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Saddle Up, Chun-Li!

Gaming Video Sumo

The original Japan Sumo Derby game, produced for the JRA (Japan Racing Association) and Nihon Sumo Kyokai (Japan Sumo Organization), was a free browser game made to promote sumo and horse racing. The game featured a variety of real sumo wrestlers and horses and had players using “special attacks” to speed their steeds to the finish line.

Its animation and models were mediocre at best, and the game was seemingly made by throwing darts at a dictionary—which probably explains why it was so popular. Players could even race against a robot sumo wrestler!

Sadly, Japan Sumo Derby is no longer online, possibly because the Internet can only contain so much awesomeness without a tube bursting. Fortunately, though, there is a silver lining to this dark cloud: A new version of the game featuring Street Fighter characters has been announced, and the new game will be released on Sunday, November 22, 2015.

Adding the likes of Ryu and Chun-Li to Japan Sumo Derby will only increase the insanity level, so you can believe we will be hooked!

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