Gonzo’s Quest slot is one of the most popular slots created by NetEnt. Based on an explorer you must find riches across the 20 paylines on offer. Gonzo’s Quest slot has a tumbling reels feature, which means your winning combinations are replaced with more symbols, meaning you can land winning combinations multiple times per spin. This wonderful game is also available on mobile.
Bonus: Avalanche, Free Fall
About Gonzo's Quest Slot
Gonzo's Quest, aka the Search for El Dorado, is a NetEnt creation and one of the first online slots with 3D graphics to hit the market. Game designers took full advantage of the 3D concept to create a video slot that is visually stunning to play. You really have to play this game to truly understand the experience.
A standard 5 x 3-reel set-up offers 20 fixed paylines of non-stop slot games action. Gonzo's Quest makes things a bit interesting with a couple of extra bonus features. Those features are discussed below. In the meantime, gameplay is enhanced with a Wild symbol and a Free Fall Bonus symbol that triggers the one and only bonus game.
All the symbols in Gonzo's Quest are presented as stone carvings on the face of a temple wall. Symbol values are determined by their colour. Take a look at the paytable if you're interested in learning more about those values. The 'Paytable' button is located to the left, immediately under the reels.
Gonzo's Quest Storyline
Gonzo's Quest is themed around the concept of Spanish explorers and their discovery of South America. The main character, Gonzo, has been designed to look like a rugged conquistador ready to take on anything the jungle throws at him. The jungle plays a key role in the game's graphic presentation.
The reel set consists of 15 carvings on a stone wall surrounded by lush greenery. In the background is a cloudy sky while the foreground is designed to look like a rocky cliff. Built into the cliff is the game's control panel.
The jungle/conquistador theme is not very common in video slot gaming, yet NetEnt designers have done a very good job with it here. All the visual elements work very well together; they are perfectly complemented with a great soundtrack.
How to Play Gonzo's Quest Slots
Gonzo's Quest doesn't require you to set active paylines. All 20 are active for each spin. Wagering is a matter of determining your coin value and bet level. Controls for adjusting both are found on either side of the large, circular 'Spin' button at the centre of the control console.
'Bet Level' is the number of credits you want to wager across the active paylines. Coin Value is the value of every credit you wager. Setting parameters for both determines your total wager for the next spin. If you want, you can apply the maximum wager and spin automatically by clicking the 'Max Bet' button underneath the 'Spin' button.
In order to win in Gonzo's Quest, you have to land winning combinations of at least three like symbols (with or without Wilds) on active paylines beginning in the far-left position. Wilds can substitute for all other symbols except the Bonus symbol to help create winning combinations. They can also create winning combinations on their own.
Special Features in Gonzo’s Quest
Gonzo's Quest offers you two special features that can increase your winning potential. Activating them often enough can really improve your day.
The Avalanche feature in this game is similar to the Tumbling Reels feature in other games. Understand that there are no reels to spin in this game. Rather, symbols fall in from the top of the screen. The Avalanche feature is triggered whenever you register at least one win on a single spin.
The symbols involved in that win crumble and fall apart after being evaluated. Any symbols above then fall to fill the empty space. Finally, new symbols fall in from the top of the screen to complete the 5 x 3-reel presentation. All the symbols are evaluated for new combinations and the process repeats.
Free Fall Bonus
Gonzo's Free Fall Bonus is essentially a free spins game. Land three Bonus symbols on a single payline during standard play and you will be awarded 10 free spins. Landing two Bonus symbol combinations on separate paylines will get you 20 free spins to start with. You can win more as you play.
Also note that increasing multipliers are part of bonus play. Your minimum multiplier is 3X. It is followed by 6X, 9X, and 15X multipliers. The more you play, the greater the multiplier.
Now that you have been introduced to Gonzo and his quest across South America, you have a choice to make. Are you prepared to join the intrepid explorer in search of riches?