Gonzo’s Quest MegaWays
Gonzo’s Quest MegaWays Slot Review (Red Tiger/NetEnt)
Red Tiger’s second exciting remake of a hugely successful NetEnt slot has landed: Gonzo’s Quest MegaWays.
Following the Piggy Riches MegaWays release earlier in 2020, the El Dorado quest for gold continues in the epic 117,649 ways to win format. Featuring almost identical graphics as the original game from 2010, this revamped NetEnt classic also continues with the symbol cascades aka Avalanches, the progressive Avalanche Multipliers and a Free Spins bonus. All of that and a couple of new features are set to make an impression on the fans, who can also expect to see much bigger wins of up to 20,972x bet.
Gonzo’s Quest MegaWays was released on July 23, 2020. You’ll find it at most Red Tiger powered slot sites like Unibet, where you may also find an exclusive launch promotion.
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Avalanche Feature + Avalanche Multiplier
First things first, there are 9 regular symbols in this MegaWays slot. There can be up to 7 symbols on each reel, and each symbol can also appear stacked. The symbols pay up to 15x bet per line, starting with 3-of-a-kind.
Each time you win, the winning symbols will explode, creating an avalanche with new symbols that fill up the spaces. This also moves the Avalanche Multiplier from x1 to x2, x3, x5, depending on how many wins you get in a row.
To help you with that, Red Tiger and NetEnt also created the Unbreakable Wild. These special Wild symbols don’t explode until the end of an avalanche. They replace for all symbols, including the Bonus symbol which triggers the Free Falls!
Free Fall Bonus
You need 3 or more Free Fall symbols or 2 Free Fall symbols plus a Wild symbol to trigger this Free Spins bonus. You’ll win 9 free spins by default, and +3 free spins for each additional Free Fall symbol. And just like the original game, the Free Falls bonus can be re-triggered (happens more frequently than you may think).
The best thing about the freespins bonus is the tripled multipliers!
Free Falls Multiplier
The progressive multiplier in the bonus is three times higher than in the base game:
- Initial Avalanche: x3.
- 2nd Avalanche: x6.
- 3rd Avalanche: x9.
- 4 or more Avalanches: x15.
That also means that all wins are tripled right from the beginning.
After the bonus ends, the base game avalanches continue where you left off, which can result in a somewhat surprising ending!
The maximum which I’ve managed to win with a sample of 20 bonuses was 270x bet, which is quite okay; and the average win was around 70x.
Earthquake (Random Feature)
In addition to the Unbreakable Wilds, the Earthquake is the second new feature in the MegaWays Gonzo’s Quest slot. Triggered randomly in the base game and bonus, it will destroy all low-paying symbols, leaving only the most expensive ones on the screen for a decent chance of a big win.
Royal Wheel Gamble Feature
If you happen to play the Gonzo MegaWays slot with the Gamble mode, then there’s third good news – the Royal Wheel.
When the Free Falls bonus gets triggered, you’ll get to choose to Collect your Free Spins or Gamble for more on the Royal Wheel. In fact, you can gamble several times, so you can win 70 or more free spins at once!
👍 Tip: According to the game sheet, the best gamble strategy is to always gamble unless the biggest possible win is hit.
Just like Piggy Riches MegaWays, the Gonzo’s Quest slot with the gamble feature also has the pie-chart gamble mode which you can use after any win. Note that this feature is not available in the UK for regulation reasons.
👍 Tip: Note that the game has multiple RTP configurations. Hence, some casinos are offering the game with a lower RTP. Paddy Power has this game with 93.76% RTP setting, even though the game can also be found with 95.77% RTP. For comparison, the RTP in the 5-reel, original slot is 95.97%.
The El Dorado Adventures Continue
Red Tiger and NetEnt have done it again – a blockbuster remake which in many ways is better than the original. Having medium hit rate and high volatility, the MegaWays Gonzo is a well-balanced slot machine which celebrates many of the original features and details while adding a pinch of excitement in the form of a few new bonuses. Better still, it has almost 10x bigger maximum win and can also be found with Red Tiger’s Daily Jackpots!
Featuring a range of betting options from the minimum stake of £0.20 (€0.10) to the maximum stake of £4.00 (€20), there’s plenty of fun to be had in the base game as well as the bonus. I was pleased to see rather frequent big wins in the base game and re-triggers in the bonus, but you should be careful as the MegaWays volatility can be quite feisty. But who said that the adventures in the lost city of gold will be a walk in the park?!
Give it a shot and see how you like it. Good luck!
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