We regularly showcase online slots from NetEnt, and for good reason. This developer is known for its super popular and successful slots, and one of them is Gonzo’s Quest. In this slot, you step into the shoes of David Pizarro, a treasure hunter in the jungle. The slot has a native look, but without looking old-fashioned. In fact, it looks very slick as far as we are concerned. You even feel completely immersed in the South American jungle. While you play, David watches quietly from the left, until you unlock the so-called Free Falls (free spins). First things first: how exactly does Gonzo’s Quest’s base game work?
The basic game of Gonzo’s Quest
The online slot Gonzo’s Quest, like so many slots, consists of five rows with three symbols, and 20 paylines are active. The paylines go from left to right, and with each winning combination, the symbols concerned explode and make way for new ones. Thus, you can win several times with one spin. This is called ‘Avalanche’ at Gonzo’s Quest. What’s more, your multiplier increases with each avalanche! With the second winning combination, your winnings are doubled, with the third tripled and then even quintupled. Obviously, the latter almost never happens, but even with the x2 and x3 multiplier, your winnings with one of the most valuable symbols can increase substantially!
The symbols of Gonzo’s Quest
Gonzo’s Quest’s basic symbols consist of all sorts of totem-like faces carved out of stone or wood. The Wild is a question mark. The gold shiny shield with a face sticking out its tongue is the bonus symbol. You see the latter regularly, but only when you have three will the bonus game be activated.
The bonus game of Gonzo’s Quest: Free Falls
Where most slots give out free spins, in Gonzo’s Quest they are called Free Falls. When three (or more) bonus symbols appear in your reels, the middle ones explode, allowing David Pizarro to run towards the bonus game. Once there, you get 10 free spins (Free Falls), with very attractive doublers. Whereas in the base game, when you get a winning combination you creep up from x1 to x2, x3 and x5 doublers, in the bonus game you start immediately with x3 and creep up to x6, x9 and even x15. It’s no coincidence that most of the big profits at Gonzo’s Quest are made in this bonus game, because if you have multiple avalanches your winnings tick up considerably! With the maximum bet, you can win as much as €93,750, but even if you have two avalanches in a row, it’s already quite a cash grab!
Why is Gonzo’s Quest so popular?
We don’t find it hard to understand why Gonzo’s Quest is so popular as an online slot. Despite not having an extremely high RTP at 96%, it has a very fun gameplay, which is also easy to understand. So even as a novice player, you understand exactly what is happening, and it is all clear.
In addition, we have to admit that the slot looks super nice and the sound effects are also very pleasant as far as we are concerned. Obviously, we are not used to anything else from developer NetEnt, but in Gonzo’s Quest, all the features seem to be balanced.
The bonus game is not activated all that often. However, even in the basic game, there are already some nice wins to be had. You regularly have winning combinations, and thanks to the avalanche with growing doubler, you sometimes grab very attractive winnings. Gonzo’s Quest will therefore never get boring, despite the slot actually having very simple gameplay. Have you tried it yet?