- Written by Vladislav Dibrov
Gonzo's Quest slot
The deeply hidden secrets and great treasures that have remained since the time of the ancient civilizations and it continues exciting the imagination of not only scientists but also enterprising adventurers. Gonzo's Quest slot will open one of the most exciting puzzles to you, embodying on its screen the mystical city of El Dorado which is built, according to popular belief, from gold and precious stones. The RTP (return to player percentage) is 95.97%. Firstly, you can play in the demo mode of this machine on the top of this page for free and without registration. Note, that despite the age of the slot it is still trendy among players and creates a large prize pool for winnings.
Personal tester's opinion about Gonzo's Quest slot
Gonzo's Quest slot - like a logo of the Netent company. It is more than ten years old, but still very popular among players. The reason is high volatility and potential of winning. Note, that this machine likes the stakes of €2 and €10. It is so popular despite the age, that Microgaming even created its clone, named it - Jungle Jim El Dorado. During the tests (120,000 spins) my biggest winning has reached 823x. The probability of hit any winning next is equal to 40.36%. According to the statistics, "the bonus free spins feature" is triggering every 163rd spin (0,66%). Gonzo's Quest can be good (if it is Hot) for completing the wagering (rating is 5.15 from 10). Note that it wouldn't show the current mood directly (if it is on Hot or Cold). Every of the bonus features can be successful and give you 300x + winning. Check out the possibility of winning on every wave and discover your chances on maximum multipliers.
Review and recommendations by the testing team
- In the main game, the slot often gives out winning combinations with small wins for several bets, and long spins series without a win are compensated with an expensive combination or the bonus free spins feature. The possibility of getting a huge win is available not only in the bonus game, but also in the main one, and due to the high multiplayer, the slot usually gives the big win in the bonus game.
- The slot rarely triggers the bonus free spins feature. Usually triggering comes in a series of 2-3 features with small spins intervals. After such wave, it comes a break of thousand spins without any features triggering.
- Wins on the bonus free spins feature are usually not high, and their average value ranges from 20x to 100x total bets. At the same time, the slot has the potential of issuing winning combinations of 300x total bets and higher, and this potential is sometimes realized.
Gonzo's Quest can be recommended for games with bonus money. But it is necessary to follow slot behavior closely (Hot or Cold), since in some gaming sessions it was observed that it keeps the balance very well at the beginning, creating an illusion for the player, and then carefully, giving small combinations or makes longer series of spins without a win. After, it takes money from the player’s balance to the casino. In such situations, we would recommend ending the game. When playing with real money, the recommendations are similar.
Netent declares the following probabilities
- The total percentage of the return to the slot is 95.97%. Of these, 65.3% are paid in the usual spins and 30.7% during the bonus free games.
- The probability of any winning in the usual spins is 41.1%. In the bonus free falls feature - 54.4%.
- The probabilities of any winning in a row in the main and bonus games:
- First time - 41.1% (54.4% in the bonus).
- First avalanche - 12.5% (25.2%).
- Second - 3,1% (11,5%).
- Third - 0.5% (4.7%).
- Fourth - 0,03% (1,7%).
- Fifth - 0,03% (0,6%).
- Sixth - no (0.2%).
- Seventh - no (0.05%).
- Eighth - no (0.007%).
- The maximum winnings in the usual spins with a bet of 1 coin per pay line is 37 500 coins, and in total - 62 500 coins.
Hidden parameters and settings of Gonzo's Quest slot (data from testing)
- The frequency of falling of the bonus is statistically every 163rd spin (0.66%). This is regular numbers, but Gonzo's Quest not following the stats straightly. Sometimes you wouldn't see a bonus for 2000 spins and sometimes you will get several in 100 spins.
- The probability of a hit (any winning) is 40,36%. Here you will often win but in small amounts.
- Distribution of the winnings is 68% in the main game and 32% in the bonus. Note, if you finish your session without catching a free spins feature - you will lose around 30% of your stakes.
- The maximum payout during the tests was 823x — serious winning for the high-volatility slot by Netent.
- The average winning from the bonus was 52x. The free spins feature has massive winning potential but uses it rarely. Note, that we have won 823x in the bonus feature during testing and still the statistical numbers came to 52x at the end (we have made 120 000 spins in total).
- Volatility is 9,07 out of 20 (from average to high).
- Cycle length is long. If the machine is cold - leave it. It can be costly to try to pass all cycle through. Gonzo's Quest can be ruthless with such type of gambling.
- The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 5,15 out of 10. This machine is not fitting (in total) for wagering, in my opinion. Some testers in the team think the opposite.
- RTP of 95.97% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation of winning at the casino.
- Provider – NetEnt.
- The number of reels is 5.
- The number of pay lines is 20.
- The cost of one coin is from 0.01 to 1.0.
- The number of coins per line is from 1 to 5.
- The range of bet sizes is from 0.20 to 100.
- The maximum winnings are 93 750 coins.
- Wild symbol - yes.
- Scatter symbol (gold coin) - yes.
- Volatility is from average to high.
- Free spins feature – yes (triggered by three gold coins in the pay-line from left to right).
- RTP at this slot is 95.97%.
How to win at Gonzo's Quest slot machine? (conclusion)
This NetEnt online casino game is one of the most popular of this provider. It will be "hot" most of the time, but we recommend testing it in a demo mode before depositing money. It is so popular because of its high dispersion and the potential for big winnings. After the tests, we believe the slot "likes" bets (in our opinion, do not claim to be 100% true) €2 and €10. It is not necessary to wait for the bonus (free spins) to make a big winning, as this slot machine has good potential in the main game. The bonus is a little dangerous here, you can wait for 1000 to 2000 spins or give it 3-5 times for 100 spins. The large payouts in it are rare, but there is still a huge potential. Be very careful, because, at the beginning of your game, the slot machine can give you some money (just to bind you) and then slowly can bring you to zero balance. For the bonus hunters, this slot game has many opinions. Some people think it's good to make bonus money, others have a radically different opinion, that's why we put it in the middle.