Scruffy Duck is another bright cartoon animal slot; it’s a casino game for players who enjoy fun comic slots and fuzzy cute animal slots.
It’s developed by NetEnt, the biggest slot game provider globally, and as such, players should expect a certain level of quality from Scruffy Duck. Let’s see if it stands up to the company’s reputation.
Scruffy Duck is set in a cartoon world and themed around the Scruffy Duck family – symbols on the reels include Mr Duck, Mrs Duck, Big Brother Duck and Baby Duck. The slot is set in a blue pond dotted with lily pads, frogs, and lotus flowers, no doubt the home of Scruffy Duck and co. It’s a good looking slot with clean, smooth animations across the board.
Scruffy Duck is a 25 payline slot that offers players the chance to bet from 25p to $/€/£250 per spin on the reels. Symbols on the reels are split into medium win symbols – which include the Duck family, who payout up to 20x the bet for five Mr Duck symbols on a payline – and low win symbols, which are all letter symbols hatching out of eggs, and payout up to 5x the bet for five A symbols on one payline. These payouts aren’t huge, but this is a medium variance slot that’s to be expected.
A few things are going on in Scruffy Duck. First off, there’s an expanding Wild symbol that can turn up in both the main game and the bonus game. The bonus game is a Free Spins round triggered by landing three Free Spins symbols on the reels. Free Spins rounds all come with one bonus feature of five; these features include symbol removal, colossal Wilds, random Wilds, double feature, and a 3x multiplier on every win. These features are chosen randomly at the start of Free Spins, so, unfortunately, players won’t get the pick of the crop.
Scruffy Duck’s return to player is a perfectly respectable 96.38%, just a little above the average rate for a game like this. If you spend a whole $100 playing Scruffy Duck, you’d likely win back an average of $96.38, although many players would also win more or less than this. It’s not an alarming rate, and as a medium variance slot, it’s also reasonably balanced for most players.
Scruffy Duck is a fun cartoon slot that offers a little more than the average cartoon animal slot: five distinct Free Spins rounds undoubtedly help to keep the game feeling new and fresh play after play, and it can be fun to keep playing at least for long enough to experience each mode. For players looking to try a new slot, they could certainly do worse than Scruffy Duck, and yet, it doesn’t stand out as a slot that’s going to keep drawing new players for years to come.