Gonzo's Quest slot game review
Gonzo´s Quest for the Eldorado gold is one of the absolute top online casino slots, produced by game provider Netent. Through its amazing 3D graphics, high max bet and a Free Spins bonus with 15 times multiplier, Gonzo´s quest is especially popular among gamblers who appreciates the slightly higher stakes.
This online slot do work for all types of players though and a lot of it is due to its straightforward and easy game mechanics.
The ‘Avalanche’ Multiplier
Gonzo´s Quest is a falling symbols slot, each win clears way for more wins without any bet cost for the player and this is what Gonzo call the ‘Avalanche’.
Each spin starts with the symbols falling into place and if there are any matching symbols found on a designated bet line on reels 1,2 & 3, those symbols explodes and new symbols enter in their place. If there are any new wins made after ‘Avalanche’ one, these wins will pay out with a 2x multiplier, then with 3x multiplier and ultimately pay out 5x extra on all wins!
This ‘Avalanche’ multiplier feature enables some sick potential wins to be made in the main and bonus game, especially if any of the more rewarding Aztec head symbols match on 5 consecutive reels.
The Gonzo´s quest symbols
It´s unclear whether the Gonzo´s quest symbols are Maya or Aztec inspired, but regardless of that they are very easily distinguished on their value.
The more sloppy carved heads without any background ornament are the lower paying symbols and are great to use for increasing the ‘Avalanche’ multiplier - you want to save the higher symbols for when the multiplier is as high as possible!
The more valuable and decorated heads are less frequently occurring, but can pay out truly significantly with the right multiplier and consecutive matches. The top symbol, distinguished by its turquoise colour and yellow eyes for instance, pays 2500 times the coin value if you match 5 consecutive symbols on reels 1,2,3,4 & 5.
A bet of €1, with bet level 1 and coin value €0.05 instantly pays €125. Add on a 5x multiplier on that and you'll have €625! Or add on the Free Fall bonus maximum multiplier of 15x and watch your account balance top up €1875, not to mention all the accumulated wins gathered from the ‘Avalanche’ to get there - absolutely massive!
Like most casino slots, Gonzo´s quest have its own Wild symbol / stone. Unlike most casino slots, this wild substitutes for all symbols, including the Gonzo´s Free Fall bonus symbol!
The Free Fall symbol
3 or more consecutive Free Fall symbols initiate the Gonzo´s Quest Free Spin Bonus game and this a bonus mode to get excited for! 10 Free Falls are activated for each bet line containing 3 consecutive bonus symbols, hence with some luck from a neatly placed wild symbol you can even win 20 or more Free Falls.
Gonzo´s Quest Free Fall Bonus Game
The first thing you'll notice, besides the great detail that Netent has put into Gonzo´s 3D interactions during the Free Falls, is that the multiplier bar triples its values.
With a maximum ‘Avalanche’ multiplier of 15x it´s just to get started spinning. Additional Free Falls can be won during the bonus game and they are earned the same way as in the main game, 10 extra Free Falls at a time for 3 consecutive Free Fall symbols.
This is where the real action happens and unless you are truly unlucky, you can anticipate a great celebratory Big Win dance from Gonzo himself once the bonus game is finished.