Which slots fan among us wouldn’t be over the moon to see NetEnt return to explore Aztec themes? One of the Swedish studio’s most popular slots mascots, the very famous Gonzo from Gonzo’s Quest, will be as happy as all us slots fans with NetEnt’s return to the jungle. Temple of Nudges give us a…well…it gives us a temple filled with nudges. But along the way we also get to enjoy deftly designed graphics, Respins and 243 Ways to Win.
If ever there was a slot that was truly defined by its name, it’s Temple of Nudges. Across five reels and 243 Ways to Win, we’re greeted with a temple entrance across the screen. Supporting it on either side are two snake sculptures, while the reels are comprised of angular designed symbols. These include runic Cogs, Birds and Temples as the lower paying symbols while NetEnt follows some of its most famous slots symbols in its Jungle Spirit Call Of The Wild slot with the humble Aardvark, Gorilla, Sloth and Jaguar as the high payers here. Yes…a sloth, that creature famously associated with the Aztecs(!).
As we spin we’re treated to the sounds of a busy jungle, birds singing in the distance while leaves sway in the breeze. And just as if we’re making a sacrifice to the ancient gods, the animals we serve up gift us well. In particular the Jaguar, which awards three, six or nine times our stake when it appears three, four of five times on a payline. Aztec times don’t seem so bad after all.
This is where things get interesting on Temple of Nudges. There are no Wild or Scatter symbols coming in to play but instead we have the Nudge and Respin features. On its quest to always give us something different, NetEnt delivers an abundance of nudges. Whenever we get a winning combination, the Nudges come out. A symbol moves down, helping us to create another winning combination. If we keep bagging wins, we keep earning nudges, with a tally appearing at the top to tell us how many nudges we’ve got. When all symbols match, we trigger the Respin feature and, when used along with the Nudge Feature, we can land Multiplier wins on each spin. Up to 2,187 times our stake can be won on each spin. Which makes the thudding sound of each nudge well worth it.
It’s difficult not to marvel at the temple’s entrance as the hand-carved symbols come spinning around and nudging their way into our account. NetEnt knows how to deliver a unique slots experience and this temple visit is testament to its skills. The Nudge feature takes a little while to get used to, especially with the absence of the more traditional Free Spins. But after a while, no doubt you’ll be playing on your mobile with your elbows firmly out as you become the next nudge master.