Thu, Aug 8, 12:03am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:12am
Go Bananas from NetEnt is an online pokie centred around the actions of five animated monkeys. There’s a gorilla, an orangutan, a baboon, a langur and a tarsier, each playing a different role in the game. Any time they appear, wilds appear too, keeping the slot game play varied and entertaining. Joining the monkeys on the reels are a bunch of fruit symbols, while jungle drums, jewels, grinning monkey statues and even a banana split join the fray.
NetEnt has designed a game where big rewards can come with any spin, ensuring action all the way. Here are the standout features of this medium variance pokie:
As well as the standard symbols, the five monkeys add something different to the game. Each time they appear they will convert their own symbol into a wild. They also change other around them, based upon a set pattern. Here are the wild patterns generated for each monkey:
Any time one of the monkeys appears on the reels, these wilds appear immediately, transforming into banana wilds. The bananas will substitute for any other symbol in the game.
You will occasionally see a number of monkeys on the reels and they can work together to create a whole range of wilds. You’ll regularly see spins where wilds fill more than half of the reels, while it can go much further than that. For example, if you were to land the wild baboon on each of the five reels, every one of those reels would now be filled with 3 vertically arranged wilds. Yes, the whole of the reels would become wild – offering up a mega win!
Go Bananas plays on the highly popular 5×3 grid setup and features 20 win-lines that pay from left to right. Transforming into wild symbols, the monkeys don’t actually a prize themselves, but instead enable big wins with the standard symbols on the reels.
The highest paying symbol of all is the pink gem (look closely and you can see a pair of monkey hands holding it) which pays 700 coins for the maximum five in a row. The monkey statue pays 350 coins and is followed by a monkey book (250), jungle drums with a monkey image (180) and a banana split (140). The pay table is completed by five fruit symbols including an orange and a pineapple.
There is little doubt that when NetEnt designed Go Bananas that they had humour in mind. The game is hilarious from start to finish, all based around the five monkeys. Any time they appear and transform into wilds, the same animated monkey will now appear across the reels, creating havoc as they go. Examples of the animations include; swinging across the reels blowing kisses, trying to reach for bananas before a palm tree catapults them into the sky or a monkey wandering around with its head trapped in a box. This entertaining action is complemented by the energetic soundtrack complete with the gibbering and chatting of the monkeys.
Go Bananas from Net Entertainment is an enjoyable pokie from start to finish. Those five main monkey characters literally take full control of the game – you might be playing the game, but the monkeys are in charge! Any time a monkey appears you’ll see a series of wilds filling the reels, while a combination of monkeys could see an incredible spin. With the appealing visuals and the cartoon capers of the various monkeys, you are promised entertainment throughout and a game ideal for an online pokies session.