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Gonzo's Quest slot review

Added by NetEnt. Information last updated: 08/10/2020

User rating:

4.7 (2)

Tester rating:

3.8 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:NetEnt

Release date:01/2011

RTP:95.97%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 2500

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Adventure & action

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Magic & mystery

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RTP (Return to player):
95.97%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 2500

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
21
NetEnt score (compared to other slots of supplier)
7
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Slot tester's review: Gail Banavage

Gonzo’s Quest is a classic slot game by software provider Net Entertainment. Spread over five reels and 20 pay lines, this Mayan-themed slot game, features the unique Avalanche Reels, which can reward you with up to 5x your bet for every winning combination.

It ultimately was the game to introduce me to the gaming industry, and since then it has been a reminder of how far games have come along.

This slot game has a long history, stretching back to 2013, and since then, it has developed a bit of a cult following. With the legendary explorer Gonzalo Pizzaro, or Gonzo for short, as the main protagonist, this slot game solidified NetEnt’s road to success overnight.

Today Gonzo is the one true mascot of online casinos, you see him everywhere you look, making sure that Gonzo’s Quest will always be in the public consciousness.

I still remember fondly when this game came out. It was a complete game-changer for NetEnt as it was the first of its slots to introduce the Avalanche feature. This nifty feature sees symbols dropping from the top. When a winning combination falls onto a pay line, the winning symbols are removed, with new symbols dropping and replacing them from the top.

When this slot game was released, there was a lot of hoopla around this game. For starters, the game kicks off with an animated short movie, that introduces Gonzo’s story; We see our hero jumping ship and going it alone in search of gold in the city of Eldorado. You need to bear in mind, that back in the early 2010s, short movie-stills introducing a slot game were unheard of.

The graphics itself are striking. When you hit a winning combination, blocks of stone symbols explode. There is no soundtrack as such. Just the hum and din of the jungle as you would expect, should you don your Indiana Jones hat and storming the Amazon jungle.

It is a widely enjoyable visual experience, and with bonus features to boot, Gonzo’s Quest was a step forward from boring fruit machines.

Fun Fact: If you stall your gaming and take a mini-break, Gonzalo Pizzaro himself, brings out his map and mumbles to himself.

Symbols & Features

There is not much to write about in terms of symbols. Bear in mind, that this is a Mayan-themed slot game, so symbols entail a variety of masks and animals etched onto stone slabs. Most importantly, the question mark symbol acts as a wild to replace for all other symbols in a bid to create a winning combination.

The most rewarding symbol is the heath, which can reward you with 125x your stake if you hit up to 5 in combination.

  • Avalanche Feature: I won’t go into the trouble of re-explaining how the Avalanche feature works. What you should know is that each subsequent avalanche win increases your multiplier by up to 5x.
  • Free Falls Bonus Round: Land a free fall scatter on the first three reels, and you’ll trigger the Free Falls feature. You are instantly awarded ten free spins. But this is where it gets exhilarating and boosts the ‘wow’ factor. The Avalanche multiplier meter during this round is swapped, and now you can win up to 15x your stake.

Moreover, land another three scatters during the free falls round, to earn yourself an additional 10 free spins. Phew.

In Conclusion

Gonzo’s Quest has stood the test of time, with many players still flocking in droves to it. This cult classic has entertained thousands of players and continues to do so, to this day.

But before you go all out spin-happy to play Gonzo’s Quest, there should be a few words of caution. This game is of medium variance, so you can’t expect to generate wins as often as you’d like to. The paytable is generous enough, but if you’re not hitting winning pay lines, it will deplete your bankroll fast.

Additionally, if you are a seasoned player who loves fast-paced games…. well, maybe this isn’t the game for you. What I found tedious is that when you do hit a winning combination, the game slows down a tad until symbols explode and are replaced by new ones.

Unfortunately, this game lacks the mechanics of speed. This is, of course, subject to opinion. Personally, I like games to play out faster and found that Gonzo’s Quest can lag a little, but each to his own.

Some of you might like the pace of this game as it is.

Overall rating:

3.8

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RTP (Return to Player):95.97%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 2500

Min. bet:C$0.2

Max. bet:C$50

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Reels:5

Rows:3

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Max. lines:20

Min. lines:20

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Languages

You can play Gonzo's Quest in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 20 other languages.

All supported languages:
English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Chinese

Currencies

Gonzo's Quest supports GBP, EUR, SEK, NOK and 34 other currencies.

All supported currencies:
GBP (£), EUR (€), SEK (kr), NOK (kr), DKK (kr), RUB (₽), CZK (Kč), USD ($), NZD ($), CAD (C$), AUD ($), ZAR (R), UAH (₴), GEL (ლ), TRY (₤), BRL (R$), CNY (¥), PEN (S/.), ARS ($), MXN ($), HTG (G), PLN (zł), CHF (₣), BGN (лв), HRK (Kn), HUF (Ft), RON (L), ISK (Kr), INR (₨), JPY (¥), MYR (RM), PHP (₱), SGD ($), THB (฿), TWD ($), GHS (₵), HKD ($)

Stats

Release date 01/2011
140th newest on NetEnt 2,030th newest on Bojoko
RTP 95.97% 0.11% > average
142nd highest on NetEnt 1,426th highest on Bojoko
Win up to 2500 x your bet
73rd highest on NetEnt 869th highest on Bojoko
Paylines 20 0% < average
61st highest on NetEnt 940th highest on Bojoko
Min bet C$0.2 per spin
59th lowest on NetEnt 1,044th lowest on Bojoko
Max bet C$50 per spin
131st highest on NetEnt 1,479th highest on Bojoko
Rated 4.7 by 2 members
2nd most rated on NetEnt 3rd most rated on Bojoko
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Gail Banavage

Gail Banavage

Gail has worked in the industry for circa a decade. Favourite games include Cosmic Fortune, Blood Suckers, Jack and the Beanstalk and Live Blackjack, but not necessarily in that order. Player tip: Always check the game's RTP. The higher it is, the better the results.

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Game supplier:NetEnt

Release date:01/2011

RTP (Return to player):95.97%

Max. win:bet x 2500

Mobile version:Yes

User rating: 4.7
Tester rating: 3.8

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Pritty good to see you there is also available for the first time in total
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This is my favorite slot by far. Like many times with favorite slots, you have love and hate relationship with the game and this is true with Gonzo, as well. I love the bonus feature, the golden gates of Eldorado opening. It promises so much, but quite often gives you way too little. Normal game with autoplay can suck your bankroll dry like in no other game, but also deliver some decent spots for excitement. That's why the love and hate. I know many probably won't share my infatuation for Gonzo, but I guess it's the story behind the game, the character and the golden gates which together have converted me to a die-hard fan.
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