Fisticuffs Slot Review
Fisticuffs is a Net Entertainment-powered video slot with 5 reels and 10 fixed paylines. Playable from 20p to £200 a spin, you are taken back to the early 1900s into a boxing area where gentlemen fought. It’s authentic in its style with the iconic ringing of the bell and the cheering of the crown when the boxers square up to one another. Fisticuffs is also available to play on mobile and tablet devices.
In terms of the game itself, it’s a Win Both Ways slot and has 3 wild symbols to add to the excitement. If 1 or 2 diagonal wilds appear diagonally to a straight wild, the diagonal wild will punch the straight wild transforming the symbol either above or below into an extra wild symbol.
If 1 or 2 diagonal wilds appear on the same row as the straight wild, the straight wild punches the diagonal wild to reel 1 and/or reel 5 transforming symbols in the middle into extra wild symbols. This could result in a whole row of wild symbols.
The main attraction is the Boxing feature which can activated when the Diagonal Wild and Straight Wild symbols appear next to each other either horizontally or diagonally on the reels – you will see the lights go on with the boxers punching each other.
Adjacent symbols are transformed into extra wild symbols that remain sticky on the reels for 1 re-spin. The good thing is that stacked wilds can appear which can really add to the excitement as well as potential wins. It may sound a little complicated but once you start spinning, you will see how simple it is.
I found Fisticuffs to be a medium variance slot with a maximum payout of 500 times your stake – getting a row of wilds is where the wins will come from but don’t expect it too often. The graphics and animations are superb and the cartoon-like style compliments the theme in my opinion – it does have a Bugsy Malone feel to it. If you like slot games which have quirky wilds, Wonky Wabbits by NetEnt is similar in that respect. When it comes to boxing, you can try Playtech’s Rocky which is based on the iconic films starring Sylvester Stallone.