The ugly duckling tale gets a NetEnt twist in this Scruffy Duck Mobile slots full of wilds.
When we first loaded this as an iPad slot (though it also works perfectly well on Android, we should add), we had to double check that this really was a NetEnt machine.
Great mechanics, but nothing in comparison to some of the beautiful and imaginative slot themes they’ve done since then.
It’s not that the theme is particularly bad, it’s just that with the cartoony duck family and pastel colours it looks a little… simple? It just doesn’t quite spark the imagination in the way that Gonzo’s Quest did, for example.
Don’t get us wrong, the likes of IGT and WMS bring out far more generic themes on a monthly basis, so NetEnt are allowed the occasional pitfall.
Especially that, if you don’t mind the cookie box theme, you’ll actually find some great features hiding over these 25 payline slot.
The base game has some fun wins, thanks in part to the ugly duckling wild that expand to cover the reels as a beautiful swan.
Get a couple of those on the reels, and you might forget that you’re really looking to find the free spins bonus games.
Thank-fully you don’t have to wait long to get these – anything from 50 to 100 spins we found.
And when you do, you get up to 5 different features, including colosal wild symbols that fill the 3 centre reels, multipliers up to 3x your win, and only high paying symbols show up on screen.
It might not be the most beautiful NetEnt slot online. But you can’t deny that the features certainly make this mobile casino game attractive.
Because whilst the wins might not be as huge as games like the Dead or Alive slot, for example, they come pretty constantly, and the free spin round has offered us some 100x our bet or more.
If you’re the kind of player who prefer substance over beauty, this Scruffy Duck slot machine has the perfect mix of fun features and frequent action.
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|Mobile Slot released||January 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 25 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.62% / 96.38%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.25 / 250|
|Free spins||From 6 to 15 Free Spins / 5 Different Features|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Symbols, Expanding Wild, Free Spins, Multipliers, Symbol Removal, Colossal Wild, Random Wilds|
Expanding Wild: The little yellow duck with the classes (The titular Scruffy Duck is our guess) is the wild symbol. And when he shows up expands to cover the whole reel.
Stacked High Paying Symbols: All the ducks are stacked 2 or 3 high across all the reels.
Free Spin Features: Get 3 free spin scatter symbols anywhere on screen and you'll trigger a second screen bonus where you'll pick from a number of ducks.
These will randomly award you with:
In our experience the multiplier is the best at bringing you the big wins, but then the double feature is rare enough that it probably hides the best wins.
It's not that this is a bad looking slot - it's just that unlike so many graphically gorgeous games from NetEnt, this Scruffy Duck mobile slot doesn't quite compare.
But much like the tale this theme is base on, don't judge a book by it's covers. You might find that this scruffy looking game grows up into a beautiful swan when you hit just the right wild or the right free spin feature.
There's big wins hiding in this pond, and if you really can't bare the theme, then we can only recommend the Red Riding Hood slot instead to keep with the fairytale theme.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: November 27, 2018 - Rating