Penguin City Slot
Yggdrasil Gaming launched one of the summers hottest video slots, Penguin City, on July 24th this year. This low-volatility slot is based on penguins trying to escape the thrall of the evil Penguin Emperor. With 5 reel slot and 3 rows, up to 243 ways-to-win and an RTP of 96.2%, it is sure to become a fond favourite with fans of Yggdrasil! But what of the maximum payout? For Penguin City slot it’s over 1,500 times your stake. What’s more, win with a wild to activate the Penguin Escape feature and a stacked Emperor wild on middle reel, guarantees wins - more on these later though.
Design and Symbols
Penguin City slot sees the flightless fellows forced to work for the Penguin Emperor in his Chinese-style restaurant- the place our feathered friends are so desperate to escape from. Penguin City casino slot has an animated backdrop showing the penguins waddling about, pots simmering on the stove and Chinese lanterns swaying in the breeze. With the playful use of items such as boxes of noodles, soy sauce, cooking pots, noodle soup and chopping boards with cleavers as symbols, as well as the delightful sounds of the Orient playing in the background, it truly sets the tone for this slot. There are 9 regular symbols, 1 sticky wild symbol and 1 Emperor Penguin symbol. These include low-value symbols in the form of diamonds, clubs, hearts and spades and the playful food-themed symbols are the more premium. If you liked Golden Fish Tank, you will love Penguin City!
The most notable feature of Penguin City slot is the Penguin Escape mode. Although this slot does not offer traditional free spins, there are still great opportunities to win! For example, any combination of 3 or more symbols on subsequent reels from the left or right awards a win and if this includes multiple symbols on the same reel, your winnings are multiplied...So let’s not be too disheartened at the lack of free spins!
This feature is triggered each time a winning combination, including a wild symbol lands in the game. With that wild now held in position, on each spin a penguin will jump from the left to try and escape, if they make it they can add an extra wild or create a winning combination on a losing spin.
Stacked Emperor Wild
If during the Penguin Escape feature a stacked Emperor wild appears on the middle reel, this moves down a row per spin and pretty much guarantees respins until off the reels! Just remember, the penguins won’t dare to try and make their escape while the Penguin Emperor is on the reels.
Our thoughts on Penguin City
As you would expect from a Yggdrasil slot, this game has superior graphics and sounds. Despite it being quite basic in the sense that it is lacking in free spins. The focus is predominantly on the Penguin Escape Mode feature which offers more win opportunities. Regardless, it is a thoroughly enjoyable slot to play even with its low-volatility. While simple to play and visually pleasing, our opinion of this slot is that we would play again due to its playful theme and great win opportunities.