Gonzita's Quest Review
No one could've imagined that after the success of Gonzo's Quest, they'd bring in his sister to take over the reins. Everyone knows Gonzo as the tough but loveable iGaming legend, but it's time for his sister to take the spotlight in Gonzita's Quest.
Developed by Red Tiger Gaming, Gonzita follows in the footsteps of her brother as she searches through Aztec temples in search of hidden treasures and a wealth full of riches. Playing on 5-reels with 20 paylines, this medium to high volatility slot boasts free spins and avalanches leading to eye-catching wins.
The graphics are similar to the previous Gonzo slots with high-quality backgrounds filled with animations. To the left of the reels, there is Gonzita who looks similar to Gonzo but looks more like a femme fatale than a boisterous explorer. She reacts to moments on the reels and definitely makes her brother proud with her reactions.
In the background, there is an Aztec temple followed by different totems on the reels that fit in well with the theme. However, the overall design is nothing compared to the charm of Gonzita. She even sits on her own cool looking throne throughout the bonus round which is hilarious to see.
The music and audio are exactly what you'd expect with magical and mystical sounds throughout spins. We're glad that Gonzita even has her own dialogue and audible reactions making her come to life even more. The highlight for us was her doing the macarena after a huge win (which was hilarious to see).
Whilst we loved the design, the gameplay definitely felt like it was lacking at times. It almost felt like a stripped-down version of the original game without the multipliers which feels cheap and left us with a sour taste in our mouths.
There is a free spins round and avalanches - but that's about it. Players looking for the next innovation in the series will be severely disappointed with this slot. That's not to say the gameplay is bad, but we were definitely expecting more.
The original slot had a mediocre win potential of 95.97% in RTP mixed with a maximum win of 3,750x the stake - but times have changed since then. Sadly, Red Tiger Gaming disagrees with a ridiculous maximum win of 2,580x the stake which is even lower than the original game that came out in 2013. Almost 10 years later, Gonzita's Quest has an even lower maximum win which does not make any logical sense.
If the maximum win was not insulting enough to players, this medium to high volatility slot contains an RTP of 95.66% which is even lower than the original slot. It definitely feels like Red Tiger Gaming just wanted to release a quick cash grab of a slot for the Gonzo series and this slot is just a novelty.
Gonzita's Quest could've been one of the biggest games of 2022 and could've rivalled the mighty Money Train 3. This could have been possible if Red Tiger Gaming actually put thought into the gameplay and win potential statistics.
The design is nothing bad and actually brings Gonzita to life quite well, the lack of multipliers and decent win statistics definitely brings down the experience of the slot. This slot feels like a quick way for Red Tiger Gaming to bring in revenue and that does not sit well with us. The gameplay is not bad but compared to the rest of the series, it feels like it's lacking.
Fans of Gonzo's Quest should definitely give Gonzita's Quest a quick spin, but we recommend sticking to the original slot for a better experience. If there is a Gonzita's Quest sequel, hopefully, the developers will take note of Gonzo's Quest Megaways instead.