How to Play
Gonzo’s Quest is quite different from other NZ online pokies in some respects, particularly in the way that the game symbols are presented. The game however is similar in other respects and here’s what you can expect to find with Gonzo’s Quest:
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 20
- Min Coin Value: $0.02
- Max Coin Value: $1.00
- Min Bet: $0.40
- Max Bet: $100
- Wild Symbol: Yes
- Scatter Symbol: Yes
- Bonus Round: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Jackpot: Fixed
The game is visually very striking, with stone blocks occupying the 5 ‘reels’ and carved Aztec-style masks making up the game symbols. The masks are different in colour and include a red, yellow, green, purple, brown, turquoise and blue mask. Each represents a different value and the blue mask for instance offers the chance to win 2,500 coins if you manage to get 5 in a row (a payline).
The Aztec masks emblazoned on the stones perfectly complements the falling action of the blocks as the reels are spun. The games scatter symbol, represented by the golden icon will trigger the bonus round if 3 or more appear across the reels at the same time.
The bonus round, called the Free Fall Round, is essentially a free spins round (since the reels don’t spin but fall it seems appropriate). The Free Fall round also offers different multipliers including 3x, 6x, 9x and 15x for potentially massive winnings.
Gonzo’s Quest also features a wild symbol, represented by the question mark on a grey stone. Like other slots games, the wild can be used to substitute other game symbols to make fast and easy winning combinations. Keep in mind that, when the wild symbol is part of a winning combo, it only pays out from left to right.
The Avalanche feature
The Avalanche Feature is very interesting and one of the reasons why this game is so popular. The Avalanche Feature allows players to take multiple wins from a single spin as winning payline combinations fall away to be replaced by new combinations. This occurs during a single spin and also includes additional multipliers, resulting in potentially huge wins with just a single wager.
Graphics and Sounds
Gonzo’s Quest gets your attention from the very start with a cool and brilliantly animated introductory video which sets up the adventure perfectly. The 3D graphics are superb and it is easy to see why NetEnt is a leader in 3D animated slots design.
The highly original design in the falling blocks instead of the usual spinning reels is another great design feature and one that is perfectly complemented by the games sound. The soundtrack consists of jungle sounds, mysterious animals and the sound of pan pipes and drums, perfect to put you in the mood for a quest for gold!
While Gonzo’s Quest is not a progressive jackpot pokie it still offers a considerable fixed jackpot potential of as much as 187,500 coins or close to $94,000. The return to player on this game is around 96% and the game seems to neatly straddle the gap between a typically high volatility game and a low volatility game.
This is because the game offers plenty of multipliers and bonus games on virtually every spin, leading to potentially higher than average payout opportunities, while still offering a higher than average payout frequency.
Gonzo’s Quest offers great special features which include the Free Fall Feature which is this games version of a free spins round with 10 free spins that can be re-triggered. The other special feature is the rather unique Avalanche bonus which offers potentially multiple wins off just a single spin (a single wager).
Fun Fact: Gonze’s Quest is often used for free spins in welcome bonuses at NZ online casinos.