NetEnt’s Narcos Slot Review

Narcos is a NetEnt slot with 5 reels and 243 ways which is based on the Netflix series that tells the story of the most powerful drug lords of all time – Pablo Escobar. With a gritty feel, it comes with plenty of bonus features including drive by shootings for wilds, a Locked Up feature where you collect symbols to win cash prizes and free spins. Central to the action is the Walking Wilds feature where wild groups shift with each/free spin for huge payouts.

Official television series slot

Narcos is from Net Entertainment and based on the iconic Netflix televisions series and comes with 5 reels and 243 ways to win. Playable from 25p to £100 per spin, it comes with Walking Wilds, a Drive-by feature, a Lock Up feature and free spins – head to the dark underworld of 1980s Columbia and join Pablo Escobar.

Gritty feel

Visually, NetEnt don’t disappoint – this branded slot is based on the TV series that chronicles the rise of the cocaine trade in Colombia and has a gritty feel to it. Featuring all the characters you know and love, symbols on the reels include A, K, Q and J card values with guns, cash, rifles and grenades on them. You’ll also small aeroplanes and flamingos. The high value symbols include 1 of Pablo Escobar’s gang, a beautiful blonde lady and 2 DEA agents (Steve Murphy and Javier Peña) – the latter 2 reward you with 1, 4 or 15 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 on adjacent reels.

Walking Wild feature

The DEA badge is the wild symbol and pays like the DEA agent symbols – it replaces all symbols bar the scatter and locked up symbols. When the wild is part of a winning combination, the Walking Wild feature is triggered – the wild remains on the reels and shifts horizontally 1 place left with each spin. The continue to shift if you get winning combinations with the wild(s) and only disappear if they are no longer any wins formed.

Drive-by feature

In the base game, you have the Drive-by feature which is randomly triggered when a car arrives from behind the reel set and a person starts shooting from inside the car – this leads to bullet holds in the symbols and then transforms some high value symbols into wilds. This can lead to bigger payouts basically.

Locked Up feature

Then you have the Locked Up feature – this is played when 3 or more Locked Up symbols (depicted by Pablo Escobar) appear on the same row. Once in, these 3 symbols are move together and given a value of between 1 and 10 times your stake.

With 3 free spins to follow, only Locked Up and Golden Locked Up symbols appear – the latter is represented by a golden briefcase and is worth between 11 and 26 times your stake. When a Golden Lock Up appears and is connected to a winning cluster, 1 of the following will apply:

  • Multiplier – all values in the cluster are multiplied by 2x or 3x
  • Upgrade Symbols – the value of the symbols increases by 1 time the stake. This can happen between 7 and 15 times.
  • Big Starting Value – an extra value is added to the Golden Locked Up symbol as a starting value.

If you a new Locked Up or Golden Lock Up symbol appears and is added to the existing cluster, the number of free spins resets to 3. In total, you could win up to 271 times your total stake.

Free Spins feature

Lastly, Narcos comes with a Free Spins feature – this is played when you get 3 or more car free spins symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously. Your reward is 10 free spins. On each free spin, 1 or more high value symbols can randomly transform into wilds for bigger payouts. You can also benefit from the Walking Wilds feature – if there are still Walking Wilds on the reels when your free spins tally reaches zero, 1 extra free spin is awarded. The extra free spins will continue until no more Walking Wilds remain on the reels.

1,506 x Stake Wins

Well, I must say Narcos is another superb branded slot from NetEnt – it looks superb and has lots of bonus features. The Walking Wilds feature is key to winning big and can lead to a payout of 1,002 times your stake in total. Add this into the Free Spins feature and it’s possible to win a total of 1,506 times your total stake.

Medium variance, Narcos offers superb gameplay and balanced mechanics making sure you enjoy the branded content. Overall, Narcos is sure to become a hit, just like the Netflix series – vaya con dios!

 

Slot Information

  • Game:
    Narcos
  • Software:
    Net Entertainment
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    243
  • Total Coins:
    20
  • Coins Range:
    0.20 to 400.00
  • Jackpot:
    300
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (4)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    10-?/1x