Scruffy Duck Slot – NetEnt new Slots
Scruffy Duck slot is yet another game featuring rather juvenile cartoon graphics that we have come to expect from Scandinavian developers. There are 25 lines featuring single card symbols and 4 different badly – portrayed cartoon ducks that are stacked up to 3 rows high. Fortunately they have limited any ridiculous ‘quacking’ sound effects to the minimum.
The highest – paying symbols are naturally the ducks which offer a maximum of 16x stake for 5-of-a-kind down to the lowest card symbol at 1.6x stake. There are expanding Wilds on all reels though which for some reason turn into a not so scruffy white duck and are really the basis for any potential the game has.
This is where at last Scruffy Duck becomes entertaining, as landing 3 Free Spin scatters which only appear on reels 3, 4 and 5 triggers a pick-me of 5 different bonus possibilities. You get a screen with 5 duck’s backsides sticking out of the water and place your pointer on one. Perhaps this is Netent’s ironic way of telling you graphically that the bonuses are as tight as the proverbial?
You will be awarded one of these different free game enhancements and none are retriggerable:
1. 15 spins with a 3x multiplier on all wins.
2. 12 spins with all the lower single card symbols removed.
3. 10 spins with a Colossal Wild of either 2×2 or 3×3 appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4. During these the expanding usual Wild can only appear on reels 1 and 5.
4. 8 spins where 2 to 5 random single Wilds are placed on the screen after each spin.
5. ‘Double Feature’ which awards 6 spins where any 2 of the above randomly apply for each spin.
The respectable 96.34% RTP doesn’t hide the fact that Scruffy Duck slot powered by NetEnt has tried, but failed badly. The bonus returns are very low mostly and they almost seem superfluous gimmicks to the potential the base game has with its stacked symbols and expanding Wilds. The dreadful graphics become rapidly tiresome and I found playing this game was ‘death by a thousand cuts’. This is one duck that really deserves stuffing and roasting…
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