NetEnt is really managing to close in on Microgaming when it comes to the sheer number of classics on offer from online and mobile-only developers and one of the games that set it well on its way is Gonzo’s Quest. This game, alongside the likes of Starburst and Jack Hammer, set the tone for NetEnt slots that has continued to this day, with impeccable graphics and the kind of gameplay that will have mobile players coming back for more thanks to tumbling reels and free spins. The theme is rather charming too, with Gonzo having gone on to become one of the most recognisable individuals in all of slots gaming and we have all of the details on what to expect from this one over the course of the full review below.
What to Expect
The great looks on the game generally speak for themselves and it is no exaggeration to say that, at the time of its initial release, this was one of the best-looking slot games ever made. It does not look too shabby nowadays either, and still includes the iconic three dimensional touches, and twenty win lines which are utilised as standard will be just enough to keep things ticking over without players losing track of their wins.
There are technically five reels, although they act more like towers of stones rather than conventional reels, and that leads nicely into the use of the tumbling reels. When a win appears, the symbols that led to it will disappear from the board and new symbols will fall into play from above to take their place. Land another win in this manner and the multiplier meter will start to increase, and it can reach all the way up to five for a timely boost on wins of just about any size.
Some slots have banked exclusively on tumbling reels for their ‘feature’ action, but NetEnt is not the kind of developer to do anything by halves and they have also thrown in proper free spins as something to really aim for. A Free Falls symbol needs to land three times on a win line, and each batch of three is worth ten free spins. One of the best things about Gonzo’s Quest on mobile devices and elsewhere is that the wild card symbol can qualify for any other symbols, including the scatters, so while they are unable to just land anywhere, it is not hugely more difficult to trigger free spins here as opposed to on any other game. As well as being free, the spins benefit from offering a larger multiplier meter for consecutive wins, with prizes being able to reach up to fifteen times more than normal.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
The fact that Gonzo’s Quest is widely regarded as being an all-time classic speaks for itself and it remains one of the most appealing games in the NetEnt mobile range. It is a bastion of the tumbling reels genre and one of the best implementations that we have ever seen, and that alone will be enough to ensure that the game will appeal to a variety of players. It feels particularly manageable on mobile touchscreens too, which always helps, and overall we are happy to rate Gonzo’s Quest particularly highly.