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NetEnt to release Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior Slot Game

It’s been 29 years in the making, but it seems like Capcom have finally decided to capitalise on one of their greatest creations of all times – the Street Fighter 2: World Warrior game. While many of its’ original players will now be grown adults – as of the 21st May 2020, they can whet their appetite once again for this fighting master piece in the form of a brand new slot machine made in partnership with industry giant NetEnt – Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior slot.

Born in 1991, the original game was so popular that Capcom released 5 different variations of it over 4 consecutive years, an animated movie in 1994 and millions of pieces of fan merchandise. Whilst there was never a real movie focussed on it – the damage done by the Van Damme flop on the original game version was drastic – meaning that any attempt would likely have followed the suit of its’ predecessor. Changing character names for both the Japanese and US markets – not to mention bringing in characters from the US, Russia, China, Japan, Thailand, Africa and India … Street Fighter 2 has been hailed as arguably the greatest fighting game in history due to its’ unparalleled audience engagement and huge release figures.

So how does the slot compare to the original masterpiece:
Aside from the obvious questions in terms of its’ graphics and backing tracks – which the World Warrior slot machine handles impeccably – the real focus is going to be on the beloved characters, evil bosses and even the bonus rounds.

Well the first bit of good news is that this 5-reel, 5-row slot machine allows all 8-playable characters to be selected as ‘playable’ choices – with each one offering a different selection of wild features, clusters and RTPs. That means that you can select from Ryu, Ken, E. Honda, Blanka, Guile, Zangief, Chun-Li and Dhalsim to control.

Secondly, all of the four evil bosses in the game – Balrog, Vega, Sagat and M. Bison – are present and incorporated as different bonus levels that you can progress through. The initial Balrog fight will generate a 2x multiplier, whilst the final level against M. Bison offers a whopping 10x win ratio.

Thirdly, for those of you who find yourselves on the losing side of the bonus round – you can take a trip down memory lane as you try to win between 5-15x your original stake on the Street Fighter 2 Slot Car Smash Game! Much like the beloved smash-‘em-up scene from the original game with Ryu destroying a car – you can do the same thing here and actually win money doing it!

Finally, if it’s gameplay likeness you are after - the life bar from your original game console version is mimicked in the way you can now gain entry to the bonus rounds with multiple repeat wins helping you on your way to achieving it – and whilst nobody is going to be staking the maximum £700 per spin – many will find themselves choosing something comfortable in between with the minimum 20p a go being sufficient for all.

So there you have it – four great reasons why your nostalgia can be in full swing on a slot machine almost every bit as interactive and enjoyable as the 1991 blockbuster hit itself. And of course, if you get fed up and don’t want to play anymore (although we wouldn’t understand why), you can always check out eBay and other reseller sites to grab an old Nintendo and the original blockbuster itself.

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