Microgaming’s Banana Odyssey Video Slot Review

Blast off into space with a pair of Astrochimps in Banana Odyssey, a 5 reel, 10 payline, win both ways video slot from Slingshot Studios and Microgaming. Highlights of this interstellar adventure are wilds that can expand to fill whole reels as well as award a respin. There’s also a bonus round that offers 10 free spins with expanding sticky wilds. Play this medium variance game on all devices from between 10p and £400 per spin.

The design in Banana Odyssey is done comic book style and works well. Set against a space backdrop, the reels include A to J royals as well as a jar of space nuts, a ray gun and the pair of Astrochimps. Both Buck and Chip offer payouts of up to 10 times your total bet per payline.

There are 3 extras on offer in Banana Odyssey. The Earth symbol is the wild. As usual, it substitutes for everything apart from the scatter. Whenever a wild lands on 1 of the middle 3 reels, it expands and fills the whole of that reel I the Expanding Wilds feature. That wild locks in place and the rest of the reels spin again in the Respin feature. If another wild lands, the process is repeated. In theory, you could end up with a respin with reels 2, 3 and 4 totally wild.

Free Spins feature – land 3 free spins scatter symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin and you’ll trigger the main bonus round. After a payout equal to your total bet, you’ll go on to play 10 free spins. Once again, the expanding wilds are in play on the middle 3 reels. If they land during the feature though, they lock into position for any free spins you have left. Land the wilds early on and the coins can quickly build.

As you’d expect from a video slot with this rather silly theme, Microgaming has kept things simple as far as gameplay goes. The expanding wilds, respins and free spins certainly keep the action moving along at a decent paste. It’s not quite as volatile you might expect but the medium variance offers a balanced range of payouts – with top wins of 400 times your bet per spin or free spin.

We liked this space quest. It looks and sounds good and the straightforward features work very well. If you like silly, space themed video slots, then hit the heavens with Banana Odyssey. For more intergalactic adventures, Starmada Exiles by Playtech should do the trick.

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