From the developers of Zombie Hoard and Cash of Kingdoms, the independent developers dubbed Slingshot Studios, comes their latest creation – Banana Odyssey! This video slot, that will prove impactful on the iGaming industry in the coming months, is delivered under the Microgaming banner, as Slingshot is one of their exclusive content providers.
There is a special kind of twist in space-themed game– the story proceeds the tale of two astronomical chimpanzees who are hell bent on reaching the mythical planet with untold riches – if you happen to be a chimp, that is.
Towards a Planet Riddled With Bananas
They are on a task of reaching a Banana Planet, so you can understand why they’re so anticipated about it…
…and once you gain empathy for these creatures’ commitment and enthusiasm, you register that this is one highly-energized, 5×3 game with 10 paylines, which features extra spins, expanding wilds, respins – AND it pays out both ways!
There is an immense fortune to be had on this astronomical adventure and it’s ripe for the taking!
The two chimp lead stars are named Buck and Chip and they will be players’ guides through this planet’s untold riches. When wild symbol lands on one of three middle reels, it will expand to fill the entire reel…
…and trigger cosmic respins! Once this feature gets going, the expanded wild will remain locked and in place while all other reels respin. If any additional wilds land, more respins can be triggered and this can boost winning potential big time.
The round of extra spins commence the hyperspace theme which begins with the landing of three scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4. This will trigger 10 spins with the potential for locked expanding wilds!
A Word by Creators
Microgaming’s Director of Global Operations, James Buchanan, remarks:
“the tale of two astronomical chimpanzees”
“We always strive to deliver a diverse, quality content portfolio to meet the needs of our operators, and Banana Odyssey is testament to this. Originally conceptualised by Twin during one of Microgaming’s interactive games concept days with operators, and following a two-month exclusivity period with the operator, the game is now available to our wider customer base.
Slingshot Studios have done a tremendous job creating an energetic, fast-paced slot, successfully combining popular game mechanics of respins, expanding wilds and free spins. Engrossed with aesthetically pleasing visuals and a foot-tapping soundtrack, Banana Odyssey is a captivating new addition to Microgaming’s library of games.”
Slingshot Studios’ Head of Studio, Richard Vermaak, echoes the opinion of his colleague:
“We are over the moon to bring Banana Odyssey to the market. There’s a great deal of humour, energy and attitude in this game, packed with punch and visual clarity, and balanced with mathematical and aesthetic personality. The entire experience is designed to deliver that to the player. Its clean and punchy style makes the win potential easy to track, and the win events themselves are designed to elevate the player experience. The game pays both left-to-right and right-to-left, giving it a fantastic hit rate.
There’s never a dull moment on this adventure. Our intention was to make players feel like they are constantly progressing on a journey with brothers Buck and Chip to the Banana Planet. The music and visual effects highlight the heightened potential of the various states in the game, whether it be base game, respins or free spins, drawing players into the intergalactic atmosphere. We cannot wait for players to experience the exhilarating journey in Banana Odyssey.”