Alternative news website VICE has released a Street Fighter-inspired election game in a bid to engage young voters.
Battle to the Beehive, made in collaboration with marketing communications company J Walter Thompson and digital agency Heyday, lets players choose the party leader they want to be in order to fight the great policy monsters leading the 2017 general election.
Jumping, punching, kicking and blocking, players can defeat issues pertaining to housing, the environment, transport, the economy, and education - and gain health points by answering two enrolment or policy-based questions correctly.
Released days before the election, Battle to the Beehive speaks directly to the 34 percent of 18-24 year olds that are yet to enrol.
See for yourself at battletothebeehive.co.nz