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 an unusual 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. Compared 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 (wishful thinking), given how this slot is designed though it is required as multipliers can reach crazy high levels!
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.
The paytable contains just seven normal pay symbols and unusually no wilds. These are all themed in classic Egyptian God style, but with a few modern twists, symbols such as Pyramids, Ankhs, Eyes, Horus, and Bastet all appear here.
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!