Pragmatic Play – Rise of Giza PowerNudge – Free Slot Game

The ancient Egyptian theme may look like the usual at first glance, but once you look at the details, you’ll quickly notice that has added a futuristic touch. This makes the overall solid visual presentation even better, but the main attraction in Rise of Giza is undoubtedly its brand new and innovative PowerNudge mechanic.

It mimics the cascading wins feature you may be used to, as on each win all the reels involved bump down a step. This is repeated as long as you win, and the bonus round throws an unlimited, non-resetting progressive win multiplier into the mix. This can certainly lead to some tense moments towards the end of the feature, but the excitement is curbed to some degree by the 4,000x win cap.

Bonus Features in Rise of Giza PowerNudge

There is no wild symbol in this game and the star of the show is definitely the PowerNudge feature . You will see that all reels involved in a winning combination are pushed down by 1 position after the win is paid. This means that new symbols will appear on top and the push can lead to indefinite consecutive payouts.

As you may understand from the above, the goal of this game is to land winning combinations in the top row. This awards repeated and/or improved wins all the way to the bottom, and the PowerNudge feature only ends when there are no more winning combinations on the screen.

Small scarab overlay symbols can appear on any given symbol, and these are collected during push sequences. If you have collected at least 3 in the counter on the right during the same push sequence, the bonus round is triggered.

You win 8 free spins from the minimum 3 collected scarab scatters, and you also get +2 additional spins for each additional scatter you collect over 3. The bonus round comes with a progressive win multiplier that starts at x1. The multiplier increases by +1 for each push or free spin and does not reset between spins.

You are guaranteed to win at least 5x your bet on the feature, and the bonus round will therefore continue with additional spins until this minimum threshold is reached. You can also win additional spins by landing 3+ scatter symbols, and players outside of the UK can buy the bonus round for 80x the total bet. This awards at least 3 covered scatters on the following spin.

The 200 Spins Rise of Giza PowerNudge Experience

Nothing too exciting happened for us in the base game, so you can safely skip to 1:10 where we trigger the bonus round. The PowerNudge feature was very handy during the feature and especially towards the end where we got some solid repeat wins. See for yourself by clicking the play button below.

Rating Conclusion

The PowerNudge mechanic fits pretty well into the ‘Pay from Any Reel’ engine and means that wins on the 3 middle reels can be improved by subsequent pushes. Repeat wins are never wrong and it’s certainly a good idea to take the whole nudging concept to the next level. The futuristic Egypt theme adds a different atmosphere and the overall visual presentation is solid.

In a way, Rise of Giza PowerNudge picks up the thread of NetEnt’s Temple of Nudges, with the added benefit of a bonus round where the unlimited progressive spin/nudge multiplier can get the adrenaline flowing. The 4,000x potential may not be overly exciting, but it’s still decent, and we’re really looking forward to seeing what comes next for this somewhat innovative and interesting mechanic.


Profit can start from any reel
PowerNudge on all wins
FS with progressive win multiplier
Wins up to 4,000 times your bet


Watch out for adjustable RTP ranges

Rise of Giza PowerNudge Slot FAQs

What is the RTP of Rise of Giza PowerNudge?

The highest RTP of 96.49% is well above average. However, operators can adjust the theoretical returns downwards due to the customizable RTP ranges. Available RTP values are 96.49%, 95.53% and 94.47%.

How volatile is Rise of Giza PowerNudge?

Volatility is high in this game and it gets 5 out of 5 points on Pragmatic Play’s own volatility scale.

What is the biggest possible win?

You can win a maximum of 4,000 times your bet, and your chance of cracking the win cap is 1 in 136 million.

How does the PowerNudge feature work?

It’s somewhat similar to cascading wins, but instead all reels with a winning symbol nudge down one step after the win is paid. This can lead to repeated and/or enhanced wins, and the feature continues as long as new wins are generated.

Is there a free spins mode in Rise of Giza PowerNudge?

Yes, you get at least 8 free spins to start with, and each spin and push increases the unlimited progressive win multiplier by +1. You are guaranteed to win at least 5x your stake, and players outside the UK can buy the feature for 80x the stake.

How does the ‘Win From Any Reel’ engine work?

You win when you land at least 3 matching adjacent symbols from left to right from any reel.

Can I play the Rise of Giza PowerNudge slot for free?

Yes, you can try the Rise of Giza PowerNudge free demo game at any time at the top of this page (UK players must have their age verified first).

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