Everyone loves a good quest tale, and Gonzo’s Quest is based on the search for the lost golden city of El Dorado. Take on the role of conquering explorer Gonzalo Pizarro (the name of a genuine Spanish conquistador) as you embark on this 3D journey through the Amazonian jungle to the lost city.
The slot has five reels, three rows and 20 Paylines, and is brought to you by gaming giant NetEnt, so you know you’re in safe hands. You can also look forward to some astounding animations and great graphics with this game – lots of greenery, water gushing from a stone carving of a face, an Inca temple in the background and some pretty realistic sound effects.
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How to play
A brief but entertaining film introduces you to Gonzo’s story; he has left his ship to go off and search for gold alone. He waits at the left of the screen, watching to see what gold you’ve won for him.
Coin sizes in this game range from a penny to £2/$2. Equally, the betting range of between 20p/20c and £50/$50 means Gonzo’s Quest caters for all levels of slots player and all attitudes to risk.
There’s also an Advanced Autoplay setting.
The usual spinning reels are absent here. Instead, symbols tumble down from above. These are called avalanche reels, and they’re not unlike the tumbling reels in Da Vinci Diamonds if you play that.
The Wild symbol only displays on Reels 2, 3, and 4, and it substitutes for all symbols.
Gonzo’s Quest Special features
This innovative feature enables players to win multiple times. Indeed, we reckon it’s one of the most inventive bonus features you’re likely to find on any slot anywhere.
Essentially, an ‘avalanche’ is triggered whenever you win something, the Mayan-themed symbols exploding and disappearing. The winning tiles are destroyed, while those which remain fall and fill the resulting holes. This creates a fresh combination of tiles which may well result in another win.
This feature tends to extend the gameplay, so there are more chances to win with each spin.
The multiplier in the screen’s top right-hand corner goes up from 1x to 2x (and eventually 3x and 5x.) That means there could potentially be up to a 5x multiplier on every winning combination.
Free spins – Free Falls bonus feature
Launch this on landing three Free Fall Scatter symbols on three reels in a row. Your reward is a prize of 10 free spins. The multiplier meter also changes, its value rising from 3x to 6x to 9x and 15x with every win.
So you can get 10 free spins with up to a lovely 15x multiplier.
And Gonzo himself helps celebrate your wins by dancing around. He even does a little moonwalk!
Equally, bonus coins tumble from this symbol, as Gonzo gathers them in his helmet and the screen confirms what you’ve won.
Return to Player (RTP)
At an unremarkable 96%, this is simply the industry average or a shade below.
Fun, engaging and innovative, yet easy to play – what’s not to love about Gonzo’s Quest? There may not be any progressive jackpot here, but you’ll soon see why this slot is enduringly popular on 888Games.com.
While it may feel as though the Avalanche feature may slow things down, in fact, it doesn’t.
With less frequent but more lucrative wins, the game has a medium-to-high variance, and you can play on your PC or mobile device of choice.
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