Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games - 3DS details
|Formats:||3 Wii, DS|
|Collections:||February - Games|
|Rental release:||18 Nov 2011|
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Good sequel to the 2008 versionBy a customer , 18 Nov 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]As a fan of the beijing version I wondered whether this could deliver a decent follow up- must admit I was mildly surprised that it could do so.
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Brilliant gameBy a customer , 10 Apr 2013brilliant game,lots of different catergories such as gymnastics,swimming and more! I have completed the story mode which is quite fun,you can also play with friends even if they dont have the game! I mostly play solo but I have tried multiplayer with my cousins. I was going to buy this game but I thought I would rent it first incase it was a rubbish game and I am surely buying it! Recommend to everyone.
sonic 2012 not as good 2008By a customer , 14 Feb 20132008 was much better and had more actual oympic sport. the dream events are new but not sport and are hard
Mini game fun for everyone.By Twitchy53 (3 reviews) , 09 Jan 2013If you or your kids are a fan of the party type mini games similar to the Sports Resort, this is the perfect addition to your collection. Lots of fun mini games with a wide variety of activity. Tennis and Volley Ball types, to 'shake to run' sprints and times trials. Family fun for sure. And it's great to watch the relatives try to figure out how to beat the champion 6 year olds.
Pretentious, but a great mini game collectionBy WildPork (60 reviews) from Leeds, England , 03 Dec 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]The Mario & Sonic series is a pretentious mini game collection utilising Nintendo and Sega's well loved characters. This 3rd game in the series is one of the official London Olympic computer games. Given that Mario and Sonic have already been to the Olympic games, changes have to be made to differentiate this game from the début game. A story mode has been introduced where Dr Eggman and Bowser team up and create a fog machine to cover London and prevent the games from happening. The story sees Mario, Sonic and friends try to find out the cause of the fog and to ensure the competition goes ahead. The story mode is a good introduction to the mini games, but drags on with its slow pace and intensive cut-scenes. The sound becomes annoying with each bit of dialogue being met with a simple exclamation instead of full speech. The story seems cheesy and very silly especially when you think about how the characters are challenging each other to Olympic events and aren't being affected by the fog at all. If the fog isn't affecting their performances; then the fog shouldn't stop the competition! Even if you have played previous games; the controls and game-play is different. This decision would be to differentiate from the début game but to also take advantage of the control options on the 3DS; touch screen, gyroscope, control stick, buttons. There are plenty of mini-games here, and the variety of control schemes helps make the game-play experience feel fresh despite each games simplistic nature. However, some games are far too simplified and focus on a small part of the event. Handball has you play as a goalkeeper and must block 10 attempts at goal, Marathon has you attempting to grab a water bottle worth varying points. Most of the competitive games are first to 3 points such as fencing, volleyball, badminton, tennis and water polo. In previous games in the series, you could choose any character for any event, but this game has a restriction to a certain group of players such as 'Heroes' (Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Tails) or 'Tricksters' (Wario, Waluigi, Eggman, Metal Sonic) and each character does not have stats to make them different from each other. This decision seems strange, as does the removal of the Dream Events. Each game can be played in the three difficulty levels Easy, Medium and Hard. Personally, I found the Hard difficulty varying in difficulty from being about the right difficulty to being almost impossible. In some games like Javelin, I received a score that was just under the Olympic Record, yet I was placed 3rd out of the four competitors. This was definitely my main complaint with the game because it is surprisingly fun and has enough content to last at least 10 hours.
very coolBy a customer , 25 Jan 2012i have both of the old versions of the game ( the Beijing and the snow
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