We’ve seen rich and funny pigs in Piggy Riches Touch® and When Pigs Fly Touch®, and the most impressive animals in Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild Touch®. Not available in the mobile casinos yet, you can still find some crazy rabbits in the Wonky Wabbits™ slot, sparkling dogs in Diamond Dogs™, and some very mischievous monkeys in Go Bananas™, and now ducks have been an inspiration source for the Scruffy Duck™ slot and Scruffy Duck Touch®.
I totally understand the animals being a popular source of inspiration as you can go many ways with them. You can make pigs fly, spoil them rotten with diamonds or give them a mischievous character. You can also make them look either smart, or cool, childish, or nerdy as this is the case with the ducks in Scruffy Duck Touch®.
Nerdy isn’t the right word to use, though, as the fifth duck in this mobile video slot is just different than the others. Over time, while growing up, it comes out why as the duck isn’t a normal duck, but a member of the swan family. Growing up, the duck’s misery comes to an end as it appears that the ugly scruffy duck is actually a beautiful swan, becoming the most beautiful of them all. I’m sure that this story sounds familiar to many of you as it has a lot in common with The Ugly Duckling which was first published 11 November 1843 by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. No doubt that Scruffy Duck Touch® has been inspired by the old fairytale that has been brought back to live on the reels.
Four Ducks and a Swan
Launched in between two regular mobile slots, Scruffy Duck Touch® doesn’t offer the best design available in a NetEnt slot. You better not expect advanced animations as seen in Divine Fortune Touch® or Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild Touch® launched earlier in 2017. Scruffy Duck Touch® will still be worth playing, though, thanks to a recognisable theme, bright colours and chill-out music. Set on the surface of a pond, you’ll find yourself sur-rounded by lilies, frogs, and four ducks and a swan enjoying themselves having a bath, handing out presents, walking around with a ghetto blaster, or turning into a beautiful swan.
Scruffy Duck Touch® features
Although inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairytale, NetEnt clearly gave the story a fresh touch. Innovation, after all, is one of NetEnt’s priorities which can also be seen in the slot features Scruffy Duck Touch® is enriched with. It’s therefore that you’ll have a chance to enjoy Stacked symbols, Free Spins, and an amazing five different features during Free Spins.
Most important in Scruffy Duck Touch® is the Expanding Wild, during the main game, as well as during Free Spins. Appearing as a single Wild symbol on the reels, the ugly duck-ling will turn into a beautiful swan becoming an Expanding Wild. No matter when or where the ugly duckling appears, as long as it’s going to be involved in a winning combina-tion it will expand over the entire reel where it will substitute for any other symbol except the Free Spins symbols. While the Expanding Wild is the main attraction during the main game, I’m sure you’ll look forward to the Free Spins symbols as well, as three of them on the reels 3, 4, and 5 will activate the Free Spins feature. Don’t be surprised when straight after you’ll see five ducks jumping into the water. It’s up to you to pick one so you’ll know if it’s the Multiplier feature, Symbol Removal feature, Colossal Wild, Random Wilds or Double feature that will be active during your 6-15 Free Spins. The number of free spins will depend on the extra feature activated. The more profitable the feature, the less free spins, but no mat-ter how many free spins or whatever slot feature you’ll be granted, big wins will be around the corner.