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New Crazy Tooth Studio Online Slot Game: Banana Drop
When Crazy Tooth Studio develops and releases a new online casino slot game, there is a bit of fanfare. The developers have fun with it. And they certainly did this with Banana Drop, which they released on July 16.
Through its partnership with Microgaming, the latter is able to distribute Crazy Tooth Studio games to many Australian online casinos and others throughout the world.
Banana Drop Build-Up
The folks at Crazy Tooth Studio even have a name for build-up to a new game. The aptly-named BIG BuildUp video provides a fun look into the inner workings of the studio.
For Banana Drop, it seemed as if everything around the office turned into bananas. Dreams of a tropical paradise, complete with monkeys monkeying around, presented an idea for a fun slot game.
The soundtrack is a mix of upbeat steel-drum-based island music when the reels spin and a soothing tambourine-cymbal combination between spins. And the sounds of crashing waves behind it transports the player to that perfect beach setting.
And just in front of that beach and the banana trees is the jungle part of the paradise, where monkeys frolic through the trees and drop bananas – sometimes very valuable ones.
Banana Drop Basic Info and Payouts
With six reels and four rows, Banana Drop is a medium-volatility slot game offers 4,096 active ways to win. All adjacent winning combinations pay via “Any Adjacent Pays.”
Bet multipliers are equal to the number of credits played divided by $0.15 (the minimum bet).
Banana Drop’s RTP (return-to-player) is 96.7%.
The maximum win potential is 6,031.13x the player’s bet. And speaking of those bets, the minimum if $0.15. It increases to $0.45, $0.75, $1.50, $2.25, $3, and on up to $30 per spin.
If the player is betting the minimum of $0.15 per spin, these are the payouts when hitting six of one symbol on a payline.
- Orange lion = $0.10
- Purple zebra = $0.10
- Orange giraffe = $0.10
- Blue hippo = $0.10
- A, K, Q, or J = $0.09 each
- Pineapple = $0.08
- Coconut = $0.08
- Watermelon = $0.08
When winning animals create a winning line, the monkeys make those faces come alive with instruments. The lion plays the maracas, the giraffe features a monkey with a trumpet, the hippo plays a bongo drum, and the zebra’s monkey plays a guitar.
Keep in mind that though the payouts don’t look significant on the chart above, they typically appear in clusters, which offer bigger payouts. Wilds are also frequent to build up those wins.
Banana Drop Features and Gameplay
The wild symbol is a blueish colored bunch of bananas in a bright circle. It will substitute for all other paying symbols with the sole exception of the scatter.
The scatter symbol is the leaf of a banana tree in a light blue-green octagon shape with the word “BONUS” across it. This is only available during regular gameplay, and three or more of them trigger the Banana Drop Bonus Spins round. The player wins seven spins.
Speaking of that bonus round, the seven spins include the Falling Bananas feature in every one of them. In addition, a full stack on a reel increases the number of bananas above the grid to up to three. (A full stack consists of a monkey hanging on to a full reel, which can be light blue, purple, green or orange. He or she then shakes the tree to show more bananas) The bananas remain on the screen throughout the entirety of the Banana Drop Bonus Spins play so that there are always bananas to hit.
The Falling Bananas feature mentioned in the last paragraph is the other very unique feature of Banana Drop. Any spin may trigger the bananas, as it is completely random.
What happens first is that every few spins, the screen goes dark, and the monkeys point to the trees above the grid. Bananas appear and the number in front indicates how many are growing there. (The monkeys are fun to watch, as they don various accessories, such as sunglasses with fake noses, hats, and cocktails.
At some point, again randomly, a monkey will grab a vine and swing across the screen, knocking down all of the accumulated bananas. (There is a maximum of three bananas per reel.) Each will cover one position and then reveal either a wild symbol or an automatic credit win.
Where to Play Banana Drop
Players can try this new game for free on the Microgaming website. By clicking on this link and then on the Banana Drop, a screen pops out with a play-money version.
The real-money version of Banana Drop is already becoming popular at King Johnnie and Joka Room online casinos. The game is also available at most Microsoft-friendly casinos, like Playamo Casino, Bonza Spins, Pokies Parlour, and Woo Casino.