The Mario & Sonic Olympic crossover video games have been a staple of Nintendo consoles ever for the reason that collection made its debut on Wii and DS again in 2007, so it got here as no shock to see a brand new installment introduced for Swap throughout Nintendo’s E3 2019 presentation. This yr’s entry, Mario & Sonic on the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020, introduces a handful of recent options akin to a narrative mode and 2D occasions, however by and enormous, the sport gives the same old model of simple-to-play sports activities mini-games.
Like earlier installments, Mario & Sonic on the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 options almost two dozen Olympic occasions to compete it. Horse racing, soccer, the 100m sprint, volleyball, and different traditional occasions make their return on this yr’s entry, and this time they’re joined by a handful of recent competitions akin to skateboarding, karate, browsing, and mountain climbing.
Just like the returning occasions, these new mini-games are all designed round easy-to-grasp controls, providing a simplified tackle their respective sports activities, however they’re greater than mere button-mashers. Mountaineering particularly is sort of tough as a result of it’s good to time your button presses accurately to scale the wall, however this trickiness made it probably the most intense aggressive video games we sampled.
Along with the usual sports activities, the Mario & Sonic video games function a handful of “Dream Events.” These are extra exaggerated takes on Olympic competitions, and Sega has launched a handful of recent ones on this yr’s installment. One of many highlights is hoverboarding, which has gamers racing round neon-colored tracks very similar to the Sonic Riders video games. There’s additionally Dream Karate; not like the usual sport, this model has you launching your opponents across the ring to mild up coloured titles, and the participant with probably the most tiles lit up by the tip of the spherical wins.
That is simply scratching the floor of the mini-games included in Mario & Sonic on the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020. You possibly can check out a number of the aforementioned 3D occasions, in addition to different like rugby, badminton, and extra within the video above.
Mario & Sonic on the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 arrives on Nintendo Swap within the US on November 5 and in Europe on November 8. As beforehand talked about, this entry includes a brand-new story mode, which takes Mario, Sonic, and mates again in time to the 1964 Olympics for some retro-style 2D events–and they’re the clear spotlight of the bundle. You possibly can try some gameplay of Mario & Sonic’s 2D occasions right here.