Welcome to the streets of Colombia, where only one man can rules the reels in this Narcos slot by NetEntertainment.
Based on the popular Netflix series Narcos, you expect this 243 ways to win slot to be dark and gritty, full of realism and cocaine.
Instead what you get is a very GTA 8 video game comic book feel that isn’t unlike NetEnt’s own Reel Steal slot, full of bright pastel colours and colourful characters.
And we have to say that we enjoyed the looks and sounds. It wasn’t what we expected, but once we got spinning, it’s what we needed from a Narcos mobile slot game – fun, easy on the eye spins.
Randomly a car will drive by the reels and shoot extra wilds on to the screen – which is great because the wild symbols will (not always but often), walk from right to left on each spin.
You may even catch Pablo Escobar, and you’ll end up in a detention centre, desperately trying to help him escape, all for an instant cash prize. The more Pablos you find, the more money you’ll get.
Or you might trigger 10 free spins in the notoriously shady part of town, where prostitutes roam and where DEA agents may try and corner you as you meet your mistress.
It’s incredibly good fun to watch, and we love any NetEnt slot game with a good narrative.
The problem, as with any dealing on the wrong side of the law, is that you’re never quite sure if the game isn’t rigged.
We don’t mean that literally, but rather that the features don’t feel as generous as they could be. Like how the walking wilds don’t give you free re-spins like in NetEnt’s famous Jack and the Beanstalk slot.
Or how cracking Pablo out of Jail generally only pays out maybe 10x your bet, or how in the free spins, the ‘special’ features randomly turns high paying symbols into wilds. You know, the symbols you need to get the bigger wins of the game.
Still, these are all niggles that prevented us from loving this slot machine, but not enjoying a few fun TV-inspired casino game spins.
And, there’s no denying the math. This 243 ways to win slot has a low minimum bet of 0.20 a spin and a max win of 1,506 times your bet, which is decent for a medium to high variance machine. Even Pablo can’t twist those numbers.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.77% / 96.23%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 400|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Extra Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Respin, Free Spins, Walking Wilds, Instant Cash, Extra Wilds|
Wilds and Walking Wilds: The DEA agents badge is the wild symbol and will replace any other symbol on the reels except the scatter. Every once in a while, the badge will fire up and will remain sticky on screen and walk from right to left for the following spins until they fall off the reels.
Drive by Feature: Randomly, a car will drive by and shoot at the screen giving you extra wilds on screens.
Locked Up Symbol: When three or more Pablo Escobar symbols show up on the reels, you get a special spin of the reels where you try and catch as many Pablo Escobar symbols as you can. Each of them is worth an instant cash win of between 1x to 10x your bet.
If you get a golden case next to these Pablo Escobar symbols all the clusters of Pablos around the case will be multiplied by x2 or x3.
Scatters and Free Spins: 3 car symbols anywhere on reels 1, 3, and 5 will activate 10 free spins. At any point, one or more of the high-value symbols will turn into wilds.
There's some good fun to be had watching the reels spin in this Narcos slot machine. The comic book look is strangely appealing and we love a good 243 ways to win slot.
The reason we can't give this Narcos game any more stars is simply because some of the features don't hit quite right. Having to pay for the walking wilds for examples, when you get them on free re-spin in the Halloween Jack slot.
Or the fact that you have to lose high paying symbols to get bigger wins in the free spins. We get the logic, but you can't help like you are getting into bed with a drug dealer - you're having a good time, but you know they are getting a better deal than you in the end.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating