As with all NetEnt slot machines Gonzo’s Quest is one good-looking slot game. Score a good win and Gonzo will do his Michael Jackson impression and moonwalk along the length of the reels.
Score a massive win in the free-fall game and a fountain of coins will shoot out of the middle of the screen, allowing our hero to catch his share in his conquistador style tin hat.
Every single aspect of the visuals has obviously been well designed, without being gimmicky or distracting. This is true of the sonics too, which have been used sparingly to add just the right touches of excitement at appropriate points.
So what about the facts, figures and mechanics of the Gonzos Quest slot game? Well it’s a twenty pay-line, five reel style casino slot that gives you all the adjustable options you’d expect in terms of coin size and bet amounts.
The game employs a block-busting gimmick where completed combinations will explode on the reels, allowing the symbols above to drop into places in the grid.
These drops are known in the game as avalanches and as you’ve probably guessed, one avalanche can lead to another if the right symbols drop into place.
Score one avalanche and you’ll get a 1x multiplier on your win, get another and the multiplier will rise to 2x, with three and four successive avalanches getting you a multiplier of 3x and 5x respectively on all your wins.
The Gonzo’s Quest Slot comes complete with one bonus game and what a good bonus it is too. As with many popular casino slots you’ve got a very solid free spin game. However as with everything else in this game it’s cleverly re-branded into what they’re calling a ‘free fall’ game.
Simply stop in three or more of the Golden Aztec sun symbols on any pay-line, where (in a drastic change from normal slot machine rules) the Question Mark wilds can actually substitute for these bonus symbols. Here you’ll see Gonzo break through the regular set of reels to make his way towards the hallowed city of El Dorado, where you’ll get ten free falls for every combination of three Golden Sun symbols you hit on the reels.
Wait for it …….here, the multiplier values have been trebled, so you’ll be receiving 15x the normal win value for your four successive avalanche (or more) combos.
In summation, what you’ve got with theGonzos Quest Slot is a game that will definitely rival top slots like IGT’s Da Vinci Diamonds and Dungeon’s and Dragon’s Crystal Caverns.
We’ve played it many times and we’ve found it to be a lot less volatile and more pay-cycle friendly than any of the similar block-busting slot games that can be found in today’s online casinos.
We hit it big the first time we played on it, so we’re all definite fans of the game and now count it amongst our regular favourites.
We’re pretty sure that if you give it a chance then you’ll be helping out Gonzo, the little conquistador, on his quest for the legendary city of gold on a fairly regular basis.