As is usual for NetEnt slots, Gonzo’s Quest is fantastically design with the story of Gonzo brought to life on the reels in stunning detail. The reels are set in the jungle amongst the ruins of Aztec temples. To the right of the reels is a small waterfall while to the left is Gonzo himself, who will occasionally break out into dance when you land an exciting win. The reels are brought to life with a number of enjoyable animations, while the gameplay is accompanied by atmospheric sound effects and music.
The theme extends to all of the symbols on the reels. They are all intricate block carvings, similar to those of ancient South American cultures. There is a special Free Fall symbol, which is essentially a scatter symbol, and it features a golden carving of a face. The wild symbol is a gold question mark against an intricate background. There are seven regular symbols, four of them are carvings of faces and they are coloured blue, green, brown and purple, the remaining three are carvings of animals coloured orange, red and blue.
One of the slot’s main features is the Avalanche Multipliers. In the base game, every time that a winning combination lands on the reels, the symbols in it will crumble away and more will fall into place. With a bit of luck, this will form another win, and the process can continue repeating itself indefinitely. Better yet, each successive winning avalanche increases the payout multiplier. The first win receives a 1x multiplier, the second win receives a 2x multiplier, the third win receives a 3x multiplier and the fourth win receives a 5x multiplier.
The other main bonus feature is the Free Falls, which are the same as free spins. The Free Falls are triggered by landing three or more Free Fall symbols on an active payline. The symbols must appear in succession starting from the leftmost reel and players win 10 Free Falls for every bet line containing three symbols. This means that a huge number can be won at once and better yet, more Free Falls can be won from within the feature. Even better, during the Free Falls the Avalanche Multipliers are larger. They start at 3x, and then increase to 6x, 9x, and finally 15x, which can result in some enormous payouts.
Gonzo’s Quest is a middle to high volatility slot and it has an RTP of 95.97%, which is at the higher end of the spectrum. In general, low volatility slots payout small amounts very regularly while high volatility slots payout larger amounts less often. This game falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, but leans towards the high volatility side.
The blue face symbol offers the top payout of 2500x when five of them land along a payline. It is followed by the green, brown and purple faces, which can payout up to 1000x, 500x, and 200x, respectively. The orange, red and blue animal carving symbols can payout up to 100x, 75x, and 50x respectively.
How to Play
Gonzo’s Quest is a very simple game to play. There are two things that need to be done before spinning the reels. First players need to set their coin value, and then players need to set their bet level, which is essentially how many coins are bet per payline. Players then click on the big green spin button to start the reels. There are various other controls available, such as a ‘Max Bet’ button to quickly bet the maximum amount and auto play functionality that can be used to set up to 1000 spins in motion complete with stop conditions.