Intro: Game Theme
Pablo Escobar is a name just about everyone has heard of. This crime lord was immortalized in history as the head of one of the largest drug empires to ever exist. He was incredibly wealthy, but used some of that wealth to assist his people. This makes him one of the most interesting people in recent history, so it should come as no surprise he has his own slot! Narcos launched in 2019. It is a game based around the hit TV show with the same name, produced by Neflix.
The developers went all out to make this release feel like the actual streets of Columbia during Escobar’s reign. The reels are set in a calm, colourful suburb. Down the street, we can see the sprawling city slowly fading into grey. Off to the side, we can see a large tree and a stop sign. The tree gently sways and shakes as the wind blows. Occasionally, we also see some dust being pushed across the screen by the wind. Birds and airplanes also zoom across the sky to add a bit more life into this title. As you would expect, animations are top notch. That said, the best ones have been saved for special feature activations, making them a somewhat rare sight.
- RTP: 96,23%
- Betting Range: £0.20 – £400.00
- Max Win: £602,400
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How it Works
You play Narcos on a five-reel board with 243 ways to win. Wins are formed by collecting three or more identical symbols in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. As long as all winning combinations are following an active way to win, prizes will be awarded as usual. The control panel has been customised to fit the theme better. For example, the spin button now resembles a revolver. Using the control panel, players can spin the reels, set up Auto Play, look at the paytable and change their total bet. You can wager between £0.20 and £400 on each spin.
Symbol designs look fantastic all around. The playing card royals are enhanced with additional decorations. Grenades, guns and stacks of cash can be found lying next to these icons. Other symbols include flamingos, planes, cartel members, models and DEA agents. If you watched the show this slot is based on, you will recognize the characters immediately! The DEA badge is a Wild, while the car is a Scatter that triggers free spins. Meanwhile, Pablo Escobar himself is a bonus icon that triggers his own special feature.
Wilds that are part of a win remain on the reels as Walking Wilds. They shift one position to the left on each spin. Eventually, they disappear off the reels entirely. This bonus is active during normal gameplay and free spins.
On any standard spin, there is a chance the Drive By special feature is triggered. This will transform some high value icons into Wild symbols.
Find three or more Pablo Escobar bonus icons to win the Locked Up special feature. The three symbols are locked in place, while three re-spins are awarded. Only new bonus icons can appear on the reels while this special feature is active. If a new symbol is added to the winning combination, the number of re-spins is reset to three. This continues until the entire reel is filled with Locked Up icons or no new symbols appear to extend the existing win. Each icon will grant a cash prizes between 1x to 10x, and the bonus ends.
Golden Locked Up symbols can appear during the Locked Up special feature. If part of a winning combination, this bonus can grant several bonuses. It can increase all values in the cluster by 2x or 3x. It can upgrade all values by an increment of one, up to fifteen times. It can also increase the starting value of all icons.
Collect three Scatters in reels one, three and five to win ten free spins. Each spin has a chance to turn a high value symbol into a Wild. If free spins end with a Walking Wild present, the bonus will be extended until no more Walking Wilds remain on the reels.
Pablo Escobar was an interesting person, so it is right that a game based on him is equally as thrilling! This release offers gorgeous graphics, top-notch animations and exciting special features. On top of that, we are treated to a medium-high variance with a maximum jackpot worth 1506x your total stake. Put everything together, and it becomes obvious why Narcos is such a great title. If you are looking for a new slot to play, this should definitely be on your radar!