The worlds of Mario and Sonic come together once more for 17 exciting events in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™, out now on Wii U. With 14 official Olympic Games disciplines and three Duel Events, over 30 playable characters and the ability to play as your Mii, and local multiplayer for up to four players, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™ offers everyone a chance to go for the gold!
Vie for gold medals in classic Olympic Games events like Boxing, Archery and the 100m sprint, using either the Wii U GamePad in single-player mode, or with Wii Remote button controls in multiplayer. All events take place in venues modelled after the real-life venues of the Olympic Games, bringing an authentic touch of Rio de Janeiro to the proceedings. Plenty of frantic four-player multiplayer action awaits, including the new Duel Events, which give familiar sports a classic Mario & Sonic twist.
Rugby Sevens is one of three sports, along with Football and Beach Volleyball, that comes with its own Duel Event. The action’s powered-up, familiar items like Bullet Bills and Chaos Emeralds are allowed, and chaotic multiplayer matches are guaranteed.
Alongside the new events comes the new Heroes Showdown mode: an addition for only the most dedicated Mario and Sonic fans out there. Competitors join up with Team Mario or Team Sonic and battle it out against the other side in knockout rounds. Events are picked at random for a real test of all-around skill, and each round a character from the losing team is knocked out until either all members are knocked out, or Team Captains Mario and Sonic are eliminated, so it’s all on the line to be the last team standing.
Over 30 playable characters from the Mario and Sonic series appear, including some that are exclusive to certain events. Sporting hopefuls can put themselves in the game as their Mii, and take part in tournaments for each event. Coins and rings earned through gameplay can be used to buy additional costumes from the Mario series or Sonic series respectively. Additional special tournaments, costumes and more can be accessed through the use of compatible amiibo (sold separately) which can be used after completing 25 tournaments.
Discover these exciting events and meet the competition at our official Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™ website.
Let the games begin with Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™, out now on Wii U!
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™ is available from shops and as a downloadable version from Nintendo eShop on Wii U now. The Nintendo 3DS version is also available now.