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] It has both a free play mode and a gambling mode. Gonzo's Quest was the first platinum game of NetEnt, a global supplier of online casino software and games.[2] The game has been described as "a medium variance slot". [3][4]


Gonzo the conquistador arrives to the Peruvian coast in a galleon. He steals a treasure map and sets off to search for El Dorado, the lost city of gold.[5] Gonzo is a constant feature of the game, entertaining the player with his antics.

The character's look and name are based on Gonzalo Pizarro, a 16th-century Spanish conquistador and the brother of the more famous Francisco, the conqueror of the Inca Empire. Considering the controversial nature of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, the theme was challenged by some as questionable.[6]


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, which means there can be several payouts in a single spin. There are 20 different paylines.[7] The Free Fall feature awards bonus rounds when three or more bonus icons appear. Five such icons result in the top payout.


The game has received positive reviews since its launch in 2010.

Most recently, Droid Slots published a five-star review, praising the game's novelty features and large payouts while objecting to its having no mini-games. The review concludes: "Five years after it was released, the game doesn’t fail to entertain. The Avalanche reels, the Free Falls Feature and the multipliers are generous, the 3D video and the graphics are stunning and the overall performance of the slot is something we cannot find fault with. So, if you are on a look out for a game that will withstand the pressure of time, then Gonzo’s Quest is the one to stick with."[8]

Pixies of the Forest commented: "This is one good looking game that knocks the spots off the competition... This design excellence extends to the soundtrack too, which is a multi-layered sonic production that really does sync up with the game’s action... It’s definitely one of the defining games of the last decade and we can guarantee you’ll have a lot of fun on its reels, no matter what kind of playing style you like to adopt."[9]

AllGamesNews said: "What you can usually count on with Net Entertainment is that you're going to not only play games that are stunning in terms of their visual effects, but also have the right combination of 3D effects and sounds that make it a full entertainment experience."[10]

Virtual Reality[edit]

NetEnt announced that in the summer 2018 they will be releasing virtual reality version of Gonzo's Quest.


  1. ^ "Gonzo's Quest™ Slot | Casino Bonus and Free Spins | NetEnt™".
  2. ^ "Gonzo's Quest". NetEnt. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Software Provider NetEnt RTP". GoWin. 3 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Gonzo's Quest Review – Novelty Features & 25 Free Spins". Droid Slots. 15 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Gonzo's Quest Review". The Pogg. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  6. ^ Chloé Carte-Blanche (22 April 2013). "Gonzo's Quest, the online slot that pays tribute to a ruthless, murdering conquistador. Should you still play it?". GamePlayer-Casinos.
  7. ^ "Gonzo's Quest Slot Review". Eured. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Gonzo's Quest Review – Novelty Features & 25 Free Spins". Droid Slots. 15 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Gonzo's Quest". Pixies of the Forest. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Net Entertainment Gonzo's Quest Video Slot Review". AllGamesNews. 20 April 2013.

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