Review

Review: Mario and Sonic 2020 is let down by clumsy gameplay

The latest Olympics party game lacks the polish we’ve come to expect

Game director
Naohiro Hirao
Key Credits
Kenichi Tokoi (Composer), Nobuya Ohashi (Producer)

Though bold and colourful and accompanied with a dazzling score, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games 2020's clumsy gameplay lacks the polish we've come to expect from games emblazoned by that iconic little plumber.

  • 8-bit and 16-bit graphics are a delightful touch
  • Wonderful to see Sonic, Mario and co. once again team up
  • Imprecise motion-control
  • Story mode is slow and tedious
  • Lack of meaningful replayability
2 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
Game director
Naohiro Hirao
Key Credits
Kenichi Tokoi (Composer), Nobuya Ohashi (Producer)

Though bold and colourful and accompanied with a dazzling score, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games 2020's clumsy gameplay lacks the polish we've come to expect from games emblazoned by that iconic little plumber.

  • 8-bit and 16-bit graphics are a delightful touch
  • Wonderful to see Sonic, Mario and co. once again team up
  • Imprecise motion-control
  • Story mode is slow and tedious
  • Lack of meaningful replayability
2 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch