Pablo Escobar is definitely a person that every single person on the planet Earth knows. The Tsar of Cocaine, El Chapo, El Padrino, El Patrón, El Señor — he had many names, and drug trafficking and smuggling was his profession. Escobar and his Medellin Cartel managed to change the course of history and affected the Americas with their illegal business.
However powerful, he was brought to justice in the end, but his memory, however unpleasant for the majority of people, lingers on. A couple of years ago, Netflix decided to make a show about Pablo and his empire, perfectly capturing the 70s and 80s in Colombia and the entire political (and non-political) struggle of the state. An actor from Brazil named Wagner Moura did an outstanding job at portraying the narcotrafficante, along with a huge crew from Latin American countries.
Being the most popular online slot provider in the world, NetEnt was quick to obtain a license for the show and made an online video slot that could become the next big thing on the web. The slot offers an amazing RTP figure of 96.23% and a standard 5×3 grid layout with 243 ways to win. It was released recently and has already managed to ranks high in the list of the most popular slots by NetEnt, just behind Starburst.
Let’s start with the music. As soon as the first frame appears on your screen, you will start hearing the traditional Latin American music filled with groovy beats that Colombians love to dance to. Trumpets, guitars, and percussions perfectly depict a hot summer day on Medellin streets. It is one such street where the reels are located.
Using a standard 5×3 structure, this slot doesn’t aim for complexity. Instead, it aims for entertainment and simplicity, as the majority of players who want to try this game are not experienced slot spinners. The reason why so many people would want to spin the slot is Narcos’ popularity.
The coin value can be set anywhere from 0.01 to 2.00, and there are ten adjustable levels of bets. The spin button which looks like a revolver barrel is surrounded by the Max Bet and Auto Play options which you probably already know how to use.
The symbols are perhaps the most interesting part of the game as the majority of them are the main characters from the show, including agent Javier Peña, agent Stephen Murphy, Pablo’s crew, flamingos, airplanes, and more. Furthermore, there are four low-paying symbols: J, Q, K, and A — all of them decorated with money and guns. The wild symbol is a special agent badge, and it can substitute any other symbol on the reels except for the scatter symbol and the Locked Up symbol. These wilds could become Walking Wilds and can shift horizontally and stay in the reels after being a part of the winning combination. Furthermore, there is an interesting feature called Drive-By that is triggered randomly and can turn some of the ordinary symbols into wilds.
The Locked Up symbol, which is depicted by the infamous Escobar’s mugshot, is activated when you land three of those symbols on the reels. The symbols are moved together and are assigned anywhere from 1x to 10x of the coin win value. The locked-up feature will then activate, and you will start receiving only Locked Up symbols and Golden Locked Up symbols, thus increasing your opportunity to create big wins.
Apart from the aforementioned features, Narcos also includes a Free Spins feature activated by the Free Spins symbol.