Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior Pokies
Capcom’s iconic arcade game, Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior, was released in 1991. Now NetEnt has breathed new life into the smash hit with their exciting pokies release of the same name. In this game, you’ll get to enjoy adrenaline-umping action and wins to match!
NetEnt is known for developing online pokies with impressive graphics, and Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior is no exception. The visuals are all done in the pixelated style of the video games, and really help to evoke an arcade atmosphere as you play on your tablet, smartphone or desktop.
The lower value playing card symbols, from 10 to A, stay the same on every round. The high-paying pokies icons change according to who is fighting. Before every spin, you get to choose which of the arcade game’s 8 original characters you want to be.
You’ll be fighting against one of the other characters, randomly selected by the software. The 5x5 grid is set in the arena, with the audience behind the reels and you and your opponent on either side. The music is also from the original arcade terminals, to enhance the retro feeling even more.
Just as you choose your fighter based on their skills when you play the video game, you need to choose the character with the special features that you most desire in the pokies version. Your options are:
- Dhalsim: 96.04% RTP; 3 or 4 Wilds appear in random positions.
- E. Honda: 96.05% RTP; puts 3 Wilds on the same reel.
- Ryu: 96.02% RTP; puts 3 Wilds on the same row.
- Guile: 96.04% RTP; 2 vertical stacks of 2 Wilds each appear.
- Zangief: 96.08% RTP; 2 horizontal stacks or 2 Wilds each appear.
- Chun Li: 96.08% RTP; either 2 or 7 Wilds are placed at random.
- Blanka: 96.08%; 1 or 5 Wilds appear on the same reel.
- Ken: 96.06%; 1 or 5 Wilds appear on the same row.
How to Play
To start your online pokies round, you need to place a bet and choose a character. The betting range in Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior is from 0.2 to 700 per spin, and instead of paylines the game features NetEnt’s Cluster Pays structure. Whenever 4 or more of the high-paying symbols in a round are connected, you win a payout.
The high-value icons, which always represent 2 Victories and 2 Defeats between your current character and opponent. can also appear as 2x2 Colossal Symbols, which deliver guaranteed wins. Clusters also trigger the Avalanche feature, where winning symbols are replaced with new images until no more wins occur.
Every high-paying symbol in a winning cluster adds a point to your character’s Wild Gauge. When there are no more wins on the pokies screen and your Gauge has 7 points, your character’s above-mentioned special feature is activated.
When Victory or Defeat clusters appear, you or your rival will deal damage and cause the opponent’s health bar to go down. If your health runs out and you’re defeated, the Car Smash Bonus Game is launched. If you win, the Beat the Boss free spins round starts.
Car Smash is a point-and-click online pokies game, where you get to select and manually smash a car to win 5x to 15x your stake. The Beat the Boss bonus works differently to free spins rounds that are triggered by Scatters.
Here, you spin until you or the Boss are defeated, and then move back to the base game or to the next Boss level respectively. The 4 successive Bosses, who each come with a greater multiplier, are Balrog (x2), Vega (x3), Sagat (x5) and M.Bison (x10).
The Car Smash and Beat the Boss bonuses will enhance your gameplay a lot, but even without them Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior is among the most rewarding pokies available today. With the interactive design and top jackpot of 7142x your total stake, NetEnt has made sure of that!