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Mario And Sonic At The Olympic Games Goes Retro In 2020

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Does Mario And Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 look a little flat? In this case that’s a good thing. Which Olympic events are going “retro”?

Of the 21 events that will be playable in the upcoming game, ten of them will have an optional 2D mode with a classic style. Mario and the denizens of the Mushroom Kingdom will appear in 8-bit sprite form, while Sonic and pals will don their Genesis look. (Note that an 8-bit sprite for Sonic exists in the form of the Master System / Game Gear version, but perhaps they wanted something more familiar.)

The retro events are the 100-meter dash, 10-meter platform (diving), 400-meter hurdles, vault (gymnastics), judo, K-1 1000-meter kayak single, long jump, marathon, trap shooting, and volleyball. As a clever touch, the banners on the sides of these events read “TOKYO 1964,” the last time the city hosted the Games. Of course video games did not exist during that time, but just work with it.

  • New Events and More: Debut events including surfing, skateboarding, karate, and sport climbing will all be playable in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020; joining the classic event line-up of gymnastics, swimming, 110m hurdles, football, equestrian, and archery.
  • Different Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of the Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.
  • Split-Screen and Online Fun**: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 delivers multiplayer, both local split-screen and online, fun for all ages and groups.
  • Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: Choose from a star-studded SEGA- and Nintendo-franchise athlete roster that includes Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Peach, Amy, Dr. Eggman, Yoshi, Tails, and more to be announced!
  • 10 Classic 2D Events: Experience Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games in a brand-new way with classic 2D versions of 10 events from the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics.

Mario And Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be out well before the actual real-world Games start — November 5, 2019.