The long-awaited Narcos Video pokie is finally here thanks to the collaboration between Gaumont (One of the world’s oldest film studios) and NetEnt. Ever since the deal was announced back at the beginning of 2018, fans have been eagerly waiting for this new title to come out.
The NetEnt’s latest hit brand title is centred on the Netflix TV series that was popular across the globe. And similar to the multiple award-winning crime film from Gaumont, the character of the infamous thug El, patron, the cruel boss of Medellin Cartel takes the lead.
Set in the ‘80s, as the scale and the effect of the drug has reached its climax, gamers will be able to see in the backdrop of the reels the battle between the DEA, the police and the drug lords.
The pokie has the standard 5-reel, 3-row grid with 243 ways to win. When it comes to the visual aspect, it has a mix of 3-D and hand-drawn. The game also has free spins where there is a likelihood that one or more high paying symbols will transform into wilds. When the wilds are part of a winning combo, they start moving on the reels, moving one step to the left with each spin which gives the game potentially high-stake payouts. During the free spins, players can also get to enjoy the walking wilds.
In addition to the free spins, the game has a variety of other features including:
- The Drive-By feature which when randomly triggered changes some of the high paying symbols into wild symbols.
- The Locked up Feature: this feature is activated when three locked up symbols appear on one row. It locks up random coin win symbols together with the golden case which rewards either multipliers, coin wins or upgrades.
- Walking wilds: these are found in the main game. When they appear, they remain on the reels while the player is winning and move one place to the left with every spin.
Commenting in the new blockbuster, Bryan Upton, NetEnt Director of games said that since they first publicized the contract with Gaumont to present Narcos to the reels, the eagerness among gamers and their developer partners has been huge. The developer is confident that the game will more than live up to its lofty anticipations and add an exhilarating new option to their matchless branded catalogue.
NetEnt CEO Henrik Fagerlund commented on the news. He explained that the firm continues to push borders with its choice of branded games. However, Narcos is one of the biggest names that they had the opportunity to work on. He further noted that the TV show became a household name almost overnight. The series attracted an enormous fan base from all over the world. Therefore, this provides NetEnt with another fan base that will enjoy their games.
Another official to comment on the news was Tim Stephen, Head of Legal Business Affairs Gaumont. He said that they trust NetEnt as one of the leading casino content creators. He is convinced that the firm will do the show justice in their new pokie. The game should offer a wide audience with a different chance to experience their favourite TV series.
The license agreement between Net Entertainment and Gaumont was brokered by Evolution USA, the worldwide chief licensing and brand management agent for Narcos.
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