Gonzo's Quest

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Gonzo's Quest is an online video slot game for desktop and mobile browsers, released in 2011.[1] Gonzo's Quest was the first platinum game of NetEnt, a global publisher, developer, and host of online casino software and games. The game is an online slot game with 20 paylines and 5 reels. The game has a medium to high volatility and an RTP of 95.97%. It features a bonus game and free spins, but it is not a progressive slot. The maximum win in the game is x37.500.[2] A subsidiary of NetEnt called Red Tiger Gaming created Gonzo’s Quest Megaways which uses the same game mechanics as the original, which was released in 2020.[3][4]


Gonzo the conquistador arrives at the Peruvian coast in a galleon. He then steals a treasure map and sets in search of El Dorado, the lost city of gold.[5]

The character's looks and name are based on Gonzalo Pizarro, a 16th-century Spanish conquistador and the brother of the more famous Francisco, conqueror of the Inca Empire.


The game uses 3D graphics and a pastel palette. In the gameplay itself, there are eight different symbols in the reels: Fire, Alligator, Fish, Bird, Moon, Snake, Heath, and a wildcard, the Question Mark.

The game has a feature known as "avalanche". Instead of spinning reels, the symbols in Gonzo's Quest fall into the reels. When a winning line is formed, its symbols explode and are replaced by new ones in another avalanche, allowing for the possibility of multiple payouts within a single spin. There are 20 different pay lines offered.[6] The Free Fall feature awards bonus rounds when three or more bonus icons appear. Five such icons result in the top payout. Another version of the game, Gonzo’s Quest Megaways, has an increased payout to be between 64 and 117,649.

Virtual Reality[edit]

NetEnt announced in February 2017 that they would release a Virtual reality version of Gonzo's Quest.[7] At the 2017 International Casinos Exhibition at the NetEnt stand you could play a demo VR version of Gonzo’s Quest. NetEnt announced then that the complete game would be in 3D with all the trimmings and would be released in 2018.[8]


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  3. ^ "Game info". www.redtiger.com. Retrieved 2023-03-15.
  4. ^ @UltraGambler (2021-05-24). "Gonzo's Quest VR: the future is near!". UltraGambler. Retrieved 2023-03-15.
  5. ^ "Gonzo's Quest Review". The Pogg. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Gonzo's Quest Slot Review". Eured. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  7. ^ "NetEnt pioneers online casino with real-money Virtual Reality slot". NetEnt | Better Gaming. Retrieved 2022-09-02.
  8. ^ @UltraGambler (2021-05-24). "Gonzo's Quest VR: the future is near!". UltraGambler. Retrieved 2023-03-15.

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