Path of the Penguin Slot

Path of the Penguin

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Path of the Penguin SlotMicrogaming has created many different animal-themed slots over the years, but Path of the Penguin stands out from all the rest with its quirky theme about warrior penguins.

This game features 5 reels and 25 paylines, allowing you to bet up to 20 coins on each payline. The value of the coins can range from 0.01 to 0.25, meaning that the maximum bet that you can place is 125.00, which should be satisfactory for just about anyone.

Special Symbols

Path of the Penguin features various three types of symbols – Low Paying, High Paying, and Special. The symbols in the Low Paying group take the form of the usual high card symbols that we often find in this type of game. The High Paying category, however, portrays various penguin warriors and their weaponry.

The Special category is made up of two symbols – the Wild and the Scatter. The Wild symbol is represented by a penguin blademaster and 5 of them pay 6000x the line bet. Additionally, it can also substitute for any other missing symbol on an active payline, with the exception of the Scatter. The Scatter takes the form of an ice cube, paying up to 100x the line bet. It also has the special feature of paying in both directions and it also triggers the Free Spins feature.

Path of the Penguin Slot Paytable
Symbol Two on a Payline Three on a Payline Four on a Payline Five on a Payline
9 0 5 20 100
10 0 5 20 100
J 0 10 25 125
Q 0 10 25 125
K 0 15 30 200
A 0 15 30 200
Snowflake 0 20 100 250
Sepia 0 30 200 500
Fish 4 40 500 1000
Villain 5 50 1000 2000
Substitute 10 200 2000 6000
Scatter 2 5 10 100

Bonus Rounds and Features

Path of the Penguin is relatively light on features and it does not sport any bonus rounds. The Free Spins can be triggered by hitting 3 or more Scatters anywhere on the reels. When this happens you will be awarded 5 Free Spins, which is then followed up by a pick-and-choose selection, where you can add additional free spins to this round or straight up cash prizes. Sadly, additional free spins cannot be triggered from a free round, but any winnings resulting from one are tripled. This is can only be described as disappointing, considering that it is also the only special feature that the game offers.

Conclusion

Path of the Penguin is not a particularly appealing game when everything is taken into account. The payouts for the symbols are neither too low, nor too high, but you will have to rely on them to see any significant winnings. The lack of bonus rounds seriously impacts the game’s potential as the basic gameplay can only take you so far. The theme of Path of the Penguin is lighthearted, quirky, and generally entertaining, but it cannot make up for all of the game’s shortcomings.

This is not by any means the newest game to come out of Microgaming’s studios, but it still cannot compare to other titles that were released by the software provider around the same time. Overall, Path of the Penguin does precious little to entertain you and it does not bring anything new to the slot genre. It is mostly a run-of-the-mill slot game that can prove entertaining to some players, but most would be better off playing something else.

Path of the Penguin Slot
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Reels:
5
Bonus Rounds:
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Jackpot
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Graphics:
4.6 / 5.0
Theme:
4.7 / 5.0
Features:
4.4 / 5.0
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