Narcos, a branded slot machine that NetEnt has been hinting at for quite some time, has finally been made available. It looks impressive right off the bat, as a slot machine with ways to win, along with plenty of cool features, but only average top jackpots, being a medium volatility title.
5×3 reels will feature 243 ways to win in total, a relatively common setup these days. It is a game with rewards which can reach 1506x the stake, or up to $602,400, the limit being in place because of NetEnt’s preference, not the slot’s own limitations. On the feature list, they have free spins, walking wilds and a Locked Up bonus.
Betting and Prizes
You will be able to play Narcos with as little as $0.20 wagered for one round, so everyone will get a chance to try it out, if they wish to. The game can also be very expensive, and as you go up with the bet, you change both the bet level (1 to 10 coins per line) and the coin value (up to $2). The highest line bet made possible here is $20.
As for the rewards which could come your way, the best winning combinations will offer 15x the stake back to you. Get just 100 combinations formed, out of the 243 possible, and the game will reach the limit imposed by the developer. At most, you can walk away with a prize of $602,400 from this slot, which is 1506x the stake.
RTP wise, we are getting it at 96.23%, in the area that we expect all NetEnt releases to be. It’s a good figure, particularly for a branded release, which costs the developer more to make in the first place. They designed this game to be fun for most people, so they went with a Medium volatility.
Narcos Slot Features
If you see the DEA Badge on the reels, you will notice that it has the Wild logo on it as well. This is a Walking Wild feature, much more exciting than the regular substitutes you see in most slots. It will move one position to the left each round, until it leaves the game area.
Drive-by is a random bonus, which you can get at any point. It will bring one of the drug traffickers in play, as he comes in his car and shoots up the place, transforming high symbols into extra wilds.
Locked Up is another one, this time obtained via 3+ icons showing Escobar’s photo. They need to be on the same row, for the feature to trigger, in which case you can get up to 10x the stake from each one. You get 3 spins in this feature, which get only two types of icons, with the briefcase and Escobar. They form clusters, or they trigger additional features (up to 3x multipliers, upgraded symbols, bigger starting value for the briefcase). The highest reward possible is 271x the stake.
You can also get 10 free spins started, via three scatters. Drive-by is active for each round, and Walking Wilds will be brought by it. This is the highest potential feature, with 1506x the stake that could come from it.
Theme & Design
It’s obviously a branded release, based on the TV show with the same name, which was a hit. NetEnt turned it into an exciting slot machine, with even better graphics than they usually use. It’s one of the better designed branded slots I’ve seen so far, since they didn’t use just plain photos of the characters, they turned them into comic book like characters.
Narcos is one more impressive slot that NetEnt releases, this time with an excellent theme as well, along with cool features, but only average top payouts.