Temple of Nudges (NetEnt): Review
Venture deep into the jungle and explore the ancient Temple of Nudges in this 5-reel, 243 bet ways video slot powered by NetEnt. With heavy emphasis on the Nudge feature, you’ll see winning combinations trigger chain reactions of consecutive wins. There is also a Re-Spin feature where winning symbols stick while remaining symbols re-spin. Available across all devices from as little as 0.25 Eur up to 250 Eur per spin, Temple of Nudges is a strikingly beautiful but basic slot as you will see.
Influenced by ancient Mesoamerican civilisations and set within a stone temple structure flanked by two snakes, the reels spin along to a tranquil soundtrack and the hum of the wilderness. In the backdrop you’ll see lush jungle scenery with vegetation swaying in the wind and as usual with NetEnt, no expenses have been spared on the visual design.
The value of the symbols is surprisingly low we have to point out. While there are only 8 symbols sharing space on the 243 bet ways reel set, it still doesn’t quite even things out. Either way, on the reels you will find stone carved snakes, temples, birds, suns, monkeys, sloths, anteaters and jaguars, the latter being the most lucrative giving you 0.36x for 5 across a payline, or 87.48x for a full screen. That is all there is to it. The game includes no scatter symbols or wilds.
Temple of Nudges (NetEnt): Features
There is no free spin feature to trigger here. Instead, it’s all about the Nudge feature which triggers every time you land a winning combination of 3 or more matching symbols in any position on adjacent reels, starting from the leftmost reel. This will in turn set in motion a chain reaction where you’ll see all the reels move one symbol down followed by another payout if there are still matching symbols connecting to form a win. Since the symbols appear fully stacked on the reels (possibly 2 reels high), the nudge feature often leads to consecutive wins.
But that is not all there is to it. You will also benefit from a Re-Spin feature that comes into play if the Re-Spin symbol appears in combination with a winning spin. When initiated, all winning symbols remain sticky on the reels while the game carries out a Re-Spin for the other symbols. Only 1 Re-Spin is awarded unless you land another Re-Spin symbol in which case the feature retriggers. Furthermore, the Nudge feature may also continue upon finishing the Re-Spin round to stack up additional wins.
Temple of Nudges (NetEnt): Conclusion
At heart, Temple of Nudges is a basic slot that relies on recycled features that’s been in use since the birth of video slots. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but to pull off a slot like this, it has to be properly balanced and, more importantly, it needs more punch and less nudge. Unfortunately, the potential on offer is horrendous to tell the truth and without the thrill of knowing a monster win could be waiting around the corner, you just end up running in circles.
Sure, not EVERY slot has to be of extreme volatility, but to churn out yet another low paying game after having had to suffer through a hailstorm of critisism for this exact reason is either brave or stupid. We’ll pass on this one and save our gambling budget for Dead or Alive 2 instead.