Fisticuffs Pokie Review


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Quick facts

Slot Type: Video
House Edge: 3.3%
Min/Max Bet: .20/$200
Software Provider: NetEnt
Jackpot Amount: 100,000
Slot Volatility: Low
Free Spins: Yes
# of Reels: 5
Coin Range: .01-1.00
Bonus Rounds: No
# of Paylines: 5
Jackpot Type: Non-progressive
Wild-Reel or Symbol: Symbols
Scatter: None


Fisticuffs definitely has a theme that jumps out and punches you in the face when you go to play the first time. And we mean that in the best way possible, of course. The pokie is based off of vaudeville-era boxing, which makes for a pokie that is exactly as visually interesting as that probably sounds.

The wild theme makes sense when you learn that the game’s main feature revolves around wild symbols--three different kinds, in fact. While even the greatest theme in the world can’t completely save face for a pokie lacking in some other basic features, Fisticuffs is still more than worthy of an occasional play if you are into fun pokies with simple gameplay.

Rating breakdown

Fisticuffs’ unique theme and entertaining wild symbol gimmick kept us playing longer than we thought we would when we learned during our review of Fisticuffs that there wasn’t any sort of true bonus game. That said, this is obviously an attempt by NetEnt to try something a little out of the box, which we certainly can’t fault them for, especially when the execution of the theme is still really well done.

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Why Play This Pokie

  • Boxing bonus feature can lead to some strong real money payouts
  • Three different wilds which all have their own features
  • One-of-a-kind theme that is simply fun to play and look at
  • Perfect for pocket change players as well as high rollers

Detailed review


Jackpot & Bonus Games

Fisticuffs doesn’t have a true bonus game, but instead three different wild symbols that interact and “fight” with each other in different ways depending on where they land. The wrestler is the straight wild and only appears on reel three, and the boxer is the diagonal wild and only appears on reel two and four. If the two appear in the same row or diagonal from one another, they ‘punch’ each other across the reels, turning symbols near their new location into that third wild symbol. These new wilds then remain on the reels for one spin.

Although there is only five paylines on this five-reel slot, you can still win a real money jackpot of 100,000 coins if you bet big enough and hit things just right.

Fisticuffs current jackpot

AU $100,000


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Mobile play

Fisticuffs is part of NetEnt’s Touch line of mobile pokies. For better or worse, nothing is really different between the mobile app version and its PC counterpart, other than the graphics and layout are mobile-optimized for easier navigating on smartphone/tablet apps.

For the most part, our Fisticuffs online pokies review team liked most of the same things on the app version as they did the PC one, such as:

  • Interesting and fun wild bonuses
  • Unique theme that is executed brilliantly
  • Easy one-touch playing
  • Betting options are easy to toggle through even on small smartphone screens
  • Fun sound effects come through even on the smallest of speakers

Why Fisticuffs Is Worth Playing

In this Fisticuffs review, we’re not going to put up a fight in defending Fisticuffs or anything like that--we know it is a pokie lacking in some features that usually come standard. However, you can’t fault pokie champion NetEnt in trying something new in making a pokie without bonus games or scatter symbols, and instead just three different kinds of wilds. This unique feature, along with the old-timey theme you can’t help but love, are why we recommend Fisticuffs to all Aussie pokie players.

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  • Crazy-unique and awesome triple wild bonus feature
  • Great mobile play so you put up Fisticuffs on your smartphone or tablet
  • Top real cash jackpot of 100,000 coins
  • Uncomplicated gameplay with zero learning curve
  • Betting options that range from frugal to splashy
  • Fun and entertaining animations that add to the drama