In the year 2007, the creators of Sega and Nintendo had the brilliant idea of combining characters from two of the most lovable, kid friendly universes to create the “Mario and Sonic Olympic Games” series. Since then, the franchise has boasted an additional three more games under their belt. However, with the ever looming approach of the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Sega and Nintendo have produced yet another game, “Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Games,” and it looks like one of the best ones to date.
Now, with the newest installment, players can expect to see a plethora of characters most video game fans have even heard of before, such as Ludwig Von Koopa, one of Bowser’s many sons, and Cream, Yoshi’s ever so forgettable love interest.
According to many players, people have taken a absurd interest towards the game because of the wide variety of sports you can do, such as the javelin toss and gymnastics. As a plus, there aren’t many things capable of making you laugh more after watching overweight characters such as Dr. Eggman perfectly execute that triple jump.
Another quality most fans enjoy about the game is the sheer simplicity of it all. No quests, specific routes to follow, just choose your character and jump, swim, and run your way to becoming the champion of the 2016 Rio Olympics. After all, there’s nothing quite like beating the snot out of an 800 pound gorilla in boxing after a hard day of school or work.