can see the vast starry sky in the backdrop. The cool festive music also adds to the overall atmosphere in the slot and makes game-play more fun.
Let the Festivities Begin
You will also notice that Popinata doesn’t quite offer as many different symbols on its reels as one might expect. In fact, there are only seven different regular symbols here. And as we already pointed out, they are all actually piñatas in different shapes. Starting with the lowest value symbols, they include tacos and sombreros.
Then there’s the guitar symbol, following which is a bottle of beer. Then there’s a purple firework that’s just ready to take off. And after that there’s the red hot chili pepper. Last but not least, the highest paying symbol on these reels is the cactus icon, with payouts reaching up to 250 coins.
As for the layout here, everything is pretty standard with the customary 5 reels and 3 rows. In addition, there are also 10 paylines and you can play with less, if you want. Likewise, the betting range you can enjoy here spans from R1 per spin up to R50 per spin.
Popinata Expanding Wild
The Donkey symbol is the game’s Wild and can only land on the middle reels 2, 3 and 4. Furthermore, when it lands, it will also expand to cover the whole reels. And better yet, it will also trigger a respin, during which all Wilds will remain in place. This way you can end up getting all three reels filled with Wilds for extra wins!
The End Result
Popinata isn’t the most exciting game in terms of its features. In fact, apart from the Wild Respins, there aren’t really any features.