Evolution has released Red Tigers riff on another NetEnt game with Narcos Mexico Slot

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The Red Tiger Gaming onsite news headline of March 24, 2022, was unmistakably bold. It read: “Fast, Furious and Unmissable – Red Tiger launches Narcos Mexico Slot“.

Seasoned players and especially fans of NetEnt can be forgiven for being confused if they don’t also follow at least some industry news when it comes to mergers and acquisitions – after all, what we want is to simply play awesome games.

In a nutshell, Evolution AB, the world leader in real-time streaming live dealer casino games have acquired both NetEnt and Red Tiger, as well as Big Time Gaming – the creators and licensors of the well-known Megaways slots mechanic.

Early in February, Evolution gave us a sneak peek at 25 of the 88 new game titles they plan to release across all the brands in 2022. They also mentioned that Red Tiger would be producing some sequels to NetEnt slots, and this was one of them. It would appear to be a marriage made in heaven if this iteration sets the bar for future cross-over work within Evolution.

Maths and Mechanics to Match the Narcos Thrills

Red Tiger’s Narcos Mexico slot uses maths and mechanics to emulate the drama and thrills of the hit TV series. Like the television series, the game is high risk – that means it is very volatile with winning lulls and doldrums blown away out of nowhere with line-ups and features that can pay like gangbusters.

Players can take on cartels in the Cartel Wars feature when mystery symbols trigger a conflict across turfs and territories. Land the special symbols adjacent to two or more rival territories. The rival with the biggest territory when the battle is completed takes over the turf and the loser falls in a hail of hot lead.

According to the game announcement, “Each Marked Territory symbol will increase a global stake multiplier and the maximum possible total multiplier available stands at 10,500x – and winning just got a whole lot more exciting.”

When you hit that occasional spin that pays at least 100x your stake you can cash that in for three Cartel Spins with “Win Exchange”. It’s a gamble game played on a wheel with larger green segments signifying a greater chance to win the feature.

Sharing Intellectual Property Between Brands

Chief Product Officer at Evolution, Todd Haushalter said: “This is our second Narcos game, with the first one being done by the team at NetEnt. We have had a lot of success sharing IP (intellectual property) between NetEnt and Red Tiger, for example with Gonzo’s Quest and Piggy Riches. It’s always exciting working with branded games, and we’ve been part of some brilliant partnerships. This new Narcos Mexico Slot is a great example of this and it’s going to attract new and casual players in a big way. Narcos Mexico Slot gives players the chance to enter this fast money world in a completely fresh way and we can’t wait to see what players think of it.”

The reference to Gonzo’s Quest and Piggy Riches relates to a remake of the NetEnt games by Red Tiger incorporating Big Time Gaming’s Megaways slot mechanic resulting in Gonzo’s Quest Megaways and Piggy Riches Megaways.

Source: Fast, Furious and Unmissable – Red Tiger launches Narcos Mexico Slot, Red Tiger News, March 24, 2022