There are lots of ways of ringing in the New Year, but one of our favourites is by playing one of any number of pokies that could well have been designed specifically for that purpose. Here are four of our favourite New Year video pokies for you to enjoy as you say goodbye to 2022 and bid hello to the new year!
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New Year's Bonanza - Playtech (2019)
If you've ever wondered how past generations might have celebrated New Year then this game from Playtech will be of interest. Visually, the game looks to be set in the Roaring Twenties or thereabout, with symbols having a nice Art Deco style that never gets old. Symbols include a saxophone, a Champagne bottle, Champagne glasses, and a couple of party-goers. Watch out for Rocket Wilds which can expand both horizontally and vertically, as well as for the Free Games feature which has wild multipliers worth up to x10.
Lucky New Year - Pragmatic Play (2018)
Lucky New Year video pokie is an opulent looking 2018 game from Pragmatic Play, and while it was created to commemorate the Chinese New Year we don't see any reason why it can't help us to celebrate here in New Zealand or anywhere else. It has a five-reel, three-row layout, and in the background, you'll see that the New Year celebrations are in full swing, complete with fireworks. Symbols on the reels include a drum, firecrackers, and a Chinese dragon, as well as a money tree scatter. Land three money trees to trigger a Free Spins round. In this part of the game, the middle three reels merge to spin as one giant symbol.
New Year Riches - Play'n Go (2020)
Released in 2020 by Play'n GO, New Year Riches is a five-reel pokie that focuses on the New Year celebrations taking place in New York and other big cities. The reels here are mostly transparent, allowing you a breathtaking view of the metropolitan background. Symbols include balloon versions of the playing card ranks of spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds, Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty, glasses of Champagne and a clock scatter. Landing three scatters will trigger a New Year Free Spins game with a x2 multiplier that increases by 2 with each spin. That will give you a whopping x20 multiplier on the 10th free spin.
MONOPOLY Lunar New Year - Light & Wonder (2021)
MONOPOLY Lunar New Year is a pokie by Light & Wonder that is aimed primarily at those celebrating the Chinese lunar new year, so you should expect plenty of traditional red and gold imagery. Symbols include the playing card ranks of 10, J, Q, K, and A, a basket of fruit, a selection of gifts, a ritual tea setting, a lunar symbol and an Asian rendition of Mr. Monopoly. There are several features that can be triggered, including Expanding Reels Free Spins, Lunar Chest Free Spins and a Jackpot Feature. The Jackpot Feature gives you the chance to win one of four different jackpots: the Mini, Minor, Major or Grand, and it is possible for the Grand to be upgraded to a Double Grand for good measure.
Spin Your Way into 2023
We're sure that 2023 will bring some fantastic new games from world-class game developers, but for now we hope you enjoy spinning into the New Year with these four games at one of your favorite online casinos in New Zealand. Enjoy the pokies and have a Happy New Year!