Few more weeks for Gonzo’s Gold™ video slot to arrive
Rumours are that another NetEnt slot is going to be launched in December this year. I truly hoped for a more lively slot planning with the summer holidays behind us. But so far, it’s two new NetEnt slots for the last quarter of the year 2021. One of them officially announced with the Gonzo’s Gold™ video slot launch date set for October 14th. In this video slot, we see NetEnt’s most familiar slot character back on the reels. This time with a 5×5 grid and a good number of features that are fan favourite hallmarks of the NetEnt video slots.
What to expect of the Gonzo’s Gold™ video slot?
With more details popping up as time crawls slowly to the launch date of the upcoming Gonzo’s Gold™ video slot, we keep getting a better picture of what to expect. It’s becoming clear that the sequel to Gonzo’s Quest™ differs from the original.
In the first leg of the Gonzo’s slot series, you went on a quest with Spanish explorer Gonzo for the lost city of Gold in the middle of the jungle. I don’t know what happened in the meantime, but it seems you two ended up in an Incan temple.
You went for gold in Gonzo’s Quest™, you find your gold in the upcoming Gonzo’s Gold™ video slot. A complete new adventure awaits. Gonzo delves deep within the Incan temple, close to unlocking riches of gold. All that’s left, is to get past the falling stones. Does he manage? Will you join him again? And if you do, what can you expect from the gameplay?
The Gonzo’s Quest™ gameplay is hard to beat! But let’s keep an open mind, as if we don’t know how incredible Gonzo’s Quest™ gameplay is.
Gonzo’s Gold™ video slot gameplay
The 5×3 layout as seen in the Gonzo’s Quest™ video slot extends to a 5×5 grid. This means that you can expect two more rows. Does this mean more winnings too?
With the volatility going from medium/high to high for the Gonzo’s Gold™ video slot, you can expect fewer wins. But I don’t expect big differences. Maybe fewer wins, although higher wins. The question is if you would even notice the difference. However, NetEnt’s promise is the following:
The original Gonzo’s Quest™ (released 2011, one of the most successful online slots ever made, and a legend in its own right) was highly innovative, also being one of the first slots to use cascading symbols in place of the conventional reel. This slot, on the other hand, keeps things simple and sweet (the sweetness being the enticingly high win potential that can be found in the game, especially in Free Spins).
What about the 20 pay lines? There must be a change as well, with 2 extra rows available? You’re right! These 2 extra rows accommodate NetEnt’s popular Cluster Pays™ mechanic. This mechanic revolves around clusters of the same symbols.
A symbol is part of a cluster if it is horizontally or vertically adjacent to the same symbol. Three or more high win symbols or four or more low win symbols appearing in a cluster award a win.
This is it when it comes to video slot layout and video slot mechanics. But the sequel to Gonzo’s Quest™ would fail instantly without at least a few good slot features. Leaves me to explain what video slot features have been installed within the Gonzo’s Gold™ video slot to make this slot worth it!
Gonzo’s Gold™ features
Gonzo’s Quest™ appeared at the NetEnt Casinos in 2011, and now, a decade later, Evolution Group found him a new adventure. This time, we’ll find him in an Incan temple. The Avalanche feature made way for the Cluster Pays mechanism while NetEnt added an extra 2 rows.
But what we want to know is what is going to keep us entertained when we play the Gonzo’s Gold™ video slot as soon as it arrives at the NetEnt Casinos? Do we get Free Spins and what else?
Free Spins feature
Gonzo offered Free Falls in Gonzo’s Quest™, but in Gonzo’s Gold™ slot it will be just Free Spins. Same, same, but different! Since the upcoming game is designed to be more simple and straight forward, it’s simply 3 Scatters that award you the 10 Free Spins available.
More Scatters involved in the activation of the Free spins feature, result in a higher Multiplier:
3 Scatters = x2
4 Scatters = x20
5 Scatters = x200
Yes, when 5 Scatters activate Free Spins, all your wins are multiplied with a x200 Multiplier! Now I think we start to see what makes the Gonzo’s Gold™ slot worth it!
Golden Symbol Expansion
There’s one more feature we need to discuss. Before Free Spins start, NetEnt reveals a pick-and-click feature. With one click, you find out what will be the Golden Symbol Expansion symbol.
Two or more horizontally or vertically adjacent Expanding Symbols appearing on the reels will expand. They expand to take over the entire row or reel respectively. So remember well what Golden Symbol Expansion symbol NetEnt awards you with.
You will look forward to find your Expansion symbol on the reels during Free Spins! Expanding symbols help you on your quest and bring you closer to unlocking the long-lost riches of the Incas.