Find Eldorado with Gonzo’s Quest
NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest is a very popular game that follows Gonzo on his search for Eldorado. This fictional South American city has been the subject of many games, but none quite like this one. After all, what wouldn’t be popular about a slot game based on a search for some mythical gold? Despite being one of the first platinum games released by NetEnt, this game has remained hugely popular among players, thus withstanding the test of time. This is most probably due to the innovative gameplay features, as well as to the top-notch graphics and animations that are used throughout the game.
- 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines available
- Free Fall bonus feature
- Spin values vary from 20p to £50 per spin
- Mid to high variance game
- 15x multiplier
About Gonzo’s Quest
Set to a stunningly designed forest backdrop, Gonzo’s Quest instantly throws the player into the South American jungle. This is helped along by the detailed, animated, opening sequence, which brings the story – and therefore the slot – to life. Once at the reels, Gonzo himself stands casually to the left, dancing in delight when the player lands a win. The atmosphere is maintained by an ambient soundtrack that serves to add to the immersive experience. In keeping with the theme of the game, all the symbols have been designed to fit right in – they look like intricately carved Aztec blocks of stone.
To identify these stone blocks, it is easiest to describe them in terms of their colour. They are light blue, red, purple, brown, orange, blue and green. Of course, the carvings are all different but these are a little more complicated to describe. Each block has a different value – the purple block is the lowest, valued at 10 when just three land on the reels, whilst the blue is the highest, paying out at 2500 if players manage to score five in one go. There are two bonus icons: one in the form of a golden ‘Free Fall’ (more on that later), and a wild, denoted by a question mark.
The big draw in Gonzo’s Quest comes in the setup of winning combinations and what happens once a player has achieved one. Instead of the usual process, which involves placing a new bet and spinning again, in this game the winning symbols crumble – the avalanche feature – and are replaced with new blocks. Everything slots nicely into place, and players are given another chance to win, without having to place another wager. Players get multiple chances as long as they keep landing winning combos. Even better, there are multipliers involved, with a first win getting players 1x, a second 2x and on, until a maximum 5x multiplier is gained.
There is one additional feature in this game: the Free Fall bonus. This is activated when a minimum of three Free Fall icons land on one payline. Players are then awarded ten re-spins. Like the main game, any winning combinations are subject to the avalanche feature, which does not interfere with the number of spins. As the blocks crumble, players can also reap the benefits of the multiplier. It gets even better: these multipliers are higher than those in the base game, being 3x to 15x per win. To cap it all, players can win even more free spins during this round, simply by landing further Free Fall symbols.
Gonzo’s Quest is not just for those using a desktop. NetEnt has brought this slot smartly up-to-date, optimising it for mobile devices as part of their NetEnt Touch series. The game has lost nothing in this transition and now allows players access wherever they might be. Summing up the features of this game, we should note that it has a decent RTP of 96%, giving players plenty of chances to win back their money. Not for the impatient though, this is a mid to high variance game. For those that persevere, the 15x multiplier can prove highly lucrative, allowing players to walk away with their own little stash of gold.