Gonzo’s Quest is Net Entertainment’s flagship slot, and for good reason. From the moment that the slick intro movie begins, you can tell this is going to be different. Gonzo (the lead character) is a Conquistador looking for the legendary city of El Dorado, and the slot is themed with Aztec/Inca symbols, set in a South American jungle. What’s really innovative about this slot is that Gonzo stands to the side of the playing area, and will interact with you as you play – celebrating wins and more (his moonwalk dance is particularly amusing)!
The slot itself consists of 5 reels and 20 paylines, and operates similarly to Da Vinci Diamonds in that symbols resulting in winning combinations are removed, and replaced with fresh symbols, which can result in several wins from just one spin :). Additionally, as additional “avalanches” (as the game calls them) occur, the multiplier ratchets up to a maximum 5x effect.
Coin values can be set to €0.01, €0.02, €0.05, €0.10, €0.20 and €0.50. In addition, there are 5 bet levels, which are effectively the number of coins that you are playing per line. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be an option to alter the number of lines that you play, set to 20 at all times, though we may have missed where that may be.
As usual with Net Entertainment games, the slot interface is very easy to use, and has all the features that you would expect from one of the more established casino software providers; from a comprehensive auto spin control panel, to being able to see what your bet is in actual currency (rather than in coin format which requires a bit of effort to keep track of how much you’re playing with).
The free spins game is triggered by 3 golden blocks appearing from left to right in the game play area. Once these appear, the blocks part, and Gonzo runs through to the “Free Falls” area which has a slightly different background to the regular game, and the multiplier starts at 3x, but can go all the way up to 15x if you get several avalanches in a row. Needless to say, Gonzo gets to boogie quite a lot here, with everything from a little wiggle, the robot to the previously mentioned moonwalk.
Gonzo’s Quest only has one special symbol in addition to the free fall activation symbol – this is a wild symbol, that acts as any other symbol in the game, including the free fall symbol.
Gonzo’s Quest is a great example of what can be done with the application of gaming technology to Online Slots. The addition of Gonzo, with his interactions and celebrations, really add to the experience and enjoyment of playing this slot. The gameplay is good, with small wins here and there to keep you engaged (the animations help too), until you hit the bigger wins and the free fall game. Definitely one you should try at least once.