Fisticuffs Slot

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Imagine that it’s the early 1900s and you’re attending a boxing match. At this time, boxing was a very gentlemanly sport to partake in, so you’d never catch any women in attendance, and you’d certainly never see any competing. This is exactly the image that ‘Fisticuffs’ from Netent portrays, presenting players with an altogether elegant layout to relate to the classy gentlemen of the era, whilst also offering up reels that are filled with imaginative and visually pleasing icons. What’s more, there’s a background set of audio which offers up the sound of a gathered crowd waiting for the next big fight to begin, and every spin of the reels brings in an almost slapstick sounding piece of music. This all ties together to form a perfectly amusing, but at the same time, very fulfilling product. Even if you’re not a fan of boxing on the whole, this one is still sure to entertain you to the maximum level.

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Ready to Fight?

Fisticuffs has had a total of five reels and three rows incorporated into the game by Netent, so it offers up a fairly generic video slot layout in the first instance. However, upon these reels, you’ll find such beautifully created, thematic imagery that it’s bound to make you smile. So, you’ll find boxing boots, boxing gloves, the time keeper’s bell, an urn with water in it and a flannel, a ring corner stool, a championship belt, a gold trophy, and of course, two competitors. The icons are quite simple in their design on the whole, but within such simple designs, the most delicate of features stand out, such as the patterning on the flannel, or the lacing on the boots. All of this comes together to provide an even greater visual appeal.

Alongside its reels and rows, the game also contains a total of 10 separate pay lines, and these are fixed in place, so are therefore non-customisable. However, you do have the chance to alter around the bet amount that you place per round, by changing the coin value and bet level parts. The coin value begins from its minimum of $0.01 and can be increased up to $1 per line. As for the bet level, this is able to be switched between one and 10. Therefore, players have the ability to place a maximum overall wager of $200 per spin. A ‘Max Bet’ button has also been included to allow you to reach this amount instantly, as has an ‘Auto Play’ button to enable you to spin several consecutive rounds at the same wager level.

Put Your Boxing Gloves on for a Few Rounds of Specialities

This game incorporates a plentiful selection of extras, beginning with its two character wilds. The first of these is its ‘Straight Wild’, represented by the chunky boxer. This will only appear on reel three, and it substitutes for all other icons on the reels. If one or two of the ‘Diagonal Wilds’ appear on the same row as the ‘Straight Wild’, the ‘Boxing Feature’ comes into play. This sees the straiight wild punch the diagonal one to reel one and/or five, transforming any symbols in between into additional wild icons.

As for the ‘Diagonal Wild’, this is represented by the scrawny boxer. This will only appear on either reel two or four, and likewise, it will substitute for all other symbols. If one or two of these appear diagonally to a ‘Straight Wild’, the ‘Boxing Feature’ comes into play again. This sees the diagonal wild punch the straight, transforming the symbol above or below the diagonal into an additional wild.

There’s also a standard wild icon, which again, stands in for all other symbols on the reels. During the aforementioned boxing feature, wild symbols remain on the reels for one awarded re-spin. Stacked wilds can also only appear on reels one and five during a re-spin.

The End of the Bout

Fisticuffs offers up a wonderful game to play, which is overflowing with extras and done perfectly as far as graphics and animations go. Everything is thematically relevant, and there’s a total air of originality about it all. Boxing isn’t so frequently touched upon when it comes to online video slots, so Netent have certainly cornered the market with their offering.