Net Entertainment are the developers of Gonzo’s Quest which is a five reel and twenty pay line online video slot game. The theme of the slot game is based on Gonzalo Pizarro, known as Gonzo, the great Spanish conqueror who embarks on a quest through the Peruvian jungle in search of El Dorado, the lost city of gold.
The online slot game was one of Net entertainment’s first platinum video slot games and was first released in 2010. It is considered to be one of the more popular games by Net Entertainment.
A Quick Overview of The Game
Up to twenty pay lines may be selected with a maximum of five coins placed on each pay line. The coins may range from values of as little as 0.02 up to 1.00.
The standard Gonzo’s Quest symbols that need to appear three or more times on an active pay line range between various coloured masks and faces. These include blue; green; purple; yellow; brown; red and turquoise icons. The blue mask icon with hooped earrings is the highest valued of the standard symbols paying out up to 2 500 coins when five appear on an active pay line.
The Free Falls Bonus Feature
When three of the golden free fall scatter symbols appear on three consecutive reels simultaneously the Gonzo’s Quest free falls bonus feature is activated. An amount of ten free spins are awarded here and with every winning combination landing during this free falls bonus round, the multiplier meter increases by three. Unlike the main game the multiplier meter increases from 3x to 6x to 9x and then to 15x.
This round can be re-triggered by landing the same scatter symbols on three reels. When a win occurs during this round the Gonzo character comes alive with animation and dances around in celebration, making this one of the most exciting online pokies NZ has to offer players these days.
The Grey Stone Wild Symbol
The Gonzo’s Quest wild symbol is the symbol represented by the grey stone displaying a question mark. The wild symbol acts as a substitute for any of the other symbols to help create a winning combination where possible.
If it is involved in multiple winning combinations on one active pay line then only the combination with the highest value is paid out. All wins will only pay out if they run from the furthest left reel towards the right.
Avalanche Reels and Winning Multiplier
Unlike standard slots whose reels spin to reveal combinations, Gonzo’s Quest uses Avalanche reels that drop symbols down into place. This feature is much like tumbling reels. When a winning combination lands on an active pay line the symbols explode and disappear making the above symbols fall down into their place while new symbols appear from the top.
When this happens a multiplier meter above the reels increases the multiplier that goes from 1x up to 5x. Whatever the multiplier meter shows, or is increased by, is then the multiplier awarded with every winning combination. The Avalanche reels feature will continue to drop down symbols until no more winning combinations appear.