NetEnt's Go Bananas! Pokie Goes Mobile

Tia Winter | 12 June 2019

Leading casino software developer NetEnt has just launched the mobile version of its ever-popular Go Bananas! video pokie. Set deep in a jungle, the game is themed on a group of loveable monkeys and has 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 fixed paylines. NetEnt fans around the world can now enjoy one of their favourite games from anywhere, at any time.

Go Bananas! Basics

The gorgeous graphics and impeccable functionality, which NetEnt has become so known for, have been especially adapted for mobile devices with the NetEnt Touch platform that uses HTML5. Compatible with all smartphones and tablets, Go Bananas! Touch will immediately transport players to the world inhabited by the 5 different monkey characters and all the antics they get up to.

The low-variance pokies game has a House Edge of 96.91%, an accommodating betting range of 0.2 to 200 coins per spin and a maximum payout of 140,000 coins. Tribal totem poles, tropical fruits and shiny gems can all be seen on the reels, which are in front of the monkeys' home, high above the lush jungle. The base game is very entertaining, but the real action begins in the 5 different Bonus Rounds.

Wild Monkeys Go Bananas

Each of the 5 main characters can act as a Wild Symbol, creating frenzied action that could, indeed, make players feel like they're about to “go bananas” with excitement. The Wilds all trigger different special features, which keeps up the fast-paced exhilaration of this pokie.

The Gorilla creates a massive “X” of Wild Symbols across the reels, while the playful Orangutan changes adjacent icons into a cube of Wilds. When the Baboon Wild appears it expands to cover its entire reel, and the cute little Langur causes 2 other icons on its row to become Wild, so that there are 3 adjacent Wild Symbols. Finally, the Tarsier turns 1 symbol – which is adjacent either horizontally or vertically – into another Wild.

The adorable monkeys can also appear together and turn the entire reel set Wild, which is what will yield the top 140,000-coin reward. By successfully combining dynamic features with relatively simple gameplay, NetEnt has created an ideal mobile video pokie in Go Bananas! Players who enjoyed the desktop version should be pleased with the adaptation, and those who have never tried the game before could well become new converts once they have spun the reels.