Reviews and Problems with Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
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Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
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.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games review
24 June 2012
Excerpt: Early as it is, sports lovers are already abuzz about next year's Summer Olympic Games. With tickets harder to come by than a tea-time chat with the Queen, the closest most of us will ever get to the event is Sega's newest title, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Unfortunately for us, this half-inspired, half-humdrum sequel offers an experience of the Games that's more bronze than gold-medal-worthy.
Pros: Crazy Dream Events, The fast-moving fun of London Party mode, Checking Scratch Cards to see if you've won anything
Cons: A predictable Sporting Event mode, Repetitive character voice lines, Not enough new content to justify purchase
Dueling mascot game franchise scores a gold with this entry.
Common Sense Media
8 February 2012
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.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii) Review
11 December 2011
Excerpt: hereafter) is the third iteration of the Sega and Nintendo crossover that brings together a vast collection of characters from the Nintendo and Sega franchises and pits them against one another in a series of Olympic events. It follows the original Beijing title and its follow-up based on the most recent winter Olympics.
Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympics (Wii) - Review
7 December 2011
Excerpt: The 2008 Beijing Olympics will be remembered for a number of different reasons. They were the first Olympic Games to be held in China, Michael Phelps brought new meaning to the word excellence by capturing eight gold medals, and Usain Bolt became the world’s fastest man. But of course the greatest achievement to come out of Beijing in 2008 was the, once thought impossible, joining of Super Mario and Sonic The Hedgehog in one game.