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You may already be well aware of the Gonzo’s Quest video slot simply because it is offered in the form of bonus spins by many online casinos in the UK as part of their welcome package. And no one should complain about the choice of game on offer, simply because Gonzo’s Quest: The Search for Eldorado (to give it it’s full name) is one of the best video slots on the planet. Plus it has one of the most innovative features of any similar game in the form of the Avalanche Multipliers that can really add to your winning combinations is a big way. So, let’s join our hero Gonzalo Pizzaro as we travel to the Peruvian ruins in search of the lost treasures of the Aztecs.
We challenge you to find an online casino in the UK that doesn’t carry the Gonzo’s Quest title, – so basically we’re saying that your favourite brand should indeed already have it in stock. Therefore, just head over to the Slots section and fire it up – you’ll be treated to an amazing introduction sequence that really sets the scene for your adventures in the jungles of the mythical El Dorado for your troubles. Once you’re into the game proper, look at the bottom of the display to get the lowdown on all the controls that you’ll need to guide Gonzo on his Quest – and don’t forget that there’s lots of information available in the Paytable section accessible from the stone button. Then it’s just a matter of choosing your Bet Level, Coin Level or to Bet Max each time you spin the reels – and to get them going, you simply hit the main Spin button. Easy!
Gonzo’s Quest is such a super well designed game, with every element of the interface serving to add to the atmosphere of the game’s main theme of breaking into ancient ruins and plundering them of treasure. So, aside from the jungle foliage and buildings represented in the background, you’ll notice that all of the symbols on the reels are made of ancient stone and contain a mysterious gargoyle esque carving of an animal of some kind. Don’t worry, you’ll soon start to recognise the high paying ones from the low ones, and they are colour coded with pastel colours to make it easier to see what’s what in the darkness of a temple raid. So, all in all, we must say that NetEnt has done a great job of making the game into a visual feast for the eyes.
As you would expect, the main sound effects heard during Gonzo’s Quest are those of jungle insects and animals, along with the falling stone sounds of the Avalanche Reels, whereby the symbols fall from the sky and crash down into place. Of course, we hear from Gonzo himself from time to time whenever there’s a win worth celebrating and these yelps of joy are accompanied by the clicking of coins coming out of the game. Other than that, we must say that the background music is entirely appropriate to the theme and the bonus rounds are well scored.
The main feature that you will notice from the get go is the Avalanche Reels and the Avalanche Multiplier counter in the top right hand corner. This multiplier will go from one times right up to five times as you score one or more successive winnings combinations, thus getting you bigger and bigger wins along the way. Then, if you manage to get three or more Free Falls Scatter symbols on any of the reels, Gonzo will run off in search of his fortune and you’ll be granted 10 free spins (named Free Falls). During this round, the multipliers in the top right hand corner will jump up in value, starting at three times your win and ending up eventually at 15 times your win.
We must congratulate NetEnt for producing one of the most innovative and consistently popular online video slots of the last decade. Gonzo’s Quest can now be found everywhere you look and it’s almost guaranteed that it will give you hours of entertainment. So, next time you’re at your favourite UK online casino, be sure to give Gonzo a little love and to help him on his Quest.