Netent's new slot games are finally available online. Almost a year and a half after the announcement of its release at the IGaming conference in London, Narcos is certainly one of the most anticipated titles. And the good news is that it has finally left the production stage to roll out to all non GamStop casinos.
Infiltrate Colombia's Drug Scene
We immediately understand why its development took so long. And why NetEnt Studios calls it an ambitious undertaking (which, by the way, is an understatement in our opinion). Picking up on the hit Netflix series, Narcos, which presents the life of the world's most famous drug trafficker, Pablo Escobar, this new slot blurs the lines between traditional video games and slot machines even more.
Produced by Gaumont for Netflix, the first two seasons of the series were indeed based on the life of Pablo, who became a billionaire thanks to the production and trafficking of cocaine. In the version developed by NetEnt, you too will be immersed in the world of Medellin. The graphics are also reminiscent of Grand Theft Auto since the symbols include the royal values (J, Q, K and A), but also stacks of tickets, grenades, machine guns and point weapons.
You will also see characters from the series like Pablo himself, but also DEA agents (namely Javier Pena and Steve Murphy). These are also the most interesting symbols since they will pay you 15 times your bet on a full payline.
Play Narcos at Non GamStop Casinos
Now let's get to the heart of the matter: what does NetEnt's Narcos slot machine have in store?
The rumours that circulated about him were also mostly proven. Its configuration of 5 reels, 3 rows and 243 winning combinations is an excellent format if a bit unusual for NetEnt. Many features were also expected.
In the main game, you will benefit from the Locked Up function which is concretely a mini-bonus on all your winnings. And which will allow you to reach even more, which should not displease you. You can also test the Drive-By function: balls will move across your screen to randomly transform your symbols.
The Walking Wilds option is also available in the main game, but also on the free spins. It is very similar to the one made famous by Jack and the Beanstalk (another very popular slot not on Gamstop from NetEnt). Not to mention the Free Spins feature, which is quite difficult to trigger but which considerably increases the potential of your game.
The In-Game Bonuses
Even if you're hesitant about trying NetEnt Narcos for sure, the features will make you give this game a few spins. Features of this game include Wild Tokens, Walking Wilds, Drive-By, Locked Up, and Free Spins.
Starting with 10 free spins, you will enjoy the Drive-by feature for every spin. This also means that the Walking Wilds feature will potentially be operational. On the other hand, the Free Spins option is much more difficult to trigger. This is a shame because it is thanks to her that you can really increase your earnings. When the smoke disappears, you have the possibility of winning up to 1506 times your bet.
In Narcos, you can get Wild Tokens on every bet on both the base game and the free spins. You can easily recognize it as it is the badge of the Drug Enforcement Administration. These codes will help you to win big by completing missing patterns and replacing other missing tokens. It is worth noting that the winnings offered to you by Wild Codes and other features are not subject to wagering requirements at all or any other conditions that usually come with casino bonuses.
NetEnt Narcos: Our Verdict
Narcos brings certain firepower but remains much more timid and less profitable than the famous traffic of Pablo Escobar. Too bad to see that NetEnt continues to insist on these very low gains and finally, Narcos falls into the same pitfall which is a shame when you see the quality of the slot machines offered by this studio.
Narcos not only strives to entertain the player through awesome cutscenes. But above all, it offers many fairly heavy features, which will make your games much more interesting. On the other hand, free spins seem to be less frequent than in other titles. The difference here is that the relatively low potential for increased earnings doesn't always make you want to wait.
As a result, we fear that with NetEnt's Narcos, you'll remain a simple drug dealer and not the powerful drug lord that Pablo Escobar was in his day.
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