This game was the first platinum slot released by NetEnt and it raises the genre to a whole new level. Join the diminutive Spanish explorer in his search for the lost city of gold Eldorado and collect some riches on the way yourself.
This 5 reel, 3 row, 20 payline game has a number of innovative features. Unlike your typical slot, in Gonzo’s Quest, the avalanche feature sees the Mayan themed symbols fall into the reels in an avalanche, rather than spinning. When a winning combination is achieved, the symbols explode and new ones fall into their place. Each avalanche triggers a multiplier, which continues to grow up to 5x with each new avalanche. Next up is the free fall feature. 3 of these golden face free fall symbols in consecutive rows will activate 10 free falls, the equivalent of free spins. Winning bet lines continue to trigger an avalanche in free falls, but with a higher multiplier, up to a maximum of x15. Finally, the question mark symbol is Wild, and substitutes for all other symbols, providing even more chances to win.
The features of the game are, obviously, very advantageous and the RTP of 96% is more than satisfactory, but what really glues the players to the screen when playing Gonzo’s Quest slot is the uniqueness of the setup. Obviously, the most impressive trait of the slot is the unique way in which the symbols fall in their places – the avalanche feature. Furthermore, the fact that when you make a winning combination, the winning symbols disappear making room for other ones and, therefore, for more winning combination without you having to pay for an extra spin, is what really makes the slot rewarding and exciting for the player. If you haven’t yet tried the game, then you’re definitely missing out!
The game begins with a short film featuring Gonzo the explorer, at the start of his hunt for treasures, and the theme continues throughout. The graphics are sharp and bright, and really set the scene of the conquest through the South American jungle. The main character stays animated throughout, drawing you even further into the game. You will see him dance and moonwalk across the screen in celebration of your winning combinations. Likewise, the sounds reflect the theme perfectly and help to build the atmosphere. The avalanche feature is key to making this game stand out from so many other slots, with its different take on spinning the reels. Plus the various multipliers and the free falls provide plenty of regular payouts. If you have played the game, you can add your own thoughts and experiences below.