Anyone who spent even a tiny bit of time in an arcade in the early 1990s, or owned a Super Nintendo game console, or enjoys one-on-one fighting games will instantly recognise Street Fighter II. This game still stands as one of the most recognisable ever and truly marked a breakthrough in arcade gaming when it came out in the 1990s. The game was so popular that they even made a terrible movie called Street Fighter starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kylie Minogue of all people. Now, it also comes to you in the form of this 5 reel, 25 payline slot.
Street Fighter II information
Unfortunately, one gets the feeling playing this game that this slot came out at roughly the same time as the game. This is because the overall presentation and gameplay of Street Fighter II appears to be decidedly outdated. Although fans of the game will love to see characters from the classic game, the graphics are, on the whole, quite poor. Instead of going with the classic cartoon styling of the video game which would have looked great in my opinion, the designers decided to use poor looking pseudo-3d rendered characters that bop and jerk around quite unnaturally. Moreover, there is absolutely no music whatsoever in this slot. This is a shame, and surely the designers could have used the soundtrack from the video game to add a bit of spice and familiarity.
What is also disappointing is a near total lack of bonuses. There are only two: The Street Fighter logo is the scatter symbol. It can pay pretty nicely but it does not activate any other kind of feature. The substitute feature asks you to pick from one of five characters. You hope that that character ends up on the second reel and M. Bison on the fourth. If this occurs, the two will fight without any interaction from yourself and you will be awarded a bonus. Unfortunately, that’s about it. There are no free spins or wild icons to be found here.
How to play Street Fighter II
There are no special joystick moves requiring the dexterity of a surgeon or requirements to fight any of the bosses in this one. Instead, all you have to do is make a bet, spin the reels, and hope that things turn out for the best. The “lines” and “bet” pairs of arrows will adjust the variables that go into your ante bet, while the “spin” button will get the action underway, so to speak.