The Nintendo Switch Always Excels For

The Nintendo Switch always excels for me in the party games. Mario Party and Mario Kart are two of the most fun games to play with friends or family. Mario & Sonic is also at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020. In the run-up to next year's Olympic Games, Nintendo will come up with a new game that revolves around the Olympic Games and Mario, Sonic and co. Is this game one that we can happily add to the list of party games? You can read the answer to that in our review.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 is not just a party game with a sports theme. There is a real story mode incorporated in the game. Besides the boyfriends and girlfriends of Mario and Sonic, the arch-rivals of the two are also in the game. Bowser and Dr. Eggman also have a nefarious plan in this game to ruin the lives of the two heroes. dr. Eggman has developed a game console on which the 1964 Tokyo Olympics can be played. But as soon as the power button is pressed, our heroes are sucked into the game console, along with Toad, Bowser and Dr. Eggman.

Once in the game console everything is back in the 8 bit style and this provides a nice flashback for the older gamers among us. Mario and Sonic now have to do their very best during the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. Because if they have won enough gold medals, they can find an exit to get out of the game console. Of course, Bowser and Dr. Eggman will do everything he can to win the gold medals himself. Nice about the story mode of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020, there are several Toads or boards in the game that teach you everything about the Olympic Games being held in Tokyo. So if you approach a Toad you can learn something.

Mini Games enough

Of course you can play any sport that is in the game separately from the story. You can do this alone or with your friends. You can play the mini games with up to four people. And there is still plenty of choice. Of course not all sports are represented in the game, but the diversity is excellent. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 has three different types of mini games. You have the 2020 style sports and the 1964 retro style and to top it off you have three more dream sports. Those dream sports are actually oversized versions of a number of other mini games.

The 2020 mini games are 21 in total. Add to that the three dream sports and the ten retro games and you have a collection of 34 mini games to play with your friends. Each mini game is fun and well thought out. The controls are sometimes a bit tricky, but I think that's more because I don't know the button layout of the Nintendo Switch that well myself. Gymnastics is not a mini game for me where you have to make various button combos.


Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 is a fun party game that can stand between Mario Kart and Mario Party. You have plenty of mini games to play that all differ in difficulty. But they never get too difficult. The fact that you can switch between the contemporary graphics and the retro graphics makes the game super recognizable for older players. The story mode is a nice set up story that plays nicely if you want to play alone for a while. However, as soon as you finish the story, the game is a lot less fun for the solo gamer. That's why we only recommend getting this game if you always have friends or family around. Nintendo has also added a nice touch to the game by putting some fun facts and tidbits in the game. With this you can learn about the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year as well as 1964.

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