Once upon a time, there was a very ugly duck that didn’t fit the other ducks. It’s a pitiful sight to see the scruffy duck suffering, simply because he doesn’t look like the others.
A story that will appeal to many, recognising themselves or others, knowing this sad story often happens in real life too. No wonder NetEnt choose to bring this old story back to life on the reels, and we can only hope that all of these stories end up as cheerful as the fairytale in which the little scruffy duck matures into a beautiful swan, the most beautiful of them all. It’s one of the best-loved tales, one that can’t be missed among the many NetEnt slot themes.
The Ugly Duckling
It was in November 1843 that the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen published the story for the first time. Then many reprinted and adapted the story all around the world in a variety of media, including radio and television.
It was in May 2017 that another type of media could have been added to this list if the Scruffy Duck™ slot was originally called The Ugly Duckling, but it isn’t.
Luckily, it doesn’t matter for you as a player. It’s not really in the name. You can simply enjoy a feel-good video slot that shows the scruffy duck turning into a beautiful swan over and over again.
Scruffy Duck™ slot design
Set in a pond, you’ll have a jump in the water as soon as you open the Scruffy Duck™ slot at one of the NetEnt Casinos. Surrounded by lilies and frogs, you’ll find five reels covered with either ducks or letters.
Among the ducks, you’ll find some very cool ones and one outsider known as the ugly duckling. Unlike it’s the case in The Ugly Duckling, this little scruffy duck seems happy on the reels. Especially in the role of Expanding Wild which can appear on any reel at any moment after which the little scruffy duck will turn into a beautiful swan.
While inspired by a fairytale, the Scruffy Duck™ slot doesn’t look anything like the other fairytale-themed slots. Jack and the Beanstalk™, Red Riding Hood™, or the Hansel and Gretel™ slot look completely different.
The Scruffy Duck™ slot is definitely less enchanting than the other fairytale-themed NetEnt slots, without any witches, stepmothers or fairies present on the reels. Cartoonish-styled, the Scruffy Duck™ slot is completely different bringing a fun and friendly atmosphere in which you can expect bright colours and a jolly type of music.
With such a maximum bet available, this game might attract some high-rollers. Of course, the game is attractive to any type of players with bets going from 0.25 to 250.00.
A wide range of bets are available in the Scruffy Duck™ slot thanks to the 10 bet levels and seven different coin values. Try different combinations just until you’ve found yourself the perfect bet of which you believe it brings you the best of luck.
Scruffy Duck™ slot features
The Scruffy Duck™ slot won’t be found on my list of the best-designed NetEnt slots, but it still has enough to offer thanks to some great slot features including Stacked Symbols, the Expanding Wild, Free Spins linked to another five different slot features.
Stacked symbols will be seen a lot while playing the Scruffy Duck™ slot and will be available during the Main Game, as well as Free Spins. Stacked symbols can appear fully or partially on the reels.
The Expanding Wild will be of big importance in the Scruffy Duck™ slot. Available in the Main Game and during Free Spins, you better like this type of slot feature as it can’t be ignored.
But how can you dislike a certain slot feature anyway, responsible for many extra wins? 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.
Another great slot feature that perfectly fits this fairytale-themed NetEnt slot is the Free Spins feature. You activate Free Spins when with three Free Spins symbols. They can appear anywhere on reels 3, 4, and 5. If so, be aware of the five flying ducks jumping into the water for a refreshing swim in the pound.
Once landed safely, though upside down, it’s up to you to pick one of the ducks determining how many free spins you’ll be awarded and what slot feature will be involved.
The number of Free Spins will be between 6 and 15 while either the Multiplier feature, Symbol Removal feature, Colossal Wild, Random Wilds or Double feature will be activated.
Scruffy Duck™ FAQ
What is the RTP (Return to Player) of Scruffy Duck™?
The RTP of Scruffy Duck™ is 96.38%
What is the minimum and maximum bet on Scruffy Duck™?
The minimum bet is €/£/$ 0.25 and the maximum is €/£/$ 250.00.
How does one win the maximum win on Scruffy Duck™?
The maximum win on Scruffy Duck™ is 1,200 times your bet per spin.
Does Scruffy Duck™ slot offer a special bonus game?
Yes, Scruffy Duck™ offers free spins when you get three Free Spins symbols. The free spins feature has multiple options.
How many winlines does Scruffy Duck™ have?
Scruffy Duck™ has a total of 25 winlines.
Can I play Scruffy Duck™ for free?
Yes, if you do not reside in a restricted country like the USA or UK.