In gaming industry, virtual reality is gaining popularity. This clearly shows that in the upcoming days online casinos will be next to benefit from this new technology. Swedish game provider NetEnt, famous for creating blockbuster slots games, are forcing this exploration forward with the world’s first online VR slot game (presumably some time in 2018). The game is called Gonzo’s Quest VR.
First ever VR experience:
NetEnt has initiated a competition among other casinos by launching their first ever VR game. This means we should expect to see more VR in online casino games, probably even before the year is up. NetEnt’s Gonzo Quest VR was announced at the ICE Totally Gaming conference in London at the beginning of February and was praised by the industry professionals in attendance.
Per Eriksson, NetEnt’s CEO said,
“We firmly believe that VR has a given place in the future of online gaming, based on our research and the trends that we monitor. We remain focused on delivering the ultimate entertainment experience by taking this first step towards developing our first real-money VR slot. This is a milestone for NetEnt and the gaming industry.”
Gonzalo Pizzaro is based on the historical character. A 16th-century real Spanish conquistador-Gonzo’s Quest shows a funny, 3-D animated version of the character setting off in search to find Eldorado, the fictional lost city of gold.
The game starts with a short, still entertaining, animated film informing you to Gonzo’s story, where he jumps ship to go off in search of gold on his own. After the video, you’re launched directly into the 5-reel, 20-payline game, and Gonzo takes his place to the left of the screen, where he lookouts and stays to see how much gold you win for him.
Gonzo’s Quest availability:
Like all up to date NetEnt games, this video slot is fully adjusted for mobile either iPhone or android and tablets. You can play anywhere you like but it requires an internet connection. The game moves perfectly on any device and playing on the go has never been more fun.
Gonzo’s Quest was the first game to introduce NetEnt’s advanced Avalanche feature when it was first released in November 2013. The heavy stone block symbols fall from above, and winning symbols burst, to be replaced by new falling symbols. This feature, along with the excellent visual experience, high variance and a bunch of exciting bonus features, makes this an unforgettable gaming experience that will make you keep coming back for more.
This game has symbols crashing down from above to stack on top of each other. This was sensational when the game was first released and has since been replicated by many other game providers.
If you keep hitting new winning combinations, this avalanche feature continues until you don’t hit a winning combo anymore. On the top right-hand side of the screen you’ll see a multiplier meter. Keep an eye on it, because for every consecutive avalanche your multiplier will increase from 1x up to 5x.
The wild symbol on Gonzo’s Quest is animated, and it appears at random on the reels. It can mimic all other symbols, including the Free Fall symbol, to increase and maximize your winnings on all the 20 paylines.
The free fall/free spin feature also comes with an animation, where you can see Gonzo go through the gateway, and towards the shining golden pyramid in the background. You can re-trigger more free spins by landing 3 or more free fall symbols in the free fall rounds.
Gonzo’s Quest max winning amount:
There is no progressive or local jackpot to be found on this game, but you can still take home some serious winnings on Gonzo’s Quest. The max coins you can win is 187 500. If you play with the maximum bet of £50, you can win as much as £125,000 on one single spin.
Pros and Cons:
The provider of the game is legendary NetEnt Game which have successful games on their chart. Gonzo has amazing 3D graphics and animations, an Avalanche feature (Cascading wins), an exciting free fall free spins feature and last but not the least is high variance which means bigger wins. So far, the only drawback is that High Variance is not for everyone.
Pixies of the Forest commented:
“This is one good looking game that knocks the spots off the competition. This design excellence extends to the soundtrack too, which is a multi-layered sonic production that really does sync up with the game’s action. It’s definitely one of the defining games of the last decade and we can guarantee you’ll have a lot of fun on its reels, no matter what kind of playing style you like to adopt.”
“What you can usually count on with Net Entertainment is that you’re going to not only play games that are stunning in terms of their visual effects, but also have the right combination of 3D effects and sounds that make it a full entertainment experience.”
Overall, Gonzo’s Quest is a very entertaining game that most people love to play again and again. Of course, you need to handle the high volatility of this game to be able to enjoy it. It’s not easy for everyone to wait longer periods of time between wins. If you have the patience and the bankroll however, this game will reward you plenty for it, and the Free Fall Free Spins feature is always there waiting to be started.