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The Banana Monkey slots game can be found at Playtech casinos. Playtech do not publish the house edge of their games, however several established Playtech casinos have started releasing this information and on the CasinoMeister forum, the Boyle Casino Manager confirmed that Playtech slots games are not configurable at the operators end. As such, it is possible to identify that the house edge of Banana Monkey is 5.75% and should be valid at all Playtech casinos.
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Banana Monkey had 5 reels, 20 paylines and you can bet one coin on each of the paylines.
The ‘Wild’ symbol is wild and stacked on all reels.
There are two bonus features when playing Banana Monkey. The first is activated when the ‘Monkey’ scatter symbol lands on reels 1, 3 and 5. When this happens you will be taken to a new screen showing three trees and the monkey climbing them. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the monkey left and right across the trees and try to collect all the bananas as he climbs. If you collect a banana with a ‘x2’ all wins after that are doubled. Any missed bananas are added to the ‘Missed Banana Jackpot’. The next time you activate this bonus feature if you manage to collect all 25 bananas you will also receive the Missed Banana Jackpot.
The second bonus feature is activated when you receive the ‘Banana’ symbol on any reel. When this happens the Banana symbol will be banked at the bottom of the reel it landed on. Once you’ve collected 4 Banana symbols at the bottom of any reel you are awarded 8 complimentary spins. During the complimentary spins no Banana symbols are banked and if you receive a Banana symbol you are awarded 4 additional complimentary spins. Banana symbols that were banked on all other reels are held over until after the complimentary spins.
With some genuinely exciting complimentary spins Banana Monkey is a top rate game. Unfortunately the Playtech house edge information does not take into account the skill based tree climbing bonus feature and as such we are left to assume that the 5.75% figure is based on an average level of skill.