Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Reviews Summary

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.

Simple Pleasures

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.

Bronze Medal

Across the board, the game makes apparent its lower budget.

Rating Summary

Based on 84 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 84 critic reviews
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9 / 10
Nov 5, 2019

ega has done a great job as ambassadors for the city of Tokyo, and the 1964 retro 2D mini-games and events are nostalgia-filled romps that will leave players smiling from ear to ear.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2019

Whether you like Mario, or whether you like Sonic best, one thing is for sure. You are going to love playing this game. The amount of events is just right to get the most fun for your money. Coming out on November 5, 2019, for $59.99 USD, you will get the absolute most fun out of this game by playing with your family and friends. It merges two of the greatest console game character lineups together and gives you a lot of characters to choose from. I loved the game, and I hope you will too.

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4.25 / 5.0
Nov 5, 2019

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 does a great job of giving everyone something to do. Some games are hard, others require specific skills and a few are all tricks, giving everyone something to do. They're also short enough where you can easily play a few without getting sucked into a long session. Best of all, these can be played online as well, meaning you can go international or at least outside of the house to prove you deserve the gold. Toss in a cute story and plenty to do and this makes for a fantastic party game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2019

Sega and Nintendo join forces once again to bring their beloved mascot characters to the world's stage, The Summer Olympics

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8.2 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2019

Mario & Sonic at the 2020 Olympic Games is definitely the best chapter in the series, and will surely make the joy of younger gamers and those willing to climb the online charts, aiming for gold.

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8.2 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2019

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is one of the best episodes in this sub-series, bringing it back to form after the two lackluster Wii U releases.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2019

I'm as surprised as you are that I had so much fun with this one. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020's retro suite is compact but it kicks everything up a notch, which is an easier sell for newcomers. Just make sure you have at least one friend to prolong the fun with once the story is over and done.

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Nov 5, 2019

Moving above the mediocrity that has often plagued the series in the past, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is without question the best entry thus far, even if the mini-game and party structure is not for everybody.

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80 / 100
Nov 5, 2019

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is a surprisingly competent minigame collection with a decent story. Where most in the genre would become repetitive after just a few rounds, this entry in the series incentivises replaying again and again to beat official Olympic records or the tough as nails AI. Either alone or with friends, it's a great time.

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80 / 100
Nov 5, 2019

Overall, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is an enjoyable experience that’s jammed-packed with Olympic-sized fun

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