Based on the Netflix series, Narcos video slot brings to life the (in)famous Pablo Escobar. It is packed with amazing features, bonus games and high-quality animation

Our rating: 9/10
Narcos slot machine
Game summary
  • Has an array of bonus features
  • No paylines: 243 ways to win
  • Awesome graphics and animations
  • Medium variance & 96.23% RTP
Narcos slot machine features

Game basic info

Narcos slot interface

Online casinos are flooded with branded slots these days. While some don't manage to live up to expectations, others are massive hits. It's fair to say, NetEnt's video slot adaptation of Narcos is definitely in the latter category.

While CasinoAward in no way wants to glorify the dark underworld of the famous Pablo Escobar, Narcos is a top-quality slot that kidnaps your attention from the very first spin.

It is crammed with features, both in the base game and throughout the bonus rounds. NetEnt has truly pulled out all the stops with this title. The game can be enjoyed from £/€0.20 a spin up to £/€400.00.

Game's scores summary

Visual & Sound Effects 10/10
Jackpot n/a
User Interface 9/10
Bonus Rounds 9/10
RTP 8/10
Volatility Medium/High
Mobile gameplay 9/10

Narcos base game features

Part of the appeal of Narcos is that there is action everywhere you look. You haven't got to wait until the bonus features to get excited because the base game pulls a few surprises when you least expect it.

  • Drive-by Feature: at the end of any spin, a car can come from behind the reel set and carry out a drive-by shooting of the high-value symbols on the reels. These will then turn Wild and your winning combinations will be added up.
  • Walking Wilds: all Wilds in a winning combination that appear on the reels stay in place and move one place to the left with each following spin. This feature, which is also active during the free spins round, can really lead to some sizeable wins especially if you have a few Wilds in-play at the same time.

Locked up & other exciting features

Pablo Escobar was known to be relentless in his pursuit to be the head of Colombia's biggest cartel, and Narcos slot doesn't let up either. The heat is turned up a few notches when you enter one of the bonus features.

Locked Up Feature

To trigger this, you need to land three or more Pablo Escobar "catch me" symbols in the same row. The symbols will then merge together and a random coin value of 1 - 10x bet value will be applied. A new set of reels is then used for the Locked Up feature.

It only contains standard Locked Up symbols and Golden Locked Up symbols. If three or more symbols are joined together, they form a winning cluster. The Golden symbol also has a 2x or 3x multiplier, plus it upgrades other symbols to promote far greater payouts.

Free Spins

Pablo's car is the free spins scatter symbol and this can appear on reels 1, 3, and 5 in the base game. When you land three, you'll get 10 free spins in the bonus round. With every spin, there is a possibility that one high-value symbol will convert to a Walking Wild.

If you have any Wilds on the reels at the end of the allotted free spins, it will continue until all the Wilds have dropped off of the reels!

How to play Narcos slot

The majority of NetEnt slots use the same bet level and coin value system, so if you've played a game from this provider in the past, you'll instantly recognise this layout. Once they have been set, the cylinder of a handgun loaded with bullets, is the button to press to start spinning the reels.

Fans of the TV series, will be familiar with the symbols which include members of Escobar's gang, DEA agents, a flamingo, a light aircraft, and AK47s among others. The Wild is represented by the special agent's badge and there's a special Locked Up symbol which is Pablo Escobar holding up a "catch me" sign.

By using the 243 win ways mechanic, it's possible to pick up some colossal wins playing this slot in the base game alone. The highest-value symbols are the DEA agents, and they can pay out 3,000 coins for a single winning combination if you set the bet level to 10.

Narcos video presentation

Click to start video playback (double tap on mobile)

Conclusion

Narcos really did impress us and it highlights why NetEnt is considered the best software provider in the industry at the moment.

This slot literally has something of everything, from the gripping storyline with animated video through to the random base game features and the electric special bonus rounds. The Wild symbols and the Locked Up feature are your keys to Pablo's fortune - both can rack up some amazingly big wins. Narcos is an addictive game and one you should most certainly include on your playlist (but don't play for too long)!

Last update: 30-09-2019