Gonzo’s Quest Megaways slot review
Gonzo's Quest Megaways slot by Red Tiger is their second Megaways since Netent took the company over in 2019. Piggy Riches Megaways was the first Netent title to be given the Megaways treatment and now the old tumbling reels classic Gonzo's Quest has joined the fold. The Aztec theme remains, with an old jungle temple ruin as the backdrop, pipe music and the sound of stones dropping as we play and of course the annoying conquistador Gonzo still infests the bottom of the game with his inane verbal outbursts and moon-walking or dancing. So can Gonzo here vanquish our quest to raise the old bankroll a bit?
On The Grid...
No scrolling reel of 4 symbols here and therefore the 2-7 random rows for each of the six columns on Gonzo's Quest Megaways slot means that 64-117649 ways are possible. The tiles can appear single or stacked and are removed when wins occur to be replaced from above in a cascade. As with the original, we retain the in-play multiplier for each successive winning cascade, 1x, 2x, 3x and 5x. You may also see Gonzo dance across the grid randomly to remove the low-value tiles to help you win, or not as the case may be. The 6-of-a-kind pays are split into high value Mask Icons with Red/Gold paying 15x bet, Blue 4x, Green 2x, Bronze 1.2x and Grey 1x. The 4 low-value Stone Heads pay 0.8 down to 0.5x for Green, Brown, Pink and Grey. Wild Question Mark tiles can appear on any reel, but only 2 can land in any one play with one in the first or last 3 reels or both halves. The good thing is that they remain on the grid for the duration of the play and don't get smashed like the other winning tiles.
You need 3 or more Gold Coin scatters but they must fall on consecutive reels from the first onward in a winning way. You can also have a Wild tile count in the way of 3. If you land 4, 5 or 6 scatters you get 3 extra spins for each and they can be retriggered too. In this scenario, if a Wild falls on the second half of the grid it will too count as a scatter if consecutive to the trigger already landed. The enhancement is triple pays via the multiplier which is now 3x, 6x, 9x and a maximum 15x for the third successive win onward. Some big potential here!
Gonzo's Quest Megaways slot keeps true to the original idea with the same good graphics, sounds and animations. As said, the multiplier system of the original base game and bonus is retained as well as the 96.00% RTP. The only 3 modifiers they added are the random low-value tile removal, allowing the Wild to substitute for a scatter and most importantly to help with big wins, the Wilds being sticky within each spin. The base game is quite fun, the free spins seldom disappoint and the 15x multiplier isn't that rare in the bonus although getting a good win while it's activated may be hard. If you liked the old Gonzo, you'll love this turbocharged version...Review by Gamingslots