Gonzo’s Quest was released by NetEnt back in 2011 and is one of those iconic slot games. It is very well known in the online slot world. And the character Gonzo might be one of the most recognizable characters ever.
The game uses an explorer theme, Gonzo, who is looking for Shangri-la the city of gold.
It uses 5 reels which are each 3 symbols high and comes with 20 lines. Symbols consist of different colored masks. But you will also find question mark symbols, which count as wilds. Golden discs appear on reels 1, 2 and 3 and are needed to trigger the free spins feature.
During normal play and during free spins winning symbols are removed and all symbols left fall down. New symbols then fall on top for the option to create another win. This will keep happening until no new winning combination appears.
During the base game the multiplier starts at x1 and will go up to x2, x3 and finally x5 after each avalanche. The multiplier resets with a new bought spin.
Get three golden disc symbols on an active payline to trigger 10 free spins, or free falls as they call it on this game. You can get more than one winning combination with golden discs, giving you 20 free spins instead of 10.
During free spins the multiplier starts at x3 and will now go up to x6, x9 and finally x15 after each avalanche. The multiplier resets back to x3 with every new free fall.
You can trigger more free spins during the feature.
Gonzo’s Quest was released back on 2011 and made a huge impact. The avalanche feature, although now very common, was something pretty rare back then. And I think this game made it become a lot more popular and is the reason why we see it a lot more today.
Also the increasing multiplier combined with the avalanches was something new. Something we now see a lot with Megaways slots.
I have always liked this game a lot. Still do. But I should also mention that the game can become a bit boring after a while, mainly because of the avalanches, which feels slow. And also the payout isn’t that big on this game. It was normal back than, but we see much higher payouts these days.
During free spins you can get some decent wins of 500x or even 1000x your bet. But don’t expect a lot more than that.
If you like a slow paced game which can still award some nice wins, Gonzo’s Quest is great. Or maybe wanna feel a bit nostalgic, again, Gonzo’s Quest is great.