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
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.