Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Summary: It's great that Mario and Sonic can come together like this so often, even if the game isn't great itself. With budget-game look and feel, this year's Olympic effort doesn't quite make the team.
The latest in the series still provides the charm.
Story Mode Doesn't Qualify
Though the premise is always silly, this year's entry lacks staying power.
Across the board, the game makes apparent its lower budget.
Top Critic Average
Even though it hold couple decent mini-games Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games still falls short as a party game.
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Ultimately, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is an entertaining, albeit often simple, game full of sporting events that'll get friends and family set for some multiplayer fun. It's not as comprehensive as it perhaps could be in the way it allows players to set up their multiplayer sessions, but the variety and charm when it comes to the way everything is presented helps lift the whole package up.
Overall, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is the best game in the franchise for newcomers. The game offers an abundance of events and a charming story that'll give younglings insight into the history of the Olympic Games. If you are looking into becoming a competitive athlete online, then this game will not be for you. However, it is perfect for any get together with friends and/or family, due to the game's short session mentality.
The game isn't bad by any means, but it feels like more could have been done to enhance the multiplayer experience and to just add some replayability.
A mostly lackluster collection of minigames, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is fine enough for a general audience. However, the Switch's potent line-up of multiplayer titles makes this offering worth ignoring.
I won’t pretend that Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Mario and Sonic is anywhere near as polished as other popular party games on Switch, but it is still fun to play.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 is a pretty great collection of games and characters, all themed around two of the most popular mascots in video game history. I have always appreciated that two long-term rivals can come together for Olympics themed games, and that mishmash works well here yet again. It is a fun distraction and a great reason to have some friends over to share in the fun, though the single player experience kind of dries up once the story mode has
As we draw into the conclusion of this review, I can’t help but admire Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. It’s fun, it’s a great icebreaker when hanging out with friends or at a party. It’s a game that, honestly, is a great time burner and can also become a party game when you least expect it.
A wealth of entertaining events, accessible control options, and a competent story mode make for the best-ever entry in this simple series.