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NetEnt announces feature-packed video slot Scruffy Duck™

Once upon a time, there was a very ugly duck that didn’t fit the other ducks, but later on turned into a beautiful swan. You might recognise the story as the fairy tale known as The Ugly Duckling which was first published 11 November 1843 by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. The story clearly has been a source of inspiration for NetEnt’s Scruffy Duck™ slot which was announced just before the weekend.

About Scruffy Duck™

It looks like a sort of in between slot game as launched in the first half of the month while NetEnt’s monthly releases will always become available at the NetEnt Casinos in the second half of the month. With the release date of the Scruffy Duck™ slot being set for 11th May 2017, it’s not the monthly game release I’m writing about here. A reliable source told me the game has been exclusively available at Mr Green for at least a month, but it was earlier this week that I found the game at Mr Green and LeoVegas. It might be available at some other NetEnt Casinos as well, I’m not sure, but what I do know for sure is that the Scruffy Duck™ slot will be available at all NetEnt Casinos from 11th May.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the official launch of the Scruffy Duck™ slot which will bring a feature-packed slot to the NetEnt Casinos. As you can see in the above preview video coming from NetEnt’s official YouTube channel, you have no time to get bored with this fairytale-themed slot.

It won’t be a rare event to see the ugly duck turning into a beautiful swan as the Expanding Wild is telling the shortest version of the fairytale ever. You’ll find yourself surrounded by the surface of a lake where a bunch of ducks seem to enjoy themselves having a bath, handing out presents, walking around with a ghetto blaster while one duck is having a hard time feeling different.

Although no advanced 3D animations are involved in the design, I’m sure players will enjoy the cartoon type of graphics while various ducks can be found on the reels. A jolly sound can be heard throughout the game adding to a cheerful atmosphere creating a fun experience on the reels.

Scruffy Duck™ slot features

While you can expect a friendly and fun atmosphere, you can also look forward to a great number of slot features including the Expanding Wild in which the ugly duck transforms into a beautiful swan, Stacked symbols, and Free Spins which again includes five different features of which one will be awarded just before the Free Spins feature starts.

The Expanding Wild will have a very important role to play in the main game, as well as during Free Spins. No matter when or where it appears, as long as it’s going to be involved in a winning combination it will expand over the entire reel where it will substitute for any other symbol except the Free Spins symbol.

Having a significant presence on the reels, the Expanding Wild will brings a lot of fun to the reels, but it’s kind of everything the Main Game has to offer. While enjoying the many Expanding Wilds and the winning combinations it’s responsible for, you’ll be looking forward to the three Free Spins symbols to appear anywhere on the reels 3,4, and 5. The moment they do, you’ll see five ducks jumping into the water for a refreshing swim in the lake. If you miss out on the flying part, like me the first time, you might miss the fact that they are ducks upside down instead of a type of water plant.


That these are not water plants, you find out when you click on any of the ducks which will then appear as normal showing the slot feature awarded during Free Spins. This same slot feature will also determine how many Free Spins you’ll be blessed with. The Multiplier feature, for example, will award 15 free spins while the Double feature looks less generous with 6 free spins as it will probably be more attractive when it comes to big wins.

Whatever slot feature the duck comes up with, I’m sure the Multiplier feature, Symbol Removal feature, Colossal Wild, Random Wilds, and Double feature will bring some extra excitement during the Free Spins feature once this new NetEnt slot is available at the NetEnt Casinos from 11th May.

By on 25 March, 2017