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  • Summary: Compete On-the-go with Mario and Sonic. Many of your Mario and Sonic characters are ready to join the fun in Rio de Janeiro, host of the Olympic Games in 2016. Then take the rivalry on the road with this portable collection of supercharged events like Soccer, Table Tennis, or test yourCompete On-the-go with Mario and Sonic. Many of your Mario and Sonic characters are ready to join the fun in Rio de Janeiro, host of the Olympic Games in 2016. Then take the rivalry on the road with this portable collection of supercharged events like Soccer, Table Tennis, or test your skills in a challenging game of Golf.

    Features:
    -Take on fun and exciting events set throughout host city Rio de Janeiro.
    -Join Mario, Sonic and your favorite characters to take on new challenging events like Soccer and Beach Volleyball.
    -Soccer is a popular sport in Brazil where the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are set.
    -Golf returns to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years; enjoy the event exclusively in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Jul 4, 2016
    86
    If you want a fun party game this is a great choice… you have the “brand” of the Olympics plus the characters you know (and at least some you probably love). The controls aren’t overly taxing which can be a negative if you like a challenge… but are great for when you just want to enjoy the game, especially with friends.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 28, 2016
    76
    Mario & Sonic are at it again, and once again the game series breaks its personal best. Although the lack of content is still an issue, this time all the events are planned carefully and the online multiplayer gives something for the lone sportsmen, who don't want to enjoy the newest Nintendolympics in the living room. I'd give this title a bronze medal for effort. [Aug 2016]
  3. Jun 22, 2016
    75
    Mario & Sonic go back to basics in this new installment of the long-running franchise. Now only a few buttons will suffice for all sports, in a way that reminds closely the gameplay of old Sega arcade titles such as Virtua Athlete. Also, the new "Duel events" add random items, so typical of the Mario Franchise, to three sports for a more "party" approach. However, it could have packed some more sports and scenarios to compete, as it falls short in that regard.
  4. 70
    At the end of the day, I enjoyed what Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Wii U tried to deliver. While the limited amount of events are the major downer here, I had fun playing them alone or with my friends. They found unique ways to represent the events, which is what matters at the end of the day. I do expect that the majority will be disappointed with the lack of specific Mario and Sonic touches, which is totally justified.
  5. Aug 14, 2016
    60
    It appears to be aiming for family gaming, but just a little more depth would give it more longevity. What’s here is good, but not worth running to the shops to buy.
  6. Jun 22, 2016
    60
    Mario & Sonic At The Rio Olympics 2016 is a solid entry in the series that will provide some undemanding multiplayer fun, as well as a modicum of single player enjoyment. However, a few too many missteps, from the lack of online to some events that don’t hit the mark, unfortunately stop this from being anything but overwhelmingly average.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 12, 2016
    40
    A quite average sports game with better and worse moments, its core is based on repetitive and mediocre minigames unfortunately. You can play it, when nothing else is around, otherwise you can skip this game without no regret. [Issue#265]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. May 20, 2018
    10
    El mejor mario y sonic hasta la fecha tiene un extenso número de deportes y personajes desbloqueables con su nuevo modo online de los juegosEl mejor mario y sonic hasta la fecha tiene un extenso número de deportes y personajes desbloqueables con su nuevo modo online de los juegos olimpicos Expand
  2. Sep 18, 2016
    10
    awesome game! Best in the series thus far.Great game for fans or Mario and Sonic, or just people that enjoy light hearted games at the end ofawesome game! Best in the series thus far.Great game for fans or Mario and Sonic, or just people that enjoy light hearted games at the end of the day. Highlight for 2016 Expand
  3. Jun 24, 2016
    9
    Best in the series thus far.
    Great single and local multiplayer game play, contrary to bad reporting: the game has single player modes.
    Best in the series thus far.
    Great single and local multiplayer game play, contrary to bad reporting: the game has single player modes.

    The selection of sports is great this time around including boxing, football, track running, cycling (with some tricks involved), soccer, beach style volleyball, swimming, while the previous entry was focused on the Winter Olympics.

    The single player tournaments are enjoyable to play through, with characters from the game challenging you, as you unlock additional events. Things are introduced neatly. You are rewarded with coins for completion of activities as you go, to unlock additional novelty character themed costumes. Dream events are alot of fun.

    Game has the over the top style / flair of its predecessors, crossed with traditional sport.

    The Nintendo Olympics and most of the Nintendo brand sports games are under valued,

    this one in particular deserves a bit more praise.

    If you like sports games, this does a great job at keeping it fun, in an era were fun is taboo. Its great for those that aren't big on sports or the olympics too.

    Great game for fans or Mario and Sonic, or just people that enjoy light hearted games at the end of the day. Highlight for 2016.
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  4. Jun 2, 2018
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Most of the events are fun, and I imagine this would be a great game to bring out at a party. There's also a fair amount of single player content and the controls are definitely more responsive than Sochi 2014.

    Not being able to play as every character in every event is a disappointment, as is the lack of "Dream Events" taking place in the worlds of Mario and Sonic, but otherwise a mostly accomplished party/sports game.
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  5. Jul 21, 2016
    7
    This one is better than the 3ds version but this game does have some flaws. It is still a good game but I can see a lot of flaws. The gameplayThis one is better than the 3ds version but this game does have some flaws. It is still a good game but I can see a lot of flaws. The gameplay and controls are great and so are the graphics too. Expand
  6. Jun 24, 2016
    6
    And here we are, folks. Another one of these underwhelming games no one seems to care about. While the 3DS was lacking enough fun, this oneAnd here we are, folks. Another one of these underwhelming games no one seems to care about. While the 3DS was lacking enough fun, this one slightly added a little fun in it, but nevertheless, it's still an installment that overstays its welcome. Expand
  7. Dec 6, 2016
    0
    I've had the opportunity to play every licensed Olympics video game since the original track and field in the arcade. This one is in the lowerI've had the opportunity to play every licensed Olympics video game since the original track and field in the arcade. This one is in the lower middle of the pack, but this game loses points for me because it represents the end of 30 years of authentic Olympics-themed video games. 2016 was the first games since 1984 that did not get a realistic licensed game. Instead, we got this cartoon and only on Nintendo systems. Expand

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