Bundesfighter II Turbo is a free Street Fighter II Turbo clone for Windows and Mac in which you play one of six major candidates of the upcoming German election.
The game features a classic 16-bit soundtrack and design, and runs without installation on Windows. You need to insert a coin with a tap on the C-key to add credits and start playing.
Once you have done so, you are asked to pick one of the six available candidates. Available for selection are chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), the SPD contender Martin Schulz, Sarah Wagenknecht (Die Linke), Alexander Gauland (AFD), Christian Lindner (FDP), and Oezdehardt, a two-headed creature with the heads of Cem Özdemir and Katrin Göring-Eckardt (Grüne).
Basic controls are for Player 1 / Player 2:
- Light Attack: C and I.
- Heavy Attack: V and O.
- Special Attack 1 (one power bar): B and P
- Special Attack 2 (full power bar) B and P
The game is pure slapstick comedy and should not be taken seriously.It is full of insider jokes and dark comedy, but this appeals mostly to gamers who follow German politics.
Each candidate comes with a unique set of moves and a special attack. If you play Martin Schulz for instance, you can use the special attack to drive a train over the other candidate; Christian Linder's light attack opens a bottle of champagne, and Angela Merkel's special attack 1 summons former chancellor Helmut Kohl who falls on the opponent.
You can play story mode, which pits you against all six candidates one after the other, or versus mode to play against another human player on the same machine.
Check out this video if you would like to see moving pictures before you download the game:
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