December 10, 2023

FSM Media

by Dianna Ranere

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

I don’t know bout your home, but here at our house we have been waiting for the release of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and today is the day!

We were lucky enough to receive a review copy and since both of my boys grew up with Mario and Sonic, they were eager to give it a go. This new game has over 20 events in 3D and 10 classic retro 2D events. You can play by yourself or 4 players locally. If you have a  Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can play up to 8 people online. The consensus from my kids is that it’s better when you play in multiplayer mode, it just makes gameplay better.

Now for the characters, there are many to choose from, and they did enjoy being able to choose from a variety including Mario, Luigi, Sonic, Tails, Yoshi, Amy Rose, Waluigi, Dr. Eggman, and more. Of course, they choose to play with Mario, Luigi and of course Sonic.

One of the cooler parts of this new game is Mario and Sonic being trapped in a retro video game console set at the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964. For me, it was cool to see the older retro graphics, and the boys thought it was pretty cool too.

As you can see below, there are MANY events too choose from!


Classic 2D events:

  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics – Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting – Trap
  • Volleyball

 3D events:

  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian – Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics – Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate – Kumite *NEW 
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Skateboarding – Park *NEW
  • Sport Climbing *NEW
  • Surfing – Shortboard *NEW
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump

Dream Events:

  • Dream Karate
  • Dream Racing
  • Dream Shooting

Out of all of the games, skateboarding was one of the kid’s favorites, except for the “button mashing” that was needed with some. They also enjoyed karate, boxing, and sport climbing although the controls were a little cumbersome on that one. Nintendo Switch allows you to play with motion and button controls, single and dual Joy-Con, single-player and multiplayer, local split-screen and online. Split-screen was great when they were playing against one another.

Our Thoughts ☆☆☆☆

  • Great variety of games
  • Multiplayer is the way to go
  • Retro mode is very cool
  • Lots of characters to choose from
  • Split-screen is awesome
  • Love the new events: karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing as well as the Dream events

Only con is the button mashing on certain events.

AVAILABLE NOW: November 5, 2019 (in North America)
MSRP: $59.99
AGE: E10+



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