There was a whole load of buzz at ICE London 2020 over this new NetEnt game, and the wait is over Wombat fans, – here it is! Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot. And boy oh boy is this Wombat excited.
Let’s go back. Waaaay back to 1991 and before the graphics on games were as slick as the Cash Noire slot (another NetEnt classic).
Some of you slot lovers were scarcely a twinkle in your dad’s cheeky eye but this wombat was a sulky teenager with long hair and wardrobe full of baggy outfits. Most of our time was spent on the Super Nintendo playing Street Fighter II or pretending to be cool (which is quite hard in the raging hot Outback).
So, what do you know about Street Fighter? Well, this arcade fighting game is one of the most successful and most popular video games EVER made. And now NetEnt obtained the rights from Capcom and turned it into what’s bound to be the Slot of the Year!
Can this slot live up to the hype? Will it pack a punch like the arcade game? Let’s play this beat ‘em up classic. It looks pretty Lo-Fi, even compared to other NetEnt games like the Vegas Night Life slot, but that’s the idea I guess.
Look and Feel
Just as you’d hoped, the design in the Street Fighter II slot is awesome and recreates the video game perfectly with its 16-bit graphics. Plus, just like in the game, each opponent has their own cool background. The graphics aren’t as sharp as, say their Hell’s Kitchen slot machine, but that’s the point isn’t it? The original Street Fighter II game was launched in 1991.
The retro style and attention to detail is top notch here and seeing all the classic characters, levels and moves that made the original so enjoyable gave this wombat a lump is his throat! When it comes to creativity NetEnt have proved they’re still the top of their game. It’s beyond bonza!
The Street Fighter II Slot is a 5 reel, 5 row cluster pay game from NetEnt. Winning combinations are formed by landing clusters of x4 or more matching symbols. Spins start at 0.20 but can rise to a mind-bogglingly massive 700.00 per go.
Remember Ken, Ryu, Vega, Guile, Chun Li? Well, they’re all here as your reel symbols and come with pay-outs of 30x your total bet if you land 16x or more on the same spin. FYI: Symbols can land as single icons or as 2×2 colossal symbols.
Just like in the video game, this slot plays out in battles and to get the reels spinning you must pick your Street Fighter before randomly being given an opponent to fight. If you manage to get your opponent’s health points down to zero as you spin, you’ll move onto the next fighter! Win the battle and you’ll be awarded the Beat the Boss Free Spins…
Avalanche Reels feature You’ll also see the game uses avalanche drop reels. This means that icons from winning combos will disappear to be replaced with brand new ones, making it possible to pick up multiple wins from one single go. Nice one!
Free Spins and Bonuses
Where to start Wombat fans? Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot has shedloads of features and gameplay that will immerse you in the original arcade version… Take a look:
Wild-O-Meter and Wild Combo Feature As usual, the wild icon will replace all the standard symbols on the reels – but it has another role… Each character has a Wild O Meter at the top of the screen. Land a high value Wild win and the gauge will fill up 1 place, collect 7 or more points, and the Wild Combo feature is activated, randomly sticking Wilds all over the reels, and giving you a chance to win big!
Beat the Boss Free Spins. There are 4 boss levels to conquer in this Free Spins round and each level comes with an increasing multiplier. Only by beating a boss can you move to the next level. Keep fighting off your opponents until you come up against the final boss himself, M. Bison in Level 4 and you’ll win a cash prize of 100x your total bet. It’s so exciting!
Car Smash Bonus Game Street Fighter II had a number of bonus stages in the game, that allowed you to smash the bejesus out of a series of inanimate objects. One of these was the Car Smash Bonus Stage – and NetEnt have faithfully reimagined this feature but with a slot twist. Lose a battle round and you have the chance to obliterate the vehicle as many times as you can for a chance to win 15x your stake. Cheers NetEnt!
The Street Fighter II slot pays homage to one of gaming’s greatest legends with style and aplomb! Fans of the classic game are going to love this slot version, while the rest of you will enjoy the unique medium-variance play. Turn up the sound and get ready to FIGHT. Haaaaadouuken!!!