Is there any better theme than monkeys? Yes! Monkeys in space battling over a planet with a banana continent! What more do you want or need from a theme? There are monkeys in spacesuits, blaster pistols, and jars of food called ‘Astro Nuts’.
Banana Odyssey was developed by Slingshot Studios for Microgaming last year. It is played on a 5×3 reel grid across 10 paylines. The medium volatility means that salthough payouts will be more frequent, they are not life-changing.
Sit back and get ready for some monkey mayhem in the stars.
|Banana Odyssey Slot Summary
|Microgaming and Slingshot Studios
|Expanding Wilds, Respins, Free Spins
Symbols and Winning Combinations of Banana Odyssey Slot
Banana Odyssey sees two space monkeys fighting over a planet with an abundance of their favorite food, bananas. In fact, there is even an entire continent shaped like a banana. It’s easy to see why this planet is so desired by our monkey friends.
Slingshot Studios did an amazing job with the visual design of this slot. The backdrop to the reels has us traveling through the cosmos, with bright nebulas and stars passing by. The overall play area is designed cleanly, there is nothing unnecessary clogging the screen. Just the backdrop, grid reel, and a minimal user interface.
The grid reel was kept simple with a futuristic, minimalist feel. It is populated by ten great looking symbols, eight are regular, one is wild, and one is the scatter. They include playing card royals and incredible illustrations. They are:
- Low value = A, K, Q, J
- Medium value = Astro Nuts, Blaster pistol
- High value = Blue framed monkey, Red framed monkey
- Wild = Banana Planet
- Scatter = Free Spins text
The low value symbols will payout between 2x and 3.5x your bet for five matching symbols. The two monkey symbols have the highest payout at 10x your bet for matching five of them.
Bonus Features of Banana Odyssey Slot
Sadly, there are no bonus features or side games centered around monkey shenanigans. However, the bonus features that were included offer the chance to win payouts that are substantially larger than in the base game.
Wild symbols in Banana Odyssey behave in much the same way as in other titles. That is, they can be substituted for all other symbols except for scatters. They do have another feature though. When a wild lands on the middle reel, it expands to cover the entire reel. Not only does this increase the chances of a winning combination, it also triggers the next bonus feature.
The first Expanding Wild symbol triggers a respin of the other reels. If a second wild lands, it will also expand and initiate a respin. This can happen up to a maximum of three times.
The third, and final, bonus feature of Banana Odyssey is Free Spins. Three scatter symbols landing on the reels will trigger the round and you are awarded 10 free spins. Wilds also behave slightly differently during a free spin round. They still expand to cover the reel, but they also become sticky and stay in place for all remaining free spins
All in all, Banana Odyssey is a simple and entertaining slot. You won’t win a life-changing amount of money, but you will have fun while playing. Especially if you like the idea of spacefaring monkeys.
Due to the medium volatility and 96.31% RTP, we would recommend this slot to newer players looking to move on from beginner friendly, low volatility slots. Banana Odyssey is a great transitional slot as the risks aren’t that high and you won’t be overwhelmed by the amount of features usually found in high volatility games.