Scruffy Duck slots is a colourful slot developed by NetEnt. There are 5 reels and 25 paylines with minimum bets starting from as little as £0.25. There are multiple wild features to unlock if you land some lucky spins. There is not mascot in this game, just the family of ducks you see on the reels. The Scruffy Duck slot machine is packed with free spins, multipliers, with other special features waiting for you in this casino game.

This game from NetEnt looks like it was inspired by the children’s story ‘The Ugly Duckling’ and has been revamped by the creators. It does, however, maintain a retro feel when you see the accessories the characters are flaunting. We’ll get onto that in a moment as we get through the Scruffy Duck slot review.

The 5 x 3 reel game is packed with features to help get those all-important winning paylines, with all kinds of wilds and free spins features.

The Graphics

Set in a pond with a family of ducks, this slot features what looks like Mom, Dad and the kids in the duck family who live in the pond. In comparison to many other NetEnt games, this one looks less like a movie and more like a standard cartoon.

Each duck has a defining look. ‘Dad Duck’ as we’ll call him, has center-parted hair and looks like he’s quite the businessman with his humungous phone in his hand. Mom Duck has one heck of a quiff going on, you’ll not miss her. Cool-dude-son, obviously, is carrying the boombox on his shoulder – très ‘80s, and the baby duckling looks pretty cute with candy half the size of his head.

How to Play

It’s super easy to get ready to play. You can set up your bet level and value beneath the reels. There are 25 paylines in play all the time, but should you wish to put extra weight onto each bet line, you can increase the level between 1 and 10 using the + and – buttons. To the bottom right of the reels, you can change your coin value, from 0.01 to 1.00. The coin value and bet level together will determine your actual bet amount, which is shown underneath the spin button.

How to Win

Sure, it’s okay knowing how to play, but what you really want to know is how to win. Firstly, paylines are won from left to right, so in matching at least 3 of the same symbols from the furthest left reel towards the right, you could be a winner.

The most valuable symbols in standard play are our cute little duck family. Dad duck pays out the most, up to 400x your bet level for matching five of him on a payline. Mom duck pays between 10 and 250 times your bet, depending on how many of her you match. Shortly behind are the kids, where you’ll earn up to 200 times your bet line for the big brother, and 150 for the baby, if you match a full five.

The lower value icons are the eggs which are hatching to show the different card values, A, K, Q, and J. The maximum payouts on these icons are between 40 and 70 times your bet for a full five match.

The Wild symbol features the bespectacled baby duck and can substitute for all other standard symbols in standard play.

How about bonus features?

You could be a lucky duck yourself, if you have a good landing on the reels in Scruffy Duck slots.

Free Spins

Landing three of the Free Spins symbols across reels 3, 4, and 5 in the main game can activate free spins. There are five different free spins features, one of which you will unlock randomly.


This one gives you fifteen free spins with a 3x multiplier on every winning line.

Symbol Removal

If you access this feature, all of the lower value symbols – the hatching eggs – will be removed from the reels. This will give you a chance to win higher amounts on winning paylines. You’ll get twelve free spins with this feature, too.

Colossal Wild

The Colossal Wild symbol acts in the same way as the Wild. The difference is that the colossal version covers multiple spaces on the reels at once. The more Wilds you have, the more opportunities you have to extend winning paylines, making for bigger prizes! You will be awarded ten free spins to make the most of the Colossal Wild.

Random Wild

Again, this works in the same way as the Wild, but the random feature means that you could have up to 5 wilds per spin drop randomly onto the reels and replace some of the standard symbols. You will have eight free spins to enjoy this feature.

Double Feature

Double up in this special feature. Not only will you get six free spins with this, but you will also get two of the other four features together for the duration of the spins.

All Kinds of Wild

In addition to the random and colossal wilds, during Free Spins, you may also see the Expanding Wild. You will see the ‘ugly duckling’ transform into a beautiful swan. In doing so, the Wild will expand up the whole reel, allowing you to maximise on the substitution of all symbols.

The Lowdown on the Ducks

Okay, so it’s not got all the bells and whistles that we see with other ‘productions’ from NetEnt, but there are plenty of opportunities to try your luck, particularly with the free spins. The graphics are good whilst the theme is a bit dated, but it does make a change to see something different from the usual reel set-up.

The accompanying music which features brass, water droplets, and all kinds of random instruments is quite chilled out and enjoyable, should you wish to play with sound on.

Scruffy Duck FAQ

Where can I play?

You can play Scruffy Duck at Temple Slots.

What is the RTP?

The RTP (Return to Player) value on Scruffy Duck slots is 96.38%. This is considered pretty high, and the game is medium variance which means that you are more likely to win some decent prizes quite often.

What else might I like?

If the cartoon-type games are what you enjoy, you might also like Cats from NetEnt. If you would like to stay within the cartoon realm but seek some more detailed artwork and graphics, why not try Jumanji, also from NetEnt.

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