Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
The series started on the DS and Wii in 2008, with stylus and motion controls. This has continued onto the 3DS, Wii U and Switch. These combine the simple fun of Mario Party games, with the motion controls of Wii Sports. However, the earlier games in the series focus more on curated series of motion-controlled sporting competitions, while the later games have moved more towards ad-hoc collections of sporting-themed mini-games.
There are 20 or so different sports in each of the games, which make for fun introductions to new activities and are really competitive. The events follow rules and regulations of the specific sports, including athletics, gymnastics, shooting, archery, rowing, aquatics, fencing, and table tennis. It also includes alternate versions of Olympic events where interactions are more fantastical and dramatic.
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2008) on Wii and DS
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009) on Wii and DS
- Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (2011) on Wii and 3DS
- Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (2013) on Wii U (Motion Plus support) and 3DS
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (2016) on Wii U (Motion Plus support) and 3DS
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (2019) on Switch
On the 3DS version, you can play with other people by connecting two systems wirelessly. You each need a copy of the game.
You can play this game in the following styles:
You can only play this on older systems (Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U) but can usually find it second hand on eBay.
Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games
|Wii U||£39.99||Unavailable On Digital Store|
|2DS|3DS||£34.99||Unavailable On Digital Store|
You need a subscription to play online:
- You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
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Release Date: 06/11/2007, updated in 2019
Price: 5% off
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, DS, Switch, Wii and Wii U
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Players: 1-4 (8 online)
Components: 3D Third-Person
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