Gonzo’s Quest Megaways™ Review

From Red Tiger

Gonzo’s Quest Megaways™ is a highly volatile re-working of NetEnt’s classic avalanche reels slot from 2010. Now you can join the Conquistador Gonzo in the hunt for treasures of up to 20,000x. There are Win Multipliers, Unbreakable Wilds and Free Falls aplenty to help you on your way, plus up to 117,649 paylines per spin.

OUR RATING:

Score
9.0

Name:  Gonzo’s Quest Megaways™

Developer:  Red Tiger

Paylines:  117, 649

Reels:  6

Rows:  2 to 7

RTP:  96%

Variance:  High

Top Payout:  21,000x

Jackpot:  

Release Date:  

Features:  Tumbling Reels, Free Spins, Progressive Multipliers, Earthquakes, Unbreakable Wilds

About This Slot

Gonzo’s Quest from NetEnt is one of the most recognizable slots of all time – it’s stunning artwork and Spanish Conquistador character have made it a cult classic amongst slots players. Now, using Red Tiger Gaming’s Megaways™ license, the game gets an upgrade and players can experience up to 117,649 win ways on each spin and a much bigger payout potential of 20,000x.

RTP, Variance and Top Payout

All the original features of the game are present and correct, including the Avalanche Reels with Multipliers, plus special wilds to help form winning combinations. Like all good Megaways™ games it plays out on 6 reels, each displaying between two and seven symbols per spin. The volatility is a little higher than in the original and the RTP is a very decent 96%. You can start playing from just 10p per spin.

Symbols and Graphics

If you are a fan of the first Gonzo’s Quest then you won’t be disappointed by what you find here. The artwork has all the charm of the original and some very familiar icons appear on the stone reels. The same Mayan Temple forms the backdrop to the game, overgrown with vines, whilst the hero, Gonzo, maintains his position at the front of the screen, bobbing up and down and getting increasingly animated as things get more exciting on the reels.

The low value symbols are the same mix of animals including birds, snakes and alligators, whilst the premiums are Mayan Masks, including a new red one worth 15x for six on a payline. There are also Wild symbols which sub for all others, and Golden Shield Scatters which are needed to set up the Free Falls round.

What We Like

  Classic slot gets a Megaways™ upgrade
  Outstanding graphics
  Huge top payout
  Enhanced progressive multipliers

What We Don't Like

  Very tough to win big on

Gameplay and Features

Gonzo’s Quest Megaways™ has retained all the features of the original gameplay and bolted on some thrilling extras. Here is how it works.

Avalanche Wins and Multipliers

Gonzo’s Quest was one of the first really big video slots to use the Avalanche or Tumble Wins mechanic which is also the driving force behind much of the thrills and spills in many Megaways™ games like Big Time Gaming’s original Bonanza. So this slot represents a perfect combination! After each win, watch the winning symbols (except special exclusions explained below) drop from the reels to be replaced by new ones. If more wins are created, the process repeats. And so on until no more wins appear. After each winning avalanche Gonzo’s win multiplier increases to the following amounts:

  • Avalanche 1: 1x Multiplier
  • Avalanche 2: 2x Multplier
  • Avalanche 3: 3x Multiplier
  • Avalanche 4 or Higher: 5x Multiplier

In the free spins round the multiplier values are even higher, from 3x up to 15x!

Earthquakes

Every now and then, at random, the reels will shake like an Earthquake. ALL low value symbols then drop off to be replaced by premium ones, increasing the odds of a big win.

Unbreakable Wilds

The Wilds in Gonzo’s Quest Megaways™ will sub for all other symbols in the game. They can land twice on one spin and when they do, if it is a winning spin, sometimes they will lock in place for the next avalanche, increasing the odds of another win.

Free Falls

The Free Spins round, called Free Falls, can be triggered by landing 3 or more scatters, represented by the Golden Shields. You’ll start with 9 falls for three scatters, and a further 3 falls for each extra scatter that lands on the triggering spin. The chances of scoring a win close to the 20,000x top payout are increased by the enhanced multipliers that come in the Avalanche sequences. Plus of course the Unbreakable Wilds are still in action so a combination of those and big multiplier can really boost your wins.

Royal Wheel

When you trigger the free falls round there is a quick gamble feature before it begins. You have a choice to go direct to the bonus round OR spin the Royal Wheel for a chance to earn MORE free falls – but be careful because you can lose them too if the wheel doesn’t land in your favour.

Our Verdict

Gonzo’s Quest Megaways™ is a brilliant upgrade on one of the all times great slots. The artwork and animations are as sharp as ever and the tumbling reel sequences look superb in action. For high risk gamers the enticing top payout will be a real draw and the possibility of watching those multipliers going up and up as avalanche after avalanche lands is going to make this one of the biggest games of 2020. Get ready for some fearsome slots action, and as ever, have fun and gamble responsibly.