Monday, December 12, 2011

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

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Product Description (taken from Amazon.com)

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is a Sports-Party game set at the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London and featuring a wide range of characters from both the Nintendo and Sonic game universes who compete in a wide range of sports events. A Wii exclusive for console play, the game continues the fun of the Mario & Sonic Olympic game series with additional new real-world events, "Dream Games" offering expanded Arcade style gaming possibilities, the unique head-to-head multiplayer London Party Mode, and more all against the iconic background of real London city venues.




Team Up for Glory at the London Olympics

On your marks and get set for the world's greatest sporting event as Mario and Sonic head to the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Coming exclusively to Wii for console play, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is an all new celebration of the Olympic spirit hosted within the truly iconic setting of London and bringing even more multiplayer fun and excitement to friends and families everywhere.

As in earlier releases in the Mario & Sonic Olympic series the 2012 London game features characters from both the Nintendo and Sonic game universes, arrayed into Team Mario and Team Sonic allowing players to compete against each other in multiplayer action in real world sporting events. Events found in the game include those seen in the earlier Mario & Sonic summer Olympic game like 100m Sprint, Aquatics, Table Tennis, gymnastics and more, along with four new events: horse-riding, canoeing, soccer and badminton. Players are also able to compete in multiplayer 'Dream Game' sports event, which are select standard events in which only your imagination and ability with the Wii Remote limit as to how far, fast or how high your character can go.
London Party Mode

Set in the streets of London the special "London Party Mode" built into Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games allows up to 4 players can participate in a party game that adds another layer of fun to the game. Compete in events and challenges spread throughout the game to gain access to in-game stickers, which are then used to fill sticker sheets. The first contestant to fill all the spaces on her/his sticker sheet(s) will be crowned as the winner.




Key Game Features

  • Exciting Headline Events - All new events including Soccer, Showjumping, Canoeing and badminton debut alongside redefined favorites, such as 100m Sprint, Aquatics, Table Tennis and more
  • Dream Events - A new roster of beloved Dream Events allow players more choice in-game than ever before
  • An Iconic London Landscape - Take the fun of the 2012 Olympic Games to the streets of London as the city becomes the ultimate playground
  • London Party Mode - Take part in a huge number of mini-games around a variety of famous landmarks with all your favorite characters in the London Party mode
  • Multiplayer - Enjoy 4-player or two-player versus play across most event


GUEST REVIEW by my husband Doug


SEGA’s Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for Wii

Again there is this once un-thought of combination of video game characters competing in the (virtual) Olympics.  As one who remembers Sonic and Mario on competing gaming systems, it still seems slightly odd that they are paired.  Which I suppose is the point.

The game is another fun exploration of some of the Olympic games.  This is a great game for the casual gamer.  It can be played single or multi player.  The events are fun and offer lots of different types of rewards for replay value.


The city of London features prominently in the game.  This is a good thing.
There is a London Party mode in which up to four players can run around London and do different events.  It’s akin to Mario Party.

There is a lot to do in this game.  Lots of different events and many of the events have different modes.  The party mode adds another dimension.  This is a game that is a lot of fun to play with others.

I would have purchased this game for our family, had we not been sent a copy to review. This game would make an excellent Christmas present. Highly recommended.

~ Doug




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