With the untold thousands of different slot games available online, it can be hard to find one that is fun, engaging, and ultimately worthwhile at the end of the day. On top of that, many online slot machines are only offered from one specific site, so finding enough information about a single one can often be difficult.
So that’s why today I’m going to focus on an online slot machine called Gonzo’s Quest. It’s been out since 2011 and has actually managed to find a home on many different online casino websites, so there’s a half decent chance most online gamblers will have the opportunity to give it a go. As with all online slot machines, it has a theme. The theme in question is that you are a Spanish conquistador, inspired by the real explorer Gonzalo Pizarro, and the quest in question is the search for El Dorado, the lost city of gold.
So, let’s see if this is a quest worth embarking on.
In this slot game, there are five reels that are three tiles high and 20 paylines, meaning there are 20 different combinations of tiles that will result in you making some money. It’s a medium variance slot, so sites like Temple Slots Casino choose this game to even out their more low-risk and high-risk games. Instead of a spinning reel typical of slot machines, each individual tile falls into place from above as opposed to a spinning reel that stops after a certain amount of time. If a winning combination is found, the tiles in question will be eliminated and more tiles will be allowed to fall from above. This can create chain reactions where a single roll results in multiple winning paylines developing.
My Experience With Gonzo’s Quest
So now that I had the full briefing and watched the introductory video, it was time to see how my experience with Gonzo’s Quest would go. From a purely aesthetic point, the visuals and sounds are on point. The game actually feels responsive and every time you have a winning payline the tiles are very clearly shown so there’s never a feeling like I don’t know what’s going on while the payout goes higher and higher and the game does its thing. Having the tiles drop in as opposed to having to spin each time is fantastic. On top of that, since new tiles are introduced every time a winning combination is made, you essentially are always entitled to at least a slight form of “bonus roll” each winning turn. Each successive winning payline has an effect on the winnings multiplier, so it’s a great way to have your winnings add up fast.
It’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing and engaging online slot machines out there, I pay very quick attention to each roll as it happens as opposed to just waiting to play again like I do with some other slot machines. The game pays out at a fairly consistent rate on top of all of that, so even when I walk away a few dollars poorer the overall entertainment experience is always worth it.
If you’re interested in a slot machine game that breaks the norms expected from the genre, Gonzo’s quest fits the bill nicely. On top of it all, it is extremely simple to learn and understand, I really like that aspect of the game since I’ve played too many slot machines where I just press a button and hope money shows up at the end of the roll.