Have you ever heard of Scruffy Duck? Neither have I, but I imagine him to be Daffy Duck's loser brother in law who lives with his parents and smokes a pack of the cheapest cigarettes every day. Of course, this isn't what Swedish developer NetEnt had in mind when they created their Scruffy Duck slot, as the game is decidedly more upbeat. The game instead puts you on a pond, complete with an assortment of goofy ducks as they populate the pond.
Scruffy Duck is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot that takes place on the water and actually has a pretty nice artistic theme to it. Players are treated to gently moving water, lily pads, and dragon fly that fly on the screen. The game also has a nice ambience about it, allowing those who're looking for something relaxing and upbeat to play the perfect item.
The features in the game are actually quite stacked. You'll find double symbols, expanding wilds, standard wilds, scatters, free spins, stacked normal symbols, and stacked wilds on the roster. All of these combine to generate a nice 96.4% return to player percentage (RTP), which is quite good for a slot machine.
This game is one that flew under my radar for a bit, but I'm happy to have gotten the opportunity to play it. The game's happy go lucky theme is right up my alley, as you get cracked eggs with the J, Q, K, and A letters hidden inside, a child duck, rap duck, female duck, and a man duck as base symbols. Wilds are a swan with a crown, which can grow to take up an entire reel.
My experience is that the bonus features in the game hit quite frequently, as I never went too many spins without a wild, or free spin round popping up to try and boost my wins. I have played a lot of NetEnt slots in the past, and outside of Jack Hammer and a handful of others, I think this is one of the most action packed games I've come across from the company.
If you're feeling ducky, then Scruffy Duck is definitely a great choice. Sure, Scruffy isn't a loser that rides Harleys and hops from job to job, but the game is sure a lot of fun and I recommend you give it a whirl.