NetEnt have absolutely smashed it with this one; they’ve taken their online version of Gonzo’s Quest and turned it into the great Gonzos Quest mobile pokie. Stunning graphics and gameplay with a really strong storyline behind the game – giving you the ultimate mobile pokie experience.
The premise of the game is quite simple, yet very fun – It’s the year 1541 and the conquistadors have landed in South America looking for signs of life. More importantly to them though is the possibility of finding treasure. One of the conquistadors and the hero of this game, Gonzo, was searching the Amazon for the lost city of gold – Eldorado – and this gives us the setting for this pokie.
This video pokie doesn’t actually have spinning reels though, making it quite unique; instead they opt for an Amazonian tribal-style set of stones as the playing symbols which fall and ‘avalanche’ rather than spin, making Gonzo’s Quest completely different and extremely exciting.
The game itself though is a 5 reel and 3 row video pokie with 20 possible paylines. These paylines, much like all pokies, can be played at different bet levels and varying coin values. You can bet anywhere between $0.20 – $50 each time you spin; ultimately a mobile casino player of any level can enjoy the game There is a maximum payout of 62,500 coins which, of course at the maximum coin value of $0.50 is a huge payout.
There is no true bonus game but as the game is so slick and visually stunning you can forgive Net Ent for that. However, there’s some great features that make up for the lack of bonus and they are the avalanche and freefall features.
The avalanche feature is completely unique to Gonzos Quest mobile and really sets it apart form other video pokies. The tribal rock symbols that fall into place make up your varying paylines and if you happen to get 3 or more of the same symbol then you win the amount as displayed in the pay table. However, these stones will then crumble away and cause an avalanche where new stones will take their place. If another winning line is hit then the same happens again and you keep winning until a round with no winning payline. There’s a real chance here to take home decent payouts due to the multipliers on offer.
You see, the beauty of the avalanche feature is that after each winning payline there is a multiplier effect given to your winnings. So the initial payline is the standard 1x, the next win pays at x2 the winnings, the 3rd win pays at x3 the winnings and for 4 or more wins you get winnings multiplied at x5 the amount!
The freefall feature is a bit of a play on your standard free spins feature on many other games. If you hit 3 or more of the freefall symbols which in this case is a golden tribal block, on any line you trigger a series of 10 freefalls. Not only can you win more free spins during this feature but if you hit a winning payline then this will still trigger the avalanche effect. The difference between the normal avalanche and the ones that occur during free spins is that the multiplier effect is even bigger. You will receive x3 your winnings on the first avalanche, and then x6, x9 and x15 respectively. Let’s be fair, this is a really exceptional way to reward players.
There is, of course, also a Wild Symbol, the mysterious tribal question mark, and this plays the standard wild role of substituting for other symbols should you need to make a payline.
Overall, here at the Australian Mobile Casino Expert, we love this game and it ranks highly with us, so why not join our little Spanish friend Gonzo on his quest for a massive payout.