It’s definitely jungle fever on the Go Bananas slot and we wouldn’t expect anything else. As always, NetEnt’s crew of cracking designers create a fun-filled slots environment.
NetEnt always loves an intro, be they in more recent smash hit slots like Vikings or in the beginnings of classic slots like Guns N Roses. But the intro to Go Bananas is much less frivolous and gets us straight into the action.
There’s a cartoon type feel to the game, as seen by the monkey characters and brightly designed fruits and symbols on the reels. Not to mention the treetop stage on which the game is set. There are ten main symbols, including Oranges, Limes, Coconuts, Plums, Banana Splits, Money Clips, Pink Gems and a Gold Statue, along with the lucrative Wild symbols.
Like other NetEnt slots, it’s easy to get stuck in. Go Bananas has all the buttons we need clearly signposted at the bottom, in a nice jungle green colour.
In order for us to really go bananas, we look towards the slot’s bonus round. However, unlike traditional slots with their Scatters and Free Spins, Go Bananas takes a different path. Similar to other NetEnt slots, instead of a predictable way to trigger bonuses, we can activate bonuses using the Wilds.
In fact, there are five different Monkey Wilds, each giving their own reward. All we need to do is land one of them on the reels and they’ll do the rest. For instance, if we catch the Wild Gorilla, the reels change into an X shape of five Wild symbols. The Wild Orangutan turns a square of four symbols wild, the Baboon gives us a strip of three vertically and the Langur does the same but horizontal.
The Wild Tarsier, the smallest of the apes on the slot, turns either a horizontal or vertical strip of two symbols wild. At first it doesn’t sound like much, but once we experience the Wilds in action, we realise just how lucrative they can be. Especially when we land more than one ape on a single spin. Then this slot really does go bananas!
Who doesn’t love a slot filled with adorable apes? Go Bananas gives us our fill of monkey madness on a cute slot that has a big replayability factor.
A funky soundtrack keeps us entertained, as do the visuals and animations when we land a winning combo. Even better when the Wilds come into play, with each of them performing a little action to celebrate the wins they’re about to bring.
Sure, there might not be any free spins, but when we can win up to 700 times our stake, who needs them?