In a nutshell
The charming and sharp graphics, great sound effects and generous feature wilds go a long way in Fisticuffs, a new NetEnt release,but unfortunately not quite far enough to make this as brilliant as some of their other slots.
A closer look
As first impressions go, the 5-reel Fisticuffs slot machine with 10 intuitive pay lines leaves a great one! Brilliant period comic graphics and authentic fight night sounds capture your imagination right from the start. With a range of coin values going from 0.01 to 1, there is ample opportunity to choose your own bet. And if you think 10 pay lines aren’t quite enough, you’ll still want to give them a try here, as they don’t only pay from left to right but also from right to left.
The Fisticuffs video slot is all about the wilds. There’s a Straight Wild and a Diagonal Wild, each represented by quirky images of shady yet likeable boxers. If both appear next to each other, either horizontally or diagonally, the Boxing Feature is activated. This is quite a sight to see: By boxing with each other the wilds will transform adjacent symbols into additional wilds which will even stick around for a re-spin.
There are several combinations which will make the two boxers fight and thereby increase your wild count and possibly your winnings, so watch out for all of them and bank yourself some nice credit.
With just seven symbols, all beautifully painted boxing related items like gloves, boots, the bell or the winner’s belt, you’re in with a really decent chance of bagging credit from symbols, but this is where you’ll have to do it because there is no Fisticuffs bonus game to boost your bank roll any further.
The lack of bonus games or additional free spin rounds is a bit of a let-down, especially after the great expectations fueled by the sound and graphics of the Fisticuffs slot.
Free spin feature
There are many opportunities for free re-spins thanks to the different combinations of ordinary, stacked, straight and diagonal wilds. However, there is no scatter bonus that will trigger a dedicated free spins round.