- Bonus round
- Cascading reels
- Limited setting options
- Only one bonus feature
Hot Pinatas by CQ9 Gaming combines immersive, fun Mexican theming with an exciting bonus round feature. With 15 win-lines across a 5 X 3 grid, Hot Pinatas aims to serve up some sweet wins.
Theme, Graphics & Soundtrack
Hot Pinatas is bold, brash, bright and a whole lot of fun. With neon colours and cartoon-like symbols, Hot Pinatas epitomises the fun and excitement of the fairground and, in particular, the traditional Mexican game of pinata.
As with other Mexican themed online slots games the symbols are recognisable and do not push any boundaries. Expect Mexican hats, maracas, donkeys, birds and chilli peppers.
The 5 X 3 grid sits against a fairground backdrop complete with helter skelter, cactus and bunting. If the bonus round is reached a colourful pinata fills the screen filled with the chance of big wins. Sweets appear from the reels, pinata style, after every win and the lights around the reels start to glow and really build the excitement as the chance of entering the bonus round draws closer.
To signify, and celebrate a big win, gold coins appear and fill the screen. The accompanying soundtrack complements the fun, fairground theme and further enhances the upbeat, whimsical feel of the game.
Hot Pinatas RTP and Variance
Unfortunately, the RTP on Hot Pinatas is currently unknown. In our opinion, Hot Pinatas is a medium volatility game which offers plenty of smaller sized wins and lends itself to a decent playing session. Due to the RTP being unknown it is advised to play this, and other CQ9 slots games, in demo mode before playing with real cash.
How to Play Hot Pinatas
- Choose whether to enable the sound effects and music via the settings button to the left of the reels. Simply press the speaker icon to enable or disable the soundtrack.
- Choose your stake. You can bet between 0.75 and 1875000 per spin.
- Decide whether you want to autoplay. Be aware, though, that spins will begin automatically with no adjustable parameters and will continue until manually stopped or the balance is depleted.
- Quick spin mode is only available in conjunction with auto play.
- Enjoy the game but remember to always play responsibly.
Bet Sizes & Pay table Wins
There are 8-win symbols including the wild symbol. The lower number of symbols can mean that frequent wins are more likely.
5 X Maracas = X50
5 X Guitar = X50
5 X Mexican Hat = X100
5 X Fish = X150
5 X Orange Bird = X300
5 X Chameleon = X450
5 X Donkey = X750
5 X Chilli Pepper = X2000
A red chilli pepper is the wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols. There is no scatter or bonus symbol and the bonus is triggered by accumulating a minimum of 4 consecutive wins.
There are 15-win lines, which are fixed, across a 5 X 3 grid and wins pay from left to right.
Hot Pinatas Bonus Features
Any win will activate the cascading reels whereby the win line will disappear, and replacement symbols will drop in giving the possibility of further win lines. Cascading reels are becoming an increasingly popular feature among online slots games as they can add to the longevity of a playing session with consecutive wins from a single stake.
A minimum of 4 consecutive wins, from the same game, is required to trigger the bonus round.
4 consecutive wins = 4 bonus games
5 consecutive wins = 6 bonus games
6 consecutive wins = 8 bonus games
7+ consecutive wins = 12 bonus games
Golden stars to the left of the reels will light up to help keep track of the number of wins.
A colourful donkey pinata will drop to fill the screen and players are required to select a stick, from a choice of 3, to hit the pinata with. Players then hit the pinata to reveal prizes and, at the end of each round, there is the possibility of releasing a multiplier. Multiplier awards range from X2, X4, X6, or X10 the total bet to X2 the winnings from the previous rounds.
Players have 10 seconds in which to hit the pinata before auto play kicks in. The bonus game cannot be retriggered.
Overall Hot Pinatas Review
Hot Pinatas by CQ9 Gaming is a fun-filled game full of recognisable iconography, a low number of symbols and features the popular cascading reels format. With just the one bonus feature, however, Hot Pinatas might come up a little bit empty for some players.
Disclaimer: Hot Pinatas trademark / license is owned by CQ9 Gaming. This site is not endorsed by CQ9 Gaming.
Is Hot Pinatas a free spins game?
Yes and no. There are free rounds to be won but they play differently to spins in the base game. More player participation is involved though it is possible to play the free games in auto play.
What other Mexican themed games are there?
Mexican themed online slot games are especially popular and there are plenty of titles to choose from. Check out Spinata Grande, Lucha Maniacs, Taco Brothers, Chilli Festival, El Jackpotto and Chilli Chilli Fire.
Are there any other games by CQ9 Gaming?
Yes, CQ9 Gaming are the people behind Snow Queen, Dragon Boat, Fa Cai Shen, Invincible Elephant, Lord Ganesha, Happy Rich Year and Funny Alpaca. CQ9 games are available to play in demo mode.
Are there other games featuring cascading reels?
Yes, cascading reels are a popular feature among online slots players. Those looking for games with cascading reels should look at the ever-popular Gonzo’s Quest, Great Rhino, Land of Zenith, King of Cats, Jumanji, and Ice and Fire.
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