Harking back to the days when boxing matches went on for several hours and having a moustache was as obligatory as wearing gloves, Fisticuffs is a fun-filled NetEnt slot with a pugilistic theme. Featuring five reels and 20 paylines, the slot benefits from two fairly unusual expanding wilds that are triggered whenever the two boxer symbols line-up alongside each other. Should they appear diagonally, the smaller of the two combatants will unleash a flurry of punches that turns the icons above both fighters wild, while should they appear adjacently the big guy will knock his opponent across the reels in a single blow, with all symbols that he hurtles over also becoming wild.
As the name would suggest, Fisticuffs is a NetEnt slot based on the noble sport of boxing as it was in the days before flashy promoters and multi-million prize purses. The game features turn of the 20th century visuals and sound, with a music hall-style soundtrack featuring piano keys and the chattering of the crowd really helping to set the tone. Some of the unique symbols to appear on the five reels include championship belts, trophies, boxing gloves and bells, with the slot’s two fighters both acting as wild symbols that can expand to fill several adjacent symbols. When this occurs, players get to enjoy a cool cartoon boxing animation, which further adds to the slot’s undeniable visual charm.
As touched on above, Fisticuffs is not a game that includes multiple bonus rounds and free spins features. Instead, the game relies on the two expanding wild symbols to boost players’ base game winnings, with this occurring in one of two ways. Should the smaller of the two fighters appear on reels two or four diagonally below the big guy on reel three, all symbols above both characters will turn into wilds. Should the pair appear adjacent to each other, however, the smaller fighter will be knocked to the left-most or right-most reel, creating a line of three wilds. Whichever of the two outcomes occurs, players will receive their regular payouts and then be awarded one additional re-spin, with all new wild symbols remaining frozen in place to create bigger wins.
Another NetEnt slot that uses the software company’s standard user interface, Fisticuffs merely requires players to select a bet level of 1-10 and a coin value from £0.01-£1.00 to get started. These two numbers are then multiplied together and put through the slot’s 20 fixed paylines to create a total price of £0.20-£200.00 per spin, with players also able to launch up to 100 consecutive spins at their currently selected bet level by using the autoplay button.
Another visually impressive slot from NetEnt, Fisticuffs puts players in the centre of a Victorian boxing ring as they punch their way to prizes. Though the game is lacking in additional features, the in-reel bonuses are certainly capable of landing a knockout blow, with multiple wilds helping players create multiple paylines and get their hands on a top prize of 100,000 coins.
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