Widely held to be the best fighting game of all time, the original Street Fighter™ arcade and video game set a standard for compelling, intuitive game-play that has yet to be surpassed. It seems the game has some big fans at NetEnt, too, to judge by the sheer amount of love that has gone into recreating this classic for online slot players to enjoy. Absolute fidelity to the original – that’s the only way to describe how the graphics, sounds and special features of this online slot transcend its 5-reel, 5-row format.
Just like its legendary namesake, Street Fighter™ II unfolds in a series of battles for the title of World Warrior Champion. At the start of the game, the Player Select screen invites the player to select one of the original 8 characters. Blanka, Ryu, Ken, E. Honda, Chun Li, Zangief, Guile, Dhalsim – they are all legends in their own right with their own devoted fandoms!
The unpicked players come back as the player’s random individual opponents in the main game. Blow by blow, kick-by-kick and punch by punch, the battle rages until player or opponent’s health is reduced from 75 points to zero. Unlike the original, victory or defeat is a question of how the symbols fall on the reels. Potential wins are generated by NetEnt’s trademark Cluster Pays™ mechanic, where 4 or more symbols form a pattern. The reels themselves are of the Avalanche™ variety – symbols in a winning cluster vanish to make space for the symbols above to avalanche down and form new clusters – and a potential avalanche of wins!