Cool Bananas Slots

Cool-BananasCool Bananas is one of those games that looks and feels like it’s themed around a popular movie, but which chose to change the names and even the story a bit, in order to not have to pay for licensing fees. In this case, we get a slot machine inspired by King Kong, the huge ape like monster that escaped in New York and managed to do all kind of damage before he was caught. The story is somewhat different here, Mighty Monkey being the name of the character and being an ape that is dressed in a floral shirt and wearing sunglasses. Otherwise, the story still includes him in a big city, he is holding a blonde woman and airplanes are circling him. Wager Gaming is the developer behind this slot.

Like many other slot machines, Cool Bananas bring with it 25 bet lines and 5 reels. Wager Gaming also used all the typical features, so you will get from it multipliers and free spins, plus scatters and wilds. The big prize is worth $50,000 (5,000 coins).

Features of Cool Bananas

As far as features go, Cool Bananas presents you with all the usual options, including the wild symbol that has Mighty Monkey as its representative, the banana scatter, or the free spins.

Mighty Monkey is the slot’s most memorable appearance, and he sure looks like a guy that’s ready to do some partying. He’s not the kind to do mayhem without reason, you can tell just by looking at him. He acts as the wild symbol in this case, so his appearance on the reels is to be celebrated, as in most cases it will be useful to you in some way. Chances are that it will contribute to the formation of other combinations in most cases, substituting for another symbol when it’s placed on a payline that is appropriate and which has the other symbols in place already. The contribution of the wild will also bring along a 2x multiplier, which applies to the prizes formed with its help.


Other times, it will appear with multiple wilds on identical lines, forming their own combinations. These bring up to 5,000 coins, so it’s always great to have the wild present as many times as possible.

The scatter symbol is important as well, both with its free spins and with the prizes it offers directly. Two or more scattered bananas will get you payouts of up to 100x the bet.

Free Games Feature

You can win 8 games for free inside, the requirement being for 3+ scattered Bananas to appear on the reels. You get double the usual payouts from wins offered during these free games and you can retrigger them as well if the requirements are met again.

Betting options and jackpots

A wager of $0.01 to $250 is allowed in Cool Bananas. The maximum amount is for 25 coins used, each one at its highest denomination of $10. You are not forced to use that many coins/lines though, plus you can reduce the value of a coin to just $0.01 if you want to.

Mighty Monkey brings you the slot’s jackpot, worth 5,000 coins/$50,000. You need five wild symbols together on a payline, to get that amount.

Design and symbols

The design makes the game look like it’s part of a cartoon series that you watched on TV. The monkey looks a bit like a middle aged man, with sunglasses, a floral shirt and only a few hairs on his head. The blonde girl he’s holding in the background picture is a lot more attractive, at least in cartoon terms. The location where the action takes place seems to be New York, the same as the original. The symbols are half playing cards, half images from the story.

Symbols: Mighty Monkey (wild, 5,000 coins), Banana (scatter, 100x the wager), Blonde Girl (1,000 coins), Skyscrapers (250 coins), Ice Cream Sundae (200 coins), Sunglasses (200 coins), Ace (150 coins), King (150 coins), Queen (125 coins), Jack (125 coins), 10 (100 coins) and 9 (100 coins).


Is It Worth Playing?

Are you a fan of the King Kong franchise? Mighty Monkey can be a good way to remember those movies, though you also have slot machines out there with the official blessing of the studio and with the official name and graphics. It’s average in most ways, at least for a title from Wager Gaming.

You will find Cool Bananas at any online casino which chooses to use software from Wager Gaming, playable either for free or for real money.