Yggdrasil Gaming once again impressed us with its interesting, sumo-themed Yokozuna Clash slot. As suggested by its name, here players hop on a rewarding online gaming journey where they get to battle fearless sumo wrestlers, scoop remarkable riches across 5 reels and 243 paylines within pay both ways gaming engine and much more.
Since the game is inspired by sumo wrestlers, players will see colossal men as they use their will and voluminous masses to force their opponent out of the wrestling ring. Despite the fact that sumo wrestling is not as popular as some other sports such as football or tennis, the game attracts fans of wrestling, especially in Asia.
All in all, sumo wrestling requires intense discipline and a remarkable amount of strength to be a winner. In the Yokozuna Clash slot, players take the role of Riku or sumo wrestlers and their main mission is to defeat their ring opponents and finally claim the Yokozuna Clash trophy which in this case means scooping amazing winnings worth up to 3,449x their stake. In order to come closer to this maximum payout, players can take advantage of the game’s Multi-Level Free Spins bonus, its Feature Clash bonus and of course wilds and scatters.
As players hit the spin button on the Yokozuna Clash slot, they should prepare for ultimate battles of tradition, discipline and extreme power as two sumo wrestlers join the ring. Visually, the Yokozuna Clash slot looks beautifully, neatly rendered as every other Yggdrasil Gaming-powered online slot. As players join this epic battle, they will be greeted by graphically rich symbols which appear on the reels including diamonds, spades, clubs and hearts as well as more-rewarding, blur dragons, purple tigers, green lizards, and phoenix birds.
The most valuable symbol out of these is the red phoenix which brings winnings worth up to 12x players’ stake for five of a kind winning combinations. Besides neatly rendered symbols, the Yokozuna Clash slot is also packed with intense backing sounds which match its sumo wrestling theme. In the backdrop, players will see two wrestlers as they are ready to battle. Alongside its standard symbols, the Yokozuna Clash slot features wild that replace other symbols as well as rewarding scattered free spins symbols that trigger its main bonus game.
As already mentioned at the beginning, the game comes packed with randomly triggered Sumo Features that come into the game during the base game spinning. The first bonus named the Blue Fundoshi Sumo or Roku adds up to two wild symbols randomly positioned on those three middle reels. The second randomly triggered base game mode named the Green Fundoshi Sumo or Haru brings up to 3x winning multipliers.
The Yokozuna Clash slot features a rewarding Tournament Free Spins bonus that players activate with landing scattered free spins symbols on reels one and five on the same spin. In this bonus mode, winnings can be scored from both right to left and left to right. Once the bonus mode starts, one Sumo is randomly chosen to fight Free Spin sumos. In the case of getting more than two finning combos starting from the left side to the right side of the reels, no extra features are triggered.
Players will notice that three is a power meter located on the main screen. Once this meter reaches the left portion, the bonus mode is over. In the case of this meter reaching the right portion, the Yokozuna Clash Fight Yokozuna bonus is triggered in which players get to scoop a great 2x winning multiplier which applies to all free spins winnings. When it comes to the sumos including Riku, Haru, O’Conner, Daisuke, and Yokozuna, they bring a great collection of extras.
These extras include randomly added extra wild symbols, added 3x or 4x winning multipliers, as well as other perks such as moving the power meter to the left side by two or three bars. The Yokozuna Clash slot also features an interesting Sumo Clash mode which is triggered with scooping five of a kind winning combos. This bonus reward extra higher-valued symbols for more generous winnings.
Fans of beautifully rendered, interesting and most importantly rewarding games will definitely appreciate what Yggdrasil Gaming did with its sumo wrestling-inspired Yokozuna Clash slot. The gameplay may sound a bit complicated as there is a big collection of extras included, but once players hit the spin button, everything falls into place.