NetEnt Releases the Long Anticipated Slot Narcos Developed in Partnership with Gaumont NetEnt has finally released the aggressively announced and anticipated true story-inspired, crime-themed slot. Based on the globally known TV crime series Narcos, the slot tells you the story on the notorious boss of Medellin Cartel, El Patron Pablo Escobar. The blockbuster branded title was developed in collaboration with Gaumont and is as of now available to all NetEnt’s fans. Evolution USA brokered the deal between the two parties. Narcos Brought to the Reels Ever since the development of the slot was first mentioned, it has been long anticipated among players and NetEnt-powered operators. With the confidence that the game would live up to its expectations and even go beyond, NetEnt’s Director of Games Bryan Upton presented it as an unbeatable branded slot and invaluable addition to NetEnt’s game portfolio. The game is based on the multi-award winning TV show, a crime drama with Pablo Escobar in the centre of the narrative. It is set in the 1980s, the period when the narco boss reached its peak and Escobar’s business flourished. You will see all the struggles and battles between the cartel and the DEA agents and the police across the 5 reels of this 243 ways to win slot. Narcos comes with several exciting bonus features, and your level of engagement will skyrocket as you transit from one to another. The DEA Badge Wild, which substitutes for all symbols except for the bonus symbols and gives you a payout for a 5-of-a-kind combo, also participates in those winning combos that trigger the Walking Wild feature. This is when the Wild sticks on the reels longer and moves one position left on each spin horizontally until you see no Wilds appearing in a combo. At random, you will notice the Drive-By feature gets activated. A getaway car will cross the reels, and a criminal will start shooting bullets onto the reels, transforming high-paying symbols into Wilds. The Locked Up symbols trigger the Locked Up bonus game. You need 3 or more of these symbols with Escobar’s picture on them to trigger the feature. The game will present a new reel set where you will benefit by landing win-streak clusters. You are rewarded with 3 Free Spins where only Locked Up and Golden Locked Up symbols will appear. Should you connect a cluster with 3 or more symbols, and you see that the Escobar symbol joins that cluster, you get a prize from 1x to 10x the stake. If the Golden Locked Up symbol connects to the cluster, though, you get rewarded with a 2x or 3x Multiplier, an Upgrade Symbol or a big starting value to the Golden Briefcases’ value. In addition, for each symbol that joins the winning cluster, the Free Spins reset to 3. This way, you can win up to 271x the stake payout, and the feature ends when no more symbols join the winning combo. But NetEnt has prepared a grand finale for you in this slot, to feel the heat and the danger of the streets of Medellin. When you land the 3 Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5, you get 10 Free Spins with the Walking Wilds and the Drive-By feature active. On any spin, you get a chance for 1 or more high-paying symbols to turn into Wilds. If you have Walking Wilds still left on the reels at the end of the feature, you are rewarded with 1 extra Free Spin. All the shooting and the Wilds will lead your way to a 1,506x the stake maximum win! Theme Presentation You will see all kinds of crime-related objects, such as machine guns, handguns, grenades, piles of cash next to the lowest-paying playing card symbols, and you will see the Flamingos, and the Cessna the cartel used for private trips and illegal drug transportation. For the high-paying symbols, you will see Javier Peña and Steve Murphy, the DEA agents, Murphy’s wife Connie, and Escobar’s friend and co-former of the Medellin cartel José Rodríguez Gacha or better known as El Mexicano. You will see Escobar as the Locked Up symbol. NetEnt added one last little detail to the slot to make it extremely crime-related, changing the normal Spin button with a bullet chamber. You will notice the similarity in visuals between Narcos and the popular video game GTA because the pastel colour palette is used to portray the streets of Medellin. Without a doubt in mind, we can conclude that NetEnt has managed to create an outstanding, first-class quality production with this slot, with great attention to detail and most importantly, the implementation of the cut-scenes from the actual TV show. The payout potential the game offers is excellent, making the slot a perfect one for any slots player to try.