Gonzo’s Quest is an online video slot game for desktop and mobile browsers, released in 2010. Gonzo's Quest was the first platinum game of Net Ent, a leading global supplier of online casino software and games.
Gonzo is a constant feature of the game, entertaining the player with his antics.
The character's look and name are based on Gonzalo Pizarro, a 16th-century Spanish conquistador and the brother of the more famous Francisco, the conqueror of the Inca Empire.
Considering the controversial nature of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, the theme was challenged by some as questionable. It begins with a short 3D animation video describing the setting.
In the gameplay itself, there are seven different symbols in the reels: Fire, Alligator, Fish, Bird, Moon, Snake and Heath.
There is also a wildcard symbol, the Question Mark.
At the time of its release, the game distinguished itself among other slot games with its avalanche feature.
While other games had spinning reels, the symbols in Gonzo's Quest fall into the reels.
When a winning line is formed, its symbols explode and are replaced by new ones in another avalanche, which means there can be several payouts in a single spin. The Free Fall feature awards bonus rounds when three or more bonus icons appear. The game has received positive reviews since its launch in 2010.
Most recently, Droid Slots published a five-star review, praising the game's novelty features and large payouts while objecting to its having no mini-games.
The review concludes: "Five years after it was released, the game doesn’t fail to entertain.
The Avalanche reels, the Free Falls Feature and the multipliers are generous, the 3D video and the graphics are stunning and the overall performance of the slot is something we cannot find fault with.