In my opinion, one of the best-designed video slots, Fisticuffs™ (EOL) takes you back in time, into a boxing arena in the early 1900s, while watching fisticuffs as a favourite pastime for gentlemen in that time. Boxing was still for gentlemen only and the fighters were not layabouts nor lollygaggers and they required neither padding nor special equipment. Fighting with bare fists, that’s what an old-fashioned fisticuff fight is all about to sort out minor scuffles and soufflés. Bare-knuckle fighting was the order of the day, and some experts believe it even was the special of the day. Just as in the old days, Fisticuffs Touch® features two fighters on the reels ready for action.
Back in time
While waiting for the action folks are cheering, waiting for the fisticuff to start while lights, bells, and belts all help deliver the finest gaming experience around. Just as the two fighters form a big part of a very well-designed video slot, even though no extra’s such as 3D graphics have been used by the designers. Fully justified as this kind of innovations would not fit Fisticuffs’s theme. For that reason, NetEnt used slightly faded retro graphics, perfectly according to the time the fisticuffs took place. And no fight without the stool, the belt, the boxing shoes and the cup for the winner, even though it was all about honour.
Less is more
Hear the bell ring, see the lights go on and the punches fly when the two boxers appear on the reels to start the Boxing Feature, one of the few features Fisticuffs is offering. Just as Starburst and Reel Rush are all about simplicity, Fisticuffs™ is as well, but all of them proved that less can be more. Who needs bonus games, Free Spins and other features, if you can have just as much fun with just one feature, in this case, the Boxing feature. In the end, it’s all about the winnings and with a theoretical return to player of 96.7%, I can recommend Fisticuffs™, online or as a mobile game. Especially for those players who love to play with large bets as a Fisticuffs Touch® maximum bet of 200.00.
The excitement in Fisticuffs Touch® will grow when the Diagonal Wild symbol and the Straight Wild symbol appear next to each other either horizontally or diagonally on the reels. The moment both boxers appear next to each other, an old-fashioned fisticuff will be the result. The excitement increases further when symbols that get in between the two fighters turn into Wild symbols. These Wilds remain on the reels for the re-spin where Stacked Wilds can make an appearance. As I said, less can be more, because this one feature can be responsible for many big winnings.
As no free Spins, except for re-spins, bonus features or progressive jackpots are involved, it is all about the Wild symbols. Even though that sounds quite boring, I promise it’s not due to the Boxing feature. Additionally, there are different Wilds in Fisticuffs Touch® including Straight Wilds, Diagonal Wilds and Stacked Wilds. Every single Wild substitute for all other symbols in Fisticuffs Touch®.