After sitting through Gonzo’s Quest’s entertaining introductory short film, you’ll be launched directly into the slot’s 5x3 game grid. Set within a lush jungle environment with a rustic control panel spread across the bottom, Gonzo’s Quest perfectly encapsulates the Ancient Civilizations theme. The slot sports a golden pyramid behind its symbols and Aztec-looking temple walls adorned with green foliage and flowing waterfalls.
Gonzo himself sits to the left of the game grid, watching you spin the reels and waiting for generous wins. Adding to the immersive theme are Gonzo’s Quest’s symbols. These are different colored heavy stone cubes carved with various depictions from Mayan culture. We can also single out the higher value characters by the use of gold on various facial features. It makes it easy when playing to immediately see which symbols are which.
The game also features two special symbols; the Wild symbol and the Free Fall. The latter, a face surrounded by a solid gold medallion, acts as a free spins feature. Line up three or more on one payline, and Gonzo will reward you with 10 re-spins. During this mode, the multiplier increases, and you can trigger even more free spins by landing three or more Free Fall symbols during this round.
On the other hand, the Wild can substitute for any symbol on the board, even the free fall! This symbol is a carved grey stone with a gold question mark. Ultimately, you can really spice up your game grid with Gonzo Quest’s special symbols.
The slot’s theme is perfectly accompanied by ambient sounds of the jungle. Instead of opting for an over-the-top and distracting soundtrack, Gonzo’s Quest’s sound effects made us feel as if we were spinning the reels in the Central American wilderness. It allowed us to focus on our gameplay and bets without being distracted by loud, obnoxious music. You’ll also hear the grating sounds of rock on rock when you spin the reels and the symbols fall, only adding to Gonzo’s Quest’s immersive gameplay.
Not only does Gonzo’s Quest look, sound, and feel incredible, but it also has impressive features to match. We’d expect nothing less from a renowned NetEnt Game. In fact, Gonzo’s Quest was NetEnt’s first use of its now-famous avalanche feature. This feature works by removing all winning symbols in a payline and allowing new symbols to fall from the top and fill in the gaps. Want to know the best bit? You’ll find a multiplier meter on the right of the screen. With every consecutive avalanche, this will increase from 1x to 5x, meaning big wins could soon be heading your way!
Gonzo’s Quest has an RTP of 95.97%, which sits slightly on the lower end of the industry average. Matched with the slot’s medium to high volatility, the game offers an excellent balance between risk and payout. It’s perfect for both casual players and high rollers. Plus, with a higher RTP and volatility, those high payouts will feel all the more rewarding.
However, Gonzo’s Quest hasn’t forgotten about all you bettors on a budget. With a minimum bet of just $0.20 and a maximum of $50, this smaller range is perfect for those who prefer placing smaller wagers. But, with a generous maximum win of 3,750x your original stake, it’s definitely worth a bet or two.
Ultimately, despite launching over a decade ago, Gonzo’s Quest is one of the most immersive and visually appealing slots available. It’s no wonder how the game has managed to remain so popular over the past 10 years! The addition of a 3D introductory video and having Gonzo by your side as you spin the reels really adds to the whole experience.