Review Sumotori Dreams
Topsy-turvy sumo wrestling matches
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: tested on 10 Apr 2017 on
Neat graphics, interesting plot, decent game play
Uses a lot of system resources, too easy, bores you really quickly
Sumotori Dreams for Android is a goofy sumo wrestling game that employs the simple childhood toy mechanics of "weebles wobble but they don't fall down." Go at it head to head against computer and online opponents in some downright silly wrestling match-ups.
Sumotori Dreams displays in landscape, and right off the top, you know you're in for some unusual play, just by how the menus are presented. You can play solo, against online opponents, or just watch some silly AI vs. AI computer brawls that are sure to entertain. Just like real sumo wrestling, there's a round wrestling ring, with two wrestlers squatting and facing toward each other. Each player has to tap the mat with both fists to signal that they're ready to wrestle, then let the games begin. It doesn't take long to figure out that there are two of the most tipsy wrestlers to ever hit the ring, toppling every which way before they can even lay a fist on each other. Staying on two feet is the real challenge here, and bashing your opponent's head in is just an afterthought. Think Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots after a Saki bender and sloshed outta their minds.
The controls almost don't matter, cuz you ain't gonna hit nothing you're aiming for anyways. But in case you're the optimistic type, there's an array of controls on the right edge of your screen, almost none of which made any bit of good if you're actually trying to win. The graphics and animation are crude and blocky by design, with some truly comical action sequences. This one is actually more fun just watching two computer wrestlers go at it, while you just sit back and enjoy the hilarity.
Sumotori Dreams is goofy and stupid, but it will entertain for a little while at least.