By the title of the game, Path Of The Penguin, I was expecting a game themed on Penguins, but when I looked into the game, the first thing that struck me was The Ninja Turtles! This game is all about penguin warriors. Well, as unlikely as turtles can be fighter warriors, I guess Microgaming thinks that penguins can be too, and voila, out comes this game. Hmm, fighting penguins indeed, but whatever. Nonetheless, I don't quite like the graphics of the game. Those alphabet icons are supposed to be made out of ice and snow, but the way they are presented, sheesh, they look really awful! The picturesque icons of the other graphics are acceptable, although not really looking that nice. What? Oh, okay, the same old excuse of being an old game. Hmm, whatever.
The Wild symbol pays 6000x the line bet for 5 of them, it substitutes for other symbols except for the Scatter symbol, but is nonetheless a dumb Wild symbol. No doubling of wins, no stacking, no expanding. The Ice Cube is the Scatter symbol and pays the usual 100x the total bet. Getting 3 or more of them triggers an initial 5 free spins, to be followed by a pick-and-win selection to win cash prizes or more free spins. All wins in the Free Spins game are tripled, but more free spins cannot be retriggered. Sigh, that reduces the chances of more wins. The other symbols in the game pay from 2000x down to 100x the line bet for 5 of each kind. An average paytable.
As always, what is more important than the actual values of those symbols, is how the game actually plays and pays. A very good paytable can play very badly, a very low paytable can play very nicely, so nothing can be certain until the game is played. As for this Path Of The Penguin game, I must admit that it plays quite well, has potentials for good wins, at the right time of course, but generally, is a satisfying game to play and enjoy.
Sadly though, my few plays on this game didn't bring in any nice big wins. I only managed to get average mediocre wins of between 25x - 45x my bet amount, which wasn't really satisfying. Nothing paid above the 50x total bet amount, which shouldn't be that difficult to get, but I just couldn't get it. Yeah, I certainly need to play this game a lot more than just a few games in order to get nice big wins, but nosirree, not for me though. Not if it's from Microgaming.