Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 takes the series to a new dimension with 10 classic 2D events. The game releases November 5 in the Americas and November 8 in Europe exclusively on the Nintendo Switch!
Ha, I played the Atari well into the 8-bit era, so I'm not that old (I guess my dad must have gotten it and the games really cheap by that time). The only really strong memory of the console was waggling that damn joystick to make the character faster. Using the palm on the tip of the joystick was normally the best technique (rather than grasping it with your whole hand). But you still had the problem of keeping the rest of the joystick still. You couldhold it down with your other hand, lodge it between your legs, under you armpit - happy times
They are obviously putting a lot of effort into this (probably want to make a good showing as it's tied to the Tokyo olympics). With so many events, I hope they still have enough time to make each one enjoyable.
This looks like a lot of fun for sure.
I appreciate the effort they seem to be putting into the game as well. Never owned one of these games but think I may pick this up once I'm done with Luigi's Mansion.
The full version is out. Some initial thoughts after completing story mode
The mini games are very hit and miss. Ranging from fun to horrible. I don't want stealth sections in my sports games, thank you
No option to skip cutscenes. This one sucks. They're too slow as it is
Luigi and Tails are the dumbest characters ever. They get scammed constantly
All in all, it was decent enough and you do unlock some mini games and characters so it was worth it
Some of the events are deceptively deep. That was a very nice surprise
I like how varied they made seemingly similar events
Who knew vidya rugby could be this much fun?
Online didn't work for me at all. Seems like they have server issues but from the menus you can play both ranked and unranked matches
Bottom line is that it exceeded my expectations with only one major issue - no event playlist. This seems like a huge oversight. Why can't i select 8 events and do them back to back?