July 8, 2021
Credit where it’s due; Evolution is the master of innovation in the live casino world. After months of teasing and promises, the company finally announced on June 9, 2021, that Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt would be going live.
This ground-breaking game is the first of a kind to mix the gameplay features of live casino and online slots, with the VR (Virtual Reality) mode offering a brand-new game dimension. So, are you ready for the action?
First of all, the game features all the fun and intrigues of the Gonzo’s Quest video slot released in 2013 by NetEnt. In the revamped live game, players will assist Gonzo to complete another mission. But this time, you’ll have a live game host to guide you through the game. The game is the first-ever from Evolution to employ NetEnt IP after acquiring the brand late last year.
In the gameplay, players will be tasked with unraveling the hidden treasures inside the giant 70-stone wall. But that’s just the tip of it. The latest version sees the world’s most famous adventurer, Gonzo, come alive as a VR character and join players and the live host in the treasure hunt. As said, you can use a VR headset to enjoy an immersive live experience like never before.
Before anything else, players need first to decide the stones they’d like to collect in the vast wall. On the betting grid, you’ll choose from six differently colored stones, with each stone having a payout value connected to it. The payouts are 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 20x, and 65x the initial stake. As usual, higher value multipliers are less likely to find.
Next, you’ll proceed to select the picks to buy. Players buy a maximum of 20 picks for each game round. With each pick, you can choose a single stone during the gameplay. So, the more picks you buy, the higher your chances of finding the right stone. But still, this comes at a price.
For example, you can wager $20 to find the 4x stone on the wall in five picks. Now, this would mean you need a $100 bankroll ($20 x 5). Therefore, get your bankroll size right before playing this game.
Gonzo’s Quest Treasure Hunt is not only about entertainment and VR shows. Here, the Prize Drops feature can increase winnings up to 20,000x the individual stone. As soon as Gonzo turns the golden key, extra payouts are added. At this point, you’ll see bonus prizes at the wall’s top, which can drop down to a randomly chosen stone if there is an opening in the bottom row.
If this happens, one of the following things may occur:
The bonus prizes will add to the hidden stone value between 3 and 100 every time.
2x to 10x multipliers may appear, increasing all visible wall values.
A Re-Drop icon may appear, triggering a new Prize Drops round. This adds extra excitement and opportunity to add to the prize value.
According to Todd Haushalter, Chief Product Officer at Evolution, this is the first product from the company that combines the best of Evolution and NetEnt. He said that the company is excited to partner with the amazing NetEnt innovative staff since the acquisition.
Meanwhile, Haushalter added that introducing the most famous online slots character to their live casino players is only the start. He continues that the game is the first ever to give gamers complete control over the game strategies and potential outcomes. This, he said, is proof enough of Evolution’s commitment to providing players a brand-new gaming experience.
One thing is certain; even if you haven’t visited the original Gonzo’s world before, this innovative release will undoubtedly make you want to enter, stay, and conquer.
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