Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt Live
Most of us will have heard of Gonzo’s QuestTM, one of the most popular online slots by Netent. While online slots are not (yet) fully legalised in South Africa you can’t play it yet on licensed betting sites.
You don’t have to miss out any longer and can go on an epic adventure with Gonzo by playing Gonzo’s Treasure HuntTM Live.
Gonzo’s Treasure HuntTM overview
Gonzo’s Treasure HuntTM Live is the first collaboration of Evolution and its slot entity Netent. It is based on the very popular story of Gonzo, a Spanish explorer, who is looking to find the lost stash of gold in the Incan city of El Dorado. But compared to the online slot, Gonzo’s Treasure HuntTM Live is a unique combination of live dealer and RNG slot gameplay. Think of this online live game as being in one big slots bonus round.
Like in the online slot Gonzo’s Quest you will go on a special treasure hunt in Gonzo’s Live. This time Gonzo is joined by a fun game host and the three of you will search for the hidden treasures on a giant wall with 70 stones.
Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt Live is offering a unique gaming experience and is completely personalised to you and your selected stones and picks. Therefore, while there might be hundreds of people playing at the same time, each player will have their own experience.
How to play Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt
The game can be divided into 4 parts:
1) The Betting Round
During the betting time of 12 seconds you place your bets. To join the game you firstly need to decide which treasures/stones you want to discover on the wall. You can select one or more treasure stones. The stones have 6 different colours: brown, orange, purple, green, blue and red. Each colour reflects a certain paymout value (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 20x and 65x). The higher the payout value of a stone the less often it appears on the wall as per the below table:
Next you will need to choose how many chances/picks you will need to discover your selected stones. You can buy up to 20 picks per game round.
Your total bet amount will be number of chosen picks multiplied by the total value of the bets placed on the treasure stones. For example, if you place R5 and R10 on two different stones and choose 4 picks your total bet amount is (R5+R10) x 4 = R60.
2) The Treasure Hunt
After you have made your decision and placed your bets it is time to start playing and hunting for treasures (and big payouts). All stones on the wall are shuffled and flipped so the values are hidden. Then the countdown clock starts ticking. For every pick you bought you can now select one stone on the wall by clicking or tapping on it. The aim is to guess where on the wall your selected stones are hidden. In case you don’t make all your picks manually within the given time the game randomly picks stones for you. Of course you can also let the game decide for you straight away by letting the countdown clock expire.
3) The Prize Drop
Wait, there is more. The game features Prize Drops which can massivley increase your winnings. The Prize Drop feature is activated by Gonzo when turning the big golden key and contains the following:
- Bonus prizes with a value between 3 to 100 will appear at the top of the wall. If there is an opening in the row below the prize ist will drop down and stop randomly. This increases the prize value of the stone it has landed on.
- Multipliers between 2x and 10x. If there is a gap for the multiplier to drop it will be applied to all visible bonus prizes on the wall.
- Per game round up to 10 Re-drops can appear in addition. A re-drop repeats the prize drop round for even more bonuses.
The maximum amount a single stone can reach during the Prize Drop feature is 20,000.
4) The Big Reveal
The game round ends when all stones are revealed and matched to the bets you made. The more matches you have the bigger your win will be.
For even more excitement you can also play Gonzo Live in Virtual Reality mode with a VR headset.
Where to play Gonzo’s Treasure HuntTM Live
Ready to start your unique live game treasure hunt? Then head straight over to one of the best betting sites. All of the below bookies feature Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt Live and also many other Evolution game titles.
The game is available on all devices but it is optimised especially for mobile devices. And if you have a VR headset you should definitely try the Virtual Reality mode.
The maximum payout for all your winnings for a single betting round is set to R10,000,000. Please also check the bet limits table in the game.
Gonzo’s Treasure HuntTM has usually bet limits of R1-R2,500.
During the prize drop the maximum amount a single stone can get is 20,000.
Gonzo’s Treasure HuntTM is the first live dealer casino game that allows you to play in Virtual Reality (VR) mode. To do so and fully immerse yourself in the game you need a VR headset with controller to interact with the game.
Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt has a theoretical Return to Player of 96.56%. Different stone colours have a slightly different RTP.
Live casino games can’t usually be played for free. But you can always access the live stream to watch and familiarise yourself with Gonzo live before placing your real money bets. All you need to access the game is a registered account with one of the licensed betting sites.
Strategy and Tips
While placing your bets you have to choose the stones you want to reveal and the number of picks you want. The more of both you select the higher your chances to win. But keep an eye on your total bet amount. To ease ourselves into this game we placed bets on the lower value brown and orange stones and selected a lot of picks.
Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt – Game review summary
Overall, Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt is a very appealing and fun game. It is categorised as a live game due to the live presenter and the chat player interaction functionality. Aside from these everything is animated. That is very different to standard live casino games and a complete first. The game itself is powered by an RNG engine, very much like a standard online slot. Therefore, unlike in other live dealer games, there are no statistics or past result. If you like Gonzo’s Quest and live presenters than this hybrid game is definitely worth trying.
Another game with a slightly similar live treasure hunt is Crazy Time. In the Cash Hunt bonus round you also have to pick tiles to unveil the cash reward. Whatever game you play, we wish you best of luck to find big wins.