Reviews and Problems with Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
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Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
19 March 2013
Excerpt: It still doesn’t feel right, you know. I was there, two decades ago, down in the frontlines. I chose my side in the war, man, and I stuck it out through thick and thin. No pointy-haired blue bastard was fast enough to beat Miyamoto’s magnificent, mushroom-munching plumber. . Not to sound dismissive of the sporting endeavour, but it’s getting a bit… routine. And for gaming veterans like me, it’s a very, very weird feeling to be left with.
Excerpt: Sega is honing their craft on the Mario & Sonic video games. The latest iteration of this franchise is Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games on the Wii. There will be a Nintendo 3DS version of this game coming in February 2012. I saw this game at E3 2011, and it was very impressive. This Wii game impressed Family Friendly Gaming so much that it was awarded the Silver Medal E3 Award.
Excerpt: It’s been a while since we’ve covered a Wii game; it seems the platform has truly become the lame duck we expected after the announcement of the Wii U. However, there occasionally comes a sports game that is truly unique to the platform, and therefore, deserves at least a passing look.
Conclusion: Past the novelty of seeing the duo together in another game, Mario & Sonic's latest Olympic outing has little going for it in general. The mini-games suffer from dated controls at a point in the Wii’s life where MotionPlus has become the standard, and with so many superior collections out there, this one’s just plain hard to recommend.
Summary: Parents need to know that Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics is the latest entry in the sports game series that unites video game mascots from rival companies. The game, officially licensed by the International Olympic Committee, features traditional sports from the Summer Olympic games like equestrian competitions, swimming, and running, as well as zany mini-games that are more familiar to fans of Sonic and Mario.