Classic slots, fruit machines and pokies are a trip down memory lane for us here at CasinoTop. There’s nothing more nostalgic than firing up these simple three-reel games and their retro appeal has spread all over the world, not least, of course, in New Zealand where anyone with an internet connection can indulge in hundreds of titles that remind us of times gone by.
If you’re new to the world of classic pokies, fear not. They are super easy to learn, so you’ll be having hours of fruit-filled fun in next to no time. Their simple game mechanics and retro design means you don’t get distracted from the main aim – to win small amounts of money over time. After all, you only need three spinning reels and on which to focus your bets. This contrasts dramatically with modern video slots that often have hundreds of paylines!
Forget the fact that these types of games seem old fashioned nowadays. All that matters is that they are super fun to play and you would be surprised at just how popular they are with players at New Zealand online casinos. Plus, we think the winning formula that has changed very little over the decades means that near enough everyone and their dingo can experience the nostalgic charm that positively oozes from every pixel. Plus, as they are a dying breed at bricks and mortar land-based casinos, you’re only chance to play these pokies is at online casinos.
So, get ready for a blast from the past as we explore the most common features…
All classic pokies feature three reels (though some more modern variations may increase this number to five), each finishing a spin showing three nostalgic symbols across the central payline. These can be cherries, lemons, grapes (yep, that’s why they’re also known as fruit machines) or otherwise bells (as featured on the original pokie, the Liberty Bell), BARs, 7s, crowns and jokers. Commonly, there are five chances for you to win on each and every spin – the winning lines are horizontally set across the top, middle and bottom rows, and two more are added across the diagonals. Get three of a kind across any of these and you win!
You may come across some additional features on some classic pokie machines. Fruit machines at online casinos have thrown in some bonus rounds and gamble features to make the overall experience that little bit more exciting. This is also where you stand to win larger amounts of money. The gamble feature, for example, gives you a 50/50 chance to double your winnings with an additional game of heads or tails, red or black and so on. Going for it is of course very risky, because you could either lose your winnings or else double them. Then there are other features such as Supermeters which give you even higher odds against winning, but when you do you really do, so use these features at your own risk. Or maybe fortune really does favour the brave. Hmm? You can decide that one.
Here at CasinoTop you can also try out all flavours of retro pokie action right onsite. This enables you to perfect your strategy and betting limits before taking on the real thing at an online casino of your choice. Anyway, we’ll let you experience the wonder of classic slots for yourself by exploring the various options on this page. Enjoy!