Booming Bananas Slot Review
When I was a kid I was fond of primates – I remember whenever I saw them, they seemed so full of life and similar to us. Two things eradicated that fondness:
My ex-girlfriend pointed out how similar I was to an ape, and as an adult, it didn't hold the same allure it once did.
The “Planet Of The Apes” reboots scared the crapola outta me!
So here we are – the sadists in management must have read my diary about my primal self-loathing and fear of apes, then thought “gotcha, you sexy bastard, we got the perfect assignment for you!” So, let's begin: Booming Bananas is a video slot created by yes, you guessed it, Booming Games. Right from the outset, the game unleashes the Tarzan (or “Sheena Queen of the Jungle”) within you. The gorgeous treehouse setting and rhythmic drums set the scene perfectly. So put on your thong, channel Johhny Weismuller and get ready to swing on a vine! OK, obviously not literally – I used underwear and jumped into the seat, but I did do the Tarzan Call!
Booming Bananas has 3 reels and 10 paylines with plenty of those friggin primates - a monkey, gorilla (wild) and orangutan symbol. They are joined by a Booming Bananas scatter logo, x7 multiplier symbol together with single, double and treble bars. The controls are so simple that Lord Greystoke on his first day back could operate them. From the left, there is a Bet Per Line, Lines, Win amount, Spin, Auto, Bet max and Gamble button. The Autoplay gets the job done, but there are no advanced parameters to stop the spins with only an amount of spins requested.
If you get 3 scatters, then 10 free spins are activated, which can be re-triggered. If you land 3 wild symbols, the next 10 spins are 2-way-pay (I.e., right to left and left to right). The 7x multiplier appears on the second reel only and substitutes for all symbols except scatter while multiplying your wins by 7.
After each win, there is a gamble option which is basically a double or nothing card choice of red or black, but you choose the red or black banana. You can leave after a win or carry on gambling, but if you lose the profit, you must return to the slot.
The graphics are reminiscent of a Disney, and they enamored even me. The music sounds like tribal drums, and I caught myself drumming the desk on more than one occasion. The game may be primal, but the performance is not, it doesn't skip a beat in any category – ever.
Well, the joke is on my bosses because, despite my disdain for these freakishly strong animals, I really went bananas over this slot. Its pure fun and I loved the added multipliers and 2-way pay. The fact I that had my first decent win in a long time might be coloring my judgment, but it's definitely got all the right ingredients. So say hello to our fellow opposable thumbed friends/foes and get ready to rule the jungle!