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The wombat says: Crank the adventure dial up to number 11 Wombat fans as we’re launching an intergalactic mission. It’s time to hop into that anti-gravity suit and blast off on a Microgaming trip called the Banana Odyssey slot. I’ve just come off the Kongo Bongo slot myself and I’ve had a few bananas- I’m ready for some more.
If sci-fi themed slots get you hot under the collar, you’ll love the free spins, expanding Wilds and ‘win both ways’ on offer in Banana Odyssey. I’m a bit of a trekkie myself – I’m the one setting off my personal tricorder in the back row of the cinema in Star Trek movies and making the “woosh woosh” sound when anyone comes through the door.
You’ll also be pleased to hear that this banana space adventure takes place in the company of a couple of astronaut apes (or Ape-onauts) called Chip and Buck. Yo boys, I presume you are from Houston with names like that?
Belt up you beauts, and let’s try and make some extra-terrestrial hard cash.
It’s time for a slot re-entry…
Look and Feel
The Banana Odyssey slot looks like a slice of a 1950’s sci-fi comic book which is very easy on the eye.
Slingshot Studios designed the slot (for Microgaming) and have created a game that has both a nod to the past and an eye on the future; with its retro style and tech gizmos that are bang up to date.
The Soundtrack is an epic sci-fi tune loaded with synths that fits the theme quite nicely. Funky! This wombat likes.
Take charge of your wins from mission control you crazy galahs: this game is set out over 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 pay-lines. That’s half the number of the Chief slot, for example, which should give you an indication of how it plays- we’d put this down as a medium variance slot alongside games like Pirate From the East (NetEnt) and others.
The top pair of high-value icons on the pay-table are the Astro-apes themselves Chip and Buck. These space dudes have big bucks on their minds as 5x of these cheeky chappies on a pay-line will land you a 10 x your bet win. Bonza!
Then there’s a space blaster gun and a jar of Astro Nuts ( it ain’t Vegemite but it will do). Watch out for your Astro Nuts out there guys!
The lower value icons are the J, Q, K & A playing cards done up in a 50s futuristic font.
The Wild in the slot is the swirling Banana Planet icon – which is the final destination for our apes with the big gnashers. This cool icon will appear on the middle 3 reels and substitutes for all other icons, except the Scatter.
The Bonus Symbol is the icon with the word Bonus emblazoned on it.
Free Spins and Bonuses
As I mentioned, the Expanding Wilds are unleashed when the Banana Planet icon hits the reels – and when it does, the Wild will take over an entire reel.
Next you will get a re-spin and the Wild becomes sticky for a single spin. Land another Wild, and this awesome bonus will happen all over again. Cheers to that! In this case, I love a Groundhog moment. Deja vu? Don’t mind if I do.
If you land 3 or more of the Scatter symbols you will blast off on a flight path into free-spin outer space. It’s 10 free games for you, Wombat fans, with the expanding sticky wilds and re-spins in play.
All of this means it’s a potential countdown for a cash lift-off.
So, will Banana Odyssey slot be the launchpad for a stratospheric win session?
We hope so. As you all know, this marsupial loves expanding wilds and this slot is in the middle variance category. It’s worth a spin!
Wombat Score: 4 out of 5
It’s yellow, it’s curved and it’s boldy going where no wombat has gone before. It’s the Banana Odyssey slot.