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Microgaming Finally Launches the Long-Awaited Banana Odyssey Across All Operator Partners
- September 4, 2019 By Oliver Young -
At the ICE Totally Gaming 2019 in February, Microgaming announced and showcased 6 new titles to be released until the end of the year. Except for Banana Odyssey, all of them were released over the past six months, out of which the greatest appeal received the disco-themed Village People: Macho Moves slot, developed exclusively by Fortune Factory Studios.
It seems like they left the best one for the end, though. Banana Odyssey was developed by Slingshot Studios, the small studio Microgaming has signed an exclusive content supply deal with, presented in 2018. The studio already has developed two amazing titles for the developer, Cash of Kingdoms and the zombie-themed Zombie Hoard. But this time, Slingshot Studios has surpassed all of our expectations, as Banana Odyssey is a fun, hilarious and extremely engaging slot designed with astonishing visuals and catchy soundtrack, ready to conquer the hearts of millions of Microgaming’s slots fans.
Banana Odyssey – A Stellar Adventure
The two astro-chimps, the brothers Buck and Chip are taking you out of space, where the Banana Planet is. They are equipped with futuristic guns and their favourite Astro Nuts jars, just in case you get into trouble and are psyched to start exploring the planet to find the most legendary riches.
The precious Banana Planet is the Wild symbol in the slot, which only appears on the middle reels. The Wild does its usual role of a substitute for regular symbols, but when it appears, it fully expands to cover the entire reel. Then, it locks in place and activates a Respin. If during the Respin, another Wild lands, a chain reaction starts. The new Wild also locks in place, fully expanded, and activates another Respin. Having in mind the Wild can land on the three middle reels only, you could optimally get three fully Stacked Wild Reels.
When you land 3 Free Spins Scatters on the middle reels, you trigger the Free Spins. For the duration of the 10 Free Spins you get, the Expanding Wilds feature can be triggered when the Wild appears on the middle reels. But that’s not all. If the Wild does appear, it will lock in place for the remainder of the Free Spins.
Statements by Slingshot Studios and Microgaming
Richard Vermaak, the Head of Studio at Slingshot Studios said that they were all really excited to present Banana Odyssey to the market. He said about the slot that it was packed with energy, humour and attitude, balanced with mathematical and visual personality and designed with punchy style, furthermore enhanced with fun animations when you make a winning combo, to elevate your experience.
Vermaak said the game offered fantastic hit rates as it paid both ways, therefore, no dull moments were possible on the adventure. He said that everyone at Slingshot Studios couldn’t wait for players to experience the intergalactic journey in Banana Odyssey.
James Buchanan, Microgaming’s Director for Global Operations, on the other hand, praised Slingshot Studios for the tremendous job they did with the slot, saying that Banana Odyssey was an energetic and fast-paced slot with proven mechanics, boosted with pleasing visuals and catchy soundtrack.
Buchanan said that since the game was originally conceptualized by Twin, it was exclusively available with the operator for 2 months, but was now available across all Microgaming-powered online casinos.