Banana Monkey Slots

Banana-MonkeyThis game has a theme that revolves around a monkey, a cool character with sunglasses in a setting that is taken directly from Africa. Pretty much all the other objects found in this game are connected with this monkey or with Africa, with a few other animals appearing among its symbols. The game is not the best looking slot you will ever see, but it works well enough if you want to go after its progressive jackpot.

Banana Monkey gets you up to 20 chances to win/paylines to bet on during each round, in a slot with 5 reels which was created by Playtech. The game’s wild symbols, free spins and scatter symbols are its main features, while its prizes get you up to $12,500.

Features of Banana Monkey

There are enough things to make the game interesting, my favorite being the bonus round that gets you a progressive jackpot, though you will enjoy the stacked wild as well, the scatter symbol or the free spins that can be won.

The symbol with the word WILD standing on a patch of grass gets the power to substitute for other symbols, meaning that it will be able to get you more money in the long run. It gets better though, as this symbol is stacked, so you can have 1 to 3 wilds at the same time on a reel. It will not substitute for a scatter symbol, or for a bonus symbol. Whenever the wild symbol forms its own combinations, appearing on the same payline with 2 to 5 symbols, its payouts will vary between 12x and 2,500x.

Free Games Feature

If you take a look at the screen, you will notice baskets made out of wicker, placed underneath the reels. Whenever bananas appear among the symbols, the monkey will make them fall down, so that they can be collected in the basket of that reel. Once you get four of these bananas in the same basket, you win 8 free spins and a multiplier of x3.

Bonus Game With Progressive Jackpot

The Monkey symbol is a scatter, which will only make appearances on three reels (1st, 3rd and 5th). Get this symbol three times on the screen, at the same time, and you get the bonus game started.

The game starts out by showing you a screen with banana trees, with our hero trying to collect as many fruits as possible from them. You can move the monkey with the help of arrows that you click on. You can win the progressive jackpot if you collect all 25 bananas that are in the trees.

Betting options and jackpots

The betting options ask of you to decide on the number of paylines, coins and the denomination. The first one gets you 1 to 20 lines to bet on. Next, you have 1 to 10 coins to decide on, when you’re forming your bet. As for the denomination, the coins go from $0.01 to $0.50. The line wager reaches a maximum value of $5, while the maximum bet is at $100.

The slot’s best combo will get you 2,500x the line wager, or up to 25,000 coins. The amount you actually get is worth up to $12,500. There is also a progressive jackpot inside, won through the slot’s bonus game.

Design and symbols

The theme being based on monkeys and on African jungle life in general, you will find a number of interesting symbols on the subject. You will also discover quite a few that are not related in any way, meaning the playing cards of course. The slot’s design is a bit too basic for my taste, the eggshell yellow of the reels not helping much in that regard. As for the symbols, they are 3D, but not the modern kind that is appealing.

Symbols: Savanna (wild, 2,500x), Monkey (scatter), Banana (bonus), Zebra (1,000x), Giraffe (500x), Melon (300x), Coconut (300x), Ace (250x), King (150x), Queen (150x), Jack (100x), 10 (100x) and 9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

While you’re not going to be impressed by the graphics that are in use here, the game does have its pros, like the features available in it, the way they are triggered and the progressive jackpot that you can win.

The Banana Monkey slot machine is offered through the Playtech platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.