Based on the historical character Gonzalo Pizzaro-a real Spanish conquistador-Gonzo's Quest features a funny, 3-D animated version of the explorer setting off to find Eldorado, the fictional lost city of gold.
The game begins with a brief, yet entertaining, animated film introducing you to Gonzo's story, where he jumps ship to go off in search of gold on his own. After the video, you're launched directly into the 5-reel, 20-payline game, and Gonzo takes his place to the left of the screen, where he watches and waits to see how much gold you win for him.
Gonzo is quite the entertaining guy in his little conquistador's uniform, scratching his beard and spinning his helmet in boredom, dancing and fist-pumping when wins occur, and even doing a moonwalk across the screen when he's really happy with the payout.
The screen art is beautifully rendered, with an Inca temple in the background, lots of greenery, and fountain of water pouring out of a stone carved face. The background noises make you feel like you're really in a Central American jungle, and when the symbols fall, it sounds like real stones tumbling.
All of the symbols feature a detailed, realistic Inca carving of an animal or human face on a square stone. Each is a different color: pale blue is the lowest value symbol, pink the next highest, then tan, purple, gold, green and finally, a grayish-blue face with gold trim marks the highest-earning symbol.
The Wild symbol is a gray engraved stone with a gold question mark and circle around it, while the Free Fall symbol is a solid gold medallion with a face in the middle of it.
The traditional reel spin you see on most slots has been replaced with the new Avalanche feature, which means that symbols fall into place on the reels individually, as if being dropped from above. When they hit a winning bet line, they explode in an entertaining, 3D Fashion, and more symbols fall to fill in the gaps as long as there are winning paylines on the reels. Each additional win is multiplied. Once they've been awarded, all the symbols fall away and are replaced with 15 new ones. Because the Avalanche feature somewhat extends the game play, you get more chances to win with every spin.
Line up three or more golden Free Fall symbols on one payline and you'll get ten re-spins. The multiplier is increased during Free Fall mode, so you can get up to 15x free spins while this feature is activated. Bonus coins also fall from the symbol; when this happens, Gonzo rushes over to catch the falling gold coins into his metal helmet and the screen displays how many you've won.
Though it sounds like the Avalanche feature would drag the game into slow motion, the symbols actually fall very fast. The Multiplier meter at the top left of the screen helps you keep up with any multiplied wins you earn, and by how much. Advanced Autoplay settings are available and permit you to program at what point you want the game to stop playing automatically.
Gonzo's Quest offers coin values of .01, .02, .05, .10, .20 and .50 and bet levels of 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100. The minimum bet per spin is .20, and the maximum bet is 50.00. The maximum coin payout is 2,500.
In 2011, Net Entertainment introduced its Touch platform to ensure maximum graphic performance when playing video slots on small mobile devices. Gonzo"s Quest is fully compatible with Android and iOS devices, and also performs amazingly well on Windows, Mac and Linux computer and laptop operating systems.
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