Gonzo's Quest Megaways
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Gonzo's Quest Megaways by Red Tiger to be released this summer is a 6-reel & 7-row online slot with 117,649 Megaways and a 96.00% RTP. This is a Spanish history-themed game offering players a max win of up to 20000x their stake. Gonzo's Quest Megaways can be played on all devices from €0.10 to €100 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
The biggest wins come from the Free Falls bonus round which comes with win multipliers of up to 15x. Saying that, with the Avalanche mechanic, 117,649 ways to pay, and win multipliers of up to 5x available during the base game, big wins are possible at any time. This slot also comes with a couple of brand new features to spice things up even more.
Community Big Wins
- Increasing Win Multipliers
- Unbreakable Wilds
- Free Falls
An Avalanche takes place each time a winning combination of symbols lands. Once the win has been calculated, the winning symbols explode to be replaced by symbols falling from above. Avalanches continue on the same spin credit until no new wins are formed.
Increasing Win Multipliers
A win multiplier is applied to every winning Avalanche, with the value of that multiplier increasing for the first four Avalanche wins of a spin. Any subsequent wins have the highest of those multipliers applied to them. The multiplier is reset to 1x after the winning streak comes to an end. The multipliers applied are different for the base game and the Free Falls bonus game.
Base Game Win Multipliers
- 1st Avalanche: 1x multiplier
- 2nd Avalanche: 2x multiplier
- 3rd Avalanche: 3x multiplier
- 4+ Avalanche: 5x multiplier
Free Falls Win Multipliers
- 1st Avalanche: 3x multiplier
- 2nd Avalanche: 6x multiplier
- 3rd Avalanche: 9x multiplier
- 4+ Avalanche: 15x multiplier
A new, random base game feature, the onset of an ‘Earthquake’ is heralded by the screen shaking. During the Earthquake feature, all low-value symbols crack and disintegrate to be replaced by only high-value symbols.
Unbreakable Wilds are a brand new feature for Gonzo’s Quest Megaways. It is possible to land up to 2 wild symbols per spin, one on the first 3 reels and one on the second two reels. Unlike wilds in other Megaways slots, Unbreakable Wilds do not disappear after forming part of a winning combination. Instead, they remain in place, ready to assist in future winning combinations from subsequent Avalanches. Another plus point for the Unbreakable Wild is that it can substitute for a bonus symbol to help trigger Free Falls.
As in the original game, the Free Fall bonus round is triggered by 3 Free Fall symbols on a win way They work in the same way as the original in that 9 Free Falls are awarded for landing 3 bonus symbols and that the same win mechanic and pay lines in play. However, as already noted, the win multipliers applied to consecutive winning Avalanches are considerably more rewarding.
Also, as already noted, the Unbreakable Wilds can form part of a triggering number of bonus symbols. Another improvement made from the original is that if the triggering spin brings more than 3 bonus symbols then an additional 3 Free Falls are added for each extra bonus symbol above 3. Additional Free Falls can also be won within the bonus game.
Design & Symbols
The design has remained as true to the original as is humanely possible whilst incorporating a Megaways-sized reel set. The wall which makes up the gameboard is a little higher, there are a couple more symbols, and the colours and all-round definition are a little bolder and brighter. Other than that, and a couple of animations, it is identical to the original Gonzo’s Quest. The fact that it looks great is more a testament to the design team who put together such a timeless looking slot back in 2011 than to those working on the rebuild in 2020. No offence intended of course, as the tweaks and additions they have made do subtly improve the aesthetics without highlighting any obvious changes. Gonzo himself is still very much in situ, performing his little dances and providing his other comical movements and noises.
The low-value symbols are the same faces etched into different coloured stones with the addition of a new low-value symbol, a mans facial profile on a green rock. Similarly, the high-value symbols use the same 4 stone face masks etched into stones with one new symbol. The new symbol is the highest paying regular symbol and is a grey stone mask with red jewels for a crown, red earrings and gold lips and eyes. This symbol pays 15x the bet size for 6 along a win way. The wilds are silver discs encircling golden question marks, and the Free Falls bonus symbols are golden shields.
Our Thoughts on Gonzo’s Quest Megaways
If you liked Gonzo’s Quest, you’ll love Gonzo’s Quest Megaways. It is as simple as that. With one of the most popular slots of all time, a true upgrade such as this is surely a recipe for success? Even more visually appealing than the original, and with boosts to the original features, not to mention additional features, this is a thoroughly enjoyable slot to play. Some might argue that the win multipliers could be higher or even unlimited as with a lot of Megaways slots. I disagree, I feel that remaining true to the original slot as much as possible works perfectly in this instance. The way the slot plays, there’s no need to go beyond the 15x multiplier to access big wins.
I can’t see Gonzo’s Quest Megaways being anything other than a big hit. In many ways, it is the perfect game for a Megaways upgrade.