NetEnt have always been one to watch when it comes to great new games and innovative design. They've already hit the ground running this year, giving us some of the best new releases, such as Joker Pro, Wild Wild West and Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel. The team aren't slowing down, however, and will be releasing two brand new games in May too.
The two slots, Scruffy Duck and Copy Cats, both boast the bright and amusing graphics we've come to know and love from the software brand and are also both full to the brim with bonus features. Scruffy Duck is set for release on the 11th May and Copy Cats will be launched on the 23rd May. We've already had a sneak peek at the games, so read on to find out more about each new title!
Scruffy Duck Mobile Slot — 11th May
Scruffy Duck is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot with a theme that draws on the famous Ugly Duckling fable by Hans Christian Anderson. Whilst this slot might by scruffy in name, it certainly isn't by nature as it features the high quality graphics we've come to expect, and love, from NetEnt. The slot is bold and fun, with plenty of cool duck characters frequenting the reels, alongside traditional Jack to Ace symbols which have been given a makeover to fit perfectly with the theme.
Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, Scruffy Duck is packed full of interesting bonus features. The slot includes stacked symbols and these are present in both the base game and the extra spins rounds. These can appear fully or partially on screen, and they help to create some huge winning combinations. In addition, the game features expanding wilds. These are represented by the ‘Scruffy Duck' himself, yet watch him transform into a majestic swan when the wild expands to cover a whole reel!
The most exciting part of Scruffy Duck, however, has to be the extra spins rounds which are triggered by collecting three or more of the scatter symbols. Once the round is triggered, one of five special features will be activated randomly, and player's will be treated to anything between 6 to 15 extra spins with different perks. Perks include simple features such as multipliers and extra wilds, as well as more intriguing ones such as the colossal wild feature, which adds a huge 2×2 or 3×3 wild to the reels.
Copy Cats Mobile Slot — 23rd May
Copy Cats is the second release of the month and it will hit all good NetEnt casinos on 23rd May. The slot is a 5 reel, 25 payline game with spins costing as little as 25p, all the way up to £125. Much like Scruffy Duck, Copy Cats features the same sort of colourful and unique graphics that are typical of a NetEnt title.
Whilst a cat themed slot may seem like it could be boring, NetEnt up the ante with original symbols and a jazzy soundtrack – there seems to be some inspiration taken from the classic Disney film The Aristocats. The Copy Cat feature is one of the games most interesting, and lucrative, ideas as it can create huge wins. The feature is triggered when any of the cat symbols land fully stacked on reel one.
If this happens, all other cat symbols on reels two, three and four will turn into the same symbol as the one that triggered the feature. This means you can end up with huge amounts of the same symbol, and therefore tons of winning combinations. What's more, the feature can even be triggered with the golden cat, which is the game's wild, meaning you could end up with dozens of wilds at once!
Copy Cats also includes a extra spins round, which s activated when 3 or more bonus symbols appear on reels one, three and five. The bonus symbol is represented by the bell and it will even jingle when the round is triggered! Players will receive ten extra spins, although if you find three more bonus symbols during the round, you can re-trigger the feature and up your total extra spins count to twenty. In addition, during the extra spins round, all cat symbols found on reel one will be wild, meaning that if you trigger the Copy Cats feature you're in with a very decent chance of taking home a big win.