Fisticuffs is themed around the sport of Boxing. As well as the Boxing theme, there is also something of a retro feel with some old style graphics, music and sound effects.
Fisticuffs is themed around the sport of Boxing. As well as the Boxing theme, there is also something of a retro feel with some old style graphics, music and sound effects. The symbols you will be seeing spinning around on the reels include the Championship Belt, Boxing Trophy, Boxing Gloves, Boxing Bell, Boxing Ring Stool and Boxing Boots. The best-paying of the regular reel symbols is the Championship Belt, with 500 coins being earned if 5 of them should spin into an active pay-line. The next best-paying regular reel symbol is Boxing trophy, which will be worth 250 coins if you spin 5 in on an active pay-line.
Fisticuffs is a Win Both Ways video slot, a variation that is becoming increasingly popular. This means that winning combinations can be made from right to left (starting on the fifth reel), as well as from the traditional left to right. For this reason, stakes are doubled. For example, a minimum $0.01 bet on the 10 active pay-lines will actually cost you $0.20. Unlike other Net Entertainment video slots that have the Win Both Ways feature as an option, in Fisticuffs the Win Both Ways function is mandatory and cannot be switched off.
There are a couple of different Wild symbols in Fisticuffs; The Straight Wild and the Diagonal Wild. The two Wilds are related. The Straight Wild is represented by a Heavyweight Boxer, who will appear only on Reel 3. This Diagonal Wild will appear only on reels 2 and 4 and will be depicted as a Lightweight Boxer. The two Wilds interact. For example, if the Straight Wild and Diagonal Wild appear side by side, the Straight Wild will punch the Diagonal Wild to the outside reel, turning the reel in between into a Wild. If the Diagonal Wild appears on a row lower than the Straight Wild, he will move up a row and punch the Straight Wild, thus increasing the number of Wilds on that reel.
The Return to Player (RTP) for Fisticuffs is 96.7%, which is above average value for a Video Slot. In spite of the nice theme, animated cut scenes and clever Wilds feature, Fisticuffs is seriously lacking in a number of areas. There is no Progressive Jackpot, no Bonus Feature, no Free Spins, no Multiplier and no Scatters. While the Win Both Ways is innovative, it does nothing to substitute for the absence of so many features. Fisticuffs could have been a fun and compelling game if more features had been included, but as it stands the above average RTP does little to compensate.
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