Review by Matt S. The Olympics is one of my favourite events when it rolls around every fourth year. It's an opportunity to get right into sports I don’t normally get to watch, and, with fond memories of the Sydney Olympics back in 2000, I also get a nostalgic rush for the atmosphere that the event brings. I cannot wait for the Toyko Games in 2020, I can tell you that now.
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Something I get less excited for is the video games. I usually end up playing them, as I do get caught up in the spirit of it all, but I almost never play these games much after the event itself is done. For the last couple of Olympics now we’ve been able to ‘look forward’ to a Mario & Sonic themed Olympics title.
We’ve already had the, which was weird enough, given how far out the Olympics were at that time. The Wii U version has released at a more appropriate time – we’re about a month away from the opening ceremony now – but sadly I’m not sure the game itself will last to that day. There are three “main” sports that the game wants you to spend the most time with, pushing them on the player by giving them whopping big icons in the menu screen while the other eleven or so sports are buried out of the way. Those three sports are rugby sevens, football, and beach volleyball. It’s not surprising that the focus is on these three events, as they are the most complex of what is on offer, with arcade, casual takes on their respective sports that are nevertheless fully featured and require a combination of skill and practice to master. These are most fun in multiplayer, of course, and the action is frantic, colourful, and ultimately quite entertaining. You’ll not be coming back to any of the games for weeks, and the AI is trash if you’re playing by yourself, but as a diversion they are good fun.
Football isn’t really FIFA (or the new Mario Strikers game that we’ve all been waiting for), but the four-a-side game allows for some pretty frantic action, and in multiplayer there’s room to create some fairly simple strategies, and then execute against those. Rugby sevens has the distinction of being one of the better rugby games out there, thanks to the, and I would actually like to see a full Mario sports rugby game at some point (it would certainly be better than recent efforts at tennis). Beach volleyball is frustrating, because, while it plays about as well as the beach volleyball game (sans Kokoro’s stunning body in nearly not-there swimwear), this is a sport that deserves a proper take, and we haven’t had that since Beach Spikers back on the Gamecube. Each of those three games have enough meat and complexity to drive a solid couple of hours of multiplayer fun, especially since it carries all the bright charm that you’d expect from Mario and Sonic. The rest of the events are genuinely minigames. The 100-metre sprint, for example, is your standard button mashing activity, with the added bonus that if you mash buttons fast enough you’ll be able to activate a huge dash that will likely carry you over the victory line in first place. Triple Jump tasks you with timing three little hops to try and cover a maximum distance.