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Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
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Developer(s)

SEGA Japan

Publishers(s)

SEGA (North America and Europe)
Nintendo (Japan)

Designer(s)

Shigeru Miyamoto

Series

Mario & Sonic

Release date(s)

Wii
JP December 8, 2011
NA November 15, 2011
EU November 18, 2011
AUS November 17, 2011

Nintendo 3DS
JP Spring, 2012
NA February 14, 2012
EU February 10, 2012
AUS February 9, 2012

Genre(s)

Sports game, Party

Mode(s)

Single-player, Multiplayer

Rating(s)

NA: E
Europe: 3

Platform(s)

Nintendo Wii
Nintendo 3DS

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is the third installment of the Mario & Sonic series. This is a sports game for Wii and the Nintendo 3DS. This game features new sports, such as football (Soccer), and the 3DS version will feature a unique control mechanism. The Wii version released November 15, 2011 and the 3DS version was released on February 14, 2012. It was playable at E3 2011 and Gamescom 2011. A playable 3DS demo was released on January 27, 2012.

Characters

Team Sonic

Team Mario

Character Categories

  • Heroes: Sonic, Mario, Tails & Luigi
  • Girls: Amy, Peach, Blaze & Daisy
  • Tricksters: Dr. Eggman, Wario, Metal Sonic & Waluigi
  • Wild Ones: Knuckles, Bowser, Vector & Donkey Kong
  • Challengers: Shadow, Yoshi, Silver, & Bowser Jr.

Referees

Rivals

Sports

Wii

  • Athletics:
    • 100m Sprint
    • 110m Hurdles
    • 4 x 100m Relay
    • Long Jump
    • Hammer Throw
    • Discus Throw
    • Javelin Throw
  • Gymnastics:
    • Uneven Bars
    • Trampoline
    • Rhythmic Ribbon
  • Aquatics:
    • 100m Freestyle
    • Synchronized Swimming - Team
  • Canoeing: Canoe Sprint 1000m Flatwater
  • Equestrian: Show Jumping
  • Badminton - Doubles
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Table Tennis - Singles
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Shooting: 50m Pistol Shooting
  • Fencing: Individual Epée
  • Track Cycling: Team Pursuit
  • Dream Events:
    • Dream Long Jump
    • Dream Rafting
    • Dream Discus
    • Dream Uneven Bars
    • Dream Hurdles
    • Dream Equestrian
    • Dream Sprint
    • Dream Trampoline
    • Dream Spacewalk
    • Dream Fencing
  • London Party Mode

3DS

  • Athletics:
    • 100m Hurdles
    • 110m Hurdles
    • 20km Race Walk
    • 1500m
    • 3000m Steeplechase
    • 4 x 100m Relay
    • Marathon
    • Long Jump
    • Triple Jump
    • Pole Vault
    • Hammer Throw
    • Javelin Throw
    • Shot Put
  • Aquatics:
    • 100m Freestyle
    • 100m Backstroke
    • 10k Marathon Swim
    • Platform Diving (Synchronised)
    • Water Polo
    • Synchronized Swimming (Duet)
    • Synchronized Swimming (Team)
    • 100m Breaststroke
  • Court and Field Games:
    • Beach Volleyball
    • Table Tennis (Doubles)
    • Tennis (Singles)
    • Basketball
    • Badminton (Singles)
    • Badminton (Doubles)
  • Contact Sports:
    • Judo
    • Boxing
    • Taekwondo
    • Fencing - Epee
    • Wrestling - Freestyle
  • Gymnastics:
    • Balance Beam
    • Rythmic Ribbon
    • Horizontal Bar
    • Rings
    • Floor
    • Trampoline
  • Cycling:
    • BMX
    • Sprint
    • Omnium
    • Keirin
  • Boat Games:
    • 1000m Kayak (Singles)
    • Rowing - Quadruple Sculls
    • Canoe Slalom (Pair)
    • Sailing - 470 (Pair)
  • Shooting:
    • Double Trap
    • 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
    • Archery (Individual)
    • Archery (Teams)
  • Multi-discipline:
    • Triathlon
    • Modern Pentathlon
  • More:
    • Soccer
    • Handball
    • Hockey
    • Weightlifting
    • Show Jumping
  • Story Mode

Story Mode (Nintendo 3DS Version)

Opening

Bowser and Dr. Eggman watch over London from the inside of Big Ben, but the doctor tells Bowser they're already starting the 2012 Olympics and they haven't got their invitations yet. Bowser suggests that he could use his new machine. Dr. Eggman agrees and puts a mysterious pot in side of it and presses the start button. Then, colorful fog covers all over London, while Bowser and Dr. Eggman laugh in victory.

Challengers Bonus

Bowser Jr. arrives in England to compete in the games. Unfortunately, he took a wrong turn and ended up in Stonehenge instead of London. He sees Yoshi training for the games and challenges him to an Olympic event. Jr. wins and calls on his Bullet Bill to bring him to London. Later, Omochao and a regular Chao are being threatened by two of Dr. Eggman's robots for unknown reasons. Shadow and Silver arrive to defeat them, but Jr., flying overhead, accidentally falls off of his Bullet Bill and destroys both robots. The two Chao are grateful and even the two hedgehogs are impressed. Wanting to see how strong he really is, they challenge Jr. to a 2-on-1 Olympic event. Surprisingly, Jr. wins. Shadow and Silver are good sports and congratulate the young Koopa. A nearby Goomba convinces Jr. to look for more robots so that he'll be even stronger. Arriving at the stadium, Jr. and the Goomba see Dr. Eggman measuring Metal Sonic's time running around the track. Jr. challenges Metal Sonic to an event. Thinking this would be perfect practice for the robot, Eggman agrees, on the condition that Jr. becomes his servant if he loses. Jr. accepts, telling Eggman that if he wins, he has to tell Bowser of his victory. With that, the reptile and robot set off. Jr. eventually wins. Eggman tries to examine Jr. to see what he needs to do to upgrade Metal Sonic, but Jr. angrily stops him, demanding a snack in exchange for Eggman trying to trick him. The scientist reluctantly agrees.

Wild Ones Bonus

Meanwhie, Bowser angrily stomps through London, followed by a Goomba, a Lakitu, and a Magikoopa. Bowser is really angry because of a toothache he has. His minions decide to cheer him up by secretly letting him win some Olympic events against various challengers. Their first target is Donkey Kong. The Magikoopa promises a pile of bananas in exchange for defeating Bowser in an event, but when the ape agrees, the wizard summons a Thwomp to fall on DK, making him dizzy and less likely to win. When Bowser shows up, he defeats DK, but behind his back, the Magikoopa makes it up to DK by getting him those bananas he promised. Later, the Magikoopa, as well as the Lakitu and a Dry Bones, somehow convince Knuckles and Vector to rendevous. To convince them to fight, the Magikoopa uses his magic to make the Lakitu look like Charmy and the Dry Bones to look like Espio. The two real Chaotix members notice the two fake members acting funny, but agree to fight Bowser. The Magikoopa then summons giant versions of a Chain Chomp and Piranha Plant to bite Knuckles and Vector, respectively. Similar to DK, this makes the two animals dazed and less likely to win. After Bowser defeats them, the Goomba (who had led Bowser to the arena) quickly escorts him out before Knuckles and Vector ask too many questions. For Bowser's last false victory, the minions plan to have their king triumph over Mario in a tennis game. Unfortunately, the Boo assigned for the job failed to trick Mario into coming to the court, so after the other minions come, Dry Bones distracts Bowser while the others think of a plan. The Magikoopa decides he'll have to transform one of the minions into Mario. Dry Bones can't do it since he's talking to Bowser, and neither Boo nor Lakitu can do it because they're floating. This leaves the Goomba as the only solution. The mushroom is terrified to do it, but when Bowser's patience wears thin, he agrees. Bowser challenges "Mario" to a game of tennis and wins. After the match, Bowser Jr. arrives and congratulates his dad while the minions celebrate over the success of their plan.

Tricksters Bonus

In his secret headquarters inside Big Ben, Eggman defeats Metal Sonic in a match of Taekwondo. However, he is unsure what to do to upgrade his creation. His other robot minions, Orbot and Cubot, see Waluigi on the monitors and suggest him for practice. The foursome confront the man in purple and convince him to battle, saying it would make good practice for defeating luigi in the Olympics. Metal Sonic wins, and Eggman deduces that Metal Sonic possesses speed, but not strength. Eggman and the robots come across Wario and ask him to challenge Metal Sonic so that the robot may go against Wario's strength. However, defeating Mario isn't good enough for Wario, so he and Eggman settle on a bet: If Wario wins, Orbot and Cubot come work for him. If Metal Sonic wins, Wario has to give Eggman something of his. Metal Sonic emerges victorious. Wario gives Eggman an old urn he got from an antique shop, claiming its magic. Eggman seems to recognize it and accepts it. Back in his headquarters, Eggman places the urn inside a machine. The machine slightly unseals the lid on the urn and gray fog pours into the room. Some of this fog takes the shape of Sonic and Eggman challenges it to an event. Eggman appears victorious and the Sonic imposter vanishes into thin air. Eggman explains to his minions that this urn contains the legendary Phantasmal Fog, stolen 300 years ago by the legendary pirate William Kidd. The urn eventually ended up in the British Museum, where it was recently stolen. Eggman resolves to completely unseal the urn after he and Metal Sonic are done training for the Olympics.

Girls Bonus

At Hyde Park, Peach, Amy, Blaze and three Toads are preparing the invitations to send them to the athletes. Amy wants to give Sonic his invitation personally but Blaze wouldn't let her so both engage into an Olympic challenge. Amy wins but, unfortunately, the invitations are sent flying around. When they manage to recollect them, they notice that Eggman's invitation is missing but Amy doesn't seem to mind about it by saying that Eggman would have taken the chance to boicot the games. However, Peach and Blaze persuade her to make up the invitation. Once she's finished, Daisy comes in saying that she was gonna go shopping and Amy wants to go with her. However, Peach and Blaze would prefer to be done with the invitations and Peach eventually decides to challenge Daisy to an event. Peach wins and, therefore, Daisy is forced to help the group with the invitations. However, they take a walk around Hyde Park first to rest a bit as a slight breeze blows. When they come back, the invitations are scattered again because of the wind, with the bad luck that Bowser and Eggman's invitations have landed onto the water, causing Peach and Amy to make them up again. Later, Bowser and Eggman meet eachother in Hyde Park and their patience is very low because their invitations haven't arrived yet. Just then, Peach and Amy find them and the two ask the girls for their invitations. Amy suggests them to play a match of Beach Volleyball with the condition that if Bowser and Eggman lose, they'll have to leave without a complaint. Amy and Peach win but they feel bad for Bowser and Eggman's loss so they decide to go look for their invitations and bring them personally. In the meantime, two of the Toads stumble upon Bowser and Eggman and both yell at them for their invitations. The Toads run away scared leaving two envelopes behind, Bowser and Eggman take them and they inspect them. They soon notice Amy and Peach's handwriting on them and they believe that they're love letters for Mario and Sonic. Little they did know that those actually were their own invitations and they decide to leave the place and see London. Time later, the Toads return with the group very nervous saying that they missed two invitations, the ones for Bowser and Eggman. They get worried at first but then Blaze explains that maybe Bowser and Eggman found the invitations and took them. With that solved, Daisy suggests the group to go shopping with her (Blaze unwillingly accepts). A narration appears saying that Bowser and Eggman were so busy visiting London that they forgot about the invitations, and that's how all the situation with the Phantasmal Fog started.

Locations

Sonic Series

Mario Series

  • Yoshi's Picture Book from Yoshi's Story (Dream Long Jump)
  • Battlerock Galaxy from Super Mario Galaxy (Dream Hurdles)
  • Moo Moo Meadows from Mario Kart Wii (Dream Equestrian)
  • Cheep Cheep River from New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Dream Rafting)
  • Syncro Battle Galaxy from Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Dream Space Walk)

Character Stats

Each character in the game has Statistics to which kind of event they would be good at and which event they would not be good at. The game features 4 types that a character can be and each type classifies where that character will excel in comparison to the other types. Each character still has other stats that come in effect and are not determined by their type. These statistics are more based off that characters natural abilities, a good comparison is with Sonic, Tails, Amy, and Knuckles, even though Tails is a Skill type, he is still fast, just not as fast as Sonic (who is a Speed type) and even though Amy is All-Around she's strong, fast, as well as being very skilled but not to the extent as Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles.

Team Sonic

Team Mario

Item

Some Items are used in the Dream Events and some in London Party.

Sonic items

Mario items

  • Green shell
  • Star
  • Coins
  • Red Shell
  • Banana

Collections

Buying goodies will return for this game

Stickers

Stickers are collected in London Party Mode by winning bonus games from characters or rivals or by winning events.

  • Page One
    • Rouge the Bat (Rival Showdown: Rouge!)
    • Dry Bowser (Rival Showdown: Dry Bowser!)
    • Jet the Hawk (Rival Showdown: Jet!)
    • King Boo (Rival Showdown: King Boo!)
  • Page Two
    • Eggman Nega (Rival Showdown: Eggman Nega!)
    • Dry Bones (Rival Showdown: Dry Bones!)
    • E-123 Omega (Rival Showdown: Omega!)
    • Birdo (Rival Showdown: Birdo!)
  • Page Three
    • Eggman Nega (Rematch: Eggman Nega!)
    • Dry Bones (Rematch: Dry Bones!)
    • E-123 Omega (Rematch: Omega!)
    • Birdo (Rematch: Birdo!)
  • Page Four
    • Mario (Go Away, Boo!)
    • Sonic the Hedgehog (Get That Crown!)
    • Luigi (Go Away, Boo!)
    • Miles "Tails" Prower (Hyde Park Coin Collectors!)
    • Princess Peach (Hyde Park Coin Collectors!)
    • Amy Rose (Go Away, Boo!)
    • Bowser (2-on-2 Tablet Tussle!)
    • Dr. Eggman (Hyde Park Coin Collectors!)
    • Yoshi (Get That Crown!)
    • Knuckles (2-on-2 Tablet Tussle!)
    • Wario (2-on-2 Tablet Tussle!)
    • Shadow the Hedgehog (Get That Crown!)
    • Waluigi (Hyde Park Coin Collectors!)
    • Silver the Hedgehog (Hyde Park Coin Collectors!)
    • Princess Daisy (Get That Crown!)
    • Blaze the Cat (Go Away, Boo!)
    • Bowser Jr. (Go Away, Boo!)
    • Metal Sonic (Get That Crown!)
    • Donkey Kong (2-on-2 Tablet Tussle!)
    • Vector the Crocodile (2-on-2 Tablet Tussle!)
    • Pink Toad (Coin Collectors: Shell Game!)
    • Espio the Chameleon (Vacant Lot Espio Search!)
    • Shy Guy (Get That Shy Guy!)
    • Charmy Bee (Highway Ring Collectors!)
  • Page Five
    • Shy Guy (Shy Guy Tag!)
    • Neutral Chao (Bonus Sticker)
    • Lakitu (Guard The Hyde Park Diamonds!)
    • Omochao (Event Quiz!)
    • Lakitu (Follow The Flighty Lakitu!)
    • Kiki (Vacant Lot Kiki Hunt!)
    • Goomba (Highway Goomba Hunt!)
    • Bullet Bill (Supporting Cast Quiz!)
    • Spiny (Coin Collectors: Spiny Shock!)
    • Cheep-Cheep (Highway Tally!)
    • Boo (Boo's Treasure Chest!)
    • Mario & Sonic Icons (Hero Quiz!)
    • Peach, Blaze, Daisy & Amy Icons (Heroine Quiz!)
    • Bowser, Knuckles, Luigi & Dr. Eggman Icons (Athlete Characters Quiz!)
    • Coin & Ring (All Characters Quiz!)
    • Question Mark (Grab-Bag Quiz!)
    • Podest (Olympic Games Quiz!)
    • United Kingdom Flag (United Kingdom Quiz!)
    • (London Quiz!)
    • (2-on-2 Tag!)
    • (3-on-1 Vacant Lot Tag!)
    • English Police Cap (2-on-2 London Tag!)
    • London Eye (Point-Based Shell Showdown!)
    • (One-Shot Shell Showdown!)
  • Page Six
    • (2-on-2 Shell Showdown!)
    • Big Ben (Collect Shy Guy's Coins!)
    • London Bus (Stay On the Hazardous Highway!)
    • Cage (Orbot & Cubot Tag!)
    • Coin (London Coin Collectors!)
    • Stickers (Hyde Park Sticker Hunt!)
    • Cannon (Catch the Floating Sticker!)
    • Barricade (Stay On the Marathon Highway!)
    • Checkpoint (London Sightseeing Tour!)
    • Green Pipe (2-on-2 Tag, Pipe-Style!)
    • Siren Light (3-on-1 Tag!)
    • Dartboard (Rotary Chance)
    • Block (2-on-2 Icon Matchup!)
    • 100m
    • 110m Hurdles
    • 4x100 Relay
    • Long Jump
    • Hammer Throw
    • Discus Throw
    • Javelin Throw
    • Uneven Bars
    • Trampoline
    • Rhythmic Ribbon
    • 100m Freestyle
  • Page Seven
    • Synchronised Swimming
    • Canoeing
    • Equestrian
    • Badminton
    • Beach Volleyball
    • Table Tennis
    • Football
    • Shooting - Pistol
    • Fencing - Epée
    • Cycling
    • Dream Long Jump
    • Dream Rafting
    • Dream Discus
    • Dream Uneven Bars
    • Dream Hurdles
    • Dream Equestrian
    • Dream Sprint
    • Dream Trampoline
    • Dream Spacewalk
    • Dream Fencing

Music

Some music returns from the past installment

Sonic series

Mario series

  • "Main Theme" from Super Mario Bros.
  • "Underwater Theme" from Super Mario Bros.
  • "Main Theme" from Super Mario Bros. 3
  • "Athletic Theme" from Super Mario Bros. 3
  • "Main Theme" from Super Mario World
  • "Main Theme" from Super Mario 64
  • "Bowser Road" from Super Mario 64
  • "Delfino Plaza" from Super Mario Sunshine
  • "Mario Circuit" from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
  • "Coincentration" from Super Mario 64 DS
  • "Athletic Theme" from New Super Mario Bros.
  • "Underwater Theme" from New Super Mario Bros.
  • "Gusty Garden Galaxy" from Super Mario Galaxy
  • "Purple Comet" from Super Mario Galaxy
  • "Coconut Mall" from Mario Kart Wii
  • "Wario's Gold Mine" from Mario Kart Wii
  • "Main Theme" from New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • "Puzzle Plank Galaxy" from Super Mario Galaxy 2

Mii Costumes

Costumes make a reappearance in this game. Some of them return from the past installment. Additionally, there are costumes of the playable characters. (To see images of them look at this article's gallery).

Sonic Mii Costumes

Mario Mii Costumes

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Peach
  • Daisy
  • Bowser
  • Donkey Kong
  • Wario
  • Waluigi
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Yoshi
  • Toad*
  • Dry Bowser
  • Dry Bones
  • Birdo
  • Diddy Kong
  • Fire Mario
  • Bee Mario
  • Propeller Mario*
  • Penguin Mario*
  • Ludwig von Koopa*
  • Larry Koopa*
  • Wendy O' Koopa*
  • Morton Koopa Jr.*
  • Iggy Koopa*
  • Roy Koopa*
  • Lemmy Koopa*

Olympic Mascot Mii costumes

  • Wenlock

To see information about Mario Mii Costumes look up Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

(Names with a * beside it are new and were not in the previous installment)

Reception

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games received mostly positive reviews. Nintendo Power gave the Wii version a 7.0 rating in their November 2011 issue, stating that the game had events that weren't just minigames, but good ones, too. They also reviewed the 3DS version in their Janauary/February 2012 issue, giving it, as well, a 7.0 rating, saying that some of the events weren't quite accurate, but still a fun minigame jaboree. IGN gave the Wii version a 7.5 rating, saying that the game is a recycled version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games with the events, but liking the Dream Events and the London Party.

Trivia

  • This game has 20 playable characters, the same number as the last game. This means that this is the first game in the Mario & Sonic series to not feature any new playable characters.
  • The trailer shows Mario participating in the trampoline event while Sonic is participating in the track event, emphasizing their famous abilities (Jumping and Running, respectively).
  • This is the first Mario & Sonic game to feature the new Sonic voice cast.
  • This is the first and only Mario & Sonic game to show Dream Events in the actual trailer outside of gameplay.
  • This game will also be included on a Nintendo Wii Limited Edition. The Wii's color will be turquoise.
  • This is the only Mario & Sonic title to have the Wii logo a different color than usual games(aside from the Japanese Wii logo). The Wii's logo is yellow.
  • In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Vector's arms have been recolored a darker green, as opposed to being the same color as his underbelly.
  • The remix of Splash Hill Zone was first heard during the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, to mark the return of the Sonic balloon, being the lead of the parade and for being out of commission since 1993.
  • The remixes of Angel Island Zone and His World in this game are the same remixes that were in Super Smash Bros Brawl
  • In the recent trailer for the 3DS version it has been revealed that there will be over 55 playable events making this game have the most included amount of events out of any Mario and Sonic game yet.
  • Each female has 3 outfits: Their normal olympics outfit for most events, their winter Olympics outfit exclusive to the equestrian event, and their new outfit for swimming and gymnastics.
  • Strangely, there are no dream events in the 3DS version. This might be the case considering there are 55 events in this version, however this has not been confirmed.

Features

Exciting Headline Events - Wii All new events including football, showjumping and canoeing will debut alongside redefined favorites, such as 100m sprint, aquatics, table tennis and more. Combine these with a new roster of the much loved Dream Events and the players now have more choice than ever before.

Party in London - Wii Take the fun of the Olympic Games to the streets of London as the city becomes the ultimate playground! Take part in a huge number of mini-games around a variety of famous landmarks with all your favorite characters in the London Party mode.

Dozens Of Ways to Play - Nintendo 3DS Bringing a whole new dimension to the Mario & Sonic universe, enjoy a huge range of over 50 Olympic-themed events in glorious 3D. Make the most out of the unique touch panel and Circle Pad controls as you tilt, blow, shout, tap and more to compete for the coveted gold medal.

Engaging Depth - Nintendo 3DS Play as the full cast of characters in a fully immersive single player Story Mode. Take on various episodes to save the London Olympic Games from Bowser and Eggman.

Gallery

For more images, go here : Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games/Gallery

Team Sonic

Team Mario

Videos

<videogallery id="0"> Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics - Let the Games Begin Sonic and Mario at the London 2012 Olympic Games Trailer Gamescom Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics Trailer E3 2011 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Debut Trailer Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Nintendo Wii Trailer - Events Trailer </videogallery>

References



5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSoWmfRZdjE&feature=player_detailpage

External Links

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