Spin that reel – Scruffy Duck slot review
Scruffy Duck is a slot developed by Net Entertainment and it comes with 5 reels and 25 paylines. You can play it with as little as €0,25 per spin all the way up to €250 per spin. This slot is based on the tale of the ugly duckling who eventually turns into a beautiful swan. The expanding wilds in the base game are actually swans, so there is another visual link to the tale. The game has a pretty interesting Free Spins feature that gives you access to no less than 5 bonus features including 3x multipliers, colossal wilds, low-value symbol removals, and up to 5 random wilds per free spin. The game also comes with a double feature where you combine 2 free spins features for wins of up to 1200 times your stake.
With the Scruffy Duck game, you can win a maximum of 1200 times your stake with the Multiplier feature and Double feature. The Colossal Wild feature can give you wins up to 400 times your stake per free spin. As you are used to by now, this Netent game is playable on a desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Different bonus features with Scruffy Duck
The Free Spins feature is triggered when 3 Free Spins symbols appear anywhere on reels 3, 4 and 5 in the base game. When you enter the free spin feature you will pick one of the five features by picking one of the five ducks that are head down in the lake.
- Multiplier feature – you will receive 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier.
- Symbol Removal feature – you will get 12 free spins with lower value symbols removed from the reels.
- Colossal Wild feature – you will get 10 free spins with a 2×2 or 3×3 Colossal Wild on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. The Colossal Wild can be displayed fully or partially and if part of a winning combo, it splits into 2 to 9 single wilds!
- Random Wild feature – you will get 8 free spins with between 2 and 5 random wilds added on each free spin. The random wilds do not expand though.
- Double feature – you will get 6 free spins with 2 of the above features randomly chosen for you.
All wilds appearing during the free spins will expand to take over the entire reel. In the Colossal Wild feature, they appear only on reels 1 and 5. and you can benefit from a huge 3×3 Colossal Wild on the 3 middle reels which can result is some pretty nice wins. If you are in the double feature mode this could get even better when it is combined with expanding wilds on reels 1 and 5, big win guaranteed!
Design of Scruffy Duck
Scruffy Duck has a duck theme and is set on a lake with lily pads and frogs in the backdrop and even some dragon flies are flying around. Symbols on the reels include 4 ducks (carrying objects such as mobile phones, gifts, radios, and lollipops) and broken egg shells with the 4 playing cards (A, K, Q and J) in it. The highest value symbol is the duck with the mobile phone as 5 on them on a payline pays out 400 coins.
There is also a wild symbol which is represented by the scruffy duck himself. The expanding wild feature appears in both the base game and free spins feature. The scruffy duck becomes a beautiful swan as he expands. It substitutes for all symbols except the free spins symbol and automatically expands to cover the whole reel when it is part of a winning combination.
We enjoyed playing Scruffy with its quirky graphics and matching sound effects. It has the potential to pay out very nicely and the variety of bonus features makes it an enjoyable game with big win potential in 4 of 5 features. This variety makes it that you can play for quite a while without getting bored. We don’t think it will become an evergreen like some of the other Netent games but it is an above average game.
Specifications of the Scruffy Duck slot
- Developer: Netent
- Reels: 5
- Win lines: 25
- Bid: € 0.25 – € 250
- Jackpot: Yes, 400
- Volatility: Medium
- Bonus Feature: Yes, 6 variations
- RTP: 96,38%