NetEnt’s original Gonzo’s Quest game was created back in 2011 and has quickly gained cult status all over the world. Then in 2020, NetEnt teamed up with Red Tiger Gaming to create the Megaways version of the popular game. Now, players from New Zealand can take their pick whether they want to play the original version or the new one that offers more ways to win thanks to the Megaways mechanics. The graphics are true to the original game but got a bit of a facelift. When you play Gonzo’s Quest sequel at Guts casino you’ll be assisting Gonzalo Pizarro to find El Dorado, the lost city of gold!
Gonzo’s Quest Megaways is a 6-reel Megaways game. Each reel can hold 2 to 7 symbols and the number of symbols may change on every spin. More symbols per reel allow for more ways to win and therefore the maximum is 7x7x7x7x7x7=117,649.
The game is set inside a Mayan temple. The symbols will be familiar to Gonzo’s Quest fans but since technology has improved since 2011, images and animation are generally better. This game got two new symbols as well, making the total number of symbols 9. The less valuable symbols are animals found in the jungles of the Americas, namely birds, snakes, alligators, and fish. The higher-paying ones depict five different Mayan masks. Landing 6 of the most valuable symbol comes with a 15x the bet payout.
Avalanching wins are one of the additions of the remake. Here, winning combinations of symbols explode and are replaced with new ones. An avalanche multiplier of 2x also applies after the first win and a 3x and 5x multiplier after the second and third wins.
The Earthquake feature will shake your screen at random and destroy all lower-paying symbols helping you win.
The question mark symbol is the Wild of the game and it substitutes for all other symbols. Unbreakable wilds are durable and don’t break when you win. One is present on the first three reels and one on the last three ones.
Three Free Fall Scatters will get you to the Free Fall feature. Each Scatter awards you 3 Free Falls.
The RTP of Gonzo’s Quest Megaways is 95.77%. This figure is not particularly high among online slots; however, the game has lots of potential. The volatility is medium to high, and the game pays out quite steadily, but you’ll need some patience to reach big wins. The maximum calculated win is 20,972x.
By now the original Gonzo’s Quest game is a bit outdated so the upgrade was a welcome touch. New exciting features such as the Earthquake and a facelift on the graphics and animation make this game as exciting as Gonzo’s Quest was back in 2011. Ever popular online slots NZ you’ll find at Guts include Starburst, Divine Fortune and Dead or Alive.