Scruffy Duck is a new NetEnt slot, released in 2017, that transports you on a pond, surrounded by nature, water and of course ducks. The game, loosely based on The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen, uses a cartoon-like graphic design. The symbols show a very “hipster” duck family, with hair and hats, shown having different accessories such as mobile devices, lollipops, gifts, sunglasses, all with very big smiles, as well as letters from A to J in eggshells. The bright colours, funky music, occasional frog sounds, and overall happy vibe make this game a true joy to play, especially for those of us who never really want to grow up.
Scruffy Duck has 5 reels, 25 paylines, and plenty of cool features to explore. The old Scruffy Duck represents a wild symbol and just like in the Ugly Duckling, it transforms into an expanding symbol represented by a beautiful swan that covers the reels when a win occurs. The game also benefits from free spins, which are triggered when three or more Free Spin symbols appear on reels three, four and five. When the free spin is activated, the player gets to pick a duck, which will then reveal the mode that you are going to play. There are five modes in total:
Multiplier – the player gets 15 free spins where every winning payline is multiplied by 3.
Symbol Removal – the player gets 12 free spins only with high value symbols.
Colossal Wild – the player gets 10 free spins with the added chance of a 2×2 or 3×3 Colossal Wild that show up on reels 2, 3 and 4.
Random Wilds – the player gets 8 free spins, with 2 up to 5 random wilds on every spin
Double Feature – this feature activates 6 free spins, with 2 of the features mentioned above chosen randomly.
The game can also be played in Auto Play, with the reels spin automatically for you, being able to chose between 10 and 1000 spins. The minimum bet per spin is 25p, while the maximum is £250, quite a good balance which offers anyone interested the possibility of experiencing Scruffy Duck. The value of the coin is between 0.01 and 1, the player having the option to select the Max Bet feature, which will enable him or her to play with the highest bet.
Scruffy Duck is definitely a slot that any player will enjoy and remember. From its detailed graphics, nostalgia elements, numerous features and bonuses, zero chances of getting bored, and high chances of winning, this slot is a fantastic choice for any gambler looking for a great time.