ALL ABOUT BANANA ROCK SLOT
There are a few decent rock n roll themed slots out there – NetEnt’s Rock series, including Guns n Roses and Jimi Hendrix spring to mind. Rather than go with a real-life legend, Play n Go have decided to create their own band of rock n roll monkeys in this neon-lit high variance number.
Of course, we’ve already seen some nice high volatility slot action from Play n Go this year in the form of games like House of Doom and Gold King, and usually, they deliver the goods. No surprise then that Banana Rock is an entertaining little slot with decent enough potential.
The bonus round is where it’s at, and with a clever multiplier feature based on collections of band member symbols throughout the round, there’s some excitement to be had if you can get that far.
Banana Rock Game Set-Up
This is a classic 5 reel, 3 row and 10 payline slot game, paying out for identical symbols on the reels from left to right. Like all good Play n Go slots it’s playable from $0.10 to $100 per spin, comes in at 96.6% RTP and a high variance model.
Banana Rock Game Symbols
This is a funky-looking slot with lots of neon. The reel set rests against a backdrop of jungle ferns and speaker stacks. The lower value symbols are the cards, Jack through to Ace. The premium symbols are the band members – percussionist, double bass player, keyboardist, drummer and guitarist. The latter is the highest paying at 40x for five on a payline.
There is also a Rock n Rollin Wild symbol that can substitute for all others on the reels bar the scatter (a golden disc), and also sets off re-spins in the base game.
Banana Rock Slot Features
There is a re-spin feature available in the base game – it comes when you land two or more Rock n Rollin Wilds across the reels. During your re-spin, the triggering symbols are locked, or sticky. Additionally, during the spin motion, the right-most wild will move towards the left-most wild, up and down the reels to reach its destination, and leaving a trail of wilds in its wake.
This nice feature gives more opportunities for win lines and full lines of wilds.
Free Spins Bonus Round
The Free Spins round in Banana Rock is triggered by landing two scatters on reels one and five simultaneously. This gets you 10 spins. Plus during the round, you can stack up additional spins for each extra scatter that lands.
The free spins round is augmented by a multiplier feature – stacks of each individual band member symbol land during the round. When they do, they add points to the relevant ‘meter’ for each band member. When you fill a meter, then the multiplier value is increased by 1x. It’s possible to land up to 5x per band member, and 25x in total, though you’ll need to be landing a lot of extra spins and symbol stacks to achieve this.
At the end of the Free Spins round is a GUARANTEED WIN feature called Encore Spin. During this spin only band member symbols appear on the reels. All the multipliers from the free spins round are applied to this special spin.
The Slot Buzz Verdict
This is a really fun game from Play n Go. The monkey rock theme is entertaining and it looks great. There is plenty of win potential in the bonus round and the multiplier feature gives some added tension. We also like the Re-Spins in the base game that give some good opportunities there. Overall, a better-than-average slot with a great 2,500x potential.