Benji Bananas Review

Benji Bananas is that type of game that tends to swing onto your phone and hold tight for a long time, entertaining you during the time and proving that endless swinging adventures like this one can take you far for free.

After spending countless hours collecting bananas, getting to hate snakes and taking a good beating from tigers, I have decided that it’s time to take a break and share with you my Benji Bananas review just before I head back to my little jungle to swing some more.

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Things in Benji Bananas are not extremely original to start with: we’ve seen the genre and the type of play often before, but it still manages to be extremely addictive and appealing. You play as a monkey who feels the love and has to collect tons of bananas to make his beloved monkey love him even more. The fun part only now begins, with you swinging from vine to vine, trying to go as far as possible while, at the same time, collecting as many bananas as possible. It’s an endless adventure with an endless list of reasons why you’ll love it.

The control scheme is a bit odd at first and takes some time to get used with: in Benji Bananas, tapping and holding the lower right side of the device makes Benji the monkey ready to grab a vine. After grabbing it, you have to hold the vine and release only when you want to “jump” which requires perfect timing in some occasions and frustration in others. However, this control scheme will only be problematic for the first few minutes, soon you’ll get used with it and it will work as a charm.

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Even though we have a ton of variety in terms of “worlds” (levels) that Benji explores (for example, I reached world 6 and I am sure that there are a lot more left to explore), the game’s real value comes from the in-game power-ups and boosts. These come in three different flavors: the ones you can purchase in the store and have a temporary effect (aka just one run), the permanent boosts and those that you can pick-up during your swinging craze. These are varied and really nice, making things easier for you once you get them. Getting enough bananas to purchase them is the real challenge, which will see you play many hours of the game.

There are also missions that you complete for extra rewards, the graphics are sweet and even though the game is free, there are no annoying ads or a real need for in-game purchases (actually, I don’t even know if there’s such an option – it’s so natural to play the game without even thinking about spending a dime on it).

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All in all, Benji Bananas is a great game that will certainly entertain even the grumpiest person out there. It’s charming, it’s good, it’s swinging fun! So head over to Google Play and download if for free!

Final rating: 5 out of 5

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  • Stefan April 29, 2013, 2:16 PM

    Jess you are Talking nonsense, the Game dont end at Level 6. I made it To Level 9. at Level 7 the vines burn, Level 8 is Pretty Easy and at Level 9 are alot Spikes and Tigers!

  • Jeff April 25, 2013, 1:16 PM

    I’ve made it to lv7. I got a powerup on 6 and got through it. On 7 the vines burn

  • jess April 15, 2013, 4:36 PM

    Haha no way u made it to world 12 Jim, cuz the game ends at level 6. It took me more than 5 months playing counntless hours to realize it. Once u get to lvl 6 vines will become less and most of them are slippey , even if ur the greatest player u will fatally die. Thats one thing that disappointed me in this game 🙁

  • Jim April 5, 2013, 3:53 AM

    I’ve made it to world 12. Vines become less and less

  • koen April 1, 2013, 10:46 PM

    He there, I think world 6 is the last world since i cant get further ans as i search i cant find any1 else who get to world 7. How the hell do you get passed that world? Have been trying for weeks! Please let me know when someone here knows how to get passed those slipery vines thanks!

  • Benji Bananas March 28, 2013, 10:41 AM

    Hi and thanks for your great feedback! If you wish to know when the iOS version is out, please check out our new web pages at http://www.benjibananas.com/ and join the mailinglist!