Prizes are won by making the Sumo wrestlers fight each other, in other words two very large men in a wrestling ring crashing into one another using both their hands and body to send their opponent flying out of the ring! Sumo Spins offers players not only a great deal of fun, but also winnings that equate to 1,000 times their bet. There are also four special bonus features that become active each time one or more wrestlers make an appearance in the scheme, and players then see them in action with the different functions that offer rewards. When it comes to the graphics these are beautifully crafted with superb stylized elements that relate and will remind players of Japan. The symbols include buckets, fans, meals and money and the aim is for players to land at least three from left to right to win a prize. The banknotes will pay 300 times the players bet if they land five on a pay line. The maximum prize that can be won in the bonus game is 1,000 the amount that has been bet.
All the player needs to do is fix a bet on the 40 available pay lines and spin the reels, and one or more winning combinations to win a prize. The bonus in Sumo Spins can be activated each time a fighter falls into the screen. Each wrestler has the value of a wild and will take over four positions after he lands and then interact with the reels to award players even more prizes. The blue wrestler rolls on the lines transforming all the symbols so that they match, whilst the red wrestler spins some of the reels all over again and the green turns the reels into a series.
Players that land two wrestlers at the same time will trigger the sumo show-down bonus which rewards them with a random number of tries to win the jackpot. Although some players may find Sumo Spins silly and even quite annoying, there are some great prizes up for grabs and a great deal of fun to be had. Whilst it may not appeal to the harden players chasing the big prizes and maximum jackpots it is beautifully presented, has excellent graphics and is a lot of fun to play.