The Egyptian god of the sun takes centre stage in Blaze of Ra, a 5 reel, 40 payline slot from Push Gaming. Look out here for nudging wilds that drop down reels and a free spins round where reels 1, 3 and 5 are filled with stacked wilds. Head to the desert on all devices from between 20p and £100 per spin.

Push Gaming slots are usually well done on the design front and Blaze of Ra maintains the normal high standards. The reels are set against a desert backdrop with the animated bird god Ra overseeing proceedings. Symbols on show include A to J playing cards, the eye of Horus, ankh cross and sceptre hieroglyphs and the dog god Anubis and the cat god Bastet. The latter is the top standard symbol, paying 20 times your total stake if you land 5 on a payline.

The bird god Ra is the wild, substituting for all other symbols apart from the scatter – land 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination and your reward will be 2.5, 12.5 or 50 times your total stake. The wild is also central to the 2 features on offer in Blaze of Ra.

Nudging Wilds feature – this is triggered when Ra wild symbols appear in the top 2 positions on a reel before a spin. As the other reels spin, these wilds nudge down 1 position at a time until they drop off the bottom of the screen.

Free Spins feature – the second feature is triggered in the usual manner by landing 3 or more scarab beetle scatters on the same spin. Each scatter awards 1 or 2 free spins. On each free spin, reels 1, 3 and 5 will be stacked wilds. Every scarab beetle that lands during the feature adds another free spin to your total.

The desert path to ancient Egypt is a well-trodden one. Push Gaming has come up with something more original than usual here though. Visually, it’s very nicely done and the soundtrack has a haunting feel. It’s the features that impress the most though.

The nudging wilds offer some solid opportunities but the best chances come via the Free Spins feature. The number of free spins on offer isn’t large but if the stacked wilds work their magic, you won’t need many. We found this volatile ancient adventure to be an enjoyable one.

Combining high spec design with a pair of impressive extras, Blaze of Ra is a fiery addition to the Egyptian catalogue. I also recommend you try some of Push Gaming’s other offerings with Ice Breaker and Wizard Shop their better slots.