Hot Nudge slot review

By Nolimit City

Hot Nudge Basic info

Game provider Nolimit City

Release Date 7/2018

RTP 96.39%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity Medium

Min bet $0.10

Max bet $100

Max Win bet x 2413

Gamble Feature Freespins, Scatter symbols, Wilds, Stacked wilds, Stacked symbols

Layout 5x4

Devices Desktop, Mobile

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility High

Progressive Jackpot No

The geniuses of steampunk mean business when they built a heavy-hitting multiplier machine that’s clocked in at 2,413x your bet for the max payout. This is a game that can take the edge off a fluffy day with its edgy rig of four rows and five reels.

The experience starts with a deep tune and an eerie heartbeat drawing you inside a well-oiled game that doesn’t have others to match it in kind. Players with a taste of post-doomsday life will feel right at home.

Three extra features can descend on the 40 paylines in an effort to give the potential payouts a boost. Additional to the spectacular gameplay is Nolimit City’s Winners board, which can be accessed by pressing the golden star on the left side of the reels.

But first things first, the design is as cool as a stokehold of the industry where these things are made.

Theme and Graphics

I make note of the fact that Nolimit City is able to traverse distant grounds between the various slot themes.

They have a game like Bonus Bunnies and Owls and they get you this. If you like this company’s games overall, I think this is the most original creation, although there is tough competition in that regard.

Hot Nudge puts you at the controls of a bizarre contraption whose purpose is to spin the reels and juggle with the odds of making a potentially massive payout. This is quite possible, and the multiplier meter in the top right corner lets you know it.

I’ll give in that the steampunks on the reel set are still-life, but everything around them is moving. Winning outcomes are annotated by a pulsing light and the extra features are inaugured by the appropriate turn of the mechanics.

Needless to say, the design is fascinating and very much in tune with the device’s high volatility.


Hot Nudge Slot Hot Wild Feature

  • One of the full-length picture symbols is the Hot Wild, which should actually be named in plural because that symbol can ratchet up a multiplier of up to 10x on the same position.

    While the other expanded symbols can show up in partial view, the wilds always nudge across the reel if there is a winning outcome on the set. This is how the multipliers rise in notches. Oh, by the way, the wild substitutes for all standard paying symbols.

  • Hot Nudge can get you a free spins bonus. It takes three scatters to trigger the seven spins that can go up by 1+, or more, for every scatter symbol that stops on the reels.

    Some players may relish in the fact that Nolimit City didn’t exclude the multiplier wilds from the bonus feature, although they could have. That means one extremely favourable free spin bonus turns out to be a filler-upper if the wild cranks up a higher multiplier.

  • This detail is a feature that’s part of the regular game mechanic, but I think it’s worth noting it nevertheless, just because it can make a difference in the eventual payout.

    Any of the high-paying steampunk symbols that land on reels one and two in full view will automatically nudge the eventual matching symbols to land on a full reel also.

    This can cause payouts consisting of three or more symbols to count across four or more paylines. One nudging wild and the steampunk gets a reason to grin.

Bets and Payouts

Hot Nudge has only seven paying symbols, a wild and scatter. Perfect! That means less clutter and more room to see more of the high-paying symbols.

Symbol payout-wise, the mechanical cards’ suits are only worth counting when they come on the paylines five of a kind. Any other instance would require a nudging wild in order to pay for the amount wagered. So in that regard, a nudging multiplier wild would be a waste of good news.

Hot Nudge Slot Hot Symbol Nudge

On the other hand, the steampunks can pay amounts that are slightly better, which will make a difference when an extra feature crops up.

Starting with the Jack of Punk as the lowest of the high symbols and on to the Queen of Steam and King of Diesel, the amounts that you can make are between 0.3x and 5x your bet.

Sad to say, these figures could have been more robust than this. It would have helped the awesome graphics, but instead, players have to just count on the extra features.


Did I mention that I like this game? It’s very entertaining. Lets me blow off some steam on a steampunk machine with bets that can range between $0.20 and $2.00 for a low stakes game. With the volatility screaming in the red zone, Hot Nudge is a game that has to make many runs before it triggers a big win. The 2,413x your bet question is, how big can an ‘Atomic Win’ get with the help of a 10x hot wild multiplier?

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Slot Games Analyst

Leticia Miranda is a former gambling reporter who knows everything about slot games and is happy to share her knowledge. She has covered a broad swath of topics and trends on gambling and is always full of new ideas and energy. Leticia also has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is passionate about writing.