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Fruit has played a big part in the history of slot games. We’ve all heard of the term ‘fruit machines’ and here’s a game from Novomatic that brings back the days when fruit was king. As you might expect from a game with this title, ‘Banana Splash’ contains a fair bit of fun.
It has five reels and just the nine paylines with wins being paid from left to right. Playing the game isn’t too expensive and with some good wins available this really is a game worth winning.
The background to the game shows a beautiful holiday scene with palm trees and a yacht. It’s the symbols that are really fun especially with the animation shown for some of them when a win comes along. It’s not often you get to see a strawberry going water skiing (now that’s what I call a strawberry surprise) or a banana giving you the thumbs up. Other animation includes that yacht sailing along the deep blue sea. It’s not too dissimilar to ‘Bananas Go Bahamas‘.
Symbols include a sunbathing watermelon (I promise you I haven’t touched a drop), a pineapple who is employed as a lifeguard, the strawberry going water skiing and a coconut who will probably drive everybody else round the bend as he’s a drummer.
Five of the sunbathing watermelon pays you 750x your line bet. The biggest win though is for five of the bananas which pays 9000x your line bet. That’s such a big prize as the banana just happens to be the wild symbol in this game. This can substitute for other symbols in the game. This can really get you some excellent wins that wouldn’t have happened without the help of the wild. Any wins you get courtesy of the wild are doubled which is always good to see in a game.
The scatter is the view of the holiday home in the distance with the palm tree and sea in front. This plays a key part in getting you into the bonus game.
All the control buttons for the game are situated below the reels. This makes it easy for you to set your stake for each spin of the reels. There’s also a paytable button and using that will give you lots of information about how the game runs. Once you’ve read that you can also play some free games to get you used to seeing the game in all its glorious action.
In order to get some free spins, you need to get at least three of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. That means it’s not vitally important that you activate all the paylines all the time. Just one activated and you can still get into the bonus round.
When the bonus round is activated you receive 15 free spins. All wins during the free spins round are tripled and it’s possible to get more free spins if the scatters make more appearances.
‘Banana Splash’ is a fairly simple game to play but one that provides lots of fun. The theme is a good one joining together the fruit with a glamorous holiday location. I guess after all the years those fruit symbols have been involved with the slot world they deserve a good holiday. The bonus game is a good one with wins tripled and the chance to get even more free spins added to the 15 you play with. Definitely recommended.