ALL ABOUT GONZO’S QUEST MEGAWAYS™ SLOT
Ok, so Red Tiger got themselves a Megaways™ license from Big Time Gaming, then NetEnt bought Red Tiger … the first thing on many people’s minds was, ‘when are we going to get a Dead or Alive Megaways™? Or a Gonzo’s Quest Megaways™?’ Well the time has come. This July Red Tiger will release a Megaways™ versions of one of NetEnt’s most popular all-time slots. The tale of treasure-hunter Gonzo, bouncing around in front of the reels as waves of avalanche wins boost his bounty was a massive hit when it first landed back in 2010 and has continued to excite new generations of slots fans ever since. Now it’s been upgraded, but not messed around with too much, to give it a standard Megaways™ reel set with up to 117,649 win ways and a max payout of around 21,000x. it’s pretty high variance fun and it’s going to be MASSIVE!
GAME SET-UP, SYMBOLS AND GRAPHICS
The trick to making this version of such a popular slot work has been to retain much of the original design features so that it feels like you’re playing the original, but with an expanded reel set of course. So the layout is the same, but with a bigger set of stones, and the colors and artwork are really distinct and clear. You know you are playing a deluxe, premium slot when you open this one up. It really is a cut above the competition.
As we all know by now the basic reel set is six reels and anywhere between two and seven symbols per row after each spin. That gives you between 64 and 117,649 win ways per spin. They symbols are all very similar to the original too – there is one addition of a man’s face on a green stone in the low value side of the paytable, whilst in the premiums there is a new top-payer at 15x for six on a payline. This is a stone face with red jewellery. Look out as well for the Question Mark Wilds and the Golden Shield scatters that are key to unlocking the bonus round.
GONZO’S QUEST MEGAWAYS™ SLOT RTP, VARIANCE AND PAYOUTS
The original Gonzo’s Quest may have been categorized somewhere around medium to high, but this Megaways™ version from Red Tiger is definitely a high-risk slot. It comes with an RTP of 96% and a top payout in excess of 20,000x. It’s one for the hardened slots players for sure but it also will appeal to more casual players thanks to its recognizable brand. Just beware that it can be a really tough game to unlock and choose your stake accordingly – the minimum is $0.10 per play.
GAMEPLAY AND FEATURES
Fans of the original won’t be disappointed to learn that the Megaways™ version of Gonzo’s Quest retains all the original features. So here’s what you get.
Avalanche Reels and Win Multipliers
After each drop (spin) any winning symbols are removed from the reels and replaced with new ones. If more wins are created then the process repeated. And so on until no more wins occur. Whilst a win sequence is building, so a progressive multiplier value is applied to the win each time as follows:
- 1stAvalanche: 1x Multiplier
- 2ndAvalanche: 2x Multplier
- 3rdAvalanche: 3x Multiplier
- 4thor higher Avalanche: 5x Multiplier
NOTE: in the free spins round the multipliers are enhanced to 3x, 6x, 9x and 15x for the 1st, 2nd, 3rdand 4thor higher avalanches in a sequence.
Look out for this one as the whole reel set shakes and all low value symbols drop off to be replaced by new premium ones which can boost your win chances.
These are locked wilds that will remain in place after a winning spin. Wilds can land two per spin no the first five reels. Wilds here not only sub for basic paytable symbols but they also sub for scatters to help trigger the bonus round.
Free Falls (Spins)
To set up the bonus round you’ll need to land three or more bonus scatters. This gets you 9 free falls or spins, with 3 more falls for every extra scatter above the 3 required to set up the round. The reel set is the same with up to 117,649 win ways but the multipliers are enhanced so it is possible to drive up massive wins here. Plus you get the Unbreakable Wilds that can help push more wins per spin.
Before the Free Falls begin there is the chance to gamble for more in the Royal Wheel feature, though beware because this can always go the other way and land you with fewer spins than you started with.
Gonzo’s Quest Megaways™ is a stone-cold classic revamped for the latest era of video slots. Red Tiger have done a fantastic job here – the original game was so special that any big changes would have been high risk. So instead of messing around with what ain’t broke, they have just touched up the graphics, retained all the brilliant features and upgraded the reel set. Whether you are new to the game or a veteran, the chances are you’re going to love it. It’s Gonzo’s Quest Deluxe, and with a much bigger potential. What more could you want? Enjoy, and gamble responsibly.