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November 11, 2013
The all-time action-packed favorite sport of the masses is now available online as Net Entertainment brings a thrilling boxing-themed online video slot. But this is not your ordinary boxing video slot as it is set during the 1900’s with the retro and classic boxing match present in the game. With the classical piano music ringing around the boxing hall, Fisticuffs brings back the days of glory and pride. Add to it the number of special features in the game, Fisticuffs can give that solid punch. Get ready to fight with your fists and spins those reels now!
Fisticuffs literally means ‘fighting with fists’, hence, the theme and name of the game. Fisticuffs is a 1900’s boxing-themed online video slot by NetEnt with 3 rows, 5 reels, and 10 bet lines. The video slot also has a theoretic payout of 96. 7% and presents several features such as Straight Wilds, Diagonal Wilds, Stacked Wilds, and Boxing Feature.
Being a boxing-themed video slot, Fisticuffs is set in a classic yet sophisticated boxing ring with the crowd sitting alongside the set of reels and red curtains in the background. The voices of the crowd can also be heard as well as classical piano music while you spin the reels. When you get a winning bet line, the crowd wildly cheers for you. There isn’t much to expect with the visuals, especially that it is designed based on the year 1900’s, thus the olden style graphics.
There are 7 non-Wild symbols in Fisticuffs – three are higher in value while the other four have relatively lower values. The lowest-paying symbol is a spit bucket and a towel that rewards 5 coins when three of it appears on the reels and 50 coins when all five appears. The highest symbol is the golden boxing championship belt that rewards 20, 125, and 500 when 3, 4, 5 symbols appear. Other symbols include a golden trophy, a pair of boxing gloves, a brass bell, a wooden stool, and a shoe.
The Boxing Feature transforms the other symbols into more Wild symbols that remain on the reels for 1 awarded re-spin. This is activated when a Diagonal Wild and Straight Wild appear next to each other either horizontally or diagonally.
Fisticuff’s Wild symbol is a rounded symbol with the word Wild in it with 7 stars surrounding it. Just like the usual function of Wild symbols, Fisticuff’s Wild substitutes for all other symbols on the reels. During the Boxing Feature, Wild symbols remain on the reels for 1 re-spin. Fisticuff’s Stacked Wild can only appear on reels 1 and 5 during a re-spin.
Straight Wild can only appear on the 3rd reel and substitutes for all other symbols. The Straight Wild can punch the Diagonal Wild away to the 1st and/or 5th reel and transforms the symbol in between these two Wilds into another Wild. This is applicable only if 1 or 2 Diagonal Wilds appear on the same row as Straight Wild.
Diagonal Wild can appear only on reels 2 and 4 and can also substitute for all symbols. If 1 or 2 Diagonal Wilds appear diagonally to Straight Wild, the Diagonal Wild punches the Straight Wild away and transforms the symbol below or above Diagonal Wild into another Wild symbol.
The Fisticuffs video slot has 10 bet lines and 10 different bet levels which are the number of coins you play on each bet line. In addition, there are 7 coin values ranging from 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, up to 1.00. The total bet amount per spin can be calculated by multiplying the bet level with the number of bet lines and the coin value. The maximum amount of bet that you can make in Fisticuffs is €200 and the minimum is €0.20.
The paytable is located at the bottom left of the screen, right beside the Win display, with the ‘paytable’ sign. The paytable shows, of course, the values of the special symbols and other regular symbols found on the video slot. Only the highest win per bet line is paid and bet line wins pay if in succession from leftmost to right.
These are the main buttons found in the Fisticuffs video slot gameplay:
The Fisticuffs slot has the usual game settings found in NetEnt slots that may be adjusted according to your liking. First off, the wrench button gives the following:
Other settings are the speaker icon to turn the volume on or off, the question mark to trigger the Help option, and the AUTO to activate autoplay.
The Fisticuffs video slot can be played on desktops and is compatible with operating systems like Windows, Mac, and Linux. The video slot can also be played on iPhones, iPads, mobiles, and tablets. Fisticuffs Touch is also available for iOS and Android users. The mobile version also gives good quality graphics, sound effects, and animations found on the web-based game.
The Fisticuff video slot is appealing enough for NetEnt fans to try. Players should also never miss out the graphics and sounds that complement the boxing action very well. It doesn’t necessarily lack that action and excitement we all look for but it doesn’t exceed expectations that much too. Nevertheless, the game is still worth your time.