Gonzo’s Quest Slot Machine Review
|Bonus round||Yes (1)|
|Free spins/multiplier||10, 5x|
Take an adventure with Gonzo on this 5-reel 20 payline as he seeks the lost golden city of El Dorado.
This NetEnt slot is based on the storyline of Spanish historical character Gonzalo Pizzaro, and explorer who set out looking for a city of gold. The game starts with a brief, entertaining narrative of Gonzo’s story, complete with 3D animations of how he jumped off a ship to find the fictional city on his own. As soon as the story is over, he takes his place at the left of the screen to watch how much gold you garner for him.
Designed with lovers of the Central American jungle and culture in mind; the sounds, graphics and colour themes will have you feeling like you are in the land of the Incas with the lovely statues, totems and water coming out of a carved face. The fun part is how Gonzo gets up and does a moonwalk dance on the screen when you make a significant win.
The graphics are just as excellent on any mobile device as on PC, which is to be expected from any popular NetEnt machine.
How to play Gonzo’s Quest
The graphics may be dazzling, but overall Gonzo’s Quest is incredibly easy to play. You do not have to worry about navigation or complex (and annoying) mini-games and features. Here, the reels do not spin traditionally; rather, the symbols fall to their places on the reels from above.
Symbols and bonuses to look out for
The symbols are totems of either Inca carvings, animal, or human faces. Each of these is colour-coded, with the pale blue and pink ones being the lowest paying, followed by the tan, purple, yellow, green, then grey-blue as the highest winning in that order. The wild is the grey engraved stone with a circled question mark, while the free fall symbol is the golden medallion with a face in the middle.
Gonzo’s Quest has two main bonuses to watch for: free spins and avalanche. The avalanche or tumbling reels comes when you hit a winning combination, and comes with a multiplier for all your wins. The feature only stops when you do not land a winning combination. This feature may sacrifice your chances at landing some free spins, but the multipliers keep climbing from 2x, and can go all the way to 5x.
The free spins, however, are the most lucrative ones; they are associated with the £93,750 jackpot won upon hitting the 15x multiplier.
Free fall symbols
These symbols are associated with the free spins, and every bet line that has 3 free falls activates 10 free falls (free spins). These must be adjacent from the left side. The fact that the wilds can substitute all symbols, including the free fall ones, makes the free fall feature less evasive than before. Again, during the free falls, the avalanche multipliers are increased by 3x, 6x, 9x, and 15x.
Gonzo’s Quest uses small constant payouts, fantastic graphics and simplicity to keep its global fanbase hooked. Throughout the game, you will focus almost entirely on the right side of your screen to track your multiplier and hope that the next event with tumbling rocks will get you a win. This game is excellent for beginners and players who want to enjoy a great game without wrecking their bankrolls.