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Banana Rock slot review

Added by Play'n GO. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Tester rating:

3.3 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Play'n GO

Release date:11/2018

RTP:96.6%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 2500

Mobile version:Yes

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Highlights

Multiplier

Stacked symbols

Random wilds

Sticky wilds

Freespins

Themes

Music

Nature & animals

Party

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RTP (Return to player):
96.6%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 2500

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
81
Play'n GO score (compared to other slots of supplier)
84
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Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen

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Banana Rock centres around a group of rocking apes as they make some rad jungle music in their band. The player gets to tour with them through the local bar scene as the game features re-spins, free spins and sticky wilds.

A game developed by Play ‘n GO and released in 2018, this slot shows off some impressive graphics as well as some great animations. It’s clear that the designers and developers of the slot spent extra time on its appearance as everything looks great. The game also features a few extra features that augment both the gameplay and the look of the slot which I’ll get into later.

Banana Rock uses the classic 5-reel, 3-row playing field with a minimal 10 paylines. With such a low number of paylines, it must come as no surprise that the game has High Volatility. This is compensated a bit by the different features but there is also the look and feel of the game that makes it more enjoyable to play. I think that the setting of a band of monkeys or animals playing in the jungle has been done before, but this game really goes for it.

As the game is based around a band it makes sense that the soundtrack plays a big role. We’re treated to a rocking song that plays in the background all the time, sounding suitably energetic and upbeat to feel like a song by monkeys. It does pick up an extra notch during the free spins mode, and I would have liked to have that song play the entire time. Extra sound-effects include someone singing, guitar solos for wins and the audience cheering.

Symbols

Banana Rock uses a combination of original and standard symbols. The low-paying symbols are card letters created to look like neon letters, which I think fits the theme pretty well but don’t make sense in the jungle. The high-paying symbols are the different band members, each of them drawn in a cartoon style. They all have their own colour and character, and their own separate art when they turn into stacked symbols.

The symbols in the game include:

  • Banana Rock (Scatter): Get 2 Scatters on the screen to trigger the free spins mode with 10 free spins. Scatters only appear on reel 1 and 5.
  • Wild: Wilds substitute all symbols except the Scatter. Max. 40x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Guitarist: Max. 40x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Drummer: Max. 20x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Keyboardist: Max. 16x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Cello Player: Max. 12x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Dholak Player: Max. 8x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Ace: Max. 4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • King: Max. 4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Queen: Max. 4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Jack: Max. 4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.

The game is quite animated when it comes to its appearance, with the different drums in the background constantly beating. The high-paying symbols have animations when they’re part of a win, as well as when they become stacked symbols. The Walking Wild also does some movement with its mouth as it moves across the screen, which also ties in with the soundtrack.

Features

Banana Rock doesn’t include an extreme number of features but it does hold more than the older slots. If you’re not a fan of games that interrupt the basic gameplay constantly you will probably want to keep looking, as the features are all rather frequent.

The features in the game include:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game, except Scatter symbols.
  • Walking Wilds: Special Wilds appear on the screen and will move across the screen to connect with each other.
  • Re-Spins: With Special Wilds on the screen it will trigger a re-spin. The Wilds will stay on the screen for that re-spin.
  • Free Spins: Get 2 Scatter symbols on the screen to activate the free spins mode with 10 free spins.
  • Multipliers: Collect stacked Band Members on the right reel to activate a multiplier. Players can collect up to a 5x multiplier per Band Member.

During the base game, the re-spins feature is enabled quite often as the Wilds are pretty frequent. The re-spins feature is only activated when there are 2 Wilds on the screen. At that point, the re-spin is triggered and the right-most Wild moves towards the left-most one, leaving behind a Wild on every tile it passes.

Getting the free spins mode to activate requires getting a Scatter symbol on both reels 1 and 5. Once that happens, the game switches the playing field slightly, showing different colours at the top of each reel. Each colour is obviously associated with a specific band member. If the right band member appears on the correct reel it will become Stacked, filling the entire reel.

This will also add a multiplier to the free spins mode, going up by 1x for every time a stacked symbol appears. Each band member can have a 5x multiplier, which means a total maximum of 25x your wins. In my experience though, the game does only very rarely grant even a single stacked symbol and I’ve had times where the free spins mode didn’t grant one.

In Conclusion

Banana Rock is a rocking slot that gives players something to look at while they bop their head to the beat. The way the game creates an ambience is impressive and people who enjoy a rather nonsensical and colourful setting will surely find what they are looking for here.

I did find the high volatility to be rather punishing and even though wins aren’t very rare they aren’t high enough to compensate for the losses. Because of that, my funds did decline slowly but steadily. To deal with this the game lets players pick a bet between £0.10 and £100 per spin. The game further offers a maximum win of 2,500x your bet which is nice but surely lower than most other slots with the same volatility.

In general, I had a good time playing the game but it wasn’t quite as much because of the features or the gameplay than because of the graphics and mood. If you are someone who wants to immerse themselves in a slot to pass the time, it’s a great pick. If you find the gameplay of a slot very important, perhaps other slots are more your thing.

Overall rating:

3.3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.6%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 2500

    Min. bet:£0.1

    Max. bet:£100

    Progressive jackpot:

    Reels & playlines

    Reels:5

    Rows:3

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:10

    Min. lines:10

    Win both ways:

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    Wilds

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    Languages

    You can play Banana Rock in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 30 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Slovene, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, Chinese

    Currencies

    Banana Rock supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 11/2018
    98th newest on Play'n GO 1,000th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.6% 0.73% > average
    31st highest on Play'n GO 359th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 2500 x your bet
    142nd highest on Play'n GO 1,110th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 10 50% < average
    100th highest on Play'n GO 1,724th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.1 per spin
    52nd lowest on Play'n GO 484th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    2nd highest on Play'n GO 674th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    16th most rated on Play'n GO 40th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Play'n GO

    Release date:11/2018

    RTP (Return to player):96.6%

    Max. win:bet x 2500

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.3

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