Category: Leander Games
Tags: 25 Line
, 5 Reel
Description and Review:
Boasting 25 lines, Mad Pinatas is a great looking party themed slot where smashing those all-important Pinatas will lead you to the big free spins round.
Now, it's no secret that we are fans of Leander slots
here at SlotsUniverse.net
. So, it's a shame that Mad Pinatas doesn't quite live up to some of their other recent efforts.
As I said, it is nicely animated: the spinning head and the glowing eyes when you get a wild symbol is especially good! But, it just doesn't tick all the boxes for us. I think it's because the game just doesn't payout very much when you win. In fact, the highest amount we won during the free spins bonus was €131.50. This from a bet size of €12.50! Not exactly a huge bet multiple.
Similarly, a 'Big Win' of four of the Pig Pinatas during the regular game brought in only €220 (400 x line bet of €0.50). If you were only playing €0.10 per line (€2.50 per spin), that would have been just €44. Maybe we are just getting too used to playing those IGT games where a Big Win could buy you a new car!
To be fair, Mad Pinatas is fun to play. They've got a unique 'Smash the Pinatas' feature in the regular game. You can move your three Pinata sticks up or down the middle three reels. If 3 Pinatas appears where you have placed your sticks, you get 10 free spins.
Also, in the free spins round itself, hitting other Pinatas will give you an extra free spin. As I've implied, we did find this free spins round very disappointing in terms of wins. It seemed like there was either a tiny win, nothing or an extra free spin. Only once did we get an extra free spin and a win at the same time. Disappointing. There seemed to be far more frequent wins in the regular game.
I'll round off this Mad Pinatas review with a quick mention of the second bonus feature, where - if you are lucky and pick the right box - you can smash Pinatas with a chainsaw. This is fun, but again, not much in the way of big prizes.
I hate to be negative about Mad Pinatas because it is enjoyable in small doses, but Leander have done better.
5 Reel, 25 Payline Slot Machine
The Mechanical Monster. This substitutes for all other symbols except the Bonus symbol.
Smash Pinatas Round:
This is triggered by any three Pinata symbols appearing on reels 2,3 or 4 where the Pinata stick has been placed on the line where that symbol appears.
This triggers the free spins bonus.
Free Spins Bonus:
Initially you receive 10 free spins. Your Pinata sticks remain in place for the free spins round and cannot be moved. Every additional Pinata you hit gives you a further free spin.
Pinata Time Bonus :
This is triggered by three bonus Boxes appearing on reels 1, 3 and 5.
You pick from one of four boxes to select the weapon you will use - there is a Mace, a Sword, a Baseball Bat and a Chainsaw. Each gives you a different number of picks (maximum is 6) in the next part of the bonus. You then choose Pinatas to smash with your weapon to reveal a prize - up to the maximum number of picks you have been given.
Once you have chosen all your picks, win multipliers are revealed.
These are then mixed up and hidden under Pinatas. Selecting one of these Pinatas reveals your multiplier and total prize.
0.01 to 10.00