Excellent casual arcade game
This game really surprised me. On the surface it sounded ridiculous, but it kept popping up as #1 on "Games You'll Love", so I checked out the 1 hour trial on a whim, and am glad I did. Within 15 minutes I had to have it.
This arcade game will keep you busy for a very long time, and won't drive you crazy in the process. I just finished playing it for 6 hours straight, am somewhere around level 100 and am nowhere near finished. The graphics are excellent and the game play takes a few minutes to get the hang of, but after you do, you'll have a tough time turning it off.
The theory's pretty simple but I'm finding it very hard to describe: you put the monkey in the smallest section of the screen that you can, and try to "close off" the bugs. If your rope hits a bug before it makes the "wall", you lose a life. If you manage to deep six all the bugs before you've closed off 85% of the area, you get extra points and can get 100% clearage. I know that's vague, but this is one of those games you just have to play to "get" it.
As you progress through the game, it gets tougher and extra powerups happen, all of which are pretty transparent but are appreciated when they come into play. The side theme of the "town" is just okay, but the real fun is just the gameplay itself.
Glad I found this one.
January 17, 2012
Suprisingly fun ( :
I am 55 years old and decided to check this game out. It can put a smile on your face. Its just fun. A nice way to pass some time!
May 16, 2012
This game is great for 3 yr. olds up to 64 years old. Its, great.
February 28, 2012
Love the Monkey
having so much fun with this one and I am over 50 yrs =) This gaem is so addicting i just want to keep playing thanks BF for hours and hours of fun!!! am at level 305 and still going.....well worth your money...go ahead and buy this -great for all ages!
July 9, 2012
One of the most fun games ever !!!
Whenever I want some "mindless " fun, Banana Bugs is my game of choice. It is very challenging in at least 1/2 of the 476 levels and as another reviewer mentioned it is virtually
impossible to not lose a life or 2 in the initial 50 levels. Thank goodness for the many powerups that become available as the game progresses. Other gamers have outlined the general premise of BB. What I will offer is some hints on how to deal with the various species of bugs that haunt our monkey friend.
The mosquito travels slowly but does speed up if one is facing the rope as it is being drawn. The roach is confounding as the player never knows what direction it will take. Be cautious with these pests. The dragonfly is fast but can be taken out when he pauses as it turns around. Both the fly and the moth are fast as well, but the player can get them to leave the playfield by shaking the rope over them without actually drawing a line with the rope. While they are gone, draw the line and upon their return, they are goners.
The large red millipede goes slow but speeds up when a rope segment is being drawn. He can otherwise easily be trapped. The most dangerous bug is the yellow jacket who does not appear until around level 121. He generally travels slowly but every 15 seconds or so, speeds up tremendously and homes in on a drawing line so be careful with this awful pest. I have found that the use of the casino as the game progresses becomes unworthy since some of the other powerups bought with an increasing stash of bananas are better tools. The furthest I have gotten in this game without
being killed off by the nasties is level 381. You will moan and groan while battling the bugs and some unapt language is a definite possibility, but it's all in good fun. As a daily deal, Banana Bugs is almost stealing.........that's how good this game is. I urge all BFG gamers to at least give it a trial.
September 11, 2012
Fun arcade game!
Hours of fun playing this game.
December 29, 2011
Love this game!
This is a delightful game. Lots of fun. Only thing I don't care for is once you buy the power ups, they are stingy letting you use them, but other than that, I'm glad I bought it.
August 13, 2012
I LOVE Banana Bugs it hours and hours of fun. I can not get enough even when you have played all the levels over 300 of them. This game is Intense and a blast I recomend it for all ages. I can't see anyone disliking this one. I have rapped it 5 times and I still can not get enough. My Husband thinks I am nuts. I get so excited when I play he gives me these funny looks and tells me he is going to wash my mouth out with soap....giggle.
February 8, 2012
Fun & Addictive Game
This is a very fun/addictive game, It`s similar to Cosmic Bugs and Water Bugs, only difference is it`s Monkeys instead of aliens, but object is pretty much the same. You trap the monkey by building lines across the box and make sure the "bugs" don`t get you or you could "die". I`m glad this was on the DD, but would buy it even if I paid the full price.
September 11, 2012
Zapping bugs has never felt so good. You'd think playing the same simple game for a long time would be tedious but time just flew by. I had to tear myself away. The graphics are cute. The music is super repetitive and I turned it down or off at times.
August 11, 2012