Gonzo’s Quest Slot Machine Review
Gonzo’s Quest Slot Machine
NetEnt developers have never ceased to amaze us with their games and all the features their slot games bring us. Their popular slots such as Starburst, Deal or No Deal and Jimi Hendrix are big hits among players. And now, we’ll present you with another NetEnt’s top 3D slot and that is Gonzo’s Quest. This slot comes with amazing graphics, free spins and Avalanche feature that won’t disappoint your expectations.
The Quest for Gold
This slot is based on the true historical character from the 16th century: Gonzalo Pizarro y Alonso who was a Spanish conquistador set out on a mission to South America. The slot opens with a short introductory video showing us the Gonzo’s story. He is out there on his own quest: the search for the legendary city of Eldorado. If you are familiar with the name Eldorado, then you’ll know that it stands for the legendary city of gold. So, this slot can be a quest for your own treasure. As already mentioned, Gonzo’s Quest comes with amazing graphics. The background of the slot features Inca’s temple surrounded by tropical trees. Our main character, Gonzo himself, stand right next to the reel board overlooking your progress. Gonzo never stands still. He would scratch his beard, walk across the screen or congratulate you when you hit some big wins. All in all, he’s there, all dressed up in his uniform, to cheer for you.
Symbols and Avalanche Feature
The slot symbols are representations of Inca’s culture. The symbols are in the shape of stones with human or animal faces engraved on them. All these symbols carry different pay value. For example, the stone with blue human face brings you the highest payout, while all three stones with animal faces pay low values. Luckily, there is a wild symbol (a stone with an engraved question mark) which, naturally, substitutes for all other symbols. Another special symbol to pay attention to is a Free Fall symbol or the scatter (the gold stone). This symbol is the one that activates Free Games, which is something every slot player looks forward to, right?
One essential difference between other slots and this particular one is the fact that there is no spinning the reels. This action is substituted by the Avalanche Feature. This means that symbols fall on the reels one at the time. It looks like as if they are being thrown from above. And it is kind of satisfying to click the spin button and wait for the symbols to fall from above right onto the reels. And don’t think that this takes some time or that it is annoyingly slow because the speed of the symbols falling down is the same as when you traditionally spin the reels. The Inca’s symbols will explode when you hit a winning combo and other symbols will fall to fill the spaces replacing the previous one. And this is the part when multiplier meter joins the actions. Whenever hitting a winning combo you move up the multiplier meter which goes from 1x up to 5x multiplier. So, the multiplier increases with each new Avalanche in a game round, that is, whenever you hit a win you move up the meter. This makes a great chance of winning bigger amounts.
The one bonus feature that you are to unlock here is the Free Fall feature. This bonus round is unlocked by landing 3 Free Fall symbols on one bet line. If you manage to do this you will get 10 free falls, which can be re-triggered during the bonus round. Also, there is one more thing to look forward to and that is the doubled multiplier during this bonus round. Instead of regular 1x, 2x, 3x and 5x multiplier, here, you have 3x, 6x, 9x, and 15x multiplier!
Gonzo's Quest is a 5-reel non-spin slot with 20 fixed pay lines. You can adjust the coin values from 0.01 to 0.50 as well as bet levels from 20 to a 100. As for the betting system, the minimum amount is £0.20 while for those who are willing and can afford to take risks the maximum bet is £50. You also have Autoplay option if you want to lay back and watch your cash accumulate.
All things considered, Gonzo’s Quest is a solid slot game to play. If you want to take a break from the traditional spinning-the-reels system and enjoy some free falls then you should take this slot into consideration. Also, if you like slots with fun animations and design that is easy on the eyes followed by nice payouts and free games feature, then you should look no further.