- 5 reels, 3 lines, 20 bet lines
- wild Substitutions
- Avalanche feature: Up to x 5 multiplier
- Free spins: x 3 multiplier, up to x 15 with Avalanches
Gonzo's Quest starts with an epic intro scene that gives a hint of what's to come. You'll then be presented with the main game screen – the golden city of Eldorado! Unfortunately, it is hidden by a bunch of stone blocks. The goal, then, is to get past said blocks. To do that, you first have to decide how much you want to bet, and then hit the spin – or rather, fall – button. Playing then works similar to other slots except instead of spinning wheels, there's a bunch of blocks with symbols that kind of fall down.
The innovations don't end there. All blocks that are part of a winning bet line then explode (after prizes have been paid, of course), and new ones fall down to take their place, free of charge. This means one spin can result in multiple, increasing wins: the so called “Avalanche” feature. And even better: after each Avalanche win, there's an increasing prize multiplier. The first Avalanche pays one time normal, the second two times, the third three times, and four or more five times the money!
Gonzo's Quest also features wild substitutions, and Free Fall symbols. The wild can act as any other symbol, including the Free Fall. Three or more Free Falls in a row from left to right means you get access to Eldorado. The blocks split, and Gonzo walks into the light. The reward is 10 free spins – Free Falls, and during these, all winnings are tripled. This works with the Avalanche multiplier, meaning you get 15 times the prize money for four or more Avalanches.
Gonzo's Quest is somewhat based on a real historical character, Gonzalo Pizarro, a conquistador from the 16th century. This should give a clue as to what the story of this slot is – the hunt for gold, and more specifically: the hunt for the legendary city of gold - Eldorado. Finding it isn't easy, but even if you don't, there are lots of riches to be found. Gonzo might be a bit lost, but at least he is in roughly the right place. Well. He's on the right continent at least. We think.
Gonzo's Quest is pretty much everything a slot should be. It has great graphics and animations that actually manage to be genuinely entertaining. It has a story (about gold, even), and it has some really exciting and innovative gameplay. From start to finish, Gonzo's Quest sets a very high standard for modern slots, and that’s surely why it’s the massive success that it is.
While playing, you'll find yourself continuously entertained and not only due to winning, but because Gonzo's Quest is genuinely fun. Add to that that the gameplay is rich and deep, with the possibility for some really big wins – or how does a x 15 prize multiplier sound? – and this is pretty much required playing. Chances are this will become your favorite slot immediately.