Popinata is a slot game developed by RTG that’s going to take us off to Mexico, but at night with starry skies above us. From the outset, it certainly looks as if it could be a lot of fun, but then looks can often be deceptive, so is that the case with this game?
Overview of Popinata
This game offers us the now traditional 5 reel option while it also has 10 paylines. This is lower than normal, but there are still going to be ample opportunities to grab some wins. The starry sky and cacti form the backdrop for the reels, and then they also throw in fiesta music to add to the overall feel.
The symbols keep the theme going with sombreros, tacos, bottles, guitars, and cacti to name a few, and basically, they appear to have done a good job from the theme perspective. It may not be too over the top with slick animations, but it does seem to offer reasonable gameplay without making things too complicated in the process.
How to Play Popinata
In order to play the game, you need to complete a few simple steps. First of all, you need to choose your bet size. This is done by clicking on the up or down arrow next to the bet button at the bottom of the screen. Next, select the number of lines you want to play. To do this, click through the options in the same way as the bet size. After this, you are ready to play.
Bonus Features for Popinata
The donkey symbol acts as the wild in this game, and he’s going to make it easier for you to complete some winning paylines when he appears. Also, he can expand in size and cover the entire reel, which also boosts your chances of grabbing some wins. This can be retriggered over and over again, but this is pretty rare so we wouldn’t bank on it happening on a regular basis.
Unfortunately, that does appear to be it when it comes to bonus features with this game. This is a disappointment in itself simply because it does seem to restrict the game when the theme initially promised so much.
Betting and Payouts for Popinata
The maximum coin size for this game is significantly lower than you generally see elsewhere as it only goes as high as $0.10. What this means is that the bet range goes from $0.01 to a maximum of $2.50. For the payouts, then you are looking at a maximum jackpot of only $625. However, while that is lower than you would expect to see elsewhere with other slots, it’s certainly reasonable when it comes to the size of the bet.
Popinata is a nice enough slot game that certainly goes all-in with the theme thanks to the music and graphics. Yes, it doesn’t offer the biggest payouts, but it seems to pay out with smaller wins on a pretty regular basis. This slot shows that things don’t need to be too elaborate to be fun.