Sumo Slots

SumoSumo is a sport that is very popular in Japan, involving wrestling between two men of considerable bulk. It’s one of the country’s martial arts, one of the modern ones, with Japan being the only country where it is done at a professional level. It’s a full-contact sport, where the aim is to take the other wrestler out of the ring. It’s now a slot machine from Wager Gaming as well, and I believe it’s the only one to have this sort of theme.

The theme is the only thing that is unusual about this game, as in most ways it’s going to be average, sporting 5 reels and 25 win lines. As features, there are the wild and scatter symbols, plus a bonus game and a x2 multiplier. The prize is below average for this developer, worth $25,000, but the wager is smaller as well.

Features of Sumo

The game involves the use of wild symbols, of multipliers, scatter symbols and bonus games. Everything I just mentioned is offered in most slot machines from Wager Gaming, though often enough the bonus game is replaced with free spins.

The Sumo Wrestler gets to act as the slot machine’s wild feature. As you probably know, the wild symbol can substitute for other regular icons, so that they form their own combinations with its help. Certain requirements are in place though, as the wild needs to appear in the right place where it can do some good, otherwise it will not contribute in any way. It’s also capable of creating its own combos of 2 to 5 symbols, the requirement being the same as for the regular symbols (on the same active line, starting from the left and on consecutive reels). As for the payouts, they are the best in the game, up to 5,000x being offered. The wild also has the advantage of bringing with it a multiplier of x2, which only applies to combinations formed by regular symbols with its help.


A Trophy symbol is the second most important feature of the slot. Acting as the scatter, it appears in two to five positions when it awards a prize, and in 3+ when a bonus game is started. The prizes vary in value, multiplying the total bet value by 1x to 100x.

Bonus Game

Once the bonus game starts up, you have a screen in front of you, with 9 Trophy symbols on it. You pick from among these trophies and you get a prize from each one.

Betting options and jackpots

The bets are smaller in Sumo than in other slots from Wager, reaching $125 when all 25 lines get the one coin they are allowed. These coins get from $0.01 to $5.

You can win 5,000 coins in Sumo, which will be worth $25,000 at the highest coin value.

Design and symbols

The background is a simple purple image, with flowers drawn on it. The Sumo logo has paper lanterns on both sides and below it you will find the reels. Some of the symbols are Sumo or Japanese inspired, others are poker cards, so it’s a mixed bag. Quality wise, the Sumo themed symbols look good.

Symbols: Sumo Wrestler (5,000x, wild), Trophy (100x bet, scatter), Geisha (1,000x), Japanese Fighter (300x), Flower Sign (250x), Ace (200x), King (200x), Queen (150x), Jack (150x), Ten (100x) and 9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

You’re not going to get rich playing it, but you will have a Sumo themed slot machine to enjoy if you’re a fan, plus the graphics aren’t bad at all. I’d recommend it for the fans of the sport only.

The Sumo slot machine is offered through the Wager Gaming platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.