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Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot (Pragmatic Play) Review

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Ancient Egypt Gets a Futuristic Nudge in the Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot From Pragmatic Play!

Mr Green Casino has recently added the latest Pragmatic Play slot, Rise of Giza PowerNudge, which is live and playable along with many more of our recommended UK friendly casinos.

Rise of Giza uses the somewhat tired “Ancient Egypt theme”, given we had just previously playtested Pyramyth from Thunderkick which is essentially a very similar style we tried not to be too jaded here!

Still, it is given a push into the digital era with a fresh new look, including steampunk styled monocles!, utilising a new slot mechanic called PowerNudge, which acts in a similar style to the cascading win style slots but also includes rising multipliers for all successive wins in the bonus round.

There is a max win cap of 4000x stake on this machine, whilst comparing to the current high variance slots this may seem low, but it’s definitely decent enough given the crazy levels the multipliers reach on this slot.

We would have preferred a slightly higher win cap, given how this slot is designed though it is required!

Base Gameplay

Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot - Intro Screen

The base game in Rise of Giza Powernudge takes place on a regular 5×3 reel slot with 10 fixed paylines, these pay from left to right, but the wins do not need to start from the leftmost reel. Winning combinations can occur anywhere on the reels as long as they are formed on a valid payline. They count as a win (3 of Kind minimum). This will also start the PowerNudge mechanic.

PowerNudge Feature

The Powernudge system works by nudging all the reels on which the win occurred down by one position. The process continues if new wins are formed either by existing symbols on the reels or by the new ones dropping in from the top.

Get a big stack of matching symbols, and the Powernudge feature can continue for some time, with lots of successive wins occurring!

Whilst this feature keeps the base game ticking over nicely. It’s the collection of the Scarab Scatter symbols that are overlayed in the corners of some of the regular symbols that are the key to this slot.

Collecting 3 of the Scarab Scatters will trigger the main bonus round. Collect more, and you can look forward to extra free spins before the bonus round begins!

In some jurisdictions, there is a Bonus Buy feature too, this gives you the option to purchase the Free Spins mode for a cost of 80x the current bet and results in a guaranteed bonus trigger with at least three Scatter symbols. Possibly more if you are lucky!

Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot - Base Game

Game Features Summary

  • 5×3 Reel Slot with 10 paylines and PowerNudge
  • 3 or more Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins Bonus Round
  • Extra Scatters award Extra Free Spins
  • Powernudge Wins add 1x Multipliers in the bonus round for each win
  • Extra Spins awarded for Retriggers in the bonus round
  • Max Win 4000x

Gameplay and Special Features

Rise of Giza – Desktop Gameplay

Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot - 3 Scarabs Bonus Trigger
Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot - Free Spins Start
Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot - Bonus Re-Trigger
Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot - 27X Multiplier
Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot - Sensational Win
Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot - Bonus End

Rise of Giza – Mobile Gameplay

Rise of Giza PowerNudge Mobile Slot - Intro Screen
Rise of Giza PowerNudge Mobile Slot - Base Game
Rise of Giza PowerNudge Mobile Slot - Mega Win
Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot - Technical Summary
Paylines10 Fixed
Variance/VolatilityHigh
Free SpinsYes
MultipliersYes
Re-Trigger Bonus RoundYes
Special Features

PowerNudge
Free Spins
Rising Multipliers
Guaranteed Win
Re-Triggers
RTP (Return To Player)96.49%
Release Date19/08/2021

Free Spins and Bonus Features

Free Spins feature

In Rise of Giza Powernudge, the main free spins bonus feature is triggered by landing 3 or more overlayed Scarab Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels.

A small collection meter tracks how many Scarabs you have collected as additional symbols can drop into view thanks to the PowerNudge mechanic and any new symbols dropping into view onto the reels.

Additional Scarab Scatters provide 2 extra starting free spins for every additional Scarab collected. For example, a 4 scarab bonus trigger results in 10 starting free spins instead of the regular 8 free spins.

During the free spins round, the PowerNudge feature really comes into play. After every free spin, the overall multiplier increases by 1x each time, but this is also increased for every PowerNudge that occurs from any wins.

This potent combination can quickly propel the multiplier to well over 20x levels!

Full re-triggers are also possible on this slot, requiring 3 scarabs to be collected during any spin, including PowerNudges and awards a full bonus re-trigger.

There is also a novel Guaranteed Win feature, so if you reach the end of the bonus with no wins, additional spins are provided until you have won at least 5x stake, get a lucky final spin with a big multiplier, and this can literally save your bonus round from being a disaster!

Rise of Giza PowerNudge- Bonus Buy Option

Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot - Bonus Buy Option

There is also a Bonus Buy feature in specific countries, which costs 80x your current stake size, so for a regular bet of €5, this would cost €400 to trigger the bonus round instantly.

You are guaranteed at least 3 Scarabs but there is a chance of additional scatters and more starting free spins from this feature too.

The overall RTP should you play this option exclusively is identical to the standard RTP value of  96.49%.

Paytable

The paytable displayed below shows the premium win symbol payouts based on a €5 stake size, factor in that no multipliers are being applied to these amounts in the paytable. Multipliers can reach well over 20x in the bonus round.

Also with a win cap of 4000x this combination of Multiplierscould potentially hit the max win cap easily in 1 full screen hit with a high paying premium symbol and 5 of a kinds.

Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot - Paytable

Rise of Giza PowerNudge – The Bonus Buy Playtest

We playtested the Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot using the bonus buy feature exclusively at a €5 stake (Bonus cost €400, 80x Stake) to test the winning potential and volatility of the free spins available on this machine.

Given that this slot lacks any special base game features apart from PowerNudge, the bonus round and rising multipliers combo are really the most important factors on this machine for the Big Wins! making this ideal to test with the bonus buy feature.

20 Bonus Buys Playtest Results

  • The stake size was €5 making the Bonus Buy cost €400 (80x Stake)
  • Biggest Bonus Round Win – 357.3 x stake
  • Lowest Bonus Round Win – 5 x stake
  • Average Bonus Round Win – 97.54 x Stake
  • Playtest Session RTP – 120.69% (Theoretical Bonus Buy RTP 96.49%)


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