Penguin City – Help Penguins Escape the Evil Emperor in this Yggdrasil Online Slot!
Videoslots Casino has recently added Yggdrasil’s newest online slot titled Penguin City to their casino. This oriental cartoon styled slot tasks you with the job of helping the overworked Penguin kitchen staff to escape from the Evil Emperor.
Using a regular 5×3 reel layout the base game utilises a pay anyway style format which also pays in both directions, so you are just simply looking for 3 of a kind of more wins from either side of the reels, with a mix of high and low paying heavily stacked symbols along with several wilds on the reels 2 and 4 the wins seem to come quite regularly.
There is also a special Penguin Escape Mode bonus round which is simply triggered by landing any win on the reels that includes one of the wild symbols found on reels 2 or 4.
During the free spins, things heat up in the kitchen with sticky wilds being added to the reels as the Penguins try to escape the kitchen along with guaranteed wins and a special Emperor Penguin wild reel that can activate on the middle reel. The bonus round comes with unlimited free spins that continue until no new wins are created with sticky wilds being added to reels 2 and 4.
With such a simple bonus triggering mechanic the Escape Mode can be triggered very frequently but you are then in the hands of the escaping Penguins to provide you with extra wilds and continuous winning spins to keep the bonus round going!
|Penguin City Slot – Technical Summary|
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|RTP (Return To Player)||96.20%|
Penguin Escape Mode
The Penguin Escape Mode is activated in the base game when a wild symbol lands on the second or fourth reel and forms a win on the reels, you are then transported to the free spins bonus round with and the wild symbols are held in place on the reels.
Unlimited Re-Spins of the reels are granted whilst the penguins try to escape, they can either add extra sticky wilds onto the reels or grant guaranteed wins or simply fail to escape and fall off the conveyor belt.
It’s worth keeping an eye on the middle reel also as a special Emperor Penguin symbol can land and become a stacked wild on the middle reel, providing many more chances of wins, this symbol then turns into a walking wild and it moves down the reel on the re-spins, but no new penguins will dare to escape while he is on the reels.
This bonus round continues until a losing spin occurs!
Penguin City Slot
The Penguin City slot is another visually gorgeous slot from Yggdrasil Gaming which features a quirky and bizarre theme, the gameplay is fast with frequent bonus rounds but does come with issues too.
Since the bonus round is reliant on creating a winning combination during each spin some of the bonus rounds can be very short-lived, even with the addition of sticky wilds and escaping penguins trying to provide additional wilds and the wild reel feature is was not uncommon for the bonuses to last just a few spins, adding to the frustration of the failing Penguins trying to escape.
There were, however, some very exciting bonuses too where several extra wilds were added to the reels before the walking wild reel landed which can lead to some very impressive wins.
Overall Penguin City is a bit hit and miss, there is some fantastic win potential with bonus rounds well over 200x, but some extreme frustration during some of the short-lived bonus rounds were no wins land and the bonus simply ends.
Worth a look if you enjoy regular bonuses and sticky wilds.
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