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The Latest in Arcade-Style Online Pokies

When it comes to Jackpot City mobile casino and online pokies, NetEnt is a name to remember. They’re known for creating games that stand out and quickly become crowd favourites amount online gamers. With their new release, Street Fighter™ II The World Warrior, they’re giving fans an awesome throwback to a popular arcade game, reimagined for fans of online pokies in New Zealand.

NetEnt has a knack for making crowd pleasers, thanks to their focus on combining the best visuals and game design with tried and true story lines and themes. Their pokies aren’t just more titles in a line of generic games. They draw in elements from other fandoms make games that tell a story while giving players lots of different ways to win.

NetEnt’s crossovers aren’t limited to arcade games like Street Fighter™ II. Their selection of over 200 games includes elements from popular films, musical groups, video games, and more. By combining different pop culture favourites with the fun of online pokies, they’ve really earned a place of honour in the world of casino online games. For some variation, other studio games like Divine Riches Helios are never bad for a change of pace, and our FAQ page is fact laden for the inquisitive player!

Street Fighter™ II is likely to become their next big hit. Whether you remember playing the iconic arcade game back in the day or you just want a taste of retro gaming as part of your online pokie experience, you’re bound to be entertained by this new game. Drawing on the original game design, NetEnt has added in the best of today’s pokie technology. That includes a mobile version of the game, different bonus rounds and fun Wilds and free spins to make the game even more of an adventure

An arcade classic

Street Fighter™ first broke into the video game scene back in 1991, and since then it’s earned its place as one of the best fighting games of all time. Countless other games have drawn inspiration from it, and many gamers still remember the fun of playing it in an old-school arcade. NetEnt’s online pokie version of the game preserves the retro charm of the original arcade hit, reusing the 8-bit-style graphics and the original group of eight fighters.

The game’s designers stayed loyal to the original feel of the game, even though nearly 30 years have passed since it was first designed. They worked carefully to create graphics, sound effects, and features that make the experience unforgettable. From the moment you choose your fighter to begin the game, you’ll feel transported back to your favourite old arcade hangout.

The slot is built on a 5-reel, 5-row setup that will be familiar to any pokie enthusiast. But it’s so much more than a regular pokie game, thanks to how the video game elements have been integrated. Players get to choose their fighter just like in the arcade original, from a cast of characters including Blanka, Ryu, Ken, E. Honda, Chun Li, Zangief, Guile, and Dhalsim. You can stick with the same player you used to always choose or try out someone new.

You’ll have a chance to meet the whole cast, because your fighter will face off against the other street fighters as the game progresses. This pokie has an added layer of excitement because it borrows the arcade game’s fight setup, keeping track of each player’s health score as the fight continues. The fighters’ success is based on what symbols land when you spin the reels.

NetEnt uses their own Cluster Pays™ format for you to create patterns with 4 or more symbols. The game also uses Avalanche™ reels, which means that winning combinations disappear and the remaining symbols cascade down into their place. This makes it possible for additional wins be awarded.

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A Wild and Winning Adventure

The base game gets even more interesting thanks to the addition of wilds and special character symbols. Each character has their own Victory and Defeat symbols, which can even show up as 2x2 Colossal symbols for even bigger results. If your character’s special symbol shows up, it will affect the opponent’s health meter. The fight will rage on until you or your opponent are defeated.

Every player has a Wild Combo, too. Their Wild Gauge keeps track of how many high-value symbols have landed, and when 7 or more points are collected, it triggers the Wild Combo. Each player has a unique combo, all of which give you exciting chances to win. As you play, you can experiment with different players to see whose combos and symbols work best for you.

A Shot at Being the Champion

The base game street fights make for an exciting game, but there’s even more fun in store if you get a chance at being the World Warrior Champion. The game includes four Free Spins levels to make things even more interesting. These Beat the Boss levels let your character face off against different bosses like Balrog, Vega, Sagat and M Bison. Each of them has a different multiplier, giving players the chance at even bigger wins.

Another way that this online pokie draws on the arcade setup is with the Insert Coin feature, which lets you restart a Free Spins round if you lose, by converting some of your winnings from the round. There’s also Car Smash, the sweet bonus game that will really take you back to the arcade. You’ll help your character smash a car in exchange for random multipliers.

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Online Pokies in NZ Are Even Better Now

With the addition of Street Fighter™ II, the selection of online pokies for New Zealand just got better than ever. The game’s RTP is 96.06% but varies depending on your chosen character. The overall hit rate is 23.97%, and there’s a theoretical maximum potential payout of 1 million coins. Enjoy a fun and fair playing experience by signing up to play at JackpotCity Casino. You’ll see why people are still talking about Street Fighter™ 30 years later…and why so many fans of online pokies love spinning the reels at JackpotCity!

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