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BodaciousSpacePirate
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 9:38 pm Reply with quote
I had just finished watching the latest Mikagura School Suite episode, and was thinking to myself, "well, that's just gotta be the craziest thing I'm going to see all week."

Turns out I was wrong, though. Wow.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 10:28 pm Reply with quote
"No actual horses were harmed during the development of this game."

While I think that sumo wrestlers riding on horses is a pretty quirky concept, I'm starting to think that Japan Sumo Derby is shaping up to be a fun game. Smile
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 11:19 pm Reply with quote
Mr. Oshawott wrote:
"No actual horses were harmed during the development of this game."


Well, considering we first thought they were actually going to ride them, that's kind of a relief.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 12:05 am Reply with quote
This kind of relate to my avatar: The black dog is a Tosa Inu/Japanese Mastiff, Japan's largest dog breed that has been bred for dog fighting. In it's native Kochi City, they perform in doggy sumo wrestling. The "horse" part corresponds to the fact that Mastiff-breeds on occasion get called "horses" because of their size.

The fact that such a game is being made definitely shows how niche you can make a market. I actually wouldn't mind mind an anime be made off of this.
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KutovoiAnton



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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 2:02 am Reply with quote
As far as I remember, they also made Sengoku Musou Derby last year.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 2:54 am Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
The fact that such a game is being made definitely shows how niche you can make a market. I actually wouldn't mind mind an anime be made off of this.


Well, the eccentric premise can make quite the hook, and if it's actually fun, it can actually catch on.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 4:23 am Reply with quote
It looks so stupid, it might actually be fun Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:10 am Reply with quote
Hameyadea wrote:
It looks so stupid, it might actually be fun Smile


Well, I think the point is that it's supposed to be be that way and that's the fun of it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 10:48 am Reply with quote
Okay I gotta head over and play now. Last time they did AOT and that was pretty silly so now it's Sumo.
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