Join a band of giant, Japanese martial artists in Super Sumo, a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot from Fantasma Games and Microgaming. Available on desktop and mobile devices, it comes with wild re-spins and a free spins bonus round. Enter the ring from 25p to £25 per spin.
A traditional Japanese scene, complete with trees, temples and pagodas, forms the backdrop the reels. Those reels have a much more madcap feel though. Complementing the lower value playing cards are a collection of sumo wrestlers, each boasting an outlandish facial expression. There are wrestlers with sad, disgust and fear faces who each offer payouts of 10, 30 or 100 coins for a 3, 4 or 5 in a line combo. The best of the quartet is the angry, red-faced wrestler who offers payouts of 25, 50 or 200 coins.
Joining them is a smiling sumo who is the game’s wild – he can land on any reel and replaces all other symbols with the exception of the Super Sumo logo scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 wilds and you’ll win 30, 120 or 500 coins. Super Sumo comes with 2 main features.
Happy Wilds Sticky Respin feature – this is triggered whenever you land 2 or more wilds on the same spin. The wilds will be locked in place and the reels spin again. The re-spins carry on until there’s a re-spin where no new wild joins the cluster.
Free Spins feature – land the Super Sumo scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin to trigger this round. Your reward is 10 free spins. You will benefit from 1 wild reel on every free spin to further boost your winning chances.
This isn’t the most complex game you’ll see. The design has an anarchic feel courtesy of the wobbly animations and cries and wails from the sumo stars. The features aren’t particularly original but do the job just fine. Expect to land the re-spins regularly. Get on a roll and they can quickly deliver some fine results. Likewise, the free spins.
Sumo is a serious business in Japan. This video slot version is anything but. It’s a supremely silly take on a strange sport and is a nice variation on the Asian-themed game. It does also offer payouts of up to 500 times your bet on each spin which is decent.