Fisticuffs Slot Review

Here’s a game with a real punch to it. As you might have guessed already, ‘Fisticuffs’ is a slot with a boxing theme. So get ready to go a few rounds and see just how much you can win in this entertaining game from NetEnt.

Rather than the modern day when boxers earn millions of pounds, this game is set in the early 20th century. Strange really, they fought far more rounds those days for a heck of a lot less money.

This is a five-reel game that has three rows of symbols and a total of 10 fixed paylines. The bonus here is though is that wins pay in both directions so there’s double the opportunities to get some wins. The cost of playing the game goes from just £0.20 up to £200. That makes it a game that is ideal for both small and high rollers.

In the background you can see a boxing ring and the soundtrack is a bit like an old music hall, so both fit in well with the theme of the game. The same can definitely be said for the symbols in ‘Fisticuffs’ with all of them being theme related. These include a spit bucket, towel, bell, championship belt, boxing gloves and boots. All boxers love to get their hands on a championship belt and so will you. That’s because it’s the best paying symbol and five of them will pay 500x your line bet

The game has two wild symbols and they are the two boxers. One is definitely a heavyweight and looks as if he’s had his fair share of fights in his career. He’s the straight wild in this game and only appears on the third reel.The other one looks a lot fitter and a real title contender. He’s the diagonal wild and appears on the second and fourth reels.

The wilds are really fun in this game because the straight wild has the ability to punch the diagonal one to the first of fifth reels. It also transforms the symbols inbetween turning them into wilds so that really gives you a good chance of getting some winning combinations. The Diagonal Wild can get his own back by punching the Straight Wild causing the symbols above or below to become wilds too.

Playing the game is relatively easy but to fully understand it, have a look through the paytable and the rules. Try a few free games to get yourself fully acquainted to how the game works.It’s also possible to set an autoplay. This can give you between ten and 1000 automated spins or you can set a more precise request.

Bonus Games

The Boxing Feature takes place within the standard game as is sometimes the case in NetEnt games (Eggomatic springs to mind). There are two features within this bonus game.

The Straight Wild only crops up on the third reel and the bonus game is triggered if the diagonal wild ends up next to it on the second and/or fourth reels. This then creates another wild making three in a row and then there’s a free respin with some great chances of getting some more winning combinations.

If the Diagonal Wild ends up on the reels diagonally to the Straight Wild, the symbol above or below the diagonal turns into a wild symbol and awards you a free spin.

‘During the boxing feature respin there’s even more chance of getting winning combinations. That’s because there are stacked wilds on the first and fifth reels.


An entertaining game that is highly influenced by its wilds and ability to pay both ways. There are some good opportunities to get wins though and the theme is a good one and well adhered to.