Wed, May 29, 8:19pm by Charlotte Lee
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:22pm
In this day and age, it seems that cats are all the rage. On social media, you literally can’t move for videos or images of cats! Bally have continued this feline trend with their online pokie, Sumo Kitty. However, this is isn’t any normal cat – this is a Sumo Wrestling cat who seemingly wants to rule the roost. Watch as the grey ‘Sumo Kitty’ goes head to head with the red tinged kitty.
Sumo Kitty is an original and involving game. This is one of several Bally pokies to use ‘Hot Zones’, which deliver extra wilds while you spin. There is also an entertaining themed free spins bonus game. Here are the key features to wrestle with:
During every spin of Sumo Kitty, ‘Hot Zones’ move through the reels. These come in a variety of shapes, much like the shapes in the popular ‘Tetris’ game. As the reels spin downwards, these hot zones follow the same path. You’ll hope that when the reels come to a stop that the hot zones are in view on the 5×4 set up. Any symbols now within a hot zone shape will become wild.
With these clumps of wilds occasionally landing square on the reels, the potential wins can become huge. What looked like an average non-winning spin can suddenly become a huge winner when a large hot zone lands flush on the reels. These add an extra level of excitement in the base game, while playing even more of a pivotal role in the feature (see below).
To enter into the main feature of the game, you’ll need to land the ‘Sumo’ symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 during the base game. This will be the first time you’ll see the Sumo Kitty in all its glory, roaring and raging full screen as it prepares itself for the battles ahead.
Now, you’ll have a choice to make from the following three options:
During the free spins, the ‘Hot Zones’ are much more likely to land on the reels. Any time one does, leaving wilds as they go, Sumo Kitty will face off against his rival, the end of the clash seeing the multiplier appear on the screen.
Choosing the five free games gives the most exciting rewards, with the 10x, 12x or 20x multipliers giving any win a huge boost – line up 5 in a row and you’ll have yourself a mega win. Taking the 20 free games is the safer option, where you’ll be guaranteed a series of smaller wins.
Sumo Kitty features a 5×4 reel set up, with a base game that hosts an array of Asian inspired symbols. You have a bonsai tree, lotus flowers, koi carp and a red coloured yin and yang symbol. Completing the symbols are the playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. Wilds only come into play when the hot zones make an appearance – they won’t spin on the reels as they usually would.
This Bally-designed pokie plays out on their 32-inch V3 cabinet, giving it the perfect platform to show off the excellent visuals.
These are at their best during the feature, where the Sumo Kitty takes centre stage, with the battle sequences after each winning spin. This adds a whole new dimension to a game which begins with a range of nicely designed Asian themed symbols in the base game. The sound effects are at their biggest and best when the battle scenes take place.
Sumo Kitty is certainly a game with a difference. What might start like a usual game, takes on a life of its own when the Battle Bonus begins. This feature starts by asking you to choose how many spins and which multiplier you’ll play, adding a tactical element to the game. Having chosen, the action ramps up, with a series of big money spins, with each win boosted. This is fun, big and bold – and one for all cat lovers too.