Benji Bananas Adventures - the sequel - swings on to Windows Phone for free

Last year, a fun game dubbed Benji Bananas arrived on Windows Phone, coming a few months later than the iOS and Android version. Rinse and repeat for Benji Bananas Adventures, a sequel to the popular banana swinger game, which came out earlier this month.

Benji Bananas and its sequel are those types of games that often slip under the radar. They do not garner many headlines, but they tend to have millions of fans who enjoy the simple vine-swinging mechanics found in the game. Indeed, the sequel builds off the original but keeps the majority of the same style. The graphics are smooth, and the gameplay is short, letting users get some quick action without much time commitment.

Like the previous version, as a monkey you are tasked with swinging on vines, going a certain distance or collecting enough bananas to score some points. Game levels are in the Angry Birds-style, where you get a rating of 1 to 3 depending on how well you completed the mission. Benji Bananas Adventures boasts over 100 levels and the following features:

  • Absolutely gorgeous jungle landscapes
  • Jungle, Waterfalls, Hills, etc.
  • Simple to learn but hard to master unique one-button gameplay
  • Feel the joy of flying through the jungle
  • Unlock different game modes and upgrades
  • Animated stories featuring Benji, his girl Bella, and the dangers of the forest

Benji Bananas Adventures is certainly a silly game, but since it is free (with optional in-app purchases) and the gameplay is charming, it is worth taking a quick look, especially if you liked the original. There is just something satisfying in swinging around in this game that makes it hard to resist.

There is good news too as this game plays just fine on 512 MB devices as well. Although the original Benji was a timed-Lumia exclusive that is no longer the case as the sequel and original are open to all Windows Phones.

Thanks, Usama J., for the tip

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • I saw that huge sign about 512 mb ram supported, good one Daniel.
  • This game is old as fu*k
  • It's two weeks, so, no...but thanks.
  • I don't mean this one (the new one) I mean the old one.
  • Only new to WP. It's a great game. Been playing for a while on Android. Good to see the Devs push this rather quickly to WP. Played the first one all the time on my. 1520. This is better cause it's challenges instead of endless runs. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Sweet
  • Ha,2 awesome things in 1 min
    1-I got tip credit from Daniel
    2-Daniel replied to my tweet, lol :D
  • What is tip credit?
  • ^*Facepalm
    Daniel gives me money(tip) whenever I tell him about a new game.$10 per game ^_^
    Lol,jk,check the last line xD
  • At the end of the article "Thanks, Usama J., for the tip"
  • Well done
  • Back to topic,I think the first game was better :( This one is level based :(
  • Congrats bro..
  • I have downloaded this game first when I got my phone ten months ago , was kinda good actually
  • Loved the first one!
  • And there goes another week of my life. Damn you and your bananas!
  • Experience, experience
  • Daniel, I just find your reviews really fun to read! you have such a neat, nice way of offering us information in language rich text ☺ it's always fun to read from you.
  • No available here in Brazil. :(
  • Hello Guilherme! Thanks for noticing this! I don't know why it is not searchable. Can you try the direct link: Similarly for Russian customers: We're looking into this with Microsoft. Best regards, Marcus Alanen CTO, Tribeflame (developers of the Benji Bananas games)  
  • Thanks Marcus for contact me.
    I know what is happening. This already happened many times and most developers don't realize that in fact their games isn't available here, or even in another regions.
    When you publish a game you have to different pages for regions of distribution of that game. First is a page where you can upload the specific certificates for each region. As I can see you did that for Brazil, because I can see the certificate in the store. But this is not enough. You also have to go to the second page and select the countries where you game actually will be distributed. Many developers forgot this second one. I already helped others with this.
    Is sad because I only realize this when I see in sites like this a link for this specific game, but I think there are many more that won't never be available because anyone saw this and alerted the developer. Ahh, just one tip: you don't need to update the game to add a country. Just send exactly the same .xap and in last than one hour will be available there. :)
  • You are right. I think I've been able to add Brazil, Russia and some other countries as well which were missing. Thanks for you help! Best regards, Marcus
  • Perfect!!
    I thank you for taking your time to read my comment here and respond it.
  • I need to stop visiting these game posts.. Its all WP 8x.
    Need to buy a new phone and retire my HTC Radar :P