In cockney slang a monkey is worth £500 and that’s the top prize on offer in the Bank A Monkey slot from Core Gaming. The goal in this unusual game is to unpack crates and collect bananas. The more ripe bananas you find, the bigger the rewards on offer. Get picking, on all devices, from £1 per spin.

The set up in Bank A Monkey is certainly a little different from your common or garden slot – rather than spinning, you pick 6 of the 9 crates shown. Each 1 will reveal ripe or rotten bananas. All of the ripe bananas are chucked in a blender. The rotten ones are disposed of. If your crates contained 20 or more bananas, they’ll be blended and you’ll be awarded a prize.

The more bananas you collect, the bigger the prizes on offer. They start at a minimum win of £1 before rising to £2, £5, £10, £50, £100 right up to a maximum of £500.

Once you’ve picked your crates, there’s a chance that you’ll be awarded 1 of 3 modifier extras. If your selections lead to a winner, the modifier will increase the prize on offer. If your picks were a loser, the modifier will turn them into a winner. The modifiers are:

Froth Up feature – the monkey will appear next to the blender, push the button and deliver a re-blend which in turn leads to a new win.

Banana Rain feature – the crates are removed from the screen. There’ll then be a shower of bananas which the monkey will catch and then drop into the blender. Another blend is then made and a new payout offered.

Air Drop feature – the old crates disappear from the screen and a new selection of crates dropped in their place. The monkey will collect the bananas from the new boxes before blending them together to create a new award.

Bank A Monkey is a super simple game – the gameplay can be a little on the slow side so if you want to speed things up opt for autoplay which chooses the crates automatically. The game has a very high hit rate – expect to land a winner every 1 in 3.07 goes. The downside though is the RTP which is an extremely low 83%.

The high-end visuals and unusual gameplay make Bank A Monkey worth a look. The RTP rate is a bit of a deal breaker though and you’ll find much better value games elsewhere – including Balthazar’s Wild Emporium or Carry On Camping (both by Core Gaming).