Viva Mexico

Viva Mexico is a lively slot from the game developer Roundstone International. Examples of symbols that can appear are Latin American favorites such as maracas, two different mariachi bands, a donkey-shaped piñata, a bottle of tequila, a sombrero, and a saguaro cactus wearing a sombrero.

viva mexico

Game developer

The video slot viva Mexico is developed by Roundstone International.

Reels

5 reels

Paylines

9 pay lines

Wagering

The minimum bet is $0.01 x 9 pay lines = $0.09.

Bonus round with pick-me feature

The mariachi band marked with the text MEXICO EL BONUS is a bonus symbol in Viva Mexico. If you get at least three of them, it will trigger the Mexico El Bonus round.

The reels will vanish, and you will see a selection of sombreros instead. Pick one of them, and see what happens! If you are lucky, you will get to keep on selecting items and find nice prizes. You might, for instance, find a multiplier.

Double-or-nothing

In the double-or-nothing game, your job is to select one of two twirling piñatas and crack it open to reveal what’s inside. One piñata is filled with candy; the other one is barren.

Did you know…?

Huitzilopochtli

Huitzilopochtli

The Aztecs would decorate a clay pot with colorful feathers to celebrate Huitzilopochtli’s birthday. The pot was filled with treasures and then broken with a stick or a club, making the treasures fall to the feet of the Huitzilopochtli idol as an offering. Sounds pretty similar to our modern piñata, no?

 

During the colonial era, the Catholic church in Mexico made seven-pointed piñatas. The seven points represented the seven deadly sins, the pot itself represented evil and the fruit and candy hidden within represented temptation. The blindfolded person represented faith. During the piñata event, the crowd would spin the blindfolded person around, while singing and shouting, and this represented the disorientation created by temptation. (In some parts of Mexico, the blindfolded person was turned around 33 times – one time for each year of the Savior’s life.) When the blindfolded person attacked the piñata with the stick, it symbolized the struggle against evil. When the piñata finally broke open, the treats were no longer a representation of temptation – they were rewards for keeping the faith. Nifty, right?

 

The record for World’s Largest Seven-Pointed Piñata is held by one created in Tepatitlán, Jalisco, in 2010. This piñata is 11.2 meters in size and weighs 350 kg.

 

In Mexico, piñatas are sold and smashed year-round, but the Christmas-season in December is especially piñata-rich.

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