Slots with Nudge Feature

On this page, we go into detail about the Nudge feature found in slots, the single bonus feature that is not dependent on chance, but rather on skill, strategy and sure enough, even a little creativity sometimes. There is a decent number of slots with Nudges that are available to play in online casinos, and some of the most popular are Spinmatic’s Mayanera, Yggdrasil Gaming’s Age of Asgard and Konami’s Star Watch Fire. Below you’ll find a list of all 81 nudge slot games available for play here on SlotsMate, which you can sort using the Newest filter to see the most recent online slots or Top Rated for the best-rated slots at the moment. 

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The nudge is, as we’ve previously established, the only feature found in slots that requires some degree of skill and preparation on the part of the player. This does not mean you should spend hours studying the slots’ paylines, as that will surely take the fun out of the entire online casino gambling experience. However, the player is expected to have some minimal knowledge about the potential winning combinations available in that particular slot, so they can use the Nudge feature most efficiently. 

To understand why the know-how is so important, let’s first see how the Nudge feature actually works. Essentially, whenever you are granted a nudge or more, you can use them at the end of any spin to move one reel down by one position so as to complete a winning combination. If used at the right time and place, this can lead to sizable wins. Below, you can see how the Nudge feature works in the Temple of Nudges slot by NetEnt.



Nudges are used in connection with old school fruit machines or “fruities” popular in the UK, but many online casinos still host a large number of slots with Nudges because players are still very much interested in them. The same “fruities” are also where gambling enthusiasts can find the Hold feature. This one works in a similar fashion to the nudge, in that you can use on a single reel to obtain a winning combination. 

Depending on the slot, you may be randomly granted a set of holds. How and when you use them is somewhat up to you, in the sense that most slots will allow you to hold on to your holds for a while, but they will ultimately expire if you don’t use them in time. In a way, this is similar to the sticky wild symbol, only in this case you have full control of what moves or remains in place on the reels. A classic example of a slot with the hold feature is Playtech’s Tropic Reels, pictured below. 

Playtech Tropic Reels Hold Feature


All in all, the nudge feature is one of the most interesting bonus features found in slots, because it does not rely solely on luck but on players’ skill and strategy. Therefore, the satisfaction of landing a sizable win is magnified by the fact that the player actively changes the outcome of the game by choosing where and how to use the nudge feature. 


Slots with Nudges FAQs

Are slots with nudges profitable?
Yes, slots with nudges can be extremely profitable. However, this depends on the players’ ability to utilize this bonus feature at the right place and time. This requires some practice to develop a general strategy.
Can I play slots with nudges on a mobile device?
Yes, slots with the nudge feature are available for play on mobile as well as on desktop. Check out our Mobile Slots page and you’ll find a full list of slots with nudges.
Can I play slots with nudges for free?
Yes, many slots with nudges are available for free play here on SlotsMate. Actually, free play is encouraged while you’re practicing your strategy for this type of slot. Once you’re confident enough to take it to the next level though, we suggest giving real money slots a chance as well. 
What are some of the best slots with nudges? 
Red Rake Gaming’s Mother of HorusStakeLogic’s Nudge Runner and Konami’s Jumpin Jalapenos with Quick Strike are some of the most popular slots with nudges at the moment.