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Try Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 with a free demo

See if you've got what it takes to conquer the Olympic Games with Mario, Sonic, and a host of your favorite character.

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It's time to go for the gold in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

There's a free demo for the popular collection of mini games now available on the Nintendo eShop. Take an Olympic-style dive into a selection of various 2D and 3D games that let you mingle with your favorite Nintendo and Sega characters.

Seriously, the whole gang's here. You might be surprised as to who you can play as. There's also a charming narrative that ties all the games together in an awesome way that we won't spoil for you here. Just know that it's totally worth jumping into to see how it all plays out.

Curious about what kind of games there are in the collection to take part in? We've got you covered on that. 

Here's the game's selection of 2D events:

  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics - Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting - Trap
  • Volleyball

These particular events are available in 3D:

  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian - Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics - Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate - Kumite
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Skateboarding - Park
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing - Shortboard
  • Swimming - 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump

New Dream Events include the following:

  • Dream Karate
  • Dream Racing
  • Dream Shooting

In short, there's a lot going on that you can do in-game. It's almost like participating in the regular Olympics, except you only really need to use your hands. 

Our own Asif Khan reviewed Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and awarded it a 9 out of 10. Here's what he had to say about the game. 

"Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is an excellent game with a fabulous soundtrack and fan service for fans of either franchise. The game's Story Mode does a great job of introducing players to all of the mini-games, while also teaching them about the rich history and culture of Tokyo. Sega has done a great job as ambassadors for the city of Tokyo, and the 1964 retro 2D mini-games and events are nostalgia-filled romps that will leave players smiling from ear to ear." 

If you're interested in checking it out before plunking down your hard-earned cahs, you definitely can now that a demo's available. Just don't be surprised if it eats up a massive chunk of your time. 

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