Gonzo’s Quest Slot Review


The era of the Spanish Conquistador has been reimagined like never before in NetEnt’s smash hit slot Gonzo’s Quest. Join the eponymous leader Gonzo on his trek through the Central American forests to try and uncover the lost gold of the former Aztec Empire. This beautifully crafted slot has been an absolute smash hit since it was first released and spawned several similar games by other developers, Jungle Jim El Dorado from Microgaming being one good example.

You can play Gonzo’s Quest on the Bet365 platform along with a wide range of other games from NetEnt at the popular Bet365 Vegas. The game itself is a 5×3 reel game,  although that technically isn’t correct as there is the Avalanche Reels feature in operation, which sees the symbols fall down into place from above and winning paylines disappear, to be replaced from above with additional symbols and potentially triggering additional payline wins (and an increasing multiplier applicable to the wins too).  Spins cost from just £0.20 up to a maximum of £50 per spin.

The symbols on each of the blocks is of an Aztec/Mayan theme with different faces and features offering the usual mix of high and low payouts in the base game. Successive wins using the Avalanche feature can increase dramatically in value as the multiplier climbs with each successive Avalanche win after the initial spin. This does make for huge enjoyment in the base game and the opportunity for some very large wins, however it is not the only feature of Gonzo’s Quest that has attracted so many players.

Gonzo’s Quest Bonus Features

There is a Wild symbol available on the reels, which is identified by a question mark, and this can substitute for any other high or low value symbol and lead to some handy wins in the base game, but the main feature of the slot is the Free Falls Bonus feature, which is Gonzo’s Quest equivalent of a free spins bonus round.

To achieve this, you need to land the three Free Fall Scatter symbols on reels 1, 2 and 3 and when you do, you receive 10 ‘free falls’ – the equivalent of 10 free spins. In addition though, when you trigger the Avalanche feature wins, you will notice that the multipliers have increased massively and now go from 3x to 6x to 9x to 15x, which means there is a huge amount of money to be won during the Free Falls bonus. Indeed, when you hit a big win, watch out for Gonzo’s dance moves as he expresses his delight at hitting some treasure.

Best of all, if you hit the three Free Falls Scatters during the bonus round, you will also retrigger the bonus for a further 10 spins, giving you the chance to potentially earn some huge rewards from this medium to high variance slot.


Editors's Review

Gonzo’s Quest is a slot that absolutely nails it. The Rolling Reels/Tumbling Reels/Avalanche Reels feature, whatever you choose to call it, is a great new innovation and with so many nice touches, perfect presentation and sound and genuinely funny moments as you spin the reels, not to mention a range of fantastic cash prizes to be won and a brilliant free spins round, there is nothing that this slot does not possess to be a sure-fire smash hit.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:20 Non-Selectable
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:NetEnt