Well this week certainly is an interesting one for our Slot of the Day feature, we had a couple of obscure slots that the dice decided would be featured but mostly it has just been really well known and popular slots by established developers. Today looks set to continue this trend as the slot that was picked at random turns out to be Gonzo’s Quest slot by Netent, a video slot that likely does not need any introduction to anyone reading this.
Released in 2011 Gonzo’s Quest quickly grew to be a player favourite around the world its unique game mechanism, decent payouts and a theme that was just brilliantly executed.
This slot has a Spanish conquistador called David Pizarro play a starring role and on a mission to discover treasure in the jungles of South America. As you can see from the screenshot it is a visually stunning slot, to get a real feel for how good the sounds and animations are you would need to Gonzo’s Quest slot for free on our site.
Instead of the traditional spinning reels this slot used what Netent calls “Avalanche Reels”, we generally call them cascading reels and competitors like Microgaming who tried to copy this slot used their own name.
But basically symbols fall down from the top and when they form a winning combination they are replaced by new symbols, the multiplier goes up and if the new symbols form a winning combination with the existing this continues leading to some big possible wins.
The best feature of Gonzo’s Quest however is the bonus game which is their version of free spins only now they are free falls. In order to trigger this you need 3 shield symbols to appear which will grant 10 free falls with an initial multiplier of 3 which of course increase with each consecutive Avalanche win.
So whilst during the base game the wins are generally smaller (although you can always hit a hot streak) the bonus game is where the real action is.
Gonzo’s Quest really is a fantastic video slot and now even years later it is still as good as ever and rightly deserves to be a classic that was often imitated but never really matched. If you have never played Gonzo’s Quest or are feeling nostalgic this slot is available on our website, you can play our free Gonzo’s Quest Slot Demo as often and for as long as you would like.