NetEnt’s Gonzo’s Quest Slot Review

Gonzo’s Quest has 5 reels and 20 paylines and is powered by Net Entertainment. Their first ever platinum release, this Mayan themed slot can be played from 20p to £50 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices. It features unique Avalanche Reels where you can win up to a 5x multiplier for every winning spin. There is also a Free Falls Bonus feature where you get multipliers up to 15x for consecutive wins/avalanches.

Search for El Dorado – the lost city of gold

Gonzo’s Quest focuses on conquistador Gonzalo Pizarro (Gonzo) – his aim to navigate through the Amazon jungle to find El Dorado, the lost city of gold. Graphically ahead of its time (it was released in 2011), it has a Mayan theme. Symbols include various animals and masks which are displayed on stone slabs – you have a snake, bird, alligator and fish as well as symbols representing fire, the moon and heath.

The latter is the most rewarding giving you 2.5, 12.5 or 125 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in combination. The question mark symbol is the wild and replaces all symbols to form winning combination. You will also see Gonzo either side of the reels who becomes quite animated when you win – he dances around and even does a moonwalk!

Avalanche feature

Gonzo’s Quest was the first-ever slot to replace the traditional reel spin with the Avalanche feature. With symbols cascading down the screen like falling rocks, the symbols that form part of a winning combination are crumbled into dust leaving gaps that are filled with more falling symbols. This gives you the chance to win again and again from each spin.

Avalanche Multipliers feature

You’ll notice an Avalanche Multiplier meter in the top right-hand corner of the screen – when you get a winning combination, the Avalanche Multipliers feature comes into play. Your first avalanche/win is subject to a 1x multiplier. Each subsequent avalanche/win will increase the multiplier up to 5x:

  • 1st Avalanche: 1x multiplier
  • 2nd Avalanche: 2x multiplier
  • 3rd Avalanche: 3x multiplier
  • 4th Avalanche: 5x multiplier

Free Falls feature

The other important symbol is the free fall scatter symbol – when you get a free fall scatter on reels 1, 2 and 3 simultaneously, you will enter the Free Falls feature. With 10 free falls/spins awarded, you will notice the Avalanche Multiplier meter has changed. Beginning at 3x, it can rise up to 15x:

  • 1st Avalanche: 3x multiplier
  • 2nd Avalanche: 6x multiplier
  • 3rd Avalanche: 9x multiplier
  • 4th Avalanche: 15x multiplier

This means the multiplier can reach as high as 15x if you get 4 consecutive avalanches. Furthermore, you can win additional free spins if you get 3 scatters on the reels – this will result in 10 more free spins which takes your total tally to 20.

Gonzo’s Quest has stood the rest of time

Gonzo’s Quest may have been released way back in 2011 but it has stood the test of time and become the benchmark as far as Avalanche slots are concerned. Established as a cult favourite, Gonzo’s Quest offers superb gameplay, great graphics and animations and good win potential.

Win up to 37,500 x stake with the 15x multiplier

Variance wise, Gonzo’s Quest is in the middle - you can win up to 2,500 times your stake if you fill the reels with the highest value symbol on each base game spin from a 1x multiplier. If you add in the potential 15x multiplier in the Free Falls feature, you could land a massive 37,500 times your stake per free spin/fall! All you need to do now is rush in and being your quest for Aztec gold! If you like the Avalanche feature, NetEnt’s Asgardian Stones is also very good.

Slot Information

  • Game:
    Gonzo’s Quest
  • Software:
    Net Entertainment
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    20
  • Total Coins:
    100
  • Coins Range:
    0.01 to 0.50
  • Jackpot:
    2,500
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (3)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    Yes 10 / 5 x