Bananacher moves around the room continuously, trying to hurt Bomberman by touching him. The monkey (Saru) moves away from the action, evading Bomberman if he comes within two tile spaces of it, and stopping in intersections of the grid. While sitting still, it operates the controls to Bananacher.
Bananacher itself takes eight hits to destroy, but the monkey only takes four hits. If the monkey is defeated, then Bananacher will also be destroyed. Because it is motionless, it is the easier target. The Bomb Kick is particularly effective - because the monkey only avoids Bomberman, not bombs, it will remain motionless while next to a bomb that has been kicked into it.
If Bananacher is defeated first, the monkey will continue to sit still and operate the controls, but will only move away from Bomberman if he is within one tile space of it.
- Bomberman '94 manual, pg. 8