About Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Street Fighter II was such an iconic game of its era that its characters need little introduction. NetEnt uses the characters to brilliant effect in the Street Fighter II online slot as, just like in the video game, we must pick a fighter to do battle with. The game zooms us to one of the game’s fighting scenes around the world, where we land cluster wins that punch and kick our opponent with each fighter’s special moves.
The rather standard Royals (10s through Aces) start off the wins as low-payers, but it is the highest paying symbols in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot we look to land. Each fighters’ Victory or Defeat symbols, either strong in battle or bloodied and beaten in defeat, do the honours here. Smash clusters of four or more to earn payouts, rather than a traditional reel system. Land 16 or more symbols in a cluster to win the top payout of x30 your bet. Tasty. Even tastier, these symbols also appear as mega symbols, which take up four symbol places. As with many other modern slots, such as Rainbow Riches Megaways, the Cluster Pays system in Street Fighter II sees winning symbols replaced by new symbols to help create hit after hit of winning combos.
Every winning cluster you score with your Victory and Defeat symbols knocks ten bells out of your opponent. While you also score wins from matching clusters of their Victory and Defeat symbols, this time it’s your health that takes the hit. Either KO triggers the bonus features, after which you can reset your character if you so choose.
NetEnt loves a bonus game as much as we love playing online slots. Look no further than the studio’s evergreen Guns N Roses slot for evidence of that. So it’s a pleasure to see an in-game bonus feature on the Street Fighter II slot to compliment two dedicated bonus rounds. Each win we land with the Victory and Defeat symbols awards a Wild symbol for every symbol in the winning cluster. These Wilds don’t act like a normal Wild as you might expect, but instead fill up your fighter’s Wild Gauge above your character’s head. Seven Wilds fill the meter and trigger your fighter’s special move, sending various Wilds onto the reels. The number and format of the Wilds depends on each character.
As I said in the review above you will need to knock out your opponent to trigger the Beat The Boss bonus feature. Battle against the Street Fighter II bad guys in level-based format, scoring a level win multiplier as you do. Smash Balrog for a x2 multiplier, beat Vega to earn x3, Sagat awards x5 and the holiest of holies, the fearful M. Bison, delivers a x10 multiplier if you knock him out.
If, in the main game, you don’t KO your opponent and, in fact, they knock you out, your consolation prize is a chance to take out your frustration on a car. The Car Smash Bonus game is also taken from the random piece of venting action in the Street FIghter II arcade level game. Each time you inflict damage on the car you bag a coin win, which can total x5 – x15 your bet.