Every now and then, NetEnt goes and creates a slot like Fisticuffs that has us in stitches. Despite the fact that the gaming developer does comedy slots so well, it's more recently been concentrating on creating games with impressive graphics rather than slot games of a farcical genre.

This is probably why we love Fisticuffs so much as it takes us back to the days when gentlemen would climb into the boxing ring to trade punches in their trousers, braces, and hats.

Of course, you can rely on NetEnt to add more than just a bonkers plot to the mix, and so there's also some hard-hitting features like Straight, Diagonal, and Stacked Wilds, and a brilliantly inspired Boxing Feature where the two main characters punch each other across the reels.

The symbols include a beefy bald boxer and a wiry moustached gent wearing boxing gloves. There's also a champion's belt, a spittoon, a training shoe, a stool, a bell, gloves, and a gold cup.

Fisticuffs is a five-reel slot with just ten paylines. However, as the game pays both ways, you effectively benefit from twenty paylines.
You can grab a ringside side to enjoy all the action for as little as 20p per spin and up to £200 per spin. Get your hands on the top jackpot and you'll be floored with an incredible win of 100,000 coins.

Wild Symbol:

The standard wild is represented by the gold and red circle, and it substitutes for all symbols. In addition, there are two other wilds which are represented by the two boxers, and they can activate the Boxing Feature.

The little boxer can only appear on the second and fourth reels but he's got the power to replace all other symbols to help complete winning combos. The bigger boxer can also step in for any of the game's symbols, and you'll only see him pop up on the middle reel.

Scatter Symbol:

The Fisticuffs slot does not include a scatter symbol.

Bonus Round:

The Boxing Feature has to be one of the funniest bonus rounds NetEnt has ever created. It's activated when the Diagonal Wild (the little boxer) and the Straight Wild (the big boxer) appear next to each other either directly or horizontally on the reels.

When this occurs, a fight breaks out and depending on where the fighters appear in relation to each other, one of two things will happen. You'll either see the symbol above or below the Diagonal Wild turn wild before freezing and giving you one re-spin or you'll get three additional adjacent wilds created by the path of the Diagonal Wild boxer flying backwards and a free re-spin.

The Boxing Feature also adds stacked wilds to the first and fifth reels during the re-spins.

Our Verdict:

The unique theme NetEnt has used in Fisticuffs combined with the unusual and potentially lucrative use of three different wilds make this a slot well worth fighting your way through our lobby to play.