Review: Tetsumo Party (PlayStation 4)

Tetsumo Party

It’s Tetsumo Party time! Help sumo warriors win in a hilarious competition. Control their arms and legs to fit the incoming bamboo wall or… drop out in the most ridiculous way!

Pros:

  • Big chunky graphics.
  • 436.5mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Match the shape gameplay.
  • Two players local multiplayer support.
  • Nine characters total. 2 to start then unlock the further 7.
  • Each character has its own set of 3 tasks to do in-game.
  • Practice movements before the game.
  • Instant loading.
  • Gameplay-will with a cutout comes towards you at speed and you have to match the shape to pass through.
  • Controls-you move each leg and arm.
  • Randomized locations.
  • Score counter.
  • Collect squared Sushi in-game and is used to buy new characters.
  • Bonus items appear as you play and you can attempt to grab them with your limbs.
  • Simple idea.
  • Just one more go mentality.
  • Bit of fun.
  • Possible to unlock characters even if you are not very good.
  • Uses all the shoulder buttons
  • Speed increases over time.

Tetsumo Party

Cons:

  • No actual tutorial.
  • No online.
  • Lacks leaderboards.
  • One trick pony.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Hard to judge timings of the wall.
  • No items are explained.
  • Slow to unlock people if you are not very good!

Tetsumo Party

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.4/10

Summary

Tetsumo is a fun game with hints of a rhythm game with a runner aspect, you play as a character and can move each limb independently and must match the cut out coming towards you. I swear I have seen this game before or at least the concept but it was a Japanese game may be on the Wii? Anyway back to it and Tetsumo is a game that has an initial learning curve and constant difficulty spikes but it is a lot of fun especially in local multiplayer. Once you unlock the characters however you have little reason to return except maybe for the odd multiplayer session.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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