We are happy to introduce you to Gonzo, the brave conquistador and the protagonist of the slot called Gonzo’s Quest. This is nothing but a legendary game that has long become a cult in the world of online gambling. Starring the adorable Gonzo, the game has become synonymous with the company that created it (NetEnt). Today, he often acts as the unofficial logo and mascot of a well-known Swedish casino games provider.
Design and Playing Field
The 3D animated short film is stunning! From the very beginning, it engages you in exciting action. The fact that the original historical figure Gonzalo Pizzaro is the inspiration for this game is obvious. You can join the main character in his search for the lost golden city – El Dorado and become richer!
Gonzo himself will be by your side all the time. He stands on the left side of the stone playing field encouraging you to look for the great treasures hidden on these reels. The playing field has a standard 5 x 3 layout and 20 paylines that you can use to create combinations.
As you play, you’ll watch heavy stone block symbols fall from above, while winning symbols explode and are replaced by new falling symbols. For each spin, you can bet from 0.2 to 50 coins.
RTP and Volatility
The RTP of this slot is 95.97% which is more or less in line with the average, thankfully. Most slots have an RTP of around 96%, so it’s “average” in that sense and not in every other way. What is RTP? It stands for “Return to Player”. It is a theoretical measure of how much a particular casino game will pay out to players. Gonzo’s Quest has 95.97% so its house edge is around 4%. Keep calm and this slot will reward you handsomely for that, but be prepared to wait a bit between big payouts because it has a medium to high volatility!
Base game multipliers
During the base game, there is a multiplier bar above the reels. Every time the stone slabs burst and create another avalanche on the same spin, the multiplier increases! The multipliers are as follows: x1, x2, x3 and x4. When you stop creating consecutive avalanches in 1 round, the multiplier will reset to x1.
The Wild symbol is animated here and will randomly appear here and there on the reels. It can substitute for all other symbols, including the Free Fall symbol. It does this to maximize your winnings on all 20 paylines!
The free spins feature here is called Free Falls, and we realized that it has such a name because the symbols actually fall here. As soon as at least 3 Free Fall symbols land on the game board you will receive 10 Free Falls. You can also get 20 free spins if you are lucky enough to land 3 or more Free Fall symbols at the same time on 2 separate lines. You can retrigger more free spins by landing 3 or more symbol triggers. Also this bonus feature has a multiplier up to 15x.
There is no progressive or local jackpot, but you can still get some serious wins! The maximum that a player can get by spinning the reels of this slot is 187,500 coins. The maximum multiplier is 3750x the bet.
This is a slot that works on all levels! Graphically, it’s one of the most beautiful slots to date, and the 3D intro and animations are almost cinematic quality. And the fact that the animated protagonist of the slot is always next to you is simply amazing and adds liveliness to the game.
The Avalanche feature, which was revolutionary when this slot was released (2013), fits perfectly with the Mayan theme. The game will keep you excited from start to finish. The excitement is great as you never know what a spin will bring you or how long another round will last.
Numerous multipliers constantly increase your winnings. This happens both in the base game and in the Free Spins (Free Fall) features. In general, this is a very pleasant and balanced slot machine that most gamblers fall in love with almost immediately. Yeah, you have to deal with high volatility to enjoy the game but if you have the patience and the bankroll, it will reward you handsomely.