Pick a candidate and battle your way in to power in this Street Fighter inspired New Zealand election game.

Article by Richard Davey. Posted on 13th Oct 2017.   @photonstorm

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Released by Vice.com, Battle to the Beehive was created to help engage younger votes in the New Zealand national election:

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"Your mission is to battle 5 of New Zealand's monster issues and overcome them to become our nation's leader! Answer questions correctly to make your path to victory easier."

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If you answer the questions correctly you gain extra health to use in the next round, which takes place like a Street Fighter battle.

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Move around the scene, throwing kicks and punches at the issue (housing, transport, the environment, etc) and hopefully landing enough of them to use your special move.

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The "issue monster" will of course fight back though! A graphically fun way to perhaps get some last-minute election knowledge across to voters. It's great to see Phaser being used like this. First of all by such a large media organization as Vice, and secondly for actual real issues, even if presented in a light-hearted manner.

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