Gonzo's Quest Basic Information:
There are some pokie games which draw players in through their adaption of a theme. This can be from other media, perhaps music or film. Other games draw on specific locations or settings, such as the jungle or desert. There are a few, such as this Gonzo's Quest, which are less direct. Following the adventures of Gonzo, who appears to be some sort of armoured explorer, comes his quest. What is the purpose of this quest? To earn money, of course. Is this pokie worth your attention? Keep reading to find out…
This game operates under the use of the NetEnt gambling software system. The talented programmers and designers from NetEnt are well known for going the extra mile in their creations, and Gonzo's Quest is no exception. Gonzo's Quest was released in mid November of 2013.
The NetEnt system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from NetEnt.
Game of Thrones comes with a total of 20 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet sits at 20
- The maximum coins bet sits at 100
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 0.5
- The return to player offered by this game sits at 96%, which is about average.
By clicking on the spanner icon towards the lower left of the game screen the player can access the options menu.
There are only two options on offer here from this game:
- Intro Movie – this option switches off the movie which plays when the game is started.
- Spacebar to spin – this option allows the reels to be spun with the spacebar, rather than just by clicking the spin button.
Additional options can be accessed by clicking on the autoplay button. The basic options here allow the play to select from 10, 25, 50 ,75, 100, 250, 500, 750 or 1000 autospins.
The player can also click on the advanced settings button to further customise when their autoplay will end. There are five different stopping scenarios to choose from here:
- On any win
- Free Falls bonus game is won
- When a single win exceeds an entered amount
- If cash increases by an entered amount
- If cash decreases by an entered amount
Other Helpful Additions
Gonzo's Quest also comes with question-mark and i help icons. Both of these detail much the same thing, basic game and winning information, but the i button does this within the game and the question-mark opens a secondary text page.
There isn't much to speak of when it comes to the background of this game and its theme. It appears to be based around exploration of Africa or the South America's. More likely is the idea this simply took the concept of exploration as it was popular during the age of colonisation and built a pokie around it. Basic and simple, but a good pokie doesn't need anything else.
Other Features and Bonuses
The wild symbol in Dazzle Me comes in the form of a golden question-mark icon inside of a similarly golden circle. This can substitute for any other symbol.
The freefall symbol for Gonzo's Quest comes in the form of a golden face set on a relief of more gold. The whole thing is gold, just a lot of gold. These symbols can only appear on the first 3 reels.
Each bet line which contains 3 of these symbols will activate 10 free falls. These icons must appear in succession, starting from the leftmost reel. Additional freefalls can be activated during freefall.
The Avalanche feature activates whenever there is a matching combination from within the main game. When this occurs the matching symbols will be scored, and then removed, with symbols on top dropping in to take their place. This can continue again if these dropped symbols are also matching. After each drop match occurs the multiplier on these scores increases. This starts as 1x, and moves up to 2x, 3x and then 5x at maximum
The Free Falls bonus game is activated when the player gains three or more consecutive icons over reels 1,2 and 3. When this happens the Free Falls bonus game will activate. During this game the bet used is the same as was wagered during the round in which this game was activated.
The way this game is works is by acting as a free spins, souped up version of the main game. In this game the player gains 10 free spins and the multiplier on the Avalanche feature is tripled. Additional Free Falls bonus games can be triggered from within this game.
How to Play:
Basic play for Gonzo's Quest is as simple as a player selecting a coin value and level and clicking spin. Alternatively the player can maximise their possible bet by simply clicking on the Max Bet button to the right of the spin icon.
Clicking the autoplay button allows the player to go through a selection of different amounts of autospins From here the user can also click on the advanced settings button in order to manually select different stopping scenarios. These include on any win, when free spins are won, if a single win exceeds an entered amount, or if cash increased or decreases by an entered amount.
Overall Design and Usability:
Yet another game where NetEnt bring their trademark quality and sheen. The general design is based around the ruins of an old temple, located within an old stone complex. Each of the icons appears as a decorated relief would on the side of the temples. Together, these give the impression of a wall which constantly blocks Gonzo off from the golden temple which hides behind them. A simple theme, with graphics and animations which don't attempt to reinvent the reel, though all of these are extremely well suited. A great looking game, and one with a lot of character.
When it comes to usability, this is game which offers most of what users have come to expect. The game itself is well laid out, and easy to follow, with all the buttons and options working well and being fast to respond. A graphics option might have been nice here for users on older or less powerful hardware, but as the game isn't too demanding this should not be an issue for most.
Where to find it:
NetEnt games stand with Microgaming as some of the most popular available. If you already have a favourite gambling website then check out if they offer NetEnt games, if they do then you might be able to find Gonzo's Quest there. If it is not available, or if you want a more direct list then check out the links below.
A little bit lacking when it comes to bonus features, but otherwise this is a game which ticks all of the boxes. I'm an especially big fan of the Avalanche feature, as constantly dropping symbols and an increasing multiplier off of a single spin really gives the impression of getting a great bang for your buck. Nice looking, responsive and reliable, if you're looking for a new pokie to try out then I can absolutely recommend Gonzo's Quest.
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