Gonzo’s Quest is one of the most popular online slots doing the rounds. Coming straight out of one of the best gaming creators on the planet – namely NetEnt – like any great slot, Gonzo’s Quest uses a superb graphics set.
To set the scene for you, the Gonzo in this epic slot game is none other than Gonzalo Pizarro, a Spanish conquistador who lived in the 16th century. He was the brother of Francisco Pizarro, famous for conquering the Inca Empire.
The full name of this NetEnt slot is “Gonzo’s Quest – In search of Eldorado.” The game follows the trials and tribulations of Gonzo as he embarks on his trip to find Eldorado, the legendary lost City of Gold. The city was purportedly located somewhere amongst the rainforests and mountains of South America.
If you are new to this wonderful slot, you must have been living a sheltered life. Before the game gets underway there is a short, entertaining film that gives you the background to the Lost City of Gold and our hero. When you get into the action, you will also enjoy the excellent sound-effects that set the graphics off nicely.
Gonzo’s journey through this legendary place is beautifully depicted across the slot’s five reels. As you play your way through the adventure, you will spot a huge Avalanche Meter on the side of the reels. Each time you come up with a winning combination, the avalanche multipliers click into action.
When an avalanche is triggered, the reels move in a cascading fashion similar to the real event. With every new avalanche you trigger, you will win a multiplier. The multipliers themselves figure above the reels. They begin at x1 and work their way up one at a time to x5.
Freefall mode comes into being when the freefall symbols appear scattered on reels one to three within the same spin. When it comes up, you get ten free spins. Meanwhile, the avalanche multiplier wakes up, starting at x3 and goes all the way up to x15. In effect, the multiplier gets to four avalanche wins on the trot and can win you a top prize of 37,500 x your stake.
Before you set the reels in motion, you get to set the bets. You do this by using the +/- level buttons and the +/- coin value buttons. The “max bet” button helps you to set the value of the maximum bet with a click.
If you prefer not to keep on spinning the reels yourself, the “autoplay” button will spin the reels for you automatically for the chosen number of times. If you are not a lover of robotics, you can, of course, set the wheels in motion each time by stonking the spin button yourself.
When you consider that Gonzo’s Quest was first released back in 2011, you will realise why it is said to be a game that was well ahead of its time. Its stunning 3D animations still keep players spellbound and coming back for more time after time, nine years after it was first released.