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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 15 November 2011 and the 3DS version was released on 14 February 2012. It was playable at E3 2011 and Gamescom 2011. A playable 3DS demo was released on 27 January 2012.


Team Sonic

Team Mario





  • Boo
  • Magikoopa



  • Athletics:
    • 100m Sprint: In this event, athletes race with each other to the finish line. First one to the finish line wins. Mario advantage.
    • 110m Hurdles: In this event, the player races with 7 other racers to the finish line while jumping over hurdles. Sonic Advantage
    • 4 x 100m Relay: Shadow advantage
    • Long Jump: Bowser Jr. advantage
    • Hammer Throw: Donkey Kong advantage
    • Discus Throw: Vector advantage
    • Javelin Throw: Knuckles advantage
  • Gymnastics:
    • Uneven Bars: Tails Advantage
    • Trampoline: Blaze Advantage
    • Rhythmic Ribbon: Peach advantage
  • Aquatics:
    • 100m Freestyle: Daisy advantage
    • Synchronized Swimming - Team: Girls advantage
  • Canoeing: Canoe Sprint 1000m Flatwater_ Bowser and Bowser Jr advantage
  • Equestrian: Show Jumping: Luigi advantage
  • Badminton - Doubles: DR Eggman and Metal Sonic advantage
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Table Tennis - Singles
  • Football (Soccer) Knuckles advantage
  • Shooting: 50m Pistol Shooting: Waluigi advantage
  • Fencing: Individual Epée: Silver advantage
  • Track Cycling: Team Pursuit: Eggman, Shadow, Wario and Waluigi advantage
  • Dream Events:
    • Dream Long Jump: Yoshi advantage
    • Dream Rafting
    • Dream Discus: Metal Sonic advantage
    • Dream Uneven Bars: Sonic advantage
    • Dream Hurdles
    • Dream Equestrian
    • Dream Sprint: Silver advantage
    • Dream Trampoline
    • Dream Spacewalk: Mario advantage
    • Dream Fencing: Shadow advantage
  • London Party Mode


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

Story Mode (Nintendo 3DS Version)


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 setting up the invitations for all of the athletes, however Amy suggests she take Sonic's invitation to him personally, Blaze suggests that if Amy can beat her in a competition she will let her go. Then, after Amy beats her, Daisy shows up and battles with Peach and after Peach wins they all go out for a break, but when they return the wind had knocked off all of the invitations to the ground. After they pick them all up they realize that they are missing Bowser's and Eggman's invitations they make new ones. Later, Peach and Amy meet Bowser and Eggman in the park and end up playing a round of Beach Volleyball, after they win they go fetch their invitations, but at the same moment the toads go to deliver them, they drop Eggman and Bowser's next to them. Bowser and Eggman look at how well it's written and think that their love letters to Sonic and Mario. Bowser and Eggman go off together looking around London before they do something evil. The girls assume that Bowser and Eggman took their own and then all go out shopping together before the Olympic Games start.


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 or 5 types (Acceleration, Max Speed, Skill, Power, Stamina)  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


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

Sonic items

  • Bombs (to stun the other person/team)
  • Power Sneakers (to run faster)
  • Barrier (to block off people)
  • Rings (to collect in grabbing the most rings or coins)
  • Chaos Emerald (Stuns all players)

Mario items

  • Green shell (to throw and goes where ever it was thrown)
  • Star (Stuns a player, when colliding during it's effect)
  • Coins (same as rings, in grabbing the most rings or coins)
  • Red Shell (when thrown it follows the person by itself)
  • Banana (to leave on the path till someone falls by it)


Buying goodies will return for this game


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


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 these return from the past installment. (To see images of them look at this article's gallery). Note that some of these Mii costumes can be unlocked by completing objectives. Cream, Toad, or other characters will then give you new costumes by mail.

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.)


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 Nintendo 3DS version in their January/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.


  • 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 last Sonic game to be released on the Wii.
  • This is the first and only Mario & Sonic game to show Dream Events in the actual trailer outside of gameplay.
  • This game is included in the Nintendo Wii Limited Edition.
  • 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.
  • There are over 55 playable events making this game have the most included amount of events out of any Mario & 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.
  • The 3DS version is the first Mario & Sonic game to not have Dream Events.
  • This is the second Mario & Sonic game where a Mario character and a Sonic character is seen at the same team in the game's opening. The first was Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, where Yoshi and Tails were in the same team, along with Silver and Amy in a Curling match.
    • Amy, Blaze, Peach and Daisy at the Synchronized Swimming.
    • Shadow, Dr. Eggman, Wario and Waluigi at the Team Pursuit.
    • Silver and Donkey Kong against Vector and Daisy at the Beach Volleyball.
    • Knuckles, Metal Sonic, Yoshi and Waluigi at the Football event.
  • There are no female Power types.
    • There are also no male All-Around characters from Sonic.
      • Knuckles is the only power type who isn't big at all.
  • In Aquatic, Equestrian and Gymnastic games, all the female characters have different clothes on.
    • Originally, all characters were going to have swimsuits as well. However, Sega rejected the idea as Sonic was not allowed to have his shoes removed.[4]
      • Swimsuits for the female characters were planned since the first game.
    • In Aquatics, Sonic wears a life jacket.
      • Sonic's life-jacket is blue in this game instead of yellow as in previous games.
  • In the opening video, when Sonic grabs Blaze's legs in one of the events showcased, the player can see Blaze's eyes wide with panic - it's most likely a nod to the fact that Blaze is scared of heights, similarly to how Sonic was shown in a life jacket to showcase his inability to swim.


  • 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 - WiiItalic text: 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.



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