Gonzo's Quest Slot Review
Made by Net Entertainment, Gonzos Quest tells the story of the search for Eldorado (Spanish for “The Golden One”) and originally titled “The Golden Man” a mythical tribal chief who it was rumoured covered himself in Gold dust and submerged himself in a lake.
The legend of El Dorado has changed over time and with different storytelling' until it became the search for a man, then a city, kingdom and lastly an empire. Net Ent has fashioned a wonderful slots game out of this fairy tale, and it is always at the top of the list when it comes to enticing new players with free casino spins or bonus offers.
The main character in this story is Gonzo himself who is based on the famed real-life exploits of Gonzalo Pizarro y Alonso who was a famous “Conquistador” or explorer more solid of the fifteen century.
The game is a five reel 20 pay line slot with a return to player (RTP) of 96.23% which is very respectable. The jackpot is 2,500 times your initial stake so no wonder we have so many people joining Gonzo on his quest!
The minimum bet is £0.40 and Max bet is £100 per spin with the maximum jackpot win set at £100,000.
The game begins with a short video which will set the environment for the game plunging you into a jungle with golden Aztec pyramids. You should watch this one to get you into character and ready for the search for a mountain of gold.
This game plays slightly differently to a classic slots game as the traditional spinning reels have been replaced with “Avalanche Wheels” - symbol blocks falling from above. The symbols are all Mayan themed, and when you hit a winning combination, they explode and are replaced by new symbols.
A winning pay line causes a block “avalanche” where all the blocks crumble to dust, and more symbols pile into the space created to fill in all the gaps.
As you create additional avalanches, the win multiplier increases and the game becomes very exciting as the blocks crumble, disappear and are replaced only to crumble and disappear in turn. It makes for a very entertaining game.
This game was one of the first Net Ent games to be given the conversion treatment to make it playable on touch devices. Some of the excessive graphic display elements have been necessarily chopped back for the mobile version, but with the rapid development of smartphone technology, it's not going to be long until they redo the game and incorporate all of the original features.
If you've watched any of the “Mummy” films, then you'll know what to expect with statues and stone sculptures making up the symbols and while it's not particularly heavy on bonus rounds and features the novel gameplay will keep you entertained for hours on end.
As I said at the start of the review this game is always one of the most popular used as “bait” for new player spins due to its enduring playability, and it remains the case today. It's a simple game but in a fantastic intuitive way which makes it easy to play. And aren't all the best games made that way?