Boxing … the noble sport of two guys (or gals) bashing each others' brains out. You can get into the ring yourself with this 5-reel, 20 pay line slot from those online slots champions, NetEnt. In this game you are taken back to Victorian times, as two prize fighters – one a tubby fella and the other a mustachioed gent – square up with the intention of winning the golden championship belt. As they go about pummeling each other, you can hope that they will smash some winning jackpots into your slots bankroll. It's a knockout!
The symbols used in this game are all boxing related – a towel and spittoon, a boxer's boot, a stool, a bell, a pair of meaty-looking boxing gloves, a championship trophy and a prize fight winner's golden belt. There are a fixed ten pay lines in the game, but as you can win both left-to-right and right-to-left, there are in effect twenty. You can choose your coin size from 0.01 to 1.00, and your bet level (in effect, the number of coins you gamble in any one spin) from one to ten. Your final wager is always your coin size multiplied by your bet level multiplied by twenty.
When you're ready to spin, click the central button to announce 'seconds out!' and to send the fighters out fighting!
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest possible winning payout in this game is 5x, which you gain for three of any symbol aside from the boxing gloves, trophy and prize belt. The championship winner is for five of those golden championship-winning belts, which wins you 500x your stake-per-line.
This game has two wilds: The 'Straight Wild' which is triggered by the tubby boxer, and the 'Diagonal Wild' which is triggered by the skinny pugilist.
The Straight Wild only appears on reel three, but substitutes for all symbols. If one or two Diagonal Wilds appear on the same row as the Straight Wild then the Straight Wild punches the Diagonal Wild to either reel one or reel five, transforming symbols in between into additional wilds.
The Diagonal Wild only appears on reels two and four, and if one or two appear diagonally in relation to a Straight Wild, then the Straight Wild receives a dashing right hook to turn the symbol above or below the Diagonal Wild into an additional wild symbol.
Wilds substitute for all other symbols to create wins, and stay on the reels for one additional re-spin.
We're going to risk a punch up the conk here by declaring this not to be one of NetEnt's better efforts. It does look great though, and, as with most of NetEnt's slots, the animation is spot-on. However, this online slots game does hit the canvas when it comes to features, as there are just not enough to keep seasoned slots players entertained. It's still good fun though, but with just a little more effort it 'could've been a contender' for the online slots prize-winning title.