The Legendary and acquisitive Gonzo is back with another escapade and this time, he’s been given the Megaways treatment in Gonzos Quest Megaways Slot.
Our Spanish explorer seeks the illustrious El Dorado – The City of Gold, and tagging along for the ride promises some of the familiarity we saw with the original Gonzo’s quest, with an exciting new flavour made possible by the Megaways mechanic.
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After the success of Piggy Riches Megaways, it was imminent that the highly successful, and much loved Gonzo’s Quest was going to get a makeover of similar proportions.
The Road to El Dorado – Gonzos Quest Megaways
Players who enjoyed and loved the original game will appreciate the familiarity this game will bring, and they’ll appreciate even more the new and improved sharp graphics. The theme is that of an ancient ruin lost in time and reclaimed by nature, with vines and mysterious carvings in stone.
Our hero Gonzo stands to the left of the reel, watching as you do most of the work to find the city of Gold. Everything is definitely well designed and immersive.
6 reels are present in Gonzo’s Quest Megaways, and 3 or more matching symbols will be needed starting from the left-most reel to form a win. Each reel can hold 2-7 symbols, and how many of these present will determine how many ways there are to win.
Ways to win will vary with every spin, ranging from 64 ways to win up to a massive 117,649 when all reels display the maximum number of symbols.
The symbols of this game will be familiar to those who have played Gonzo’s quest before.
Betting options aren’t exactly extensive in this game, ranging from 0.20 to 4.00. Despite the lack of variety, these should be sufficient in catering to every type of player, given that a number of features are available in this game to make your bets stretch further.
The Base Game
Gonzo’s Quest Megaways work much in the same way as you’d expect from a game carrying the Megaways banner. Symbols will fall onto the reels each spin via an avalanche feature, and if you obtain a win, the winning symbols will explode and disappear, leaving room for additional symbols to fall in via another avalanche into their place.
This is classic from a Megaways game, and it never seems to get old. The Avalanche feature will allow for more and bigger hits from a single spin and keeps the game exciting. The Avalanche feature brings with it another enticing feature, known as Avalanche Multipliers.
This feature is active in both the base game, and the bonus. With each avalanche, the multiplier will increase.
- Initial Avalanche: x1
- 2nd Avalanche: x2
- 3rd Avalanche: x3
- 4 or more Avalanches: x5
Free Fall Bonus
- Initial Avalanche: x3
- 2nd Avalanche: x6
- 3rd Avalanche: x9
- 4 or more Avalanches: x15
This feature makes the game very interesting, with each avalanche you’ll get closer and closer to the edge of your seat as you sit in wait for them big multipliers, and the big wins that can come with it.
The multiplier will reset to its initial value next spin if no more winning combinations are possible.
Unbreakable Wilds will substitute for all paying and scatter symbols. The name may give it away, but these wilds are unbreakable, meaning they will not break when they participate in a win. Up to two may land on the reels within one spin, with the 1st occupying one of the first three reels, with the 2nd occupying one of the last three reels.
These do not carry between spins and will finally disappear when no winning combinations are possible. It’s interesting to see a Wild symbol substituting for a Scatter, and very unusual.
Gonzos Quest Megaways Free Falls
To trigger the bonus, you’ll need at least three free fall symbols, or two with an unbreakable wild substituting for one of these symbols.
These will need to fall within a win way, unlike other games where the bonus will begin if the scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels. 9 Spins will be awarded, and any additional free fall symbol in a win way will award an additional 3 spins.
As mentioned, the multipliers are increased to x3, x6, x9 and x15 within the Free Fall round. This is where the game will be at it’s most exciting with these increased multipliers available, and the game can re-trigger, further extending the fun and possibility of a big hit.
After the rounds end, the symbols that triggered the Free Fall will explode, and the win multiplier from the last spin of the bonus round will remain until there are no more wins. An unusual feature, but certainly a good one.
Our Verdict of The Slot
Gonzo’s Quest Megaways is a treat for both long time fans of Gonzo, as well as new players. A multitude of features are at play here to make the game interesting and exciting, and the Megaways makeover further adds to this.
The base ingredients that made the first game so good are all present here, with a sprinkle of something extra to make it new and fresh.
The potential can be massive, with the maximum win coming in at a staggering value of over 20,000, and the high volatility action will please those looking for that big hit.
Overall, it’s everything you want from a Megaways game and more.