Developed by Slingshot Studios in conjunction with Microgaming, the Banana Odyssey Slot Game offers a five-reel, three-row layout with ten winning ways and a pay-both-ways game engine. With a unique astrochimp theme, the slot takes you on a journey to the Banana Planet. The design is fully optimised, allowing full compatibility with all devices, including touchscreen tablets and smartphones.
With a Return to Player (RTP) of 96.31%, the Banana Odyssey Slot Game is considered a medium volatility slot.
The Banana Odyssey Slot Game is a stylish slot with decent visuals. There’s a prominent space theme throughout, with the addition of monkeys making for an interesting combination we haven’t seen in many slots before. The accompanying soundtrack is excellent and contributes to the overall theme.
The strange yet impressive theming continues with the game’s symbols, including a ‘banana blaster’ weapon, delicious space food in the form of Astro nuts, and rival ‘Astrochimps’; Chip and Buck. There’s also the standard set of low-paying playing card royals – J, Q, K and A.
Chip and Buck are the most rewarding symbols, offering up to ten times your stake if you manage to land a full-house of five across a payline. The wild is represented by the Banana Planet, and can only appear on the second, third and fourth reels. It can substitute for all other symbols, apart from the scatter.
The Banana Odyssey Slot Game’s minimum bet is set at a relatively low $/€/£00.10, whilst there is a generous upper bet limit of $/€/£400.00 per spin.
The Banana Odyssey Slot Game has an exciting expanding wilds feature that can be triggered whenever a Banana Planet symbol lands on one of the three central reels. When it does, the Banana Planet wild will transform, turning the entire reel wild.
This wild reel will then be held in position while a free respin takes place. Landing further wilds during this respin will cause this to repeat, with the new wild also expanding into a wild reel and being held in position throughout the next respin. This can continue up to a maximum of three respins.
The free spins round can be activated by landing three free spins scatter symbols on the second, third and fourth reels at the same time. You’ll be rewarded with ten free spins, and as with the base game, any wilds that land will expand to create wild reels. These wild reels will remain throughout the remaining free spins. There’s no opportunity to retrigger the free spins round. However, the expanding wilds give you the chance to add some significant winnings to your prize pot.
The Banana Odyssey Slot Game is a fun, action-packed slot with a great design. The expanding wilds offer an element of excitement to the game, though we’re a little disappointed to find that there are no multipliers on offer to boost any wins further. That said, there’s still a chance to pocket plenty of prizes during the free spins round.