Wild Wild Bananas Slot Review – Pragmatic Play
The newness does not stop in the casino industry, even with it only being 5 days until Christmas Day now! There is a long list of Pragmatic Play games that have been announced for the month of January. I recently reviewed the game titled ‘Dragon Hero’, which has a max win capped at 5,000x and a Free Spins feature. Soon I will be looking back through the year to announce my personal top 5 slot releases for the year and provider of the year. Today we have the new slot titled ‘Wild Wild Bananas’, which is set to release on January 9th across all sites.
The original game is titled ‘Wild Wild Riches‘, which was released in late September 2020. This slot has an Irish theme, with Leprechauns and pots of gold. This new release takes us to a tropical island with a beautiful beachfront and clear skies. The bottom of the reel set is filled with different plants and trees. There are a lot of animations to look out for, such as a lizard eating a butterfly and plants moving in the wind. The reel set is made of bamboo; different coloured gems are low-paying symbols. Premium symbols are different animals you will find on this wonderful island and the main character. Plus lots of Bananas thanks to the special money symbol. Symbols show off impressive details and vibrant colours to stand out.
Each symbol has a unique animation which occurs when part of a winning combination. The game background is transformed from day time to an incredible sunset. A new aesthetic of purples & pinks has now taken over the game background. I think Pragmatic Play has done a great job visually with this release.
Wild Wild Bananas has a setup of 5 reels by 8 rows; this includes 576 ways to win. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96.10% and a max win capped at 12,000x. You can bet from £0.30 to £125.
Wild Wild Bananas Symbols & Pay Table
There are 12 symbols in total; this includes 4 low-paying symbols. These are represented by Purple Diamonds, Green Clubs, Red Hearts and Blue Spaces. There are also 4 premium symbols; these are represented by Snakes, Toucan Birds, Monkeys and an explorer. In addition to these regular symbols is a Wild Symbol, Monkey Statue Scatter, Banana Money Collect and a Golden Banana Money Symbol. The highest paying symbol is the Explorer Premium, which pays 4x for 5 across a pay line. Wilds appear on reels 1 & 2, plus substitutes for all regular symbols. The scatter symbol appears on reel 3 only. Banana Money Symbols appear on reels 3, 4 and 5. Money symbols take a random value from a predefined set on each spin.
Wild Wild Bananas Mechanics & Features
Whenever Wild symbols hit on reels 1 and 2 with a Banana Money Symbol on reels 3, 4 or 5, the values of all Money Symbols are collected. Possible Money Symbol values are between 1x to 25 or 1 of 1 of 3 jackpots. Mini = 50x, Major = 100x and Mega = 500x. Jackpot Values only appear on reel 5.
Landing Wild Symbols on reels 1 & 2 plus a Bonus symbol on reel 3 will trigger the Free Spins feature. Awarding 10 Free Spins, during spins, the Money Collect feature is active. More Wilds & Money Symbols are present on the reel set. The Golden Money Symbol appears on reels 3, 4 and 5. When this symbol lands, the number of possible symbols on the reel increases by 1 for the duration of this feature. Reels can reach a maximum of 8 symbols per reel.
If a Golden Money Symbol lands on a reel which has reached the max expansion, a random number of Free Spins is awarded between 5 to 10 spins. A retrigger can occur once per reel; Golden Money Symbols will then not appear on that reel anymore.
There is an Ante Bet option available; the bet size is increased by 20%. Increasing your chance of landing 2 Wilds on reels 1 & 2.
Overall, I think this slot is a well made game sequel and includes a familiar theme choice. We have a tropical island, filled with plants & trees and lots of adorable animals. Which also appear as highly detailed premium symbols. The game background transforms completely when the Free Spins feature begins. Instead of a hot sunny day we have a cooler sunset. With the background art work being changed to a different colour aesthetic. Pragmatic Play has done a good job as always with the visual aspects. Now onto the features and mechanics;
For the base game landing a Wild symbol on reels 1 & 2 will Collect all Banana Money Symbols on the reel set. This includes the possibility to be awarded 1 of the 3 available jackpots. During the Free Spins feature more Wilds & Money symbols appear on the reel set. Each reel can expand up to 8 reels too. Ante Bet is available for an increased chance of landing Wilds on reel 1 & 2. Be sure to try out the game for yourself on release and check out our exclusive casino offers.