What would life be like if the world were run by penguins? Well if Yggdrasil Gaming would have you believe it, not by much. The developer has put out their Penguin City slot with the idea of giving the flightless birds the ability to run a metropolis with their Penguin City slot. The game has you looking at one of these city's Asian themed restaurants, letting you get in on the potential chaos while skimming some of the tips.
Penguin City is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot that takes place at a restaurant, and things aren't really all that hygienic. You see a bunch of flies, bugs crawling around, and dishes spilling over the counter. You also get some waddling penguins that help get the dishes where they need to go. The symbols in the game are a combination of different food and classic slot symbols. These include a blue diamond, green club, purple spade, red heart, duck roast, bowl of soup, boiling pot of green crud, soy sauce, and box of noodles. The game also has a stacked Emperor penguin, who serves as chief chef.
Features in the Penguin City slot aren't that diverse, but man are they great. The game has wilds that become sticky and then transport you to the Penguin Escape Mode. Here, you place a bet and your spin plays out. A penguin then jumps and tries to flop onto the reels to give players a better result. The penguin can flip and turn wild, or he can also swap symbols. Of course, the possibility exists that a failed jump can occur, which offers no bonus. The round keeps going until there are no wins in the combination of reels. Given the feature set, the slot has a posted return to player percentage (RTP) of 96.2%, which is just about on average for a Yggdrasil slot.
The game itself is relatively decent, but does pale in comparison to some of the other online slots we've seen from Yggdrasil recently. The game's cute theme does play out very well, but it can get a bit stale quickly. Still, the sticky wild feature and the fact that the game pays both ways can see you getting some impressive wins. This game does look very nice on your desktop computer, and there's mobile compatibility built in as well. So if you're a fan of big, dumb, flightless birds and want to help then ruin the restaurant industry, then you should test your luck with Penguin City.