Gonzo’s Quest is a NetEnt-produced online slot that takes you on a journey of exploration alongside a Spanish conquistador called Gonzo. Your mission is to locate the lost city of El Dorado in South America where it’s said that riches beyond your wildest dreams are waiting.
As Gonzo stands at the side of the reels, spurring you on with every spin and helping you celebrate each time that you win prizes, you’ll experience the might of NetEnt’s Avalanche Reels.
Avalanche Reels is an exclusive NetEnt feature in name only, but it operates in a very similar fashion to Microgaming’s Rolling Reels which appear in both the Thunderstruck II and Immortal Romance online slot games. They allow you to create more than one winning combination on the same spin by removing winning symbols from the reels. And, with each consecutive win that’s created, the multiplier meter at the top of the screen increases.
NetEnt, the same company that created Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild, also offers you more generous win multipliers in the Free Falls Bonus, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to benefit from the maximum multiplier of x15.
Gonzo’s Quest also comes with a wild symbol that makes it easier to grab cash prizes, and it can even substitute for the scatter symbol which triggers the Free Falls Bonus!
The Gonzo’s Quest online slot commences with a video introduction. It sees a ship docking in the dead of night in 1541 off the coast of Peru. The plot is explained via on-screen text, and basically, it tells you that Gonzo plans to beat his fellow travellers on the Search for El Dorado and make off with all the gold using an old treasure map.
The scene then cuts to the main game screen, where you’ll find Gonzo’s leaning against the ancient walls of the lost city. The animations are particularly impressive. You can see his chest rise and fall as he breathes, and when he gets impatient or restless, he moves around the corner of the reel set to attract your attention or scratch his beard.
The reels of Gonzo’s Quest look like they’re carved from huge stone blocks, and as the game uses five reels and three rows of symbols, there are fifteen of them in total. The symbols include images of long-forgotten Aztec gods, the most valuable of whom pays out up to 2,500 times your bet! You can see how much money each god awards, as well as how the slot’s bonus features and symbols work by clicking the green “I” button at the bottom-left of the screen.
There are two settings that affect the size of your bet in Gonzo’s Quest. The first is the Bet Level, which can be set between 1 and 10, and the second is the Coin Value which can be set to a minimum of 0.01 and a maximum of 0.50.
The other game controls that are also situated at the bottom of the screen allow you to mute the sounds and enable Auto Play mode.
The wild symbol in the Gonzo’s Quest online slot is the grey-and-gold question mark symbol, and it can replace any other symbol in the game to help you form winning combinations. Plus, it can even help to trigger the bonus game.
In the Gonzo’s Quest online slot, the scatter symbol is the shining gold image of an ancient Aztec god, and it has the potential to unlock the Free Falls Feature.
Online slots that use Avalanche Reels don’t come around all that often, which is why Gonzo’s Quest is extra-special. The Avalanche Feature causes symbols to fall down into the vacant positions on the reels at the beginning of the spin, and if a win is formed, an Avalanche begins. The process makes any winning symbols explode and disappear, therefore, leaving empty spaces for a new Avalanche of symbols to occupy, and potentially allowing you to create a second win. The feature continues until no more wins are possible.
You’ll also notice that there’s an Avalanche Meter at the top-right of the screen, and with each consecutive win, the multiplier increases from x1 to x2 to x3 to a maximum of x5.
When three scatter symbols (N.B., scatters can only appear on Reels 1, 2, and 3) land on an active payline, the Free Falls Feature is triggered. It awards ten Free Falls, which are effectively free spins but with the Avalanche Feature included.
You can form back-to-back wins via the Avalanche Feature as you can in the base game, but in the Free Falls Feature, the Avalanche Meter dishes out more generous multipliers of X3, x6, x9, and a maximum of x15. You can also win a whole new set of Free Falls by landing three more scatter symbols on an active payline.
Min Bet: 0.20p
Max Bet: £40
Progressive JP: No