Street Fighter II: The World Warrior is a slot game released by NetEnt based on a former video game. The game uses a genuine design and music that takes the player back to the 90s. In the following, we will review the history of the popular video game and introduce the slot game in more detail.
The history of the original game
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior is a fighting game developed by Capcom in 1991. The game was a sequel to Street Fighter, which was released in 1987. It is the first one-on-one fighting game that gave the player the opportunity to choose between characters with different unique fighting styles. Special gear combinations became a key element of the game.
Street Fighter II became the best-selling game after the golden age of arcade games. By 1994, more than 25 million people had played the game in the United States. Due to its success, upgraded versions were released that offered the player additional features and characters. Today, the game has become a classic, and there are fans even 30 years after its release.
Although the game was born from a previous video game and its graphics and music are as similar as possible to the original game, the creator of the game, NetEnt, has further developed it to make it as interesting as possible for casino gamers as well. There are no fixed paylines in the game and payouts are based on symbol sets.
How to play?
In the game you can choose between 8 characters – Ryu, Ken, E. Honda, Guile, Chun-Li, Blanka, Zangief and Dhalsim. They all have different strengths and weaknesses. Your opponent is the boss – Balrogi, Vega, Sagati or M. Bison. With some characters you can win more, but less. Similarly, there are fighters with whom you win less often, but more. Thus, in a sense, the player can influence the course of the game.
After selecting a character, the location of the game is selected, which is the location on the world map. Each fight lasts tens to hundreds of spins and ends when one player’s health indicator moves to zero. At the beginning of the regular game, the health indicator of both fighters is at 75, in the free spins round at 25. If the player’s health meter reaches zero first, he will be eligible for the Car Smash bonus game. However, if the health meter reaches zero first on the opponent, Beat the Boss will enter the bonus game or free spins round.
The game offers a 5 × 5 position playing field so that you can win clusters of the same symbols. A beep sounds when four or more of the same symbols are connected. Winning is made easier by colossal symbols covering 2 × 2 squares, Wild Gauge, bonus game and free spins.
In case of victory, the clusters that brought victory are removed from the playing field and new symbols appear in their place, which can be used to win even more. Thus, one spin can be won several times in a row.
The player can choose between a wide range of bets – the minimum bet is 20 cents and the maximum bet is 700 euros per spin. The RTP of the game is 96.02-96.08%. In this game, the exact RTP depends on which character to choose at the beginning of the game. When the Insert Coin game is activated, the RTP of the game increases further and is between 98.7-100%.