• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2011
  • Also On: 3DS
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22

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  1. Nov 20, 2011
    9
    The third installment of the Mario & Sonic games series, and by far the best.

    The graphics are top-notch! They compare to Super Mario Galaxy. And this can easily be identified when when doing 'Dream Events' inspired from the latter game and also from previous Sonic titles.

    The gameplay. It's not exactly more of the same previous titles; on top of some new Olympic events, the 'Dream
    Event' are fantastic as the developers got the freedom to unleash their creativity. You'll have hours of fun there. And you won't feel time with friends. Regrettably, the Online mode only serves to compare the scores.
    There's 'London Party Mode', in which you wonder in London's streets from the top view, competing with other players. It almost serves as a story mode; different events pop based on time, and some other fun events you wouldn't find elsewhere. How well would you rate the music if you find both the eargasmic music of both Sonic and Mario? Some remixes are present in the Dream events. You can also customize a specific song you earned to play in any event.

    This game could easily one of the best of its genre. Though we still regret the absence of a real Online experience, that can easily be forgotten when having friends around to play with.
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  2. Nov 21, 2011
    9
    The Game is very well when you play with your friends in the mode LONDON PARTY. The events are so fun and the graphics are no the best, but it´s acceptable. This game continue the other games of Mario and Sonic in a correct way
  3. Dec 7, 2011
    9
    In the latest installment of the Mario and Sonic series we see the two mascots head off at the summer Olympics once again but unlike the original this game has much more to offer. The graphics in the game are very well done and the music for the regular Olympic events (if listened closely) gives you a Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 feel. The Dream Events are where everything gets much more interesting, in the Dream Events you explore areas from both the Mario and Sonic series exploring areas from your favorite games such as Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Sonic Adventure 2. The game also provide remixes of themes that you know and love and many of these remixed themes can be unlocked through the game which gives you some nice replay value. Also the game introduces London Party Mode and in this mode you participate in quite a few mini-games in a fashion similar to the Mario Party games and you can also fight rivals who are from both series such as Jet the Hawk and Birdo. This game has plenty to offer and it includes tons of unlockables like Mii Costumes specifically made for this game, i would recommend this game to anyone who has a Wii cause trust me you will enjoy this and i would recommend picking up the 3DS version when its released as well because that version will be even more fun then the Wii version with its inclusion of new events and a story mode! Expand
  4. Oct 22, 2013
    9
    This is by far the best of Mario and sonic olympic games, but maybe the best olympic game too. It's fun single or multiplayer, and the multiplayer is the highlight for me. If you have a wii and 1-3 other friends pick up this game.
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. 70
    Rich collection of sport mini games is the best for short sessions thanks to its variability and agility. [Christmas 2011]
  2. Jan 12, 2012
    50
    It may offer some fun as a party game, but there is nothing extraordinary here. The controls remind us why motion gaming has been considered by many as a "gimmick" and the design is fairly unremarkable.
  3. Jan 10, 2012
    80
    Mario & Sonic: Third time is the charm. This olympic game is by far the best application published under the Mario & Sonic franchise. The mini games are well executed and the regular sports are topped off with fantastic dream sports. Although there's still not enough content for long lasting sporting mayhem, the presentation is far better than in the two previous installments. [Jan 2012]