Microgaming has announced the release of a brand new slot.
The game developer, which is behind popular games such as Thunderstruck II and Mega Moolah, announced that it had partnered with Slingshot Studios for a brand new online slot titled Banana Odyssey.
Slingshot Studios developed the 5×3 and 10 payline slot exclusively for Microgaming under the firms’ partnership. Previously, Slingshot Studios had developed slots Zombie Hoard and Cash Of Kingdoms for the game provider.
The new slot sees players embark on a journey through space to the legendary Banana Planet on a mission to collect the planet’s riches with numerous special features helping them along the way.
Banana Odyssey includes special mechanics including free spins, expanding Wild symbols and respins. It also pays out both ways, giving players a better chance of making winning combinations.
Users can also trigger the game’s respin feature by filling the entire reel with an expanded Wild symbol. When this happens, the expanded Wild symbol remains locked on the reels. Then any further Wild symbols that land on the reels will reward players with additional spins.
Meanwhile, the free spins feature is triggered by landing three Scatter symbols on the second, third and fourth reels. This rewards players with 10 free spins with locked expanding Wild symbols to help users make more winning combinations.
In a statement, James Buchanan, the Director of Global Operations at Microgaming, said: “We always strive to deliver a diverse, quality content portfolio to meet the needs of our operators, and Banana Odyssey is testament to this.
“Originally conceptualised by Twin during one of Microgaming’s interactive games concept days with operators, and following a two-month exclusivity period with the operator, the game is now available to our wider customer base.”
He continued: “Slingshot Studios have done a tremendous job creating an energetic, fast-paced slot, successfully combining popular game mechanics of respins, expanding Wilds and free spins. Engrossed with aesthetically pleasing visuals and a foot-tapping soundtrack, Banana Odyssey is a captivating new addition to Microgaming’s library of games.”
Richard Vermaak, the Head of Studio at Slingshot Studios, added: “We are over the moon to bring Banana Odyssey to the market. There’s a great deal of humour, energy and attitude in this game, packed with punch and visual clarity, and balanced with mathematical and aesthetic personality.
“The entire experience is designed to deliver that to the player. Its clean and punchy style makes the win potential easy to track, and the win events themselves are designed to elevate the player experience. The game pays both left-to-right and right-to-left, giving it a fantastic hit rate.”
He continued: “There’s never a dull moment on this adventure. Our intention was to make players feel like they are constantly progressing on a journey with brothers Buck and Chip to the Banana Planet. The music and visual effects highlight the heightened potential of the various states in the game, whether it be base game, respins or free spins, drawing players into the intergalactic atmosphere.”
“We cannot wait for players to experience the exhilarating journey in Banana Odyssey.”
Microgaming and Slingshot Studio’s Banana Odyssey can be played now at all Microgaming operators including 44 Aces, Hyper Casino and many more.