Top 5 Online Casino Games in New Zealand

May 21, 2021 | Casino

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Have you ever tried to guess which are the most popular online casino games? Or what makes the most popular games so popular in the first place? 

Today we are going to count down the top five Online Casino Games in New Zealand. We are sure that at some point you crossed paths with one of these games when playing at SkyCity Online Casino. 

Let us get started.

 

Fifth Place – Book of Vikings

Coming in at fifth place is Book of Vikings by Pragmatic Play. This comes at no surprise being an overall great game. Compared to other online pokies, Book of Vikings has a more original theme. As the name itself implies, the theme is surrounded around Scandinavian vikings. 

A very straightforward pokies game, Books of Vikings comes with a classic five-reel and three-row grid with 10 paylines. It has a higher than average RTP, standing at 96.5%. Along with a high RTP, Book of Vikings also has a high potential maximum win of 5,500x. 

To win in Book of Vikings you need to land two or three of a kind symbols from the first reel onwards. Three symbols are required for the low pay royals. Whilst two matching symbols or more are required for the high paying symbols. The higher paying symbols are the horns, helms, a Viking warrioress, and a Chief with a triple plaited beard.

It cannot be a ‘Book’ game without the Book symbol playing a very important role. It plays the role of the Wild and the Scatter. As a Wild it replaced all other symbols to form a winning combination. As a Scatter, if you land three, four or five in a row you will be awarded 10 Free Spins along with extra payouts.

To make things extra sweet, before the Free Spins launch the book flips through the pages and chooses as a symbol as the special Expanding symbol. Landing three or more scatter symbols during the bonus, awards ten Free Spins with the current special expanding symbol.

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Fourth Place – SkyCity Branded Megaways

SkyCity Branded Megaways, by Iron Dog Studio, was launched in April 2021. In only a month it made its way to one of the top five most popular games here at SkyCity Online Casino. This comes as no surprise due to its classy black and gold design, the iconic 328 meter Sky Tower in Auckland and great gameplay.

This game is set on six reels and has a dynamic number of rows, bringing the maximum number of paylines to 117,649.  SkyCity Branded Megaways comes with great game features to help you trigger more Free Spins

One of its great features is the Exploding Reels. Whenever you land any winning combination, the winning symbols will explode to make way for new jewels. This increases your magical winning combination chances from a single spin. 

SkyCity Branded Megaways comes with an RTP of 96.2%, which is above average for an online casino slot game.

For more details and to understand more why this is such a fantastic game, you may wish to view our dedicated blog post from here.

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Third Place – Book of Dead

Getting closer to the top game! The third most popular game is Book of Dead by Play’n GO. This iconic game was launched back in 2014 and it has continued to retain its popularity throughout the years. One time or another, virtually every player has crossed paths with it. Being such a well-crafted game, this surely comes at no surprise.

The theme of Book of Dead surrounds Ancient Egypt. The backdrop is pretty simple but effective, an ancient Egyptian burial chamber. It is set on a five reels, three rows grid and comes with ten paylines. This game also comes with a healthy RTP of 96.21% and a maximum win of 5,000x your stake.

Book of Dead has long been a favourite with many players. You can visit our detailed game review and learn more about why it is such a popular game.

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Second Place – Break Da Bank Again

Coming in at a close second is Break da Bank Again by Microgaming

This game was released by Microgaming back in 2008, hence the graphics are nothing like the other games mentioned in this blog post. Break da Bank Again is purely focused on the symbols landing on the reels, rather than the aesthetics of music. 

Microgaming has styled the slot using five reels, three rows, and nine paylines. The main rule is lining up three or more matching symbols on a payline for a win. There are ten symbols in total, some of which are the usual low paying symbols whilst others are more game theme related. 

Break Da Bank Again comes with one great feature and that is the Free Spins Feature. Once this is triggered you feel ever so closer to the bank vault itself! 

When landing three, four, or five scatters you will be awarded with 15, 20, or 25 Free Spins. But that is not all,  every single win has its value multiplied by x5. To make it an even greater feature,  wins that are formed with the help of the wild symbol are multiplied by x25. Any other scatter landing on the reels during the Free Spins Feature will add another Free Spin. Make sure to keep an eye on the Free Spins measure at the top left corner to know where you are at. 

This slot game has continuously retained its popularity due to its simple design and functional gameplay. It is also appealing to both beginner players who are still learning about the slot world and also to high rollers who want to wager more.

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Getting to the number one online casino game in New Zealand and it is getting hot in here!

The Most Popular Game is …. Chilli Heat

Finally, the most popular online casino game in New Zealand is nothing other than Chilli Heat by Pragmatic Play.

Set on a standard grid, Chilli Heat has a Mexican theme. It is set in a Mexican street along with everything that reminds you of Mexico; chilies, cactus and a Mexican style house. 

Once again all the symbols scream out Mexico, from the guitar player being the highest paying symbol to the chihuahua, tabasco sauce and tequila shots. The other symbols are the traditional royals, the sun symbol being the Scatter and the Chilli Heat symbol being the wild. 

The wild symbol will step in to replace all regular symbols to give you some hot winnings. Landing six or more money bag symbols will trigger the Money Respin feature. This feature will take you to a new reel set and all the triggered money bags will remain frozen on the screen. 

It will get even hotter if you manage to land solely money bag symbols during the Money Respin Feature. This will trigger the Jackpot which is fixed at 1,000x your stake.

Landing three Scatter symbols on reels two, three and four will trigger the Free Spins Bonus. This will give you eight fierce Free Spins.

Chilli Heat comes with an RTP of 96.5%. It is an overall fun and cheerful game to try out and no wonder it made it to the top of our list. 

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