When it comes to character-based online slot machines, nobody does it better than Cryptologic. Developed through the gaming software subsidiary, Wagerlogic, the character slots currently offered at Cryptologic powered online casinos, which now include an entire series of Marvel Superhero slots, have become very popular with gamblers. This week, Cryptologic plans to expand their offering even more with a new series of slots based on the popular video game, Street Fighter.
For anybody who has ever played video games before, Street Fighter should be a familiar name. Or, at least it was when the game first came out in the late eighties. Way ahead of its time in terms of graphics and functionality, Street Fighter quickly established a cult following and was responsible for launching a wave of highly demanding martial arts video games. The seemingly infinite variety of combat moves specific to each unique character, not to mention the memorable slow motion replays upon the defeat of one's opponent, were nothing short of groundbreaking for the video gaming world.
As with anything, Street Fighter's popularity subsided in time, being washed over by yet another wave in super-realistic video gaming. But now that another release (Street Fighter IV) is catching a buzz and a new movie featuring one of the most popular characters of Street Fighter II (Chun-Li) is set to come out in 2009, Cryptologic is no doubt capitalizing on a resurgence in popularity. Another great example is Microgaming's Tomb Raider online video slot, whose leap to fame also first started as a video game and was then catapulted by the popular feature film with Angelina Jolie.
Okay, so what about this new slot? According to Cryptologic, it is a traditional five-reel bonus video slot. Based on coin operated units, the Street Fighter game offers 25 paylines of betting action. The claw multiplier will award up to 5,000 times one's line bet, while a bonus feature engages one in a true Street Fighter showdown with the Shadowloo dictator. Look for Street Fighter initially at Cryptologic's top online casino, Inter Casino, with more widespread exposure at other online casinos soon after.