Microgaming soars through space to the Banana Planet in Banana Odyssey, the anticipated exclusive title from Slingshot Studios, the creators of Zombie Hoard and Cash of Kingdoms.
Following two astro-chimps on a stellar mission towards the Banana Planet’s legendary riches, Banana Odyssey is a high energy, five-by-three reel, 10-payline online slot. Featuring thrilling free spins, expanding wilds and respins, and paying out both ways, the space-themed slot takes players on an astronomical adventure across the galaxy in search of great fortune.
With astro-chimps Buck and Chip at the helm, players can journey through space to discover the fruitful planet’s potential. Everything starts to go bananas when the wild symbol lands on one of the three middle reels and expands to fill the entire reel, triggering the cosmic respin feature. When this feature is activated, the expanded wild remains locked in place as the remaining reels respin. Any additional wild that lands presents an opportunity to trigger even further respins, significantly boosting potential rewards.
As the astro-chimps’ mission advances, players are accelerated into hyperspace during free spins. Landing three scatter symbols on reels two, three and four triggers 10 free spins with the potential for locked expanding wilds, setting up great win potential in the space race.
Get ready for lift off with Banana Odyssey, now available exclusively to Microgaming operators. Watch the gameplay video here.
James Buchanan, Director of Global Operations at Microgaming, comments: “We always strive to deliver a diverse, quality content portfolio to meet the needs of our operators, and Banana Odyssey is testament to this. Originally conceptualised by Twin during one of Microgaming’s interactive games concept days with operators, and following a two-month exclusivity period with the operator, the game is now available to our wider customer base. Slingshot Studios have done a tremendous job creating an energetic, fast-paced slot, successfully combining popular game mechanics of respins, expanding wilds and free spins. Engrossed with aesthetically pleasing visuals and a foot-tapping soundtrack, Banana Odyssey is a captivating new addition to Microgaming’s library of games.”
Richard Vermaak, Head of Studio at Slingshot Studios, adds: “We are over the moon to bring Banana Odyssey to the market. There’s a great deal of humour, energy and attitude in this game, packed with punch and visual clarity, and balanced with mathematical and aesthetic personality. The entire experience is designed to deliver that to the player. Its clean and punchy style makes the win potential easy to track, and the win events themselves are designed to elevate the player experience. The game pays both left-to-right and right-to-left, giving it a fantastic hit rate. There’s never a dull moment on this adventure. Our intention was to make players feel like they are constantly progressing on a journey with brothers Buck and Chip to the Banana Planet. The music and visual effects highlight the heightened potential of the various states in the game, whether it be base game, respins or free spins, drawing players into the intergalactic atmosphere. We cannot wait for players to experience the exhilarating journey in Banana Odyssey.”
About Slingshot Studios
Slingshot Studios is a new independent game studio which began to take shape in 2016, bringing together a crew of gambling industry veterans, new blood and everything in-between. They are a diverse bunch of creators, with illustration, animation, development, testing, composition, production and many more skills shared across their team. Great design comes from constant iteration and innovation, and breaking things to learn. They relish in creating highly entertaining and compelling products exclusively for Microgaming and their customers.