Meet bespectacled geek Scruffy Duck and his cartoon Duck family. You might be thinking that NetEnt have taken on The Ugly Duckling story by Hans Christian Andersen and turned it into a first rate comedy slot.
And you’d be right! You remember the tale, where the sad ugly duckling becomes a handsome swan? But this time the cheeky cygnet is called Scruffy, and as the slot’s Wild Symbol he expands on your reels while shedding his unkempt feathers to give you winning combos. But will you take to this game like a duck to water? Or will it simply ruffle your feathers? Let’s spin and see!
Gameplay on slots
Scruffy Duck can give you best bonus on slots. This game is made up of 5 reels, 3 rows and has a very generous 25 pay lines. Your symbols on the reels include 4 different members of the Duck Family and usual playing cards J, Q, K & A popping out of duck egg shells. The highest value symbol is the businessman duck with his mobile phone – land 5x of these bad boys and you’ll scoop a cool 400 coins.
Your Wild is Scruffy Duck himself. He’ll substitute for all other symbols on the reels and automatically expand to cover the whole reel when he’s part of a winning combo. He’ll also turn into a rather handsome swan at the same time. Quack quack.
The Scruffy Duck Wilds appear in both the base game and Free Spins feature, and can expand across ALL 5 reels in this slot. This makes a nice change as in many games you’ll only find Expanded Wilds on the middle 3 reels.
Free Spins and best bonus!
Land 3x of the ‘Free Games’ Scatter symbols and you’ll set off the dizzy business, it is best bonus on slots. You’ll be transported to a tranquil pond here you’ll be given the choice of picking 1 of 6 upturned ducks. Your chosen Duck will reveal one of the following bonuses that will come into play during the Free Spins:
- 15 Free Spins with a 3x Multiplier.
- 12 Free Spins with the low paying symbols removed. During the round, the reels will only play with the big baller Duck icons.
- 10 Free Spins with the Colossal Wild feature. Here the Wild symbols will expand to either 2×2 or 3×3 size.
- 8 Free Spins with Random Wilds. Between 2 and 5 random Wilds are added on each free spin. Sadly, they don’t expand.
- 6 Free Spins with the Double Feature. Here, 2 of the other features will be randomly chosen for you and used together.
The theoretical return to player for this game is 96.38%.