Pokies, or slots as they are known in many other parts of the world, are undoubtedly New Zealand’s favourite casino games. Playing them is almost a national pastime, and we enjoy all kinds. Video pokies are the more immersive games, and quite distinct from the other basic pokies category known as classic slots.
The classic reels are based much more closely on the original one-armed bandit machines, with simple icons, 3 reels, small betting ranges and a few paylines only. They’re great for new players getting used to slot games, or when you want to keep spinning and winning but you’re also keen to slow the pace down a little. For a more immersive thrill ride, video pokies are what you’re after.
One of the best things about video pokie games is the themes that they all have. Every title is based on a central idea, with graphics, music, sound effects and reel icons all drawing inspiration from this. The imagination of creative developers is really allowed to run free, and the themes range from branded blockbusters such as the legends of King Arthur in Avalon. The incredible graphics and animations in our games will transport you to these worlds as soon as you start spinning the reels, no matter what else is happening around you at the time.
Whereas classic reel games only have between 1 and 3 paylines, video pokies can have hundreds. This really boosts your chances of winning something, and makes the action come thick and fast when you play.
Some games feature “fixed paylines”, meaning you have to bet on all paylines with each spin, while for others you can choose how many paylines you want to bet on and activate. The innovative “Ways to Win” pay structure is also often seen, where conventional lines are done away with altogether. Instead, whenever specific symbols fill specific reel positions, you are paid out. The more icons sitting in the right place, the bigger your win!
To boost payouts and excitement even more, video slots always feature bonus rounds and special features such as Wild Symbols that can substitute for any other icon to increase winning combinations, and multipliers which will really level up your takings.
Scatter Symbols are so-named because they can be scattered anywhere on the reels, and don’t need to be in set positions to trigger their rewards. These are often bonus rounds of Free Spins, or pointing and clicking at objects to reveal more prizes.
Progressive jackpots are also attached to many of our games, which ramps up the thrill factor even more. Play with the same high-quality entertainment, but stand to win a life-changing sum of cash at any time!
Our video pokies play just as well on mobile and desktop devices, whether you want to relax and enjoy them for free or play to win some serious money. Try Game of Thrones™, Immortal Romance, Tomb Raider™, Mega Moolah, Tunzamunni and all our other fantastic titles now!