Cool Bananas, a Funky New Online Slot from NextGen!


Cool Bananas, a Funky New Online Slot from NextGen!

Written by Daniel Wilson
March 6, 2018

As you might expect from a slot called “Cool Bananas” and featuring a floral shirt and shades-wearing monkey, this game doesn’t take itself too seriously. The graphics are cartoonish and pretty basic, but executed well: everything looks deliberately simple, rather than just cheap.

The symbols include classic cards and a variety of (seemingly unrelated) items including ice cream sundaes, sunglasses, and skyscrapers.

The theoretical RTP is 95.05%, which isn’t particularly high. However, combined with the symbols, it does suggest that while wins aren’t too regular, they could be worth a premium: the game’s wild symbol is worth 5,000x for 5 on a payline!


There is no real discernible “theme” other than the idea of living the high life with a bunch of monkeys and bananas. It’s light, fun, and completely forgettable. However, you could definitely have a good time playing (perhaps with your own music in the background) and wins aren’t too irregular.

Basic Gameplay

Cool Bananas is a 25-payline, 5-reel slot from developers NextGen Gaming. Players can wager between $0.25 and a whopping $250 on every single spin, meaning that it should appeal to vast audiences. Unfortunately, many players will be disheartened by the basic graphics and lack of spectacular animation.

However, if you’re less about the aesthetic and more concerned with the underlying machine, then Cool Bananas has a lot to offer. The game’s wild is the Mighty Monkey, worth up to 5,000x your stake!

In terms of standard symbols, we have the following:

  • A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9 (playing cards)
  • Sunglasses
  • Desserts
  • Skyscrapers
  • Blonde character

However, what players should really be interested in is the bonus round!

Bonus Round

When you land 3+ scatters (the bananas) on a single payline, it’s bonus time! You immediately receive 8 free spins for every scatter on the reels: that’s a minimum of 24 straight off the bat. The rest of the game might be basic, but this round means business.

In addition to all those spins, you can unlock additional spins (again, 3 scatters) for a maximum of 80 in a single round! All winnings are then fed through a 2x multiplier, to make sure you bring home some real bacon.

Our Verdict

Despite its basic exterior and the repetitive reel sounds, Cool Bananas is a top quality game. With a different theme and aesthetic, it would probably be gaining far more attention. Check it out!

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