Mario and Sonic Go Old School in New Retro Olympic Events

Back at E3, SEGA hinted at a new “retro mode” for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, but wouldn’t clarify anything beyond the brief clip we saw in the E3 trailer – today we finally have clarification! 10 events in the game will have alternate “Classic 2D Events” that utilize retro sprites and graphics, and take place during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics!

The Classic 2D Events include:

• 100 meter
• Canoe
• Long Jump
• 10 meter Platform
• 400 meter Hurdles
• Volleyball
• Vault
• Marathon
• Judo
• Shooting

You can check out the trailer below:

Both games utilize sprites based on the style of each character’s first games, with Mario’s sprites based on the original Super Mario Bros, and Sonic’s sprites based off of Sonic 1.

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Nuckles87 has been an editor at Sonic Stadium since 2007, and has been covering events like E3, PAX, and SDCC since 2010. An avid retro gamer, he runs a monthly stream on Twitch where he explores obscure Sonic oddities, and how aspects of the franchise have evolved over the decades.


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