Scruffy Duck is a Net Entertainment developed slot game and one which is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling.
This more modern take on the slot contains more up to date symbols and imagery, as well as a friendlier story. Scruffy Duck also contains a few nifty bonus features which lovers of NetEnt slots are going to be over the moon with.
Look and feel
Scruffy Duck brings the familiar tale of The Ugly Duckling to online casinos and nowhere is that more obvious than when a wild symbol lands on the reels. As for the rest of the symbols in the slot, though, they represent a simple and modern duck family, complete with cell phones, boomboxes, and sunglasses.
If children could play online slots, Scruffy Duck is the type of game they would play. It has been designed in a very child-friendly manner, with its cute and cuddly symbols speaking volumes about the theme and tale it is trying to get across.
Scruffy Duck contains a 5-reel, 25-line gaming structure in much the same vein as many other Net Entertainment developed slots. Coin sizes will stem from 1p up to £1, and players are at liberty to stake as many as 10 of those per line with the betting level button. Ultimately, players are going to end up wagering anything from 25p per spin, up to £250 a pop on this colourful and friendly slot.
One thing to note about Scruffy Duck is that its non-progressive jackpot is quite small in comparison to other NetEnt slots. Players can win as much as 400 coins if they line up 5 of the father duck symbols on any payline in the slot.
Scruffy Duck himself acts as a wild symbol. When he shows up, he can expand to occupy whole reels. Players will note that as he does this, he will also transform into a glorious and beautiful swan. Wilds can appear in both the base game and the free spins bonus round. Wilds only expand if they form a part of a winning combination.
Free spins are triggered via the free spin scatter symbol. If they land anywhere on the third, fourth and fifth reels, the bonus is triggered. Players can select 1 of 5 features to add to their free spins bonus round. These features include 15 spins with a 3x multiplier, 12 spins with a symbol removal feature, 10 spins with colossal wilds, 8 spins with random wilds, or 6 spins with a double symbol feature.