Disclaimer: We received a code to download the game for review purposes.
If you are looking for some wholesome gaming, look no further than Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. This series started all the way back in 2008 and has continued through many different iterations and systems over that time. This time you can enjoy all the fun and mayhem at home and on the go on the Nintendo Switch.
The one thing that has held consistent has been all the fun events and sports that can be played all in one game. The events include familiar favorite including boxing, soccer, swimming, and gymnastics, while new ones include karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing. All of which take advantage of the unique Joy-Con motion controllers to make each event unique and interesting.
After playing the game the thing that really left me impressed was how detailed each sport was. For example in the javelin throw you see the a Goomba in a cloud measure out the distance of the throw or when you do the triple jump you can actually foul out by stepping over the jumping line. Sports such as karate and fencing use all their original terms and calls during the bouts so you get as authentic experience as possible outside of actually doing the sport.
Some of the events could be whole games unto themselves, such as soccer and basketball. My favorite of the new games has to be surfing or skateboarding which play like the old X-game and Tony Hawk Skating games. From our perspective, just by getting Mario & Sonic you are getting multiple fun multi player games all in one package, not to mention the fact that all of your favorite characters from Mario and Sonic are there too.
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Brand New Story: Help Mario & Sonic escape from a 2D-themed console, the “Tokyo ’64,” hatched as part of Dr. Eggman’s and Bowser’s nefarious plans to trap the colorful and capable power pair.
A Bountiful Medley of Events: Skateboard, surf, and race your way to the top of the podium! With more than 30 events to master in this fun-filled Olympic Games showdown, there are plenty of ways to prove your skills to your friends in local and online multiplayer.
Push the Boundaries: Dream Events deliver a layer of fantastical chaos. Zip through a downhill obstacle course on your hoverboard, throwdown for territorial control with lightning-fast karate action, or smash the most targets inside a traditional Japanese manor!
So Many Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.
Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: The gang’s all here! Play as Mario, Sonic, and a star-studded cast of your favorite SEGA and Nintendo characters!
Enjoy all the different classic 2D events, perfect for friends and family:
10m Platform (Diving)
Gymnastics – Vault
Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
Shooting – Trap
You will also dash, climb, jump, surf and more in these fast-paced 3D events:
4 x 100m Relay
Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
Equestrian – Jumping
Gymnastics – Floor Exercise
Karate – Kumite
Skateboarding – Park
Surfing – Shortboard
Swimming – 100m Freestyle
The fun even goes beyond the limits of reality with all-new Dream Events: