In Ducks Till Dawn, developer Kalamba invites punters to a spooky fairground at twilight. Upon arrival, all the attention turns to one carnival stall in particular, where duck shooting accompanies the usual reel-spinning action on an impressive 4096 ways to win format. Exciting enough to lure anyone into shooting ducks till the first light of day?
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- RTP: 96.91% (varies from 97.28% to 97.68% with HyperBonus)
- Volatility: High (8/10)
- Reel Format: 6×4
- Paylines/ways: 4096
- Default Bet Range: £/€/$ 0.6-60
- Money Collect with Booster Multiplier
- Two Free Spins Modes
- Bonus Buy
- All Platforms: Android, iOS, Mac OS, Windows, etc.
- All Browsers: Opera, Mozilla, Chrome, Edge, etc.
Overview: Skin, Algorithm Stats, Basic Rules & Paytable
Perhaps a nod to the 1996 horror film From Dusk till Dawn, where the slot’s creative title might have come from, the playing area is dark and eerie. You can see cobwebs, one-eyed dolls, and balloon toys with band-aids as an intense soundtrack plays on repeat. Before getting the reels going with one of the options available on the user interface, a bet ranging from 0.6 to 60 Euros is selected.
Ducks Till Dawn comes with an RTP rating of 96.91%. As is often the case with Kalamba, this default setting can change for the better when the player decides to utilize the HyperBonus feature (discussed later). What cannot change for entire spinning sessions are the medium volatility rating and 35.69% hit rate, which are just the perfect pairing for someone looking for a title that’s responsive from the get-go.
The goal is to land identical symbols from the leftmost reel. Their position on the grid doesn’t matter because of the 4096 win-ways. The ideal situation would be to have stacks of identical symbols on adjacent reels to win with a significant number of the available paylines.
As for the values of the symbols, dolls & balloon toys are worth 0.08 to five times the bet for two to six appearances. Blackjack fillers A through 9 are worth 0.17 to two times the stake for three to six. There is also a magician, who represents a non-paying wild that substitutes for any regular symbol to complete a winning combination. He can only appear from the second reel onwards.
Shoot the Ducks!
Normal-play features duck symbols that move in one-position right to left movements until they are out of the grid. The values attached to each duck are redeemed whenever a crosshair symbol lands on top of it.
Important to note: We didn’t come across a duck value exceeding 5x during our testing sessions.
Multipliers are available when values get cashed from more than one duck. The multiplier for earning rewards from two, three, four, five, and six ducks is x2, x5, x20, x50, and x200.
The said feature enables players to increase the number of triggerable free spins on each base game spin. There is a meter corresponding to the two free spins mode available here. Each starts at an initial figure of 7 and stops at 15. Important to note, free spins tallies are saved separately for different bets and between sessions as well. A meter’s value resets to seven after the displayed number of free spins have been triggered and played.
Ducks Till Dawn ships with two bonus levels, starting with level 1 activated by at least three blue orb scatters. Bonus level 2, on the other hand, is triggered by at least three red scatters. Any scatter triggers 2, 5, 10, and 50x for three, four, five, and six appearances.
Retriggers are possible, with two, three, four, five, and six red or blue orbs awarding two, five, eight, ten, and fifteen additional free spins. On top of the additional free spins, a 2, 5, 10, and 50x payout is awarded for every three, four, five, and six scatters landed, respectively.
Free Spins Money Collect
The cash ducks feature takes a turn for the better during free spins because the crosshair symbol appears with a multiplier attached to it. This multiplier applies to the duck’s value.
If appearing on the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth reel in level 1 free spins, the value of the multiplier will be 5, 5, 2, 2, 1, and 1x, respectively. If appearing on the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth reel in level 2 free spins, the value of the multiplier will be 10, 10, 5, 5, 1, and 1x, respectively.
Kalamba’s version of Bonus Buy makes a return here, and with very reasonable buy figures. Seven, ten, fifteen, and twenty free spins with up to x10 crosshair symbol multiplier go for 38.5, 67.1, 114.3, and 161.7 times the bet, respectively.
Ducks Till Dawn- Our Verdict
As it seems, Kalamba won’t be letting the foot off the gas any time soon. Their recent releases, including Goblins & Gemstones, FireDrakes Fortune, and this one as well, are all decent works deserving of anyone’s time.
Ducks Till Dawn will be ideal for anyone looking for an innovative, high-paying slot that ships with a friendly algorithm. The thrill-chasers, in particular, will have two options here. They can either leverage the 4096 for the massive 10000x+ win potential or be willing to polish their shooting-skills and maybe cash six ducks with that impressive 200x multiplier.