Benji Bananas goes play-to-earn with ApeCoin

Benji Bananas Membership Pass NFT will allow players to earn tokens by playing mobile game; NFT sale 17 March 2022, 9 p.m. (EST)

Animoca Brands
Benji Bananas
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3 min readMar 16, 2022


To celebrate ApeCoin, a token made for Web3 gaming and culture and adopted by the ApeCoin DAO community, including the Bored Ape Yacht Club (among others), Animoca Brands is converting its popular mobile game Benji Bananas to play-to-earn (P2E). By playing Benji Bananas you will be able to earn tokens that can be swapped for ApeCoin! Read on to learn how to get started.

Benji Bananas is a free-to-play mobile game from Animoca Brands available for download on the App Store and Google Play. It is a popular action game (over 50 million downloads) in which players make Benji the monkey and his friends leap from vine to vine through the jungle.

The transition of Benji Bananas to P2E begins with the sale of the First Edition of the Benji Bananas Membership Pass (‘Benji Pass’) starting at 9 p.m. (EST) on 17 March 2022. Benji Pass is an NFT (ERC-1155) that allows owners to earn special tokens by playing Benji Bananas, and that also allows those tokens to be swapped for ApeCoin!

Screenshots of Benji Bananas mobile game

What is ApeCoin

ApeCoin (APE) is an ERC-20 governance and utility token used within the ApeCoin DAO ecosystem to empower a decentralized community building at the forefront of Web3. Follow ApeCoin on Twitter to find out more about ApeCoin and associated initiatives or visit the ApeCoin website at

All owners of Bored Ape or Mutant Ape NFTs will receive ApeCoin via airdrop on 17 March 2022, and everyone else can get ApeCoin on major exchanges like Coinbase, FTX, Huobi, and more.

Sale: First Edition Benji Bananas Membership Pass

  • Date and Time: 17 March 2022, 9 p.m. (EST)
  • Supply: 5,000 passes
  • Cost: 25 ApeCoin tokens per pass
  • Max: 5 passes per transaction

How to participate in the sale:

  1. Install and set up a Metamask wallet if you have not already done so
  2. Before the sale, make sure you have enough ApeCoins to pay for the Benji Pass plus ETH to pay for gas
  3. Visit the official website of Benji Bananas at
  4. Connect your Metamask wallet to the Benji Bananas website
  5. Approve it to use the ApeCoins in your wallet
  6. The sale page will become available at 9 p.m. (EST) on 17 March 2022
  7. After entering the sale page, select the number of passes you wish to purchase (limit: 5 passes per transaction)
  8. Click ‘Buy Pass’ and confirm the transaction in your Metamask wallet
  9. After the transaction is completed, you will be able to see your NFT on OpenSea

After that, you’re set up to earn tokens in Benji Bananas, starting in Q2. You will be able to swap those tokens for ApeCoin!


The token earned by playing Benji Bananas is not yet officially launched. Do not fall for any scams — check the Benji Bananas Medium page for official announcements and information.