The story line of this slot machine game is based on the adventures of a fictional character, a Spanish Conquistador, named Gonzalo Pizarro ‘Gonzo’ in search of El Dorado, the mythical city, entirely made up of gold. Gonzo’s Quest slot game is a 5-reel and 20 pay lines online slot machine game is one of the most popular and acclaimed slot machine games developed by NetEnt.
This slot game incorporates some of the most innovative and advanced features of that era. These features are still used by some of the newer versions of other slot machine games but this game has its own charisma.
The three dimensional graphics of Gonzo’s Quest slot make it quite vibrant and colourful to watch.
The background of this slot game is designed in the form of a jungle in the Amazon, comprising of ancient temples and carved rocks with different types of mystic symbols such as idols of Fish, Fire, Alligator, Health, Bird and Snake carvings.
The quest for El Dorado starts with a Spanish galleon reaching the shores of America and Gonzo planning to take a detour without his companions in order to rake in extra treasures while searching for the ancient city.
Gonzo’s Quest Slot Game Features
Gonzo’s Quest slot game was designed by NetEnt with a unique feature, which was quite unheard of at that time. Instead of using spinning reels which were common in all of the slot machine games, the designers of Gonzo’s Quest opted for Avalanche Reels.
In place of traditional spinning motion, the symbols in this game tend to fall down thus creating an Avalanche like scenario.
This unique feature helps the players to hit more winning combinations. The winning line symbols just explode and disappear into the background while allowing the other overhanging symbols to take their place on the reels, ultimately providing another chance to score a win.
Gonzo’s Quest slot also has other usual features which include auto play, bonus round, free spins and base game jackpot of 2500x, but it does not provide any kind of progressive jackpot. The maximum coin limit for this game is set up at hundred coins. The coin range for this game starts at £0.01 and goes up to £0.50 with Bet per Spin ranging from £0.20 to £.01.
Colour Coded Symbols: In order to simplify their value the symbols at Gonzo’s Quest slot are colour coded. Starting from the lowest to the highest denomination these symbols are coloured as light blue, red, orange, purple, brown, green and blue. Only two symbols, Free Fall block and Wild symbol are in the golden colour. The wild symbol comes in the form of a golden question mark engraved on the block of rock.
Gonzo’s Quest Bonus Rounds and multipliers
Free Fall Bonus: This bonus feature is triggered when three Free Fall Scatter symbols fall on the three successive reels. This allows ten free falls to the player. The value of multiplier meter changes from its normal range to add on 3x for each successful win. .
Apart from the addition of 3x multiplier per win, there are other multiplier values provided in this bonus round that start from 6x and end with highest point of 15x. A player can also land more free spins during this round.
Multipliers: When a winning combination is reached, the symbols explode and disappear while allowing the remaining symbols to take their place. In the mean time, the multiplier meter situated on the top right hand side of the slot screen starts changing its value from 1x to the next levels which are 2x, 3x and 5x thus allowing the player to have a multiple win on each level of symbols while forming a winning combination.
During the free fall bonus, the multiplier meter reading tends to change providing 3x, 6x, 9x and 15x multiplier on each successive win.