Cool Bananas is a video slot game launched back in June 2011 by NextGen. It is one of NextGen's classical games, intentionally made to look old-fashioned. The simplicity of the game is rather conspicuous. There is no music, except during Free Games. The graphics are cartoon-like, simple, without animations.
In the backdrop is a city with a skyscraper on top of which is a huge monkey, holding a blonde, which is an obvious reference to King Kong, an epic monster adventure movie. Try to calm down the monkey by gathering as many bananas as you can and you can win up to 125,000 coins in a single spin.
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Though the game looks plain, it has a great potential in payouts and its theoretical RTP is considerable, 95.051%. The main character of the game is the monkey, which represents the most desirable symbol awarding 5,000 coins. Other symbols delivering high-value payouts are the blonde, sunglasses, cityscape and a banana split. Playing card symbols from 9s through As provide low-value payouts. The Mighty Monkey stands for Wild and replaces all symbols but Scatter represented by a banana. Playing card icons land on paylines often and payouts are frequent even though the sums are not that significant. Other symbols appear less frequently, but are more valuable. For example, landing 5 blonde icons on a payline will earn you 1,000 coins.
How to Play
Cool Bananas is a 5-reel, 3-row game with 25 adjustable paylines. The game will satisfy both casual players and high-rollers since the betting range is from $0.05 up to $250. The coin value ranges from $0.01 to $10.00.
Once you've selected the number of paylines and a bet amount, the only thing left to decide on is whether to activate Autospin or not. If you decide to let the reels roll with the same bet over and over again, you can set the number of spins from 1 to 100.
As long as symbols line up from the first reel from left to right, you will get paid. However, the wins are almost insignificant, unless you create winning combos with blondes or Wilds.
Strategy and Tips
Mighty Monkey Wild doubles your prizes whenever it replaces one or more symbols in winning combinations. Banana Scatter pays in any position and when three or more of these hit the reels, you will trigger the Free Spins feature. Each triggering Scatter awards 8 free spins. During the feature, all wins are doubled and the feature can be retriggered, so you can secure up to 80 free games.
Since 2017, Cool Bananas is also available on smartphones and tablets, so now you can play it on all devices.
Your success in this game essentially depends on how soon you trigger the free spins feature.