Sumos don't get much love in the slots world. But WGS Technology is helping to change this with Sumo slot. This 5-reel, 25-payline game takes you inside the world of these legendary Japanese wrestlers.
Sumo definitely does a couple of things right with an interesting theme and second screen bonus. But what else can you expect from this slot? Find out as we cover Sumo's graphics, atmosphere, features, betting options, and return to player (RTP).
Sumo Offers Fun Cartoonish Theme
This game is set against a purple background that features little flower symbols run across it. The background makes for a pretty bland atmosphere and doesn't match the theme.
Luckily, WGS did a good job of including cartoonish symbols that do live up to the theme. These symbols include a sumo wrestler (wild), trophy (scatter), geisha, Tibetan priest, blue emblem, lantern, A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9.
The sumo wrestler is wild and substitutes for everything except the trophy to form wins. It's also the highest-paying symbol, offering 5,000 coins for five icons. The geisha pays the second most, delivering 1,000 coins for five symbols.
Sumo Slots Special Features - Trophy Feature & Scatter Payouts
You trigger the Trophy Feature whenever landing three or more trophies anywhere on the reels. The Trophy Feature is a second-screen bonus round that shows 9 trophies, which you choose to reveal random prizes.
Also note that the scatter icon offers payouts worth a multiple of your triggering bet. You receive a 100x payout for five symbols, 20x for four, 5x for three, and 1x for two.
Sumo allows you to change paylines from 1-25 and coin size from $0.01 to $5.00. This makes for a minimum bet of one cent per spin, and a maximum of $125.
Sumo offers no real incentive to bet the highest coin size. You can play all 25 lines for a quarter and give yourself lots of chances to win in each round.
Sumo Slots RTP
We can't find the RTP for Sumo published anywhere. This makes it difficult to figure out how much this game pays when considering that WGS slots have a wide payback range.
We're assuming that the volatility of this game is medium. Sumo has an average-sized jackpot and just one true bonus feature.
Sumo Slots Is Worth Stepping into the Ring at Least Once for
This slot probably isn't going to become your all-time favorite game - unless you're obsessed with sumo wrestling of course. But it is worth trying at least once.
The best thing about Sumo is its theme, which isn't often seen throughout the slots world. We like how WGS offers a cartoonish sumo and other fun symbols. This game also features an interesting Trophy Feature, where you select trophies to win prizes.
Sumo doesn't have the greatest atmosphere, though, because the background is a boring purple setting. But other than this one downside, Sumo is entertaining for a session or two.