Gonzo’s Quest by NetEnt is the most famous slot in the world, on par with Mega Moolah (developed by another company, Microgaming). They both give our large winnings and allow their players to become really rich people once in a while. Gonzo’s Quest has become so popular that not only it has multiple continuations but also a version for Virtual Reality. For the reason for its high popularity, it has a Wikipedia page (being amongst a few online casino games, which have their own Wikipedia pages).
The slot was launched in 2010 with 95.97% RTP, 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 paylines. Today, it is hard to find an online casino, which wouldn’t feature Gonzo’s Quest. So hard, in fact, that it’s near to impossible.
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In this slot, gamers have to spin the reels hoping to receive a winning combination. It was the first slot in the world, which changed the approach to the rotation of reels: instead of rotation, symbols of the gaming grid simply disappear on the bottom and a new portion of them appears on top. This change was one of the main reasons for the popularity of this slot. Another reason was its story: a sassy Gonzo, conquistador, an adventure seeker, came to an island, where, as he presumes, he could find El Dorado. El Dorado (‘Golden’ from Spanish) is a mythical land, located somewhere in Latin America, which was tried to be found by hundreds, if not thousands, adventurers and gold seekers of all kinds and sorts. This ambiance also contributed to the popularity of the game, as the gamers also felt this large and itching desire to find some gold, which is doable through obtaining a winning payout combination.
When gamers grab a victory, the mechanism of the winning multiplier activates. It works as such: when a winning payline is formed, it pays and disappears from the screen (only those symbols disappear, which are in this payline). Other symbols fall from the top to replace the emptied cells. If as a result of such, more payout lines form, they also pay, and again, winning symbols disappear, being replaced with new ones. Each such replacement increases the multiplier of payment for the winning: x2 after the first victory, x3 after the second, and x5 after the third and all consecutive victories. When the game of free spins is ongoing, such multipliers are also possible but they are even bigger than that: x3 in all rotations, x6 after the first victory, x9 after the second, and x15 after the third and all consecutive victories.
The same principles apply for a demo mode and for a real-money mode.
During the play, it is possible to change the coin bet per spin (in this game, it’s not shown that a gamer bets on a payline – it simply shows they bet on a spin, considering that 20 paylines always present unchanged). The bets are 0.20, 0.40, 0.60, 0.80, 1, 1.2, 1.6, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 160, and 200 coins per spin. This is one of the longest lines of bets in online slots that we’ve ever encountered.
The paytable below presumes that the bet of 1 coin is made per spin and that symbols pay when 3, 4, and 5 of them are in the line: