You might be fooled into thinking, as we were when we first saw the name, that this online casino slot by NextGen would be a fruity slot centred around bananas. It isn't, and we are quite relieved simply because what we were faced with was so different from what we were expecting.
This game and other free NextGen slots are available to play for free in demo mode right here at Slots Temple. We recommend that you do this to get a feel for the game before you decide to play for real money at an online casino; what's more, you can have just as much fun playing for free! If bananas are your thing, we recommend that you try Banana Odyssey from the developers at Microgaming.
Theme, graphics & soundtrack
Visually, this NextGen slot is rather simple and old-school with cartoon-style graphics. The symbols are equally simple, with a series of playing card symbols - ace, king, queen, jack, ten and nine - amongst other icons. At first glance, it looks a bit like a 90s cartoon programme.
With retro cartoon effects, the game focuses on a gorilla and a tiny blonde. The giant monkey could be likened to King Kong as he towers above buildings clutching his Tinkerbell-esque female confidante. Where does the cool come in? Ignoring the ice cream sundae that appears on the reels, we are pretty sure that the main character is the King of Cool in this slot. Not only does he have a floral Hawaiian shirt with matching shades - one of the symbols on the reels - but also he has a spiky hairdo and an earring.
Once the gameplay begins, we are faced with a cool skyline set against a yellow and neon pink sky. The classically sketched buildings are tall, so we know the slot is based around a city. Our guess is that this cheeky monkey is on the loose around town and needs stopping in his tracks, although he looks too chilled to be out on a rampage! Can you lure him down from the skyscrapers before anyone gets hurt?
Bananas do appear on the reels during gameplay and act somewhat like a wild with substituting abilities. You will find more about the icons and their significance below.
Cool Bananas RTP & volatility
This NextGen slot game is classed as a medium to high variance game with an RTP (or return to player) of 95.05 per cent.
How to play Cool Bananas
In Cool Bananas, the mighty monkey acts as the wild symbol, awarding 10, 100, 1,000 or 5,000 times your stake for collecting between two and five on an active payline. The wild also substitutes for all symbols except the scatter icon. The scatter is represented by the bunch of bananas, with two to five on the reels rewarding you with 1, 5, 20 or 100 times your stake.
The game is played like most casino slots, with the player seeking winning combinations on an active payline. That said, here are a few quick steps to get you started when you play this Cool Bananas slot:
1. When the game loads, check out the paytable and other important information. Click the small cog symbol in the top right-hand corner of the screen and follow the links to review the payouts and game rules.
2. While in the settings pages, you can also adjust the visual/sound effects.
3. Adjust your total wager at the start of the game if you are playing for real money. Remember that you can play 1 to 25 lines.
4. Once happy with your session settings and ready to play, press the spin button and enjoy the game!
Bet sizes & paytable wins for Cool Bananas
Cool Bananas offersbets from 25 to 250 credits per spin. The maximum win on each base game spin is 10,920, reaching 21,840 times your stake on free spins.
Here is a list of just some of the payouts for five matching symbols on a payline:
- Blonde lady = 1,000
- Skyline = 250
- Sundae = 200
- Sunglasses = 200
- Ace and king = 150
- Queen and jack = 125
- Ten and nine = 100
As already mentioned, the monkey acts as the wild and the bananas as the scatter.
Cool Bananas bonus features
By finding at least three of the banana icons on the screen, you will trigger the Free Games feature. During this additional game, you will receive eight free spins for each of the scatters that triggered the feature. This means that you will get either 24, 32 or 40 free spins for three, four or five scatters respectively. Once the feature begins, all wins within this bonus game are subject to a 2x multiplier; what's more, you can retrigger the feature and win yourself up to 80 free spins in total!
Cool Bananas certainly captures the essence of cool with its quirky old-school cartoon game that makes us feel nostalgic about simpler times. That said, we are not sure that it delivers exactly what it says on the tin, as many gamblers may arrive thinking they are about to play a fruit machine slot. Aside from the minor details, the gameplay is fun and the graphics are cheery. What we like most about Cool Bananas is the very generous bonus Free Games feature with its 2x multiplier on all wins.
Disclaimer: Cool Bananas trademark / license is owned by Next Gen. This site is not endorsed by Next Gen.
|Slot Name:||Cool Bananas|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||£0.01 (GBP)|
|Max Bet:||£250 (GBP)|
|Features:||Bonus Game, Progressive, Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Multiplier, Free Spins, Expanding Wilds, 5 Reels, High volatility|
|Available in UK?||Yes. Next Gen have a UKGC license and are allowed to offer their games at UK licensed casinos.|
What is the RTP of Cool Bananas?
The long-term, average expected payout of this slot is 95.05 per cent.
How volatile is Cool Bananas?
Cool Bananas by NextGen is classed as a high-medium volatility slot.
Does Cool Bananas have a free spins bonus round?
Yes, the Free Games feature is triggered by three scatters, earning you 24 to 40 spins with all wins doubled.
What are the biggest wins available on Cool Bananas bonuses?
NextGen's Cool Bananas offers a maximum win of 21,840x your stake on each free spin.
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