Whenever you see a giant monkey perched up on a tall building, what comes to your mind first? Yeah, right on, none other than the mighty gorilla himself, King Kong. But when you see King Kong holding a tiny helpless woman in the grip of his palm, then horror strikes, and you wish that King Kong won't hurt that poor lady, or throw her at a plane. Nah, that gorilla would never do that. Not when he is wearing a colourful hawaiian shirt with dark sunglasses. That mighty gorilla is in very high spirits, because he's got a beautiful lady in his palms, and he is simply going bananas over her. I wonder what sort of fantasies that gorilla could be having. Hahaha.
Cool Bananas is an oldie game, one which I have played before many years ago, and forgot about it. My interest was rekindled when one of the casinos gave me some free spins on the game, which at first I thought would be on a new game, or something like that. Imagine my surprise when I found out it was for this old game, but being free spins, there was absolutely no reason for me to complain. I played it, had fun with it, then back to reality. Cool Bananas may have only 25 paylines, but the minimum starting bet has been set at a high $1.25 per spin, and this is just not for me. Small rollers don't start with such big bets, but small rollers always want everything that they can get, hehehe.
This isn't a King Kong game, so let's just call that gorilla a monkey. He is the Wild symbol, pays 5000x the line bet for 5 of him and substitutes for other symbols except for the Scatter symbol. Yep, this monkey is dumb, the symbol I mean. No doubling of wins, no expanding, no stacking, but there's sniggling at that lady in his palm. Whatever for? Hmm. The Banana is the Scatter symbol, cool or not, pays 100x the total bet for 5 of them, and getting 3 or more of them award a Free Spins game, 8 free spins for each banana appearing on the reels, for a maximum of 40 possible free spins. All wins are doubled and the Free Spins game can be retriggered too. Now that is cool! I like that because you won't find many games that offer 24 free spins at the onset. Newer games tend to offer less than 10 free spins, and that usually sucks! The Lady pays 1000x, the Building 250x, the Ice-cream 200x, the Spectacles 200x and all others from 150x to 100x the line bet for 5 of them. Average but not too bad this paytable.
Here is one game that doesn't promise you the world, but can provide you with many good shots at it. Some games promise a full screen of Expanded Wilds with an explosive win amount, but I've yet to see them. To me, such promises are just empty promises, available only for one lucky person, not available for many millions more. Better to stay on the ground and grab more realistic wins, like the ones here in this Cool Bananas game.
Sadly though, I've never had many plays on Cool Bananas as yet, simply due to the high starting minimum bet, which I would rather use and play on some other games. Nonetheless, this is a pretty good game, with realistically good payouts, although not that huge, but only if you can afford playing it.