Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Another entry in popular series of sport games, in which we meet characters from the most famous franchises of Nintendo and SEGA companies. The cycle first launched in 2007, since then accompanying each subsequent summer and winter Olympic Games, meaning that the 2016 edition takes us to the arenas of XXXI Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro, where, once again, two teams of characters will compete with each other. The first team comprises of heroes like Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, and Donkey Kong. The other one included e.g. Sonic, Shadow, Miles ‘Tails’ Prower, Dr. Eggman or Knuckles. Mario & Sonic at Rio 2016 Olympic Games allows us to participate both in single and multiplayer disciplines, such as football, ping pong, volleyball, gymnastics, cross-country running, golf, and rugby. Similar to its predecessors, the title has the official license of International Olympic Committee.

Nintendo Wii U
Game Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (WiiU) Cover
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games | WiiU

Arcade, summer sports, multiplayer, Mario, Sonic, splitscreen

Companies responsible for Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Nintendo | game developer

Nintendo | publisher   Official website

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games release date for WiiU:

game language:
English

24 June 2016 | Worldwide

24 June 2016 | Europe PAL

24 June 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen
Game score 4.6 / 10 calculated out of 9 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.1 / 10 calculated out of 8 players' votes.  

Nintendo 3DS
Game Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (3DS) Cover
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games | 3DS

Arcade, summer sports, multiplayer, Mario, Sonic, splitscreen

Companies responsible for Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Nintendo | game developer

Nintendo | publisher   Official website

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games release date for 3DS:

game language:
English

18 February 2016 | Worldwide

18 March 2016 | Europe PAL

18 March 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 6.0 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 5 players' votes.  

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Nintendo 3DS is another entry in a quite popular series of sport game published on occasion of Olympic Games since 2007’s release Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for summer Olympic Games in Beijing. This time, developers prepared the game for summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for both Wii U and 3DS consoles, with some small differences between them (for example, a “big” edition lacks golf).

Gameplay and game modes

As usual, we take part in various sport competitions while playing as characters from franchises of Nintendo and SEGA companies. The first side is represented by e.g. Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Bowser and Donkey Kong. On the other team, we will meet Sonic The Hedgehog, Miles “Tails” Prower, Shadow The Hedgehog, Dr. Eggman Knuckles The Echidna and others. We can compete in such disciplines as football, volleyball, ping pong, gymnastics, cross-country or rugby. Quite obviously, production offers both single and multiplayer mode.

Technical aspects

Three-dimensional visuals are set in style familiar to all Nintendo’s fans. In other words, the game looks colorful and joyful.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games E3 2015 - trailer

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games E3 2015 - trailer | 1:05

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