The Gonzo’s Gold slot from NetEnt is set on a 5×5 grid with a scatter that acts as a wild and triggers free spins where one symbol will expand to cover the whole row and reel.
The famed explorer is back, only this time around he’s entered the temple of gold and he’s a little bit closer to El Dorado. This time around you’ve got a 5×5 grid where Gonzo is the highest paying symbol of all, followed by three Inca statues – purple, blue, and green.
These are the highest paying symbols of all, and you just need 3 symbols touching horizontally or vertically anywhere on the reels to create a win. For the low-paying symbols of Ace to 10, you’ll need 4 symbols touching.
This is a whole lot less than many casino grid slots, which need 5 or more symbols for a win. That already makes the Gonzo’s Gold mobile slot base game far more interesting.
The first problem you’ll encounter is the fact that the base game can feel a little slow. You get wins with fewer symbols, but the symbols themselves have a high value.
And it’s not that we don’t want high-paying symbols. In fact, if you get 25 Gonzo symbols on the reels, you’ll win a huge 6,500x your bet – no multipliers no special symbols.
That’s a huge incentive to play, especially as you get a wide betting range, from a low 0.10 minimum bet a spin, all the way up to a 200 maximum bet. That gives this Gonzo’s Quest slot a max win of 1.3 million if you are betting the maximum.
How likely are you to get a screen full of Gonzos? In the base game, very unlikely. But in the free spins, the sky is the limit and it feels like you can reach up and touch the gold.
Because you will randomly have one symbol chosen to expand over the reels, not just up horizontally, but vertically too. Meaning these symbols can spread across the whole grid giving you huge wins.
Of course, you are more likely to get more wins if you find a Q or Ace symbol on the reels, which is how you keep your wallet topped up. But much like the Rich Wild and the Book of Dead slot, get one high-paying symbol covering the reel and you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.
It’s a shame the graphics are not as good as the original or even the Gonzo’s Quest Megaways game. But still worthy of a very playable 4-star review.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2021|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / All Ways Pay|
|House edge / RTP||3.89% / 96.11%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 200|
|Max win||6,500x your bet|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Expanding Symbols|
|Bonus rounds||Cluster Pays, Scatter, Free Spins, Symbol Expansions|
|Slot Themes||Adventure & Explorer|
Cluster Pays: When symbols touch horizontally or vertically adjacent to each other, it creates a cluster of winning symbols. You need 3 or more high-paying symbols for a win or 4 or more low win symbols to get a win.
Scatter Wild: The scatter symbol triggers the free spins and can be used to replace any other symbol on the reels as a wild.
Free Spins and Golden Symbol Expansion: 3 or more scatter symbols trigger 10 free spins, followed by a bonus win. 3 scatters pay out x2 your bet, 4 scatters pay out x20, 5 scatters pay our x200.
Here you'll enter a click me bonus game where you choose a symbol that will become an expanding symbol. These will expand to cover the entire row or reel (respectively), giving you huge wins.
A simple online slot game with simple mechanics, this Gonzo's Gold slot on mobile is all about getting to the free spins to get those expanding symbols.
You don't need multipliers or complicated hoops to jump through. You just need to get 3 scatters so you can pick the volatility of your bonus.
How much you like this addition to the NetEnt slots range will depend on how lucky your get in those free spins, and how close your get to that 6,500x your bet max win. This is a volatile game, so be a little careful with your budget.
It's a shame the graphics are not quite as good as even the original Gonzo's Quest slot, but that's a small cross to bear for a decent high-win game.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: October 15, 2021 - Rating