Produced by Microgaming in association with Fantasma Games, Super Sumo is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot which can be played from 25p to £25 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices. With a Japanese feel, it focuses on sumo wrestlers.
Visually, Super Sumo I must say is superb – with cartoon style graphics, the game is set against a blue skyline with outlines of ornamental trees, pagodas and temples. With a catch Japanese soundtrack, symbols on the reels include Japanese writing style playing cards (A, K, Q, J and 10) as well as 4 Japanese sumo wrestlers – they each display a different emotion (disgust, fear, anger and sad). When you get a winning combination, the sumo wrestlers cheer you on.
The smiling sumo wrestler is the wild symbol who substitutes for all symbols bar the Super Sumo symbol – it’s also the most rewarding symbol with 5 across a payline rewarding you with 500 coins. Furthermore, if 2 wilds appear, you will trigger the Happy Wilds Sticky Respin feature where you’ll benefit from a free respin with the wilds becoming sticky – the respins continue until no more wilds appear.
There is also a Free Spin feature which is played when the Super Sumo scatter symbol appears simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5 – this will give you 10 free spins. Unfortunately, you cannot win more free spins but the smiling sumo makes an appearance as he randomly turns 1 reel completely wild on each free spin.
Fast paced and fun, Super Sumo is a good slot – it’s medium variance with possible wins of up to 500 times your total stake on each spin. I found most of my wins came from the Happy Wilds Sticky Respin feature usually which triggers quite frequently.
As for the Free Spin feature, it’s harder to trigger but can be rewarding with the wild reel on each free spin. Overall, a great effort for Fantasma Games and Microgaming’s 1st collaboration. I also recommend you try your luck with Mexican wrestlers in Thunderkick’s Luchadora.