Best Things About Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020As we all know, the Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games series is a Nintendo/Sega crossover series since 2008. Here are some of the best things about the newest edition, Tokyo 2020.
This is a feature that I think has only been done once before in the series. In this mode, Mario, Sonic, Bowser, and Dr. Eggman get sucked into a game device that sends them into the past. You then go around Tokyo competing in every single event (except for the 4 x 100 meter relay) in the game while trying to rescue them. This is how you unlock the guest characters for this game. I found it lots of fun, but I was a bit disappointed when I found out that even though he joins your team, you never play as Shadow in this mode. Other than that, it was fun.
Since London 2012, there have been special events known as Dream Events. There are 3 in this game; Dream Racing, Dream Shooting, and Dream Karate. I think it's cool how the setting for Dream Karate is Princess Peach's castle and that the Oddessy is there too. I also appreciate how you are in Metropolis for the Dream Racing event. Dream Shooting is cool too, but I like the other two more.
In the last game, Rio 2016, special characters called Guest Characters were introduced. These were special characters that could be playable in one specific event, like Zavok for the boxing event, or Diddy Kong for the rugby sevens event. This feature has made a return in Tokyo 2020 and even features some new characters.
Just decided I'm going to put in the rest. Here they are:
Zazz (Sonic) -- Table Tennis
Wendy (Mario) -- Swimming
Jet (Sonic) -- Football
Larry (Mario) -- Equestrian
Zavok (Sonic) -- Boxing
Diddy Kong (Mario) -- Rugby Sevens
Espio (Sonic) -- Triple Jump
Yes some characters got removed for no reason. Here are all of the characters that were in the previous game. I'm also going to put in Rouge's and Rosalina's previous events:
Dry Bowser (Mario) -- Javelin Throw
Rouge (Sonic) -- Beach Volleyball
Rosalina (Mario) -- Rhythmn Gymnastics
Toad (Mario) -- 4 x 100 Meter Relay
Wave (Sonic) BMX Racing
Nabbit (Mario) 100 Meter
Sticks (Sonic) -- Archery
I think I got everyone.
New guest characters have been added in this game and some characters that were in Rio 2016 have gotten different events. Here are all of the new guest characters as well as the characters who have a different event in this game:
Rouge (Sonic) -- Sport Climbing
Ludwig (Mario) -- Fencing
Rosalina (Mario) -- Surfing
Eggman Nega (Sonic) -- Karate
Toadette (Mario) -- 110 Meter Hurdles
There are still some characters from the previous one, but not all of them are in there.
This is a brand new feature to the series where you get to play events that were events in the Tokyo 1964 Olympics. As a nice touch, instead of playing as 3D characters like you do in the 2020 events, you have 8 characters in their 8-bit design. I do kind of like the sonic sprites better because they've got more animation, but that's just me. There aren't as many events as there are for 2020, but there is still a good handful
I love this feature. Some of the outfits look amazing, like the equestrian outfits. I also like that for certain events, the characters have their normal outfit (like the sonic characters in swimming except for sonic and eggman)
It tests your knowledge about the characters of the mario and sonic series
The cutscenes, especially the opening one, have really great animation
I like the 3D ones a lot more. Mostly because one of the ones for the 8-bit is Museum Sneak and I hate games like that.