New Zealand is a gorgeous country in the South Pacific that everyone should visit if they get the chance. This unique place is distinguishable from the rest of the world due to its awe-inspiring mountain ranges, proud culture, and the indigenous flightless bird kiwi, among other things.

New Zealanders love rugby, performing their ceremonial dance called Haka, and they also have an emerging music scene worth noting. In recent years, video slot games experienced increased popularity in New Zealand. They even have a special name for them down here. They call them pokies.

If you are from New Zealand, or you just happen to appreciate the culture of this country, here are some pokies you will surely find interesting.

Lord of the Rings

For those of you who don't know, the legendary Peter Jackson’s trilogy Lord of the Rings was shot in New Zealand.

There are many LOTR slot games on the web, but one of the best ones was developed by Microgaming in 2011. It withstood the test of time and is considered a classic slot game at this point, still being present in a lot of online casinos.

The game is based on the movie The Fellowship of the Ring. It features all the beloved characters as symbols. You play on a 5x3 layout with 243 different paylines. Bonus rounds and free spins are available.

Rugby Star

New Zealand’s rugby team known as the All Blacks is a three-time world champion in this sport. While cricket and football enjoy a fair amount of popularity in the country, rugby is still the number-one sport.

In 2015, Microgaming released one of their most popular titles to date called Rugby Star. Just like LOTR, you get to play on a 5x3 grid and with 243 ways to win. Plenty of wild symbols, multipliers, and bonus features allow for sizable wins, the max prize being 120.000 coins.

The symbols include different rugby players in action, as well as rugby shoes, a helmet, a stadium, and the Rugby World Cup trophy which is the highest paying symbol in the game.

Rugby Riches

There are a few rugby casino games, so we felt that we couldn’t just name one on our list. Rugby Riches by 1x2gaming is yet another great game you will often run into in a casino online in New Zealand.

Rugby Riches is not exactly a slot, but more of a virtual scratchcard. The goal is to find three identical symbols on a 9x9 grid. The game’s RTP is measured at 87.7%, which is not great. However, getting three trophy symbols on a card is worth 50x your stake, so it can be extremely rewarding if you’re lucky enough.

Lucky Kiwi

Kiwi is a fruit, but it is also a bird species indigenous to New Zealand. When it comes to Casino Technology Lucky Kiwi game, it is the bird that rewards the players.

This video slot is played on 5 reels and 4 rows with 1024 paylines. The symbols include high-value playing cards, fruits, parrots, a manuka flower (also native to New Zealand), and, of course, the kiwi bird.

The kiwi serves as the wild symbol in this game. If you create a winning combination with this symbol, you will get a 2x or 4x multiplier. The maximum win is 4000 coins.

Bar Bar Black Sheep

New Zealand is one of the top wool-producing countries in the world, and there are even more sheep there than there are people.

Sheep seem to be everywhere in New Zealand, and they even found their way into online casinos. Bar Bar Black Sheep is Microgaming’s creation that got released in 2016. It’s a video slot with cartoonish graphics and really fun gameplay.

Get the right set of symbols in place and win 999x your line stake.