Fish ‘n’ Nudge Slot Review 2024

Get ready to reel in some big wins in Push Gaming’s latest release, Fish ‘n’ Nudge!

Jump on board Push Gaming’s fishing boat as we head for the high seas to catch Instant Prizes. The Fisherman on board will lend a helping hand by luring in some of the biggest fish…including the legendary Golden Fish.

With Fishing being the most popular theme for online slots at the moment, it’s no surprise that Push Gaming decided to cast their net in this rather big pool.

Fish ‘n’ Nudge is suitable for both first-time anglers and the most experienced Fishermen/women. Players with a soft spot for Fishing slots will most definitely feel at home here.

Push Gaming has made Fish ‘n’ Nudge the most realistic they can, capturing the feeling of being on a Fishing boat and giving players a taste of the ocean without actually having to get soaked.

Fish ‘n’ Nudge certainly looks appealing, but will gameplay have us hooked? Let’s play on and find out!

Fish 'n' Nudge Base Game

Fish ‘n’ Nudge Base Game and Features

Fish ‘n’ Nudge is a 5-reel Video Slot with 20 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Fish ‘n’ Nudge has a theoretical RTP of 96.40% and a max win cap of 10,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Tacklebox, followed by the Fishing Rod, Fish, Green Bait, and Purple Bait. Low-paying symbols fall to Purple, Orange, Teal, and Blue Shells. Fisherman Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters and Net symbols.

Game Provider Push Gaming
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines 20
Release Date 10/10/2023
RTP 96.40%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Mid
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Push Bet

Before you can begin spinning, you will be given the option to activate the Push Bet feature. Choosing to activate this feature will increase your current bet by 20%. Once active, your chances of triggering Free Spins are naturally higher. (RTP 96.41%)

Net Symbol

During both the base game and Free Spins, special Net symbols can land on the reels in stacks of 4.

Once all wins are paid and the reels are spun again, Net symbols will nudge down 1 position. This will continue until there are no more Net symbols in view on the reels.

Fisherman Symbol

The Fisherman symbol acts as a Wild, substituting for all other symbols except Scatters and Net symbols. The Fisherman symbol is also an Instant Prize collector. If a Fisherman Wild lands inside a Net symbol, it will collect all Instant Prizes attached to Fish symbols in view.

Fish Symbols

Fish symbols can land at random on the reels with an Instant Prize value of 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x, 25x, 50x, 100x, 250x, 500x, and 1,000x attached to them.

If 3-of-a-kind land consecutively from the leftmost reel, a win line is awarded. Instant Prize values are only awarded when Fish symbols land in a Net symbol.

In addition to this, Instant Prize values will also be awarded when a Fisherman symbol lands inside a Net symbol, regardless of whether Fish symbols land inside a Net symbol or not.

When both a Fisherman and Fish symbol land inside a Net symbol, the Fish symbol’s Instant Prize will be awarded even after it is collected by the Fisherman symbol.

Fish ‘n’ Nudge Free Spins

Landing 3, 4, or 5 Scatters on the reels in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding a x1, x10, and x25 Total Multiplier respectively.

At the start of Free Spins, reels 2 and 4 are automatically filled with Net symbols. With each spin, Net symbols will nudge down 1 position, increasing the Total Multiplier by +x1 per nudge. Please note, that the Total Multiplier is only applied to Fish symbols.

As long as Net symbols are present on the reels, the Free Spins round will continue. Additional Net symbols that land in view will also nudge down 1 position per spin. The final nudge will not increase the Total Multiplier.

The Free Spins round will end when there are no visible Net symbols on the reels.

Fish 'n' Nudge Free Spins

Fish ‘n’ Nudge Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Push Gaming has granted players access to 4 Bonus Buy options as follows.

  • 3 Scatters – Trigger Free Spins with a starting Total Multiplier of x1 for 42x your bet. (RTP 96.23%)
  • 4 Scatters – Trigger Free Spins with a starting Total Multiplier of x10 for 87x your bet. (RTP 96.99%)
  • 5 Scatters – Trigger Free Spins with a starting Total Multiplier of x25 163x your bet. (RTP 96.25%)
  • Mystery – Awards one of the above Free Spins options at random for 100x your bet. (RTP 96.70%)

Fish ‘n’ Nudge: Our Verdict

Fans of Push Gaming’s Razor Shark series rejoice! Fish ‘n’ Nudge is an excellent addition to Push Gaming’s impressive portfolio that brings forth much-loved gameplay from that of Razor Shark and Razor Returns.

However, Fish ‘n’ Nudge does well to stand out all on its own, and given its theme, Push Gaming has made some positive changes to gameplay.

Coins have been taken out and replaced with Fish symbols, equipped with their very own Instant Prize values, and seaweed has been taken over by Net symbols.

Although Fish ‘n’ Nudge has its perks, failing to land additional Net symbols during Free Spins will result in a very short-lived Free Spins round, activating full tilt-mode.

Luckily for players outside the UK, you can buy pass your way into Free Spins, and it won’t cost you a fortune either. Here you can choose from 3, 4, or 5 triggering Scatters that come with a starting Multiplier of x1, x10, and x25 respectively.

Fish ‘n’ Nudge, as similar as it may be to Razor Shark, doesn’t have the glamorous max win cap to go with it. On a good day, Fish ‘n’ Nudge can knock out a max win cap of 10,000x, not quite the 50,000x and 100,000x seen in the Razor Shark series.

All in all, Fish ‘n’ Nudge has the same level of excitement as any other Push Gaming title, winning bonus points for the Fishing theme, quality design and graphics, and immensely thrilling gameplay!