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Game #3820
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Bananarama    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Puzzle   Reflex-oriented

Rating: 7.81 (27 votes)

Bananarama box cover

Bananarama screenshot
Bananarama is a fun puzzle/action underdog that combines the best elements of Lode Runner, Bomberman, and Jetpack into an innovative and fun package. The game features interesting gameplay, 16 levels spanning 4 different worlds, one bonus game, 3 skill levels, and even some original (and quite catchy) tunes.

You control a monkey whose goal is to collect bananas on each level to escape man’s invasion of Mongoo Island. Along the way, you must deal with menacing spearmen and other enemies who get in the way. You can only walk and climb ladders at the beginning, but you will gain a new skill every 4 levels (i.e. one world) you complete. These skills range from the ability to jump, to the ability to throw bombs, and the (sadistically fun) remote bombs.

With excellent cartoony graphics, fun gameplay, and a good mix of puzzle and action elements, Bananarama is one of the better releases from the freeware scene. The only gripe I have about the game is that it is quite short and a bit on the easy side. The instructions are also not very clear, although trial and error is enough to learn the basics. Still, Bananarama is a good example of what a creative mind with game creation app Macromedia Fusion can achieve. Recommended.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Akira
Developer: Natomic Studios
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2002
Software Copyright: Natomic Studios
Theme: Cartoon
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP
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If you like this game, try: Jetpack, Lode Runner, Chuckie Egg: The Next Batch

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