The seasoned online slots players out there will know that with the amount of games out there, it helps to find a game with something unique so as to hold onto your interest while you are playing. Producing a game with a specific theme and even a story is one way of setting up the premise that will lure players in and hopefully get them to stick around a bit longer.
One example of this is Gonzo's Quest, a slots game developed by NetEnt. Gonzo's Quest is a slots game with a story. It follows the journey of the titular character, a Spanish explorer in the 16th century, as he searches for the lost city of gold, the mythical El Dorado. Despite being a mere slots game, Gonzo's Quest includes a short intro before you start playing, briefly explaining the character's background as a member of a shipping expedition in Peru. In the short clip, we see him snatch the map from the captain's desk, abandon ship and begin his very own search for the fortune. It is quite an elaborate setup for a slots game.
The gameplay itself focuses on five reels and twenty paylines. The symbols are various multi-coloured stone slabs with different faces carved into them that fall from above to form a wall. As the wall falls into place, you can catch a glimpse of a golden temple in the background. When you land on a payline, you will see the stone slabs that are there crumble into pieces and disappear and these are subsequently replaced by new ones. This causes even more wins to be accumulated and also builds up the player's multiplier. There are also Free Fall symbols too which lead to more free spins.
Gonzo's Quest slot has proved to be an enduring hit in the online gambling world. Despite being a game that was first released in 2010, it is NetEnt's first platinum game and continues to be played and reap rewards for its players at the time of writing. Its popularity is easily understood as its a visually impressive game, from the outline of Gonzo himself, to the detailed backrgound and the carefully-carved stone slabs. All this is backed with a mix of Spanish guitars and Peruvian panpipes for musical accompaniment and, overall, it has a nice feeling to it.
You can win big with this game so if you're interested, why not give it a go? There are plenty of places where you can try it for free if you're not entirely sold just yet.