Viva Spinata Grande! Shortlisted for Game of the Year

Published on 19 October 2015 by Elise

Viva Spinata Grande! Shortlisted for Game of the YearSince its release back in March this year, Spinata Grande has made quite the impact. With its quirky Mexican theme, bright colours, fun layouts and special features, it will come as little wonder to most avid NetEnt fans that it is among their most popular slots. Line up the spinning pinatas just so, and players could be rewarded with great riches (much like you might hope for from a real pinata). Players have been showing their appreciation by logging on to their favourite casinos and clicking that big green button for the past 6 months, and now, Spinata Grande is being recognised by the major industry awards too- being shortlisted for Game of the Year at the EGR Operator Awards 2015.


We’re sure some of you will be regular readers of EGR Magazine. But, what you may not know is that every November for the past 10 years, over 700 industry professionals have been meeting up to award the biggest and best in the industry for the black-tie Operator Awards. This year, on the 23rd November, the Artillery Gardens at the HAC in London will, yet again, play host to some of the top names in the business- dishing out awards in a number of categories from Casino Operator of the Year to Socially Responsible Operator and Customer Services Operator.


The Game of the Year award is, without a doubt, one of the most sought-after awards, and games are shortlisted and, later, judged on a number of factors. Namely,

  • Innovation
  • Revenue generation
  • Product quality and;
  • Marketing value

What we love most about this particular award is that, rather than being judged by a panel of industry professionals, the final decision is made by other shortlisted operators; the casinos themselves, and we hope they will vote based upon feedback from you, the players!


For those of you yet to try Spinata Grande, here’s a little rundown of what it’s all about. And, as always, don’t forget you can try the game for free in our casino games section. Once you’re happy you’ve got play down to a fine art, you can click to link to one of the casinos in the box underneath and get playing for that next big win!

The game is set up in a 5-reel, 4-row and 40-win line layout, with players having the capability to adjust both the coin value and bet level themselves. As with most other slots, wins are triggered by matching symbols left to right. There are plenty of special features for fun-packed game play in Spinata Grande; with colossal symbols, colossal bonus symbols (kicking off the mini slot feature) and colossal wilds popping up every so often.

We’ll keep you posted on how NetEnt and the team behind Spinata Grande get on at the end of November but perhaps, in the meantime, you might want to check to see what all the fuss is about? The game is present at most of the player-favourite casinos, including; Guts, Thrills, Comeon! and Royal Panda, so the choice is yours!