Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt is a ground-breaking online live game show and the world’s first live casino game to bring together live and slots-style gameplay, and the first with the option to play in VR mode.
You join Gonzo and the game host on a quest searching for hidden treasures against the stunning backdrop of an ancient Incan world. The game’s main feature is a giant wall with 70 stones, and this is where you will be searching for prizes.
You will search for hidden treasures by selecting stones on the wall where Prize Drops adds excitement to the game with supersized winnings of up to 20,000 per individual stone!
Gonzo's Treasure Hunt Features
Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt Live is played by betting on one or more of six betting stones and then guessing the positions of those stones by making selections before all is revealed. You can join the hunt from 10 – 10,000 credits per round on desktop, tablet or mobile. Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt Live is a medium-volatility live game show with an RTP range of 96.35% to 96.56%, depending on which treasure stones you place bets on.
A virtual Gonzo and studio host dressed in explorer gear team up to explain, excite and entertain during the show. Set in a virtual Inca temple of the Americas overlooking mountain tops and low-level clouds of the Amazon jungle, a stone puzzle wall with a keyhole face plays centre focus and highlights the play area. Gonzo dances and brings a touch of entertainment trying to pick diamonds from the skulls, just beyond his small stature. Pan-pipes and the familiar sounds of Gonzo’s Quest add to the atmosphere of the impressive virtual realm.
Not only is Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt visually appealing but it’s also loaded with special features. There is so much to this adventure live slot than meets the eye at first sight.
- RTP – Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt payback percentage is 96.56%. In comparison with similar live game shows, the RTP is substantial. To put it into perspective, the developer’s Crazy Time optimal RTP is 96.08%.
- Bonus Prizes – Initially, each stone is given a value between 1x and 65x. Ideally, you can end up with 20,000x your stake!
- Multiplier – Multipliers play a crucial role as without them; you cannot hit the max jackpot in Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt.
- Re-Drop – When Gonzo turns the key, more Prize Drops come your way. Three can be a maximum of 10 Re-Drops.
How To Play Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt
A wall of stones containing 70 squares will be presented to you and each stone will contain a multiplier between x1 and x65. The squares will be uncovered at the end of the game round and your objective will be to find the multiplier you have bet on beforehand.
Select Stones And Picks On The Wall
Bet on up to six coloured stone blocks with a different value attached, from 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 20x, all the way up to 65x.
These will be the stones you will try to find on the wall. It is possible to bet on a single symbol but also on several stones simultaneously.
Choose up to twenty picks on the Treasure Wall that you think will reveal one of the multipliers you have bet on.
- Brown Stone: multiplier x1, is present 27 times on the wall.
- Orange Stone: multiplier x2, is present 20 times on the wall.
- Purple Stone: multiplier x4, occurs 12 times on the wall.
- Green Stone: multiplier x8, occurs 7 times on the wall.
- Blue Stone: multiplier x20, occurs 3 times on the wall.
- Red Stone: multiplier x65, appears 1 times on the wall.
Of course, the bigger the payout, the lower your chance of winning. This part is largely similar to other Evolution specialty live casino games. Specifically, Live Dream Catcher immediately.
The total bet you’ll place is the number of picks multiplied by the total value of the stones. When that is settled, all 70 stones are shuffled and hidden. The countdown timer starts, and the Treasure Hunt begins!
Each player, therefore, goes on a different treasure hunt, based on their unique choices.
The Prize Drop
Once the picking phase of the Treasure Hunt is over with, Gonzo himself will turn a key to initiate the Price Drop feature. You will see prizes slide in on top of the stone wall, and these will be between +3 and +100. The prizes drop down if there is an opening, and add their values to random hidden stones on the wall. There will be between 0 and 7 prize drops per round.
In addition to the prize drops, multiplier stones between 2x and 10x will sometimes slide in on the prize reel. The multiplier values will apply to all visible prize drop values on the wall, but only if there is an opening below that they can drop down into. You can also get up to 10 Re-drops per round, meaning that new prize drops can be triggered after the initial drop is finished.
The stones can gain some serious value via all these drops and multipliers, and at the very most you can win 20,000x your stake from a single stone. As the game ends, all stones are revealed, and you get to see if you picked the stone (or stones) you placed your bet at in the beginning.
There are three types of bonuses during the Prize Drop:
- Bonus Prizes: add to the value of the hidden stones between 3 and 100.
- Multipliers: a multiplier will multiply all visible bonus values by the amount shown. They vary from 2x to 10x.
- Re-Drop: the Re-Drop symbol triggers a new Prize Drop. As a result, one stone on the wall can receive several bonus prizes and multipliers. Re-Drops can occur up to 10 times.
The Big Reveal
Each stone on the wall with its price is revealed and matched to the bets you made at the beginning. Stones that you have bet on and have correctly identified on the wall are highlighted, revealing the prize value that will be applied to your bet. Winning picks are highlighted gold while failed ones change to cracked stones.
Of course, your winnings will be potentially increased by upgrades made by Gonzo!
Finally, all successful bets are added together including the stake amount and your total prize amount is displayed in the middle of the screen.
After all Prize Drop bonuses are played out and all payouts are awarded, the round starts again. At the end of each round, a list of winners scrolls past the bottom left corner of the screen.
Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt RTP
The theoretical RTP for Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt is 96.56%.
The RTP’s for the individual stones are all roughly the same, which means the game has been balanced to give the same type of playing experience and return, regardless of the stone you have bet on.
This doesn’t mean the frequencies of the wins are the same, as they depend on your ability to find the stones you have bet on.
What the RTP tells me, is the game is likely to be highly volatile, with regular small wins the occasional 100x plus win, and very rare 1000x wins.
Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt FAQ
What Is The Rtp Of Gonzo's Treasure Hunt
The game’s RTP of 96.56 % is well above average, and also higher than the original Gonzo’s Quest.
What Is The Biggest Win Possible
You can win up to 20,000x your stake from a single stone in Gonzo's Treasure Hunt Live.
How Does The Prize Drop Feature Work
After bets have been placed, and stones selected, Gonzo initiates the Prize Drop feature. This basically adds random values up to +100 to random hidden stones, and the process can repeat many times. In addition, all prize drops in view can be multiplied by up to 10x.
Can I Play Gonzo’S Treasure Hunt Live For Free
There is no widely available demo mode for Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt Live, so you will not be able to play for Free. While this is a NetEnt collaboration the game is produced by Evolution, who as a rule don’t offer free play on their live casino games.
We won't beat around the bush, this game is incredibly simple when it actually comes to core gameplay, it's essentially a beefed-up pick and click mini-game that you might find in any online slot game bonus round, and is essentially the same as the Cash Hunt bonus found in Crazy Time.
That all being said, we're not complaining! Gonzo's Treasure Hunt looks fantastic, is fun to play and genuinely kept us entertained for a fair while. We'd most certainly recommend giving it a go if you've not already tried it.