Gonzo’s Quest is one of the most popular games around. Originally released in 2010, it remains a great choice for gamers everywhere, looking as fresh and innovative today as it did when first launched all those years ago. It certainly is fun to play and has stood the test of time, truly deserving its iconic status amongst gamers. It remains a staple choice for players across the world.
Gonzo is a renegade 16th Century Spanish Conquistador, exploring the then unknown jungles of Peru in search of gold. But he does have a map of sorts, and he is happy to help you discover the treasure in this delightful and very popular slot. The background is of a lush tropical jungle, with the remains of the lost city of Eldorado hidden beneath the green foliage. There are no reels to spin on this game. Instead, these are replaced by five columns of ancient bricks, which tumble with a satisfying rumble as the various insect and bird noises of the jungle wildlife add an exotic atmosphere to the scene. Gonzo himself stands by, occasionally scratching his beard and consulting his upside down map. The bricks themselves are differently coloured, with various Inca symbols and motifs emblazoned upon them. The top line win can pay out a well-decent 2500 x your original stake, so you can win some really big prizes on this game.
Plus of course, you get Gonzo himself to keep an eye on your progress and the unceasing noises of the jungle to add to the humid atmosphere. There is certainly more than enough in this classic game to keep the anticipation levels high.
The big innovation on this game is the Avalanche Feature. Whenever you achieve a winning combination, the winning bricks rumble into life and explode, resulting in further bricks falling into place. This process continues so long as you continue to achieve a line win. But that’s not all. Every time you achieve a win, your prize is multiplied. This multiple increases progressively up to a maximum 5 x your basic prize value. The fact that every time you win, you effectively get a free spin (sorry, fall) means that there is always something happening to keep you interested.
Your bonus symbols are also just that little bit different. The “Wild” symbol is a brick with a question mark. This can substitute for any other symbol to increase your chances of a win. Instead of the usual “Scatter” symbol, you get a “Free Fall” brick. Get three or more of these running from left to right and you trigger 10 Free Falls. These trigger even more lucrative potential prize multipliers. This means that if you achieve lots of avalanches during your Free Falls, the value of your winnings can be multiplied up to a massive 15 x. You can even win more Free Falls during your Free Fall rounds, making this an exciting and potentially rewarding feature.