Gonzo is at it again, still trying to find the city of gold. Only in this Gonzo’s Quest Megaways slot game, you might actually find it.
If you’ve never played on the original, you may want to take a quick glance at the iconic Gonzo’s Quest slot review and then come back. Because, as much as we loved the first game, this Gonzo’s Quest Megaways mobile slot elevates the game above and beyond the original.
The theme is much the same. You have the conquistador by the side of the reels trying to break through the gates to the golden temple beyond. The gates are 6 reels full of stone masks and Aztec iconography that break with a satisfying crunch on each win.
Because this is a tumbling reels slot: so the winning symbols explode and more come tumbling down from above, giving you a second chance at a win. But instead of 20 paylines you have a potential of up to 119,649 ways to wins.
Most Megaways slot machines will have multipliers in the free spins. Few have them on the base game.
The reason is that a Megaways game mechanic is created to give you lots of little wins all the time – namely because you have 6 reels with changing rows of symbols – so some spins you have 384 ways to win, others you have 117,649. It creates a lot of action on the reels, but the paytables tend to be restricted.
And that’s true here, only on your second avalanche win the multiplier increases to 2x and then all the way to 5x on successive wins. It’s what made the original so beloved, and it works here too.
Especially as the wild symbols stay sticky on screen and never explode, and randomly the Earthquake feature will destroy all the low paying symbols.
Instead of waiting for the bonus games, this Gonzo’s Quest Megaways slot machine makes you excited for the base game spins. And that’s wonderful.
This right here is one of the reasons why we loved this Red Tiger slot game (Red Tiger made it, using NetEnt’s license of the game).
The chances of winning big here are bigger. Bigger top wins, bigger ways to win, and bigger features. Mostly that’s because during the free spins the multiplier you can hit is up to 15x on the paytable amounts.
The downside? You only get 9 free spins instead of 10 of the original, and the RTP is 95.77% instead of 96%. It’s such a marginal difference, and you can get so much more out of this Gonzo’s Quest Megaways slot, that we’re not sure if we will head back to the original NetEnt games again.
A beautiful Frankenstein monster of NetEnt design, Big Time Gaming Megaways mechanic, and Red Tiger Gaming brilliance.
|Mobile Slot released
|Slot reels / paylines
|6 Reels / 117,649 Ways to Win
|House edge / RTP
|4.23% / 95.77%
|0.10 / 40
|20,972.4x your bet
|9 Free Spins / Extra Free Spins
|Multipliers, Avalanching Reels, Megaways, Free Spins, Wilds, Richer Reels
|Adventure & Explorer
Megaways Slot: From 2 to 7 symbols may land on any of the 6 reels, changing the ways to win spin by spin. The maximum makes this a 117,649 ways to win slot.
Unbreakable Wilds: The question mark is the wild symbol. Up to two wilds can land on any one spin, and when they do they do not break on an avalanche and remain in place for as long as they can be useful. A wild slot symbol replaces any other symbol to create a winning combination, including the scatter.
Avalanching Reels and Multipliers: On every win, the symbols will disappear and more will come tumbling down from above. On each successive win, the multiplier will also increase:
This multiplier is increased in the free spins, but always resets on a next paying spin.
Scatters and Free Fall: 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the free fall or the free spin bonus. You'll get 9 free spins and each additional free fall symbol in a win way awards an extra +3 free spins.
The multipliers have also now increased to:
The multiplier resets on a non-winning spin.
Earthquake Feature: Randomly on any spin, the earth can shake and all low paying symbols will be removed from the reels.
What will you find in this Gonzo's Quest Megaways slot on mobile? The same theme, the same avalanching reels, and the same increasing multiplier on every win as the first quest by Gonzo.
Only it's been a decade and the city of gold is worth 20,000 times more than it was back then. Power of inflation hey? Also, the power of how Megaways slots payout, with those changing ways to win and fun action-packed mechanics.
Add some sticky wilds and earthquake features to keep the base game fresh, and we think this is a home run right into the city of gold.
Gonzo's Quest Megaways is a 117,649 ways to win machine with avalanching reels, sticky wins, scatters and free spins. Multipliers increase on every win and the earthquake feature randomly destroys the low paying symbols.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: February 21, 2024 - Rating