Fish themed online pokies usually depict under water scenes or fishing activity. But Fighting Fish is completely different. It takes you to a boxing bout between the red fish and the blue fish. The online pokie is a Microgaming product that can be played at online casinos like Casino Mate, 32Red and Royal Vegas.
The styling of the graphics is comical in keeping with the theme. The boxing ring is set at the bottom of the ocean bed. The high paying symbols are the referee crab, championship belt, boxing gloves and bucket. The low paying symbols are the playing card icons from A to 9. The two contestants, the red fish and the blue fish, are the wild symbols. The red fish can be found only on reel 2 whereas the habitat of the blue fish is reel 4. When both these fish appear on their respective reels in the same spin they expand to cover the entire reels. This also triggers the boxing match. You have to back either the red fish or the blue fish. Then you are awarded 3 free spins. In the free spins the reels 2 and 4 are held fixed with the expanded wild symbols and only reels 1, 3 and 5 are spun. After the free spins are completed, the boxing bout is played out on the screen. If your chosen fish emerges winner then the payouts earned during the free spins are doubled.
The boxing ring is the scatter symbol. Two or more scatter symbols appearing anywhere on the reels award payouts multiplied by the total bet. Five scatter symbols result in a payout of 100 times the total bet. The largest line payout is awarded for five crab symbols in an active payline. The payout is 5,000 times the line bet, which imparts a fair bit of volatility in the Fighting Fish online pokie. You can optionally activate the Microgaming gamble game after any winning spin. You stake your payout. Then you can choose between trying to double the payout by guessing the colour of the next card and trying to quadruple the payout by guessing the suit. If you guess wrong you lose the staked payout. Fighting Fish has the standard 5×3 reels structure with 30 fixed paylines. The coin denomination can be varied from AU$0.01 to AU$0.05 with maximum 10 coins being wagered per payline. This gives a maximum total bet of AU$75, which will attract a fair number of high roller players.