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Go Bananas slot from NetEnt

Go Bananas slot from NetEnt
Animal-themed machines are timeless and ever so popular. For decades this was one of the top genres in the industry, and while countless new themes have been introduced to the gambling world since then, there’s still a place for new funny zoo creatures, especially when designers like these from NetEnt get a little bit extra creative.

That’s how in 2014, they decided to release one more slot, adding to the existing animal games just a little wild twist, giving you the chance to take a bush peep, tracking down a treehouse in the middle of a tropical jungle. Despite the general opinion that the topic is simple and clichéd, the Swedish developers had turned this slot into an excellent game without being tired or tacky. 

The moment you enter the Go Bananas slot, you can expect chaos. Mischievous monkeys are climbing around in this game - bursting with colours, lively animations, and authentic animals’ shrieks and cheers. If you want to have fun with the Gorillas, Orangutans, Baboons, and other carefree perky primates - play the Go Bananas slot, where the maximum winning per single spin can be up to 140 000 coins.

The slot has Medium Volatility with an initial RTP of 96.9%. The RTP allows obtaining a positive mathematical expectation of winning in the casino. Go Bananas slot is somehow similar to the Wonky Wabbits game (of the same developers and same release year) regarding graphics, colours, and gameplay.

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Personal testers’ opinion (Review and recommendations from the testers’ team)

The paytable is absolutely not impressive; it is kind of ‘cheap,’ which makes all winning combinations not worthwhile. On this slot and Wonky Wabbits, there is no bonus game or free spins, but there are features with the addition of wild symbols, just like in Wonky Wabbits. In contrast, to Wonky Wabbits, where the slot duplicates the triggered wild symbols on the best positions of the screens, in this slot, several wild symbols features are issued.

At Go Bananas, we experimented with changing the bets by selecting a different number of coins and denominations. We can summarize that the slot responded well to these adjustments in any menu; the game cycle didn’t change.

Note that each Wild character (special monkey tribe) brings extra Wilds in a particular scheme. Throughout our game test period, we made the following observations:

Regarding the base game

In the main game, the slot is not quite bad at keeping the balance for a short period and gives out low-priced combinations or an additional feature, which also does not bring big winnings. 

Regarding the special Wild feature

The entire potential of the slot is revealed when several monkey characters appear and, accordingly, several features are activated at once. The potential for giving a big win is quite large, and the slot can easily give out winnings with more than 200x of the total bet.

NetEnt declares the following probabilities

  • The maximum winning per line is 7000.
  • The probability of a hit (any winning) is 31.72%.
  • The frequency of falling out of any monkey and the start of the wild generation feature is 24.1%.

Hidden parameters and settings of Go Bananas slot (data from testing)

Slot’s symbols and features

  • This is a game with a 3x5 playing field and 20 fixed win lines.
  • Low valued symbols are the fruits: Orange, Pineapple, Coconut, Lemon, and Plump.
  • High-valued symbols are Ruby (top symbol - for 5 OAK rewarding 700 coins), Wooden Souvenir, Book, Bongos, and Banana Split.

Wild symbols in Go Bananas come in the shape of a banana, substituting for other symbols, helping to form the highest win possible across the pay lines. Wilds can only appear when 1 of the 5 different monkeys shows up on the reels. The 5 Wild Monkeys turn adjacent symbols into Wild symbols.

  • Gorilla gives a square of 5 Wilds diagonally.
  • When the brown Lady Orangutan drops, she fills 2x2 square with Wilds.
  • Baboon triggers 3 Wilds vertically.
  • Languor gives 3 Wilds horizontally.
  • Tarzir launches 2 Wilds vertically or horizontally.

Specifications

  • This is a 20-line slot machine with 5 reels and 3 horizontal lines. The game process consists of 5 different monkeys that launch wild symbols around themselves in the positions they are programmed to do.
  • The appearance is designed in tropical jungle style, and the name itself reflects the general concept of the machine.
  • The bet sizes per line (20 lines) may have the following values: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1.
  • The minimum and maximum overall bets may get the values from 0.2 to 200.
  • The maximum winning per line is 7000.
  • The frequency of any winning at the slot is 31.72%.
  • The frequency of falling out of any monkey and the start of the wild generation feature is 24.1%.

How to win at the Go Bananas slot? (Conclusion)

Firstly we want to remind you to test the DEMO version before starting to play for real money. This is a classic ‘quick’ paced slot with an average cycle and a medium variance of the winnings. 

We recommend the Go Bananas slot for playing with bonus money, but only for short gaming sessions. 

We recommend it for playing with real money as well; mind the bets and the slot mood. The game is heaven for low-rollers. 

  • 1) We suggest you play at a bet not exceeding 1/100 of your current balance. We advise an optimum bet size of 4-5 CAD per spin.
  • 2) Go Bananas usually shows its mood from the beginning (hot or not) by issuing a good combination during the first spins.

When playing for real money, it is still recommended to do no more than 100 spins and decide to continue or quit according to them.

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Written by Kamen Valev
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