Scruffy Duck : The Ex-Ugly Duckling, Featured as Expanding and Colossal Wilds
Scruffy Duck is a NetEnt online slot built with 25 fixed-paylines in which identical duck caricatures tend to line up as winning combinations. Loosely themed after the “Ugly Duckling” fairy tale, this game calls the young swan Scruffy, whilst designating it as Wild Symbol of the game.
Similar to the image transformation storyline used by Hans Christian Andersen, Scruffy as the Wild Symbol, transforms if it becomes part of a payline win. Scruffy Duck's image expands into a full-reel Wild Symbol that could improve a spin outcome with additional wild positions; likely creating numerous winning combinations instead of just one. Expanding Wilds may also occur during bonus games, with great chances of combining with Colossal Wilds or other spin-optimising bonus features.
Scruffy the Duck Online Slot: Free Games
Activating a round of free games requires landing on three (3) Free Spins emblems in Reels 3, 4, and/or 5 in a single instance. Once the Bonus Game has loaded, qualifying players make a bonus game selection by choosing one (1) of five (5) head-under-water ducks presented in the introductory panel. The chosen Duck figure will then reveal any one of the following bonus rewards:
Fifteen (15) Free-Spins with 3x Bonus-Win Multiplier.
Twelve (12) Free-Spins optimised by the Symbol Removal Feature. During the round, the reels will display only top paying Duck images. The lesser paying A, K, Q, and J Egg icons are temporarily taken out of the reels, but only for that bonus round.
Ten (10) Free-Spins played on reels configured with a Colossal Scruffy Wild totem. As a opposed to the Expanding Wild that extends vertically, the Colossal Wild extends by taking adjacent reel positions, forming a 2×2 block of symbols. It is possible for both Colossal and Expanding Wilds to occur simultaneously across the reels.
Eight Free-Spins with Random Wilds added to the outcomes of a bonus spin. Single-tile, regular-size Scruffy Duck Wilds appear and occupy random positions.
Six (6) Free-Spins running on reels configured with Double Symbols in a single tile. Double images already count as two (2) icons, therefore increasing chances of landing on winning combinations after a bonus spin.
In any type of Bonus Game selected, the Scruffy Duck Wild will continue to Expand when included as part of payline win/s.
Scruffy Duck Online Slot: Betting Options
This game has ten (10) betting levels; each level representing the number of coins to stake on each payline. The level selected will then multiply the preferred coin value, of which the choices range from 0.01 to 1.00.
The lowest Line Bet is 0.01 (0.01 x 1 coin), while the highest is 10.00 (1.00 x 10 coins). All coin credits received as rewards for payline wins will then be multiplied by the current Line Bet. However, activating the game requires staking bets on all 25 paylines. The minimum Total Bet per spin therefore is 0.25 (0.01 Line Bet x 25 paylines), while the maximum Total Bet is 250.00 (10.00 Line Bet x 25 paylines.)