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Gonzo's Quest slot review

Added by NetEnt. Information last updated: 29/03/2022

User rating:

4.1 (3)

Expert rating:

3.8 (1)

Game information

Game supplier: NetEnt

Release date:01/2011



Max. win:bet x 2500

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Cascading reels






Adventure & action

Heroes & villains

Magic & mystery


User ratings (3)

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Expert's review Kati Saari

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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.

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  • Features

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    RTP (Return to Player):95.97%


    Max. win:bet x 2500

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£50

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    Max. lines:20

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    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


    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 ($), GHS (₵), HKD ($)


    Release date 01/2011
    152nd newest on NetEnt 1,187th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 95.97% 0.07% < average
    154th highest on NetEnt 955th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 2500 x your bet
    78th highest on NetEnt 683rd highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 20 0% < average
    66th highest on NetEnt 578th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    61st lowest on NetEnt 625th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £50 per spin
    141st highest on NetEnt 930th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 4.1 by 3 members
    2nd most rated on NetEnt 2nd most rated on Bojoko
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    Kati Saari

    Kati Saari

    Kati Saari has worked in the gambling industry since 2014. She has tested hundreds of casinos and written thousands of articles while evolving into an iron-clad expert in her field. Having a true passion for her work she’s adamant not to let anything past her without thorough research.

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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: 4.1
    Expert rating: 3.8

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    Review by Lofty2020
    Easy fun and exciting for anyone
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    Review by Win
    Pritty good to see you there is also available for the first time in total
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    Review by slot_machine
    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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