Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games
Nintendo 3DS Review
Mario and Sonic sure do keep themselves busy, whether they are kart racing, taking part in the Winter Olympics, or in this latest release, the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Sega has teamed up with Nintendo to release Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games, a Nintendo 3DS release that has been eagerly anticipated by handheld gamers.
This type of game is perfect for the 3DS handheld platform, as it is great for both short and long-term gaming sessions due to the fact that it is extremely easy and fast to jump in-and-out of playing.
Jumping right into the game, this release packs in more than 50 events for you to take part in. You pretty much have every type of game you would want broken out into categories such as Shooting, Gymnatics, Swimming, Track, etc.
If you want, you can quickly and easily jump right into the Single player mode where you choose and play one event at a time.
What this allows is for handheld gamers to choose how long they want to play for. You can compete for medals based on varying difficulty modes, and can play just one event or a string of events of your choosing.
For those who want a more in-depth experience there is a story mode where you go through some cut-scenes tying together the Olympics. Bowser and Dr. Eggman as you may have guessed, are out to ruin the Olympics, and it is up to you to save the day.
Events such as soccer, volleyball, field hockey, and others all have their own unique control schemes which work great on the 3DS handheld, making use of both the touch-screen when appropriate, as well as the face buttons on the 3DS. The game also makes great use of the microphone, gyroscope, and every other trick the hardware has to offer.
The game has some multi-player elements to it as you can play via local play, or download play which both worked flawlessly for us during our testing. You can also upload your records online to compare against others.
Mario & Sonic At The London 2012 Olympic Games is a fantastic release on the Nintendo 3DS, and is an absolute blast to play. It is perfect for the handheld as it allows for quick, in-depth gaming sessions which make great use of the hardware. This one will surely keep your attention, and keep you coming back as a go-to handheld title on-the-run.
Final Score: 8.6 out of 10 Chatters