Wed, Sep 18, 1:01am by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Wed, Oct 9, 5:06am
Food Fight is one of the earliest pokies from RealTime Gaming. If you like pokie history, this is certainly one game to tick off the list. You’ll immediately see that the graphics are blocky. These all show items of food. Think ice cream, pizza, and tomatoes – all drawn with child-like lines and basic colors. When you get to the main bonus game, you’ll see a table full of pies. You can pick victims, different (badly drawn) characters, and try to hit them with the food.
This pokie does have a scatter bonus, though it is different from any you’ll find on a more modern online game. There are also big line hits available for the right combinations over the 9 win-lines. Here are the delicious Food Fight highlights:
When you first take this retro pokie for a spin, you might wonder why seemingly random symbols have a thick red line around them. These are a silver dish on reel 1, a blob of food on reel 3, and a cherry on reel 5.
Hitting all 3 at the same time will solve the puzzle. These symbols together make up a pie (complete with the cherry on top). Next, you’ll see the reels disappear, and a new scene is displayed with a table of food and 5 unlikely characters.
These range from a glamourous lady to a dwarf and each has a pie in front of them.
The gameplay here is very simple. You select a pie, which becomes animated. With some luck, it will hit the character behind it square in the face. This results in a credit award paid in units of your line bet. You continue flinging pies until you miss, at which point your win is calculated and the bonus game ends.
On most online pokies, scatters come from hitting 2+ special symbols anywhere in view. On Food Fight from RTG, you need to create an ice cream to win scatter prizes.
The idea is the same as the bonus game. There is a cone, blob of ice cream and topping as separate symbols. When you get all 3 you win a randomly determined to scatter prize which is up to 407x your triggering bet.
Simple 9 Line Setup of the Food Fight Pokies
If there was any doubt about the age of this pokie from the graphics, the setup will confirm that it is retro. 9 win-lines was a lot when video pokies first appeared since the mechanical games that came before they had 3 or 5 max.
You can adjust the number of win-lines and bet from 1c per line and up (9c for the maximum 9 lines). RTG has added an incentive to add a multiplier to each line bet. The prizes on the paytable for the 5th coin per line make these prizes proportionally bigger.
For example, the bowl of the chocolate dessert is worth 1000 coins for 1 coin per line, up to 4,000 coins for 4. If you win with the 5th coin in play, you get 6250 coins. This will make a big difference to your returns in the long run. Other high paying symbols include the bowl of pasta and the slice of cherry pie.
While certainly retro, the design of this game does have a certain quirky charm. The logo above the reels is covered by food, seemingly landing thereafter been thrown. This includes a tomato and ice cream. The reels are backed in white, which shows the basic food symbols clearly. Bonus symbols have those tick red lines around them. Add in electronic sound effects (like squashed fruits) and you have a fun look and feel.
This RTG pokie has the potential for some big wins, as long as you set it up to play that all-important 5th coin. While more of a novelty game by the standards of more recent games, Food Fight still makes for an entertaining gambling session. The scatter bonus has some potentially big prizes, and you can win several times in the second screen food fight bonus.