Crazy Bananas, released in March 2019, is a product of Booming Games. Crazy Bananas is a fruit-themed slot game, like several other games in Booming Games’ portfolio, including Exotic Fruit Deluxe and Exotic Fruit. Although Cheeky Monkeys also features a banana symbol, Crazy Bananas is one of the developer’s two games named after bananas—the other is Booming Bananas.
Rival games include Go Bananas from NetEnt, Banana King from PlayPearls, and Playtech’s Banana Monkey. Apparently, the name Crazy Bananas refers to the big wins-triggering banana battle side game, featuring a good versus a bad banana. The Crazy Bananas players aim for three, four, or five winning combinations.
Crazy Bananas Game Characteristics
Crazy Bananas has a 5X3 grid, possessing twenty fixed pay lines. There are ten Crazy Bananas symbols: four special symbols and six ordinary symbols. The special symbols are: a green and circular “WILD” (substituting) wreath, a side game-activating “CRAZY BANANAS” wreath, a blackish “BAD” banana, and a golden “+1” banana.
The ordinary symbols are divided into two groups namely majors and minors. The majors consist of three high-paying symbols: a yellow banana on a blue-and-golden frame, one-and-a-half coconuts, and one-and-a-half pineapples. The minors comprise of three low-paying leafy symbols: three banana leaves, two banana leaves, and a lone banana leaf.
Selecting between 10 and 100 automated rounds aside, the players can only adjust the “Total Bet” using: either the up/down arrows of the icon along the grid’s bottom, between “Lines” and the “Balance” counter; or by pressing the autoplay icon whose pop-up window lets players adjust the “bet per line” accordingly, then press “x” to go back and start spinning—it is not wise to press the accompanying “accept” icon unless a player wants to activate the default minimum of ten automated spins.
The coin values in Crazy Bananas are: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, and $20.00. Crazy Bananas total bets: $0.20 (minimum bet), $0.40, $0.60, $1.00, $2.00, $4.00, $6.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $60.00, $100.00, $200.00, and $400.00 (maximum bet).
The Crazy Bananas payouts are based on the bet size. For example, the $400.00 maximum bet has these payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. The “Wild” wreath pays $2000.00, $10000.00, and $200000.00. The framed yellow banana offers $800.00, $4000.00, and $16000.00. One-and-a-half coconuts pay $400.00, $1200.00, and $5000.00. One-and-a-half pineapples pays $300.00, $1000.00, and $4000.00. Three leaves pay $120.00, $400.00, and $1600.00. Two leaves pay $100.00, $300.00, and $1200.00. One leaf pays $80.00, $240.00, and $1000.00.
Both the “BAD” and “+1” bananas do not pay anything and are exclusive to the side game, called Banana Battle Bonus Game. However, the “+1” banana does add another free game. During the Banana Battle Bonus round: three, four, and five “CRAZY BANANAS” offer five free games, ten free games, and 20 free games. The non-progressive jackpot is X5000 the $400.00 maximum bet, which is $200000.00.
The Crazy Bananas software and the musical animation soundtracks are interesting. The animated graphics have a Disney film-like fairy setting, particularly the twinkling green jungle in the background.
Luck in Crazy Bananas
The return to player rate of Crazy Bananas, a game of chance, is about 95% while the house edge is approximately 5%.