Video games can be silly, delightful forms of entertainment. We're not sure yet whether Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a particularly good game on Wii U this Summer, but we sure like watching well choreographed footage of it. Perhaps it's the chunky HD models doing silly things that amuses this writer - after all, Bowser doing Rhythmic Gymnastics is amazing.
A new extended trailer on Nintendo's Japanese YouTube channel has some more great moments. You get to see more modes in action and a variety of sports, yes, but there are more important things to see. Such as when Luigi knocks out Sonic in an intense boxing match, or when Bowser Jr. can be seen galloping around on a horse. Or the Rugby footage, all of the rugby footage.
Perhaps this will be rather mediocre like the 3DS version, or hopefully a better experience; regardless, it sure is fun to watch.
Still looking forward to this one. Big "Mario Strikers" vibe in the soccer bit .
Looks fun. Though I'm bored of this series now.
Toad looks very cute!!!
I can't help it, I have a soft spot for the Olympics as an event and spectacle, so I'll probably grab this.
So looking forward to this! Definitely day one!
Looks better than the 3DS one, but I'm a bit tired of this franchise.
Looks way better than I thought. The BMX, boxing and beach volleyball look really fun.
Is there a minigame where you have to swat mosquitoes carrying the Zika Virus?
The fact that, just like in the 3DS version, newcomers are exclusive to certain events really bothers me. The thing is, I couldn't care less about the Olympics. I just wanna see loads of Mario and Sonic characters come together and do stuff. The lack of more newcomers has been a complaint I've had since London 2012. And I remain wondering - WHY!?
I hope the Duel Events don't replace Dream Events. I don't have a Wii U, but I love the music from these games, and more Dream Events = more remixes.
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