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Released July 24, 2018
Software provider Yggdrasil
RTP (return to player) 96.2 %
Volatility medium
Theme Asian, Food
Reels 5
Paylines 243
Bonus game Yes
Free spins No
Wild symbol Yes
Scatter symbol No
Multiplier No
Progressive No
Top win x1,647
Bet Size 0.10-125 EUR

Theme and basic information

Penguin City is a video slot that certainly makes the positive general impression on players. It’s an animated well-executed slot game with bright and looking modern and fresh pictures, thought-out plot and details along with cartoon characters. The penguins are the main protagonists and the most remarkable figures in this slot. In the story, penguins are stuck in one Chinese restaurant and forced to work on the kitchen supervised by an evil chef (big scary penguin). Thus, they are suffering and willing to escape from the dirty restaurant and formidable chef.

Speaking about particular elements (that we can see on the symbols) used in the slot, there are some realistically created kitchen and Chinese restaurant-related features provided including the Chinese soup with sticks into the bowl, soy sauce, bread that is being cut with the knife and card box filled with the noodles and vegetables, and the weirdly looking pot with the green coloured substance leaking from it.

Yggdrasil Gaming replenishes its large games library by Penguin city slot in 2018. Nowadays, it’s a part of the top-notch quality portfolio of this provider.

Penguin City is 5 reels, 3 rows and 243 pay ways slot. It means that you going to play in a standard online slot with a possibility to win when the particular symbols land in certain consequences (lines) on the reels (in the case of this slot there are 243 pay lines that bring you the reward). Winning combination mechanics is straightforward, it doesn’t require that win combination land in a special consequence, so win lines pay both ways from the left to the right and vice versa.

In terms of the betting mechanics, this slot solely includes an option of adjusting the “coin value” and setting up “max bet” size which means that after you press on the button “max bet” the “coin value” will be set to 5.00 coins and “cash bet” will be increased to the possible maximum and would amount to 125 euros.

The meaning of words “coin value” can be explained as the bet size (in money equivalent) divided into all pay lines and consequently means how much one pay way costs you. In other words, the “coin value” option is “coin per line” option. As you could guess, the bet size changes depending on “coin per line” size. So, if the maximum possible coin value size equals to 5 coins per line, the cash bet will be set to 125 euros (it’s a maximum bet). And if coin value is 0,004 coins, the bet size (min bet) will be 0,10 euros.

Slot symbols

As to whether the total amount of symbols, there are 9 base game symbols and the one exclusively appears in the bonus game mode.

The card box with some noodle and veggie staff is the most paying symbol. And the lowest paying symbol in this slot is the diamond emblem of grey color which award you with 5 coins if you hit 3 similar symbols and with 50 coins if there are all 5 identical symbols land on the reels.

Whether you will lucky to win the highest winning per line or not, the possible sum of money you can get equals to 250 coins for 5 card boxes collected on one pay line. So, if the coin value was set equal to the maximum 5 coins your win will be 1250 euros.

As for Wild symbols, it looks like an ordinary sign “Wild” in the golden-red colored background. It is able to replace all other symbols and appears only on reel 2 and 4. It could trigger The Penguin Escape Mode. It happens just when Wild symbol becomes a part of a win (it lands on the reels and becomes a part of the win combination). Besides, at this time it becomes Sticky for the next spin (at least one spin, till the spin without any win appears, and to this Sticky Wild can be added other Wild symbols that could create a super big win in tandem).

Scatter symbol is not used in this slot.

You, probably, could see the diverse Wild symbols in the slot games created by the best providers on the market and the one made by the Yggdrasil Games doesn’t yield to any of them. It is called Stacked Emperor Wild and has a role of evil ruler of Pinguin city whom the other penguins try to escape from. Wild symbol looks like the huge (takes all units of one reel) mean penguin with the cleaver and small sword. It lands only on the third reel during The Penguin Escape mode and award players with some win that is guaranteed.

Slot bonus features

Free spins are triggered when the Wild symbol becomes a part of a winning combination. The Penguin escape mode starts. It’s not the free spins mode that you usually expect to see in an online slot. Nevertheless, this feature brings even more action and intrigue to the gameplay. The number of extra (free) spins depends on the appearing of the win combinations on the reels in the following spins. If there is no any win combination the mode will be cancelled.

The Penguin Escape Mode can be considered as a bonus game. It consists of the following elements:

  • failed jump (when a penguin fall into a pit, it changes nothing)

  • awards a wild (when Wild symbol became the part of a new win combination, you will be rewarded)

  • symbol swap (when a penguin successfully escape from the chef, it changes one of the symbols on the reels by making it the part of the win line)

During the Bonus game penguins try to escape from the evil emperor by jumping down. When the Stacked Emperor Wild appears, it brings some reward to a player, but it forces the penguins to refrain from escaping till he disappears.

Special features

  • there is no standard free spins mode, instead of this you’ll see The Penguin Escape Mode

  • the Stacked Emperor Wild appears on the reels and gives extra reward to a player. So, when it lands it usually takes all three units of one reel. And it moves genuinely by 1 position after every next spin. While the Stacked Emperor is on the reels penguins can’t try to escape due to the evil emperor presence.

  • the Multiplier in the bonus mode is not used in the traditional sense. Though, your win will be multiplied by the quantity of the matching symbols only.

The slot doesn't have a progressive jackpot, even though you are able to win 1500x your bet in one spin

RTP (Return to Player %) and Volatility

Concerning the RTP level, it is 96,2% what can be estimated as an average coefficient on the market. Thus, you will not be robbed because of the casino unfair settings.

As to volatility in Penguin City slot, it’s set from low to medium level. As a consequence, you are going to hit some winnings relatively frequently, though you are not going to get a blowing mind win.

Graphics and Sound

The graphics and sound are perfectly made. It is common knowledge that skillfully executed animation is the strong suit of Yggdrasil Games. The developers added intro to the gameplay which is a wonderful move that involves players into a game plot from the very beginning and makes them interested in what is happening.

In conclusion

list of pros of Penguin City slot:

  • medium RTP

  • high quality of sound effects

  • spectacular animation

  • low to medium volatility

  • unique theme (even if you could see the familiar themes in other slot games you have possibly never encountered with the exact same plot which is really fascinating)

  • html5 is supported

list of cons of Penguin City slot:

  • low maximum winning (in comparison with maximum possible winning on the market)

  • there is no free spins multiplier

It’s a top-quality slot with perfect video and audio, great plot and comfort level of volatility.

In my opinion, it is a pleasure to play in Penguin City slot with all its intricate details. I was happy to spend some time spinning the reels of this slot. It’s nothing to add despite if everything made perfectly I get twice as much satisfaction as if I am involved in something less seamless (in our case, when I play in less well-made slots one).