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Narcos slot from NetEnt

Narcos slot from NetEnt
Crime does pay sometimes. In the case of the Colombian real-life gangster Pablo Escobar, this was true for sure…until he got killed during his arrest at the age of 43. The NetEnt’s Narcos slot machine (2019) is based on the TV-series, and it comes with a 5x3 grid, 243 pay lines, and several criminally lucrative features. The maximum win is a marvellous 602 400 coins (5OAK for each of the 2 agents symbols). The gritty graphics are great, and the Latin soundtrack is absolutely attuned to the mood of this ’catch the drug lord’ game. Melancholic, exciting, dramatic, and relaxing at the same time. 

This slot has Medium-High Volatility with an RTP of 96.23%. The RTP allows obtaining a positive mathematical expectation of winning in the casino. Read more detailed information about Narcos, or pull the trigger on the free DEMO version here on our site. No registration is required.

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Review and recommendations by the testing team

  • As expected from the Swedish developers, this slot has excellent graphics and spectacular sound effects. Besides, there are some innovative features with a high potential for payouts. 
  • In addition to the regular Wilds, the slot offers a ‘Walking’-Wild’ feature. The symbol catches on fire and moves one position to the left until it disappears from the reels entirely. This gave us some decent payouts of around 10x-20x total bets during our test sessions.
  • Another feature is the ‘Drive-by,’ which randomly will turn high-value symbols into Wilds. This original option helped us to keep the balance at a positive level numerous times. Overall, it is difficult to keep the balance on the Narcos slot, despite the above-mentioned features. The winning combinations don’t pay enough during the regular spins, so many dead spins will pass before you get one of the 2 Wilds features. Nevertheless, every now and then, it was possible to score some 15x-30x bets with high-value symbols, and once we got a 50x bets gain during the main game.
  • The ‘Locked up’ - feature surprised us a few times, resulting in significantly bigger wins than the Free Spins. You need to land 3 or more Locked up-symbols on one line to trigger this feature. The remaining positions turn black, and 3 re-spins are rewarded for starting with. Only the Locked up-symbol participates in this feature, plus a suitcase, filled with additional rewards. Re-spins are activated again when a Locked up-symbol lands on the reels within 3 spins. The Escobar symbols represent hard cash payouts, while the Golden Suitcase can contain instant prizes, and a Bomb symbol increases the payouts for every symbol in play. A multiplier is also available but rewarded less often. During our tests, we only got a 2x multiplier once. 
  • This feature is triggered pretty frequently, so logically it doesn’t pay all that well in general. The biggest payments we got were around 30x total bets and, on some exceptional occasions, 40x-80x the bets. The absolute maximum during one of our tests was a solid 90x bet. The maximum claimed by the developer is 110x, which is generous, considering that it is very regularly triggered.
  • Land 3 Scatter symbols on reels 1, 3, and 5, and the real narco-pursuit action is sparked. First, you’re rewarded with a fixed number of 10 Free Spins. Then, just like during the ‘Drive-by’ feature, high-value symbols are turned into Wild symbols, which can create great combinations, resulting in payouts up to 10x-30x the bets per spin. 
  • ‘Walking’ Wilds appear abundantly during the Free Spins, even when you’re out of Free Spins, but there are still some Wilds remaining on the reels; your free spinning goes on until they walked out completely on the left side. We scored an average payout of around 100x total bets during our tests, but occasionally there were some minimal payouts, around 10x-40x the bets. Only a few times, we hit 150x-300x, which is generous enough to keep us returning to this slot eventually with an appetite for more. 

Settings

  • Developer - NetEnt company.
  • The pay lines are 243 ways.
  • Volatility - from average to high.
  • The range of stakes is from 0,2 to 400 coins.
  • The playing field is 5x3.
  • The maximum win is 602 400 coins (A policeman with a walkie-talkie and an Agent with Gun symbols).
  • Bonus features – 2 bonus features from Sheriff's token wild symbol, free spins from Car and the “Locked Up” feature.
  • The theoretical RTP (return to player percentage) is 96,23%.

How to win at the Narcos slot machine? (Conclusion)

  • It comes as no surprise to our steady audience that we start this section with the usual ‘wisdom’: Always try the lot in the free DEMO version before depositing real money.
  • In our opinion, the Narcos slot machine is suitable for playing with bonus money.
  • If you decide to play with real money, we recommend going medium and long distances with a minimum of 200 bets at your disposal. Unfortunately, this slot tends to not live up to its potential during short distances, but you can try progressive bet strategies in the extended run.
  • So, if you are looking for symmetry between the win frequency and the size of the rewards, and if you are pursuing considerably big profits (around 600x to 1500x total bets), then this is one custom-tailored precisely for you online machine. Surely your budget too must be near the top end of the scale so that you can withstand until 1 of the 3 special lucrative features. 
  • Narcos online slot is super popular right now, so the prize pool will certainly be ready to distribute such rewards.

Where to play?

  • The best place in Canada to launch Narcos slot for free or real money is Fastpay Casino. They offer over 5300 casino slot games as well as super-fast and no-hassle withdrawals. In addition, you will be pleased with their bonus program and a VIP bonus program for all loyal players.

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