Release Your Inner Ape
If there is one thing that the Swedish gaming company NetEnt know how to do, it is produce top quality online slot machines which will provide hours of entertainment for their legions of fans all over the world. Once again, they have demonstrated this ability of theirs with their Go Bananas online slot machine.
If monkeys are the first things that pop into your mind when you think about bananas, then you have got the theme of this slot machine spot on. This is an animal-themed game which is all about monkeys: big and small. The graphics and animations found in this game are excellent and the sound effects and the soundtrack of drums beating to the rhythm of a conga help add to the fun of the game. In fact, out of all the online slot machine soundtracks that you might come across, this one is bound to be amongst your favourites.
This game is set in a tree house in the middle of a jungle and contains 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 fixed pay-lines. The regular symbols include a coconut, a clip of money, a banana sundae, an orange, a pineapple, a golden monkey, drums and a gem. The gem is the highest value symbol and rewards 700x your bet if you get 5 of them.
The coin betting ranges vary from €0.01 to €1.00 and the betting levels range from 1 to 10. Therefore, the minimum/maximum betting stakes are €0.20 and €200.00. The total stake is worked out by coin betting range x betting level x 20 pay-lines (remember: the pay-lines are fixed at 20). The Return to Player (RTP) is a very reasonable 96.9%.
How to Play
Playing is simple:
- Choose your betting range down in the bottom right
- Choose your bet level on the bottom left
- Click spin
Wild Monkey Symbol: Whenever a wild monkey symbol appears on a reel, certain adjacent symbols will be turned into wilds. The banana with the word ‘Wild’ written on it is the wild symbol.
There are 5 different wild monkey symbols which all have different tricks up their sleeves:
- Wild Orangutan: Turns four adjacent symbols wild and in the shape of a square
- Wild Gorilla: Turns five adjacent symbols wild and in the shape of an X
- Wild Langur: Turns three adjacent horizontal symbols wild
- Wild Baboon: Turns three vertical symbols wild
- Wild Tarsier: Turns two vertical and horizontal symbols wild
It is even possible to get multiple wild monkey symbols in one spin. If this occurs, it means more wild bananas and more chances of winning.
The fact that this slot has no bonus rounds or free spins available might put some players off giving this game a go; however, fear not, as the unique wild monkey symbols feature definitely goes some way to help compensate for this. So go on, give it a go and see for yourself.