Thanks to the kind generosity of Wolfgang Nottebaum, managing director of Video Klein Automatenbau GmbH, the original ROM images for Witch Strike have been made available for free, non-commercial use.
Before downloading, you must acknowledge that you understand these images are to be used only for non-commercial purposes. Do this by checking the box below the download button.
The first time this game is run, it will display an error message (ACHTUNG FEHLER IM BLOCK). Press the hold 1 button (HALTEN1, Z key by default or click the button on the screen) to select BLOCK NEU INSTALLIEREN. Insert coins or notes (5 or 6 key by default), and exit MAME, allowing the contents of non-volatile RAM to be saved. The next time you start the game, it will display a power power failure error message (STROMAUSFALL O. NETZTEIL DEFEKT) for a few seconds, then start normally.
Witch Strike is a “jokers wild” style video draw poker game with a high/low double-or-nothing bonus game and witch-themed graphics. This is an example of a game that avoids using playing card graphics and gambling terminology to comply with overly specific laws banning video poker games. Cards are replaced with numbered bowling pins, and the on-screen credits, bet and winnings display has no descriptive text.