When NetEnt acquired the rights to create an online slot game based on hit television show Narcos it opened the door for other development studios to take a risk by licensing big-name shows in the hope that they’d resonate with online slots fans…It would be fair to suggest NetEnt certainly made the right move here.
Since being released in the Summer of 2019 Narcos Video Slot has proved to be an absolutely massive hit with everyone that has given this wonderfully-designed branded slot a spin!
This 5-reel, 243 payline slot follows sees players transported to dangerous 1970s Medellín, Colombia where they join Agents Stephen Murphy and Javier Pena in the hunt for the world’s most notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
Filled with references to the hugely popular show and thrilling bonus features there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t try this brilliant NetEnt slot out for yourself.
We thoroughly believe NetEnt should throw all the money at the design team behind Narcos Video Slot because they’ve done a truly spectacular job with this gorgeous online slot.
Once you’ve loaded up and arrived at the main screen you’ll be greeted by soft, ominous Latin music that plays throughout the duration of your gameplay. It’s such a small detail but it really does help set the scene and make us feel like we’re right there in 1970s Medellín.
Behind the reels is a beautifully drawn city skyline basked in warm sunlight. Every so often a chilling wind will pick up, blowing dust across the empty road. Other times you might catch a plane flying across the sky… It remains to be seen whether this plane is in search of Escobar and his notorious Cartel, or whether it’s his henchman transporting drugs into the United States.
Another nice design feature that deserves a mention in this review is the spin button. Rather than opt for a standard button featuring the word spin NetEnt have designed it to look like the revolver chamber of a gun, every time the reels are spun the chamber spins as well.
Low paying symbols in this game are J, Q, A and K (all surrounded by weapons and money) whilst the high paying symbols include a plane, a flamingo, drug lord José Gacha, Connie Murphy, DEA Agent Stephen Murphy and DEA Agent Javier Pena. The wild symbol is represented by a DEA badge.
Narcos video slot follows the same format as most modern NetEnt slot games, they can change the bet level on the bottom left-hand side of the game screen from anywhere between 1 and 10 and can change the coin value from anywhere between 0.01 to 0.20.
There is an autoplay button that allows players to automatically spin the reels for up to 1000 spins, it also allows players to manually set their own loss (or win) limit using a blank text box.
Narcos Videoslot is a medium to high volatility slot that offers 96.23% RTP which is fair in our eyes as it sits around the industry average. Unfortunately, the only thing that really lets this stunning slot down is the win potential. Players can only win a maximum of 1,506x their initial stake, which is pretty low for a modern online slot.
When has NetEnt ever gotten it wrong? These guys don’t often mess things up, and this is true with Narcos Video Slot… Looking past the somewhat low maximum win we have to say that this title is worthy of huge praise, it looks, sounds and plays brilliantly. If you’re after a truly enjoyable branded online slot then this should be near the very top of the list.