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Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (マリオ&ソニック AT ロンドンオリンピック[1]?) is the third installment of the Mario & Sonic series published by Sega in North America and Europe and by Nintendo in Japan for the Wii. This game features new sports, such as football, and was released 15 November 2011.

Gameplay

The title screen of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games plays quite similarly to the previous entries in the Mario & Sonic series, bringing together the title characters from both franchises to participate in Olympic events.

Each of the twenty playable characters in the game feature different statistics that allow them to excel at various types of events. The game features five of these stats: acceleration, max speed, skill, power, and stamina. Along with these, each character is assigned a type that corresponds to their strongest skill and fits their characterization.

Although each event is played slightly different, they all involve the motion controls that the Wii is known for. The game features two different control schemes: Wii Remote (horizontal or vertical) and Nunchuck style. The events all have a "recommended" format but can be played either way.

Objects

Items

Mystery Item Box

Various items appear in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, with most being featured in the London Party game mode. The only events to use them are the Dream events. The following are found in London Parties unless noted otherwise:

Characters

Playable characters

Team Sonic

Image Character Skill Type Biography Stats
Sonic fencing.png Sonic the Hedgehog Speed The fastest hedgehog in the world, this little blue speed demon often gets going so fast, he appears to be just a whirling blur. He'll usually be found out front of any of the Speed-based events in these Olympic Games, and will be very difficult to catch in any of the short-distance sprints. Acceleration 9
Max Speed 10
Skill 5
Power 6
Stamina 5
Dr eggman 1.png Dr. Eggman Skill Although Dr. Eggman has great skill-based abilities, he also is quite powerful. His huge, lumbering frame doesn't give the impression that he would be good at gymnastics, but believe it or not, he can handle the Trampoline and Rings quite well. Acceleration 7
Max Speed 6
Skill 10
Power 6
Stamina 6
Knucklessoccer.png Knuckles the Echidna Power Knuckles is an echidna that shows exceptional versatility despite his overall strength in power events. He'll perform best at events like throwing and rowing, but can also provide solid competition in many other competitions that aren't as power-based. Acceleration 6
Max Speed 6
Skill 4
Power 8
Stamina 8
Tailstennis.png Miles "Tails" Prower Skill Sonic's buddy Miles Tails Prower is a fox that can fly, thanks to his bushy tails, he possesses a wide range of skill-based abilities that will make him formidable in a wide range of events. He can jump and accelerate well, so he will be tough to beat in many races. Acceleration 8
Max Speed 7
Skill 10
Power 4
Stamina 7
AmyLondonOlympicGames.png Amy Rose All-Around Sonic's wanna-be girlfriend presents an all-around set of skills that allow her to achieve success in many different events. She's not the most powerful athlete out there, but she can still surprise most of the competition in a variety of ways. Acceleration 8
Max Speed 7
Skill 8
Power 6
Stamina 6
Blaze serious.png Blaze the Cat All-Around Blaze the Cat, another one of Sonic's friends, is an all-around competitor. As her name indicates, she possesses no small amount of speed and will be a formidable contender in events like the 4x100m Relay. Acceleration 8
Max Speed 8
Skill 7
Power 5
Stamina 7
Shadowskate.png Shadow the Hedgehog Speed Like Sonic, Shadow is an extremely fast hedgehog that can give his more famous blue rival a run for his money in most speed events. Additionally, his accuracy will help give him a leg up in events like Pistol Shooting and Fencing. Acceleration 10
Max Speed 10
Skill 6
Power 6
Stamina 5
Vector 1 merry merry merry.png Vector the Crocodile Power Rough-and-tumble Vector is a crocodile that loves money, which means he wants that gold medal more than anything. With incredible power skills, he'll perform well in the throwing events and, given his unique swimming stroke, can excel in the pool as well. Acceleration 4
Max Speed 7
Skill 5
Power 9
Stamina 9
Metalsonic 1.png Metal Sonic Speed Modelled with extreme accuracy to Sonic by Dr. Eggman, Metal Sonic is one of our blue hero's earliest foes. He's out to get the better of Sonic and make sure all of the gold medals are his. Acceleration 9
Max Speed 10
Skill 4
Power 6
Stamina 7
Silver upside down.png Silver the Hedgehog Skill Coming from the distant future with telekinetic abilities, expect the unexpected from Silver when this time-travelling hedgehog takes on the London Olympic Games! Acceleration 8
Max Speed 6
Skill 8
Power 6
Stamina 8

Team Mario

Image Character Skill Type Biography Stats
Mario 1.png Mario All-Around After Mario's many adventures, he's now taking his all-around skills to the London Olympic Games, where his running and jumping experience should come in more than handy in events like the 100m Sprint and Pole Vault. Acceleration 7
Max Speed 7
Skill 7
Power 7
Stamina 7
Mario & Sonic 2012 Luigi.png Luigi All-Around Luigi is Mario's twin brother and the family resemblance is obvious. Like Mario, Luigi is an all-around type of guy, not excelling in any one area but showing solid ability in many events in the London Olympic Games. Acceleration 6
Max Speed 8
Skill 7
Power 7
Stamina 7
Mario & Sonic 2012 Peach.png Princess Peach Skill The Princess of Mushroom Kingdom, Peach has been kidnapped several times over by the wicked Bowser, but has always recovered with the help of Mario and Luigi. Her excellence in skill-based competitions means that she'll perform well in events like Ribbon and Showjumping. Acceleration 8
Max Speed 6
Skill 10
Power 4
Stamina 8
Daisy haim dayzie.png Princess Daisy Speed Like Peach, Daisy is a princess and she comes from Sarasaland. Daisy is exceptionally fast and will perform well in all the speed-based events, but her solid technique also will help her in some aquatics and gymnastics competitions. Acceleration 9
Max Speed 8
Skill 6
Power 5
Stamina 6
Yoshi legs.png Yoshi Speed Yoshi is Mario's friend living on Yoshi's Island and sometimes accompanies Mario and Luigi on their adventures. Yoshi will put forward great effort in the London 2012 Olympic Games with his new abilities. Acceleration 10
Max Speed 8
Skill 5
Power 6
Stamina 6
Wario CRACK.png Wario Power The burly opposite of Mario, Wario is a power-based athlete, able to hurl objects incredible distances, and his awesome stamina gives him a boost in any long-distance event. He is driven by greed and will undoubtedly love to get his hands on a gold medal! Acceleration 4
Max Speed 6
Skill 6
Power 8
Stamina 10
Waluigi gun.png Waluigi Skill Waluigi, loves to compete against Luigi and is known to be a bit of a cheat and leads the rivals around the nose. His skill-based abilities will translate well to events like Shooting. Acceleration 7
Max Speed 6
Skill 10
Power 6
Stamina 6
Bowser.png Bowser Power One of Mario's great rivals, Bowser is an extremely strong competitor and will dominate the power events with his big muscles. His size makes him a formidable competitor in any event that he enters, especially the Hammer Throw and Javelin Throw. Acceleration 5
Max Speed 7
Skill 4
Power 10
Stamina 9
Donkeykong 1.png Donkey Kong Power With both strength and agility, Donkey Kong, a truly powerful competitor, cannot wait to try his unique skills in the London Olympic Games. Acceleration 6
Max Speed 8
Skill 4
Power 10
Stamina 8
Bowserjr.png Bowser Jr. All-Around Bowser Jr. is the son of Bowser, but don't let that fool you. With the good balancing and the inherited hidden strength from his father, he's aiming for first place in these Olympic Games. Acceleration 7
Max Speed 7
Skill 7
Power 8
Stamina 6

Other

Non-playable characters

Rivals

Referees

Audience

Audience members cheering.

Other

Events

Olympic events

Image Event Advantage
Athletics 2012.png Athletics 100m Sprint Mario
110m Hurdles Sonic
4 x 100m Relay Shadow
Long Jump Bowser Jr.
Hammer Throw Donkey Kong
Discus Throw Vector
Javelin Throw Knuckles
Gymnastics 2012.png Gymnastics Uneven Bars Tails
Trampoline 2012.png Trampoline Blaze
Ribbon 2012.png Rhythmic Ribbon Peach
Swimming 2012.png Aquatics 100m Freestyle Daisy
Synchro 2012.png Synchronized Swimming - Team Amy, Peach, Blaze and Daisy
Rowing 2012.png Canoeing Canoe Sprint 1000m Flatwater Bowser and Bowser Jr.
Horse 2012.png Equestrian Show Jumping Luigi
Badmontin 2012.png Badminton - Doubles Eggman and Metal Sonic
Volleyball 2012.png Beach Volleyball Daisy
Pingpong 2012.png Table Tennis - Singles Yoshi
Football 2012.png Football Knuckles
Pewpew 2012.png Shooting 50m Pistol Shooting Waluigi
Fencing 2012.png Fencing Individual Epée Silver
Cycling 2012.png Track Cycling Team Pursuit Eggman, Shadow, Wario and Waluigi

Dream Events

Image Event Advantage Location
Dream jump 2012.png Dream Long Jump Yoshi Yoshi's Picture Book
(Yoshi's Story)
Dream rafting 2012.png Dream Rafting Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong Cheep Cheep River
(New Super Mario Bros. Wii)
Dream disc 2012.png Dream Discus Metal Sonic Windy Valley
(Sonic Adventure)
Dream bars 2012.png Dream Uneven Bars Sonic Grand Metropolis
(Sonic Heroes)
Dream hurdles 2012.png Dream Hurdles Luigi Battlerock Galaxy
(Super Mario Galaxy)
Dream horse 2012.png Dream Equestrian Peach, Daisy, Mario, and Luigi Moo Moo Meadows
(Mario Kart Wii)
Dream sprint 2012.png Dream Sprint Silver Bingo Highway
(Sonic Heroes)
Dream trampoline 2012.png Dream Trampoline Vector Crazy Gadget
(Sonic Adventure 2)
Dream space 2012.png Dream Spacewalk Mario Syncro Battle Galaxy (Sky Station Galaxy)
(Super Mario Galaxy 2)
Dream fence 2012.png Dream Fencing Shadow Ocean Palace
(Sonic Heroes)

Other modes

London Party

Main article: London Party

London Party is the multiplayer party mode in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. It consists of events and Bonus Games played through interacting with various characters from the Mario and Sonic games. Players compete to earn stickers, which are awarded upon winning the various games. The first player to fill their sticker sheet, of 16, 32, or 48 spaces depending on the game settings, is declared the winner.

  • Mission List: This holds every Bonus Game the player has played in the London Party game mode. By selecting a game, it can be played outside of the London Party by up to four players. There are a total of 36 Bonus Games, including Rival Showdowns.

Bonus Mode

The Bonus Mode holds the Mii customization aspect, jukebox and event music options, and the scratch card system.

  • Scratch Cards:
    • Scratch: One scratch card is awarded for every event played and five are gained for each sticker sheet filled in a London Party. These consist of six grey squares, two of which the player will be able to "scratch" as if they were using a coin. If the images under the boxes match, the corresponding prize will be won. "Extra chance" and "Sorry" boxes exist as well, with them respectively providing a second shot at choosing a square or ending the card then and there.
    • Blank Exchange: This is the shop in which the player can purchase various items with any scratch cards they did not win a prize on. There are three categories, with each containing items that cost two, five, and ten blank cards respectively.
  • Mii Costume Change: Here, the player can dress their Mii up in various outfits, which can be obtained through the shop or by winning them off a scratch card. Each accessory changes the stat values of the Mii wearing it, meaning that the player can completely customize the performance of that Mii, along with making them look however the player wants.
  • Sound:
    • Jukebox: The jukebox functions the same as the Sound Test found in past Sonic the Hedgehog titles. Here, the player can listen to various in-game music, along with a selection of tracks from various Mario and Sonic games. However, these tunes must be bought in the store or won with a scratch card. Four categories of music reside here: Event Sounds, L. Party Sounds, Theme Sounds, and Mario & Sonic Sounds.
    • Gameplay Music: Along with listening to the music, the player can adjust the tracks played in each event through this option. Each event's background music can be changed to any unlocked Mario or Sonic songs, along with the original music composed for the game.

Records

The Records menu allows the player to view all their high score in each event, along with statistics such as most played as character and most played event.

  • Player Data: This menu displays data from the selected profile.
  • Event Records: The high score for each event can be viewed here, along with the character or team used to get it. By pressing - on the Wii Remote, the leaderboard of the local profiles can be viewed, and by pressing + the global ranking could be viewed through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.[note 3]
  • Challenges: This menu shows the player each challenge that exists in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, along with their progress in the current level. Upon completion, the icon for the challenge will feature a red bar on top of it that reads "CLEARED!" and the date of which this was done is shown in description to the right.
  • Stickers: Displays every sticker that the player has obtained in London Party divided into seven pages. By selecting a sticker, the event or Bonus Game in which it was obtained is shown at the bottom of the screen. There are no hints or information given on the stickers which the player has not collected.

Mail

Mail is where certain characters, such as Cream or Toad, will send the player letters to congratulate them on various achievements. Sometimes these letters will include a Mii costume.

Options

Options hold various game settings which the player can adjust.

  • Change Profile: The active profile can be swapped here, plus the option to create new profiles if there are not already four.
  • Language: The language that both the audio and the text is displayed in can be changed, options in the North American version of the game include: English, French, Spanish, and Japanese.
  • Game Settings:
    • Set COM Level: Allows the player to adjust the computer's AI level across all events. Options include easy, normal and hard.
    • Advice Display: Toggles whether advice messages are shown after each event.
  • Friend Roster: This will connect the user's Wii to the internet through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and allow access to their friend list's leaderboards through the Records menu. It also lets the player see their own friend code so that it can be given out.[note 3]
  • Credits: Displays the people behind Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and also includes a confirmation screen before rolling them.

Challenges

These are the Challenges which the player can complete to gain a 100% completion upon selecting their file on the main menu.

Challenge Lvl. 1 Lvl. 2 Lvl. 3
Veteran Athlete Play 10 events Play 50 events Play 100 events
Jack of All Trades Play all of the Events N/A
Medalist Get a gold medal in one event
Gold Medalist Get gold medals in all Olympic events
Dream Medalist Get gold medals in all Dream events
Medal Collector Get medals in all events
Record Holder Get a new record in one event Get new records in half (13) of the events Get new records in all (25) of the events
Your Favorite Play 1 character 10 times. N/A
Party Time Play with at least one other player once
Sprint King Get perfect sprint form one time Get perfect sprint form three times Get perfect sprint form five times
Hurdle Master Jump 10 hurdles with a perfect rating Jump 20 hurdles with a perfect rating Jump 30 hurdles with a perfect rating
Baton Master Pass the baton with a perfect rating 5 times Pass the baton with a perfect rating 10 times Pass the baton with a perfect rating 15 times
Long Jumper Special jump (jump with perfect timing) 5 times Special jump (jump with perfect timing) 10 times Special jump (jump with perfect timing) 15 times
Hammer Pro Use a roar of triumph (throw with perfect timing) 5 times Use a roar of triumph (throw with perfect timing) 10 times Use a roar of triumph (throw with perfect timing) 15 times
Flying Discus Throw the discus at the perfect angle 5 times Throw the discus at the perfect angle 10 times Throw the discus at the perfect angle 15 times
Rocket Javelin Throw the javelin at the perfect angle 5 times Throw the javelin at the perfect angle 10 times Throw the javelin at the perfect angle 15 times
Master of the Bars Land with a perfect rating one time Land with a perfect rating three times Land with a perfect rating five times
Trampoline Master Receive more than 2.5 points in one jump 10 times Receive more than 2.5 points in one jump 20 times Receive more than 2.5 points in one jump 30 times
Ribbon Illusionist Perform moves with a perfect rating 10 times Perform moves with a perfect rating 50 times Perform moves with a perfect rating 100 times
Dolphin Swimmer Do a perfect starting dash one time Do a perfect starting dash three times Do a perfect starting dash five times
Synchro Teammate Perform 30 three music note moves in a row one time Perform 30 three music note moves in a row three times Perform 30 three music note moves in a row five times
Power Rower Row with perfect timing 20 times Row with perfect timing 40 times Row with perfect timing 60 times
Equestrian Legend Jump over obstacles with perfect timing 10 times Jump over obstacles with perfect timing 20 times Jump over obstacles with perfect timing 30 times
Ace Attacker Score 5 Special shots in Badminton Score 10 Special shots in Badminton Score 15 Special shots in Badminton
Stonewall Blocker Score 5 points with blocks Score 10 points with blocks Score 15 points with blocks
Super Smasher Score 5 points with Special hits in Table Tennis Score 10 points with Special hits in Table Tennis Score 15 points with Special hits in Table Tennis
Power Kicker Perform 5 Special shots Perform 10 Special shots Perform 15 Special shots
Master Marksman Hit the bullseye 10 times Hit the bullseye 20 times Hit the bullseye 30 times
Formidable Fencer Hit your opponent with a Special thrust 5 times Hit your opponent with a Special thrust 10 times Hit your opponent with a Special thrust 15 times
Perfect Rider Do 10 switches with perfect timing Do 20 switches with perfect timing Do 30 switches with perfect timing
Cloud Cleaver Ground pound on 20 smiling clouds Ground pound on 40 smiling clouds Ground pound on 60 smiling clouds
Seasoned Sailor Complete at least 3 missions in one trip one time Complete at least 3 missions in one trip three times Complete at least 3 missions in one trip five times
Safe Landing Land on the 50 on the target 1 time Land on the 50 on the target 3 times Land on the 50 on the target 5 times
Super Spinner Spin on the bar with all 4 people at the same time on the same bar 20 times Spin on the bar with all 4 people at the same time on the same bar 40 times Spin on the bar with all 4 people at the same time on the same bar 60 times
Leapfrog Artist Leapfrog opponents 10 times Leapfrog opponents 20 times Leapfrog opponents 30 times
Veteran Rider Complete a race without breaking an egg one time Complete a race without breaking an egg three times Complete a race without breaking an egg five times
Jackpot Use the pinball shortcut one time Use the pinball shortcut three times Use the pinball shortcut five times
Aerial Dancer Do 5 moves with 10 or more spins Do 10 moves with 10 or more spins Do 15 moves with 10 or more spins
Counterattack Hit 5 fireballs back at Dino Piranha Hit 10 fireballs back at Dino Piranha Hit 15 fireballs back at Dino Piranha
Fiercest Fencer Knock people off the platform 5 times Knock people off the platform 10 times Knock people off the platform 15 times
Party Lover Play London Party 5 times Play London Party 10 times Play London Party 15 times
Champion Place first in London Party one time Place first in London Party 5 times Place first in London Party 10 times
London Lover Play 10 Bonus Games Play half (28) of the Bonus Games Play all (55) of the Bonus Games
Boss Bruiser Beat one boss Beat half (four) of the bosses Beat all (eight) of the bosses
Sticker Collector Collect one sticker Collect half (52) of the stickers Collect all (104) of the stickers
London Party Champ Win on hard difficulty in London Party N/A
Trip-up artist Trip opponents 10 times in London Party Trip opponents 50 times in London Party Trip opponents 100 times in London Party
Item Hunter Collect 100 items in London Party N/A
Darts Player Play all six types of Chance Time
Pipe Collector Go in 10 pipes in London Party
Play with Mii Play with a Mii once
Team Mario Play each Mario character one time
Team Sonic Play each Sonic character one time
Fashionista Get one outfit Get half (133) of the outfits Get all (265) of the outfits
Music Lover Get one Mario or Sonic song Get half (18) of the Mario and Sonic songs Get all (36) of the Mario and Sonic songs
Lucky Scratcher Use one scratch card Use 50 scratch cards Use 100 scratch cards
Booby Prize Get 10 blank cards Get 50 blank cards Get 100 blank cards
Outfit Customizer Change one Mii's clothes N/A
First Music Change Change music one time under Gameplay Music
Long Road to the Top Access Nintendo Wifi in Records Mode

Stickers

Stickers are collected in the London Party game mode by winning bonus games from characters or rivals or by winning events. A book of every sticker the player has collected is viewable in the records menu.

Image Title Requirement
Sticker rouge 2012.png Rouge Beat Rouge in 110M Hurdles
Rival Showdown: Rouge!
Sticker drybowser 2012.png Dry Bowser Beat Dry Bowser in Dream Long Jump
Rival Showdown: Dry Bowser!
Sticker jet 2012.png Jet Beat Jet in Dream Discus
Rival Showdown: Jet!
Sticker kingboo 2012.png King Boo Beat King Boo in Dream Sprint
Rival Showdown: King Boo!

Image Title Requirement
Sticker eggmannega2 2012.png Eggman Nega Beat Eggman Nega in Fencing
Rival Showdown: Eggman Nega!
Sticker drybones2 2012.png Dry Bones Beat Dry Bones in Table Tennis
Rival Showdown: Dry Bones!
Sticker omega2 2012.png Omega Beat Omega in 100M
Rival Showdown: Omega!
Sticker birdo2 2012.png Birdo Beat Birdo in 100m Freestyle
Rival Showdown: Birdo!

Image Title Requirement
Sticker eggmannega 2012.png Eggman Nega Beat Eggman Nega again in Dream Fencing
Rematch: Eggman Nega!
Sticker drybones 2012.png Dry Bones Beat Dry Bones again in Dream Hurdles
Rematch: Dry Bones!
Sticker omega 2012.png Omega Beat Omega again in 4X100M Relay
Rematch: Omega!
Sticker birdo 2012.png Birdo Beat Birdo again in Badminton
Rematch: Birdo!

Image Title & Bonus Game
Sticker mario 2012.png Mario
Go Away, Boo!
Sticker sonic 2012.png Sonic
Get That Crown!
Sticker luigi 2012.png Luigi
Go Away, Boo!
Sticker tails 2012.png Tails
Hyde Park Coin Collectors!
Sticker peach 2012.png Peach
Hyde Park Coin Collectors!
Sticker amy 2012.png Amy
Go Away, Boo!
Bowser
2-on-2 Tablet Tussle!
Sticker eggman 2012.png Dr. Eggman
Hyde Park Coin Collectors!
Yoshi
Get That Crown!
Sticker knuckles 2012.png Knuckles
2-on-2 Tablet Tussle!
Sticker wario 2012.png Wario
2-on-2 Tablet Tussle!
Sticker shadow 2012.png Shadow
Get That Crown!
Sticker waluigi 2012.png Waluigi
Hyde Park Coin Collectors!
Sticker silver 2012.png Silver
Hyde Park Coin Collectors!
Daisy
Get That Crown!
Sticker blaze 2012.png Blaze
Go Away, Boo!
Sticker jr 2012.png Bowser Jr.
Go Away, Boo!
Sticker metal 2012.png Metal Sonic
Get That Crown!
Donkey Kong
2-on-2 Tablet Tussle!
Vector-Sticker.png Vector
2-on-2 Tablet Tussle!
Sticker toad 2012.png Pink Toad
Coin Collectors: Shell Game!
Sticker espio 2012.png Espio
Vacant Lot Espio Search!
Sticker shyguy2 2012.png Shy Guy
Get That Shy Guy!
Sticker charmy 2012.png Charmy
Highway Ring Collectors!

Image Title & Bonus Game
Sticker shyguy 2012.png Shy Guy
Shy Guy Tag!
Sticker chao 2012.png Neutral Chao
Bonus Sticker
Sticker lakitu2 2012.png Lakitu
Guard The Hyde Park Diamonds!
Sticker omochao 2012.png Omochao
Event Quiz!
Sticker lakitu 2012.png Lakitu
Follow The Flighty Lakitu!
Sticker kiki 2012.png Kiki
Vacant Lot Kiki Hunt!
Sticker goomba 2012.png Goomba
Highway Goomba Hunt!
Sticker bulletbill 2012.png Bullet Bill
Supporting Cast Quiz!
Sticker spiny 2012.png Spiny
Coin Collectors: Spiny Shock!
Sticker cheepcheep 2012.png Cheep-Cheep
Highway Tally!
Sticker boo 2012.png Boo
Boo's Treasure Chest!/Watch out for Boo
Sticker ms 2012.png Mario & Sonic Icons
Hero Quiz!
Sticker pbda 2012.png Peach, Blaze, Daisy & Amy Icons
Heroine Quiz!
Sticker bkle 2012.png Bowser, Knuckles, Luigi & Dr. Eggman Icons
Athlete Characters Quiz!
Sticker ringcoin 2012.png Coin & Ring
All Characters Quiz!
Sticker question 2012.png Question Mark
Grab-Bag Quiz!
Sticker podium 2012.png Podium
Olympic Games Quiz!
Sticker flag 2012.png United Kingdom Flag
United Kingdom Quiz!
Sticker palace 2012.png Buckingham palace
London Quiz!
Sticker bridge 2012.png Tower Bridge
2-on-2 Tag!
Sticker column 2012.png Nelson's column
3-on-1 Vacant Lot Tag!
Sticker hat 2012.png English Police Cap
2-on-2 London Tag!
Sticker londoneye 2012.png London Eye
Point-Based Shell Showdown!
Sticker water 2012.png
One-Shot Shell Showdown!

Image Title & Bonus Game
Sticker building 2012.png
2-on-2 Shell Showdown!
Sticker bigben 2012.png Big Ben
Collect Shy Guy's Coins!
Sticker bus 2012.png London Bus
Stay On the Hazardous Highway!
Sticker cage 2012.png Cage
Orbot and Cubot Tag!
Sticker coin 2012.png Coin
London Coin Collectors!
Sticker sticker 2012.png Stickers
Hyde Park Sticker Hunt!
Sticker cannon 2012.png Cannon
Catch the Floating Sticker!
Sticker barrier 2012.png Barricade
Stay On the Marathon Highway!
Sticker starpost 2012.png Star Post
London Sightseeing Tour!
Sticker pipe 2012.png Green Pipe
2-on-2 Tag: Pipe-Style!
Sticker siren 2012.png Siren Light
3-on-1 Tag!
Sticker darts 2012.png Dartboard
Rotary Chance
Sticker block 2012.png Block
2-on-2 Icon Matchup!
Sticker sprint 2012.png 100m
Win in 100m
Sticker hurdle 2012.png 110m Hurdles
Win in 110M hurdles
Sticker relay 2012.png 4x100 Relay
Win in 4X100 Relay
Sticker jump 2012.png Long Jump
Win in Long Jump
Sticker hammer 2012.png Hammer Throw
Win in Hammer Throw
Sticker disc 2012.png Discus Throw
Win in Discus Throw
Sticker javelin 2012.png Javelin Throw
Win in Javelin Throw
Sticker bars 2012.png Uneven Bars
Win in Uneven Bars
Sticker tramp 2012.png Trampoline
Win in Trampoline
Sticker ribbon 2012.png Rhythmic Ribbon
Win in Rhythmic Ribbon
Sticker swim 2012.png 100m Freestyle
Win in 100M Freestyle

Image Title & Bonus Game
Sticker synchro 2012.png Synchronised Swimming
Win in Synchronized Swimming
Sticker canoe 2012.png Canoeing
Win in Canoeing
Sticker horse 2012.png Equestrian
Win in Equestrian
Sticker badminton 2012.png Badminton
Win in Badminton
Sticker volleyball 2012.png Beach Volleyball
Win in Beach volleyball
Sticker pong 2012.png Table Tennis
Win in Table Tennis
Sticker football 2012.png Football
Win in Football
Sticker pew 2012.png Shooting - Pistol
Win in Shooting
Sticker fence 2012.png Fencing - Epée
Win in Fencing
Sticker cycle 2012.png Cycling
Win in Cycling
Sticker dream jump.png Dream Long Jump
Win in Dream Long Jump
Sticker dream raft 2012.png Dream Rafting
Win in Dream Rafting
Sticker dream disc 2012.png Dream Discus
Win in Dream Discus
Sticker dream bars 2012.png Dream Uneven Bars
Win in Dream Uneven Bars
Sticker dream hurdle 2012.png Dream Hurdles
Win in Dream Hurdles
Sticker dream horse 2012.png Dream Equestrian
Win in Dream Equestrian
Sticker dream sprint 2012.png Dream Sprint
Win in Dream Sprint
Sticker dream tramp 2012.png Dream Trampoline
Win in Dream Trampoline
Sticker dream space 2012.png Dream Spacewalk
Win in Dream Spacewalk
Sticker dream fence 2012.png Dream Fencing
Win in Dream Fencing

Music

Within the Bonus Mode the player can win or buy various tracks from both the Mario and Sonic series. Each track can be assigned to an event to change the background music.

Sonic series

Mario series

  • "Main Theme" from Super Mario Bros.
  • "Underwater Theme" from Super Mario Bros.
  • "Main Theme" from Super Mario Bros. 3
  • "Athletic Theme" from Super Mario Bros. 3
  • "Main Theme" from Super Mario World
  • "Main Theme" from Super Mario 64
  • "Bowser Road" from Super Mario 64
  • "Delfino Plaza" from Super Mario Sunshine
  • "Mario Circuit" from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
  • "Coincentration" from Super Mario 64 DS
  • "Athletic Theme" from New Super Mario Bros.
  • "Underwater Theme" from New Super Mario Bros.
  • "Gusty Garden Galaxy" from Super Mario Galaxy
  • "Purple Comet" from Super Mario Galaxy
  • "Coconut Mall" from Mario Kart Wii
  • "Wario's Gold Mine" from Mario Kart Wii
  • "Main Theme" from New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • "Puzzle Plank Galaxy" from Super Mario Galaxy 2

Mii Costumes

Costumes make a reappearance in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and can be won by playing the scratch card game in the extras menu. A total of 265 Mii costumes are present, with 53 of them being characters from the Mario and Sonic series. Most of the costumes are purchasable through the black scratch ticket shop, but the ones that are unlocked through different means are noted below, with Cream, Toad, or other characters then giving the new costume by mail.

Image & stats Character Requirement
MiiAKSonic.png Sonic Win/Buy
MiiALTails.png Tails
MiiAMKnuckles.png Knuckles
MiiANAmy.png Amy
MiiAOEggman.png Dr. Eggman
MiiAPShadow.png Shadow
MiiAQSilver.png Silver
MiiARMetalS.png Metal Sonic
MiiASBlaze.png Blaze
MiiATVector.png Vector
MiiBKRouge.png Rouge
MiiBLOmega.png Omega
MiiBMCharmy.png Charmy Play for a total of one hour in Single Event Mode
MiiBNEspio.png Espio Place first place ten times in Single Event Mode
MiiBOBig.png Big Play for a total of three hours in Single Event Mode
MiiBPSuperS.png Super Sonic Place first place fifty times in Single Event Mode
MiiBQCream.png Cream Place first ten times in the London Party Bonus Games
MiiBRJet.png Jet Win/Buy
MiiBSStorm.png Storm
MiiBTWave.png Wave
MiiBUTikal.png Tikal Place first one hundred times in the London Party Bonus Games
MiiBVMarine.png Marine Place first fifty times in the London Party Bonus Games
MiiBWEmerl.png Emerl Win/Buy
MiiBYWerehog.png Sonic the Werehog Place first place ten times in Single Event Mode
MiiBZChip.png Chip Play for a total of five hours in Single Event Mode
MiiCAEggPawn.png Egg Pawn Win/Buy

Image & stats Character Requirement
MiiAAMario.png Mario Win/Buy
MiiABLuigi.png Luigi
MiiACPeach.png Peach
MiiADDaisy.png Daisy
MiiAEBowser.png Bowser
MiiAFWario.png Wario
MiiAGWaluigi.png Waluigi
MiiAHYoshi.png Yoshi
MiiAIDK.png Donkey Kong
MiiAJBowJR.png Bowser Jr.
MiiAUDryBow.png Dry Bowser
MiiAVDryBones.png Dry Bones
MiiAWBirdo.png Birdo
MiiAXDiddy.png Diddy Kong Play against a friend 20 times in Single Event Mode
MiiAYFireM.png Fire Mario Win/Buy
MiiAZBeeM.png Bee Mario
MiiBAPropM.png Propeller Mario
MiiBBPenM.png Penguin Mario
MiiBCToad.png Toad Play against a friend 5 times in Single Event Mode
MiiBDLarry.png Larry Koopa Answer 10 questions correctly in the London Party Quiz
MiiBERoy.png Roy Koopa Answer 50 questions correctly in the London Party Quiz
MiiBFLemmy.png Lemmy Koopa Answer 100 questions correctly in the London Party Quiz
MiiBGWendy.png Wendy O. Koopa Play as a Mii 10 times in Single Event Mode
MiiBHIggy.png Iggy Koopa Play as a Mii 50 times in Single Event Mode
MiiBIMorton.png Morton Koopa Jr. Play as a Mii 100 times in Single Event Mode
MiiBJLudwig.png Ludwig von Koopa Play against a friend 10 times in Single Event Mode

Image & stats Character Requirement
MiiCBWenlock.png Wenlock Win/Buy

Development

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games was announced on 21 April 2011.[5] The game was later was playable at E3 2011 and Gamescom 2011.

Cast

Role English voice actor Japanese voice actor
Announcer
Runblebee

Sonic characters

Role English voice actor Japanese voice actor
Sonic the Hedgehog Roger Craig Smith Jun'ichi Kanemaru
Miles "Tails" Prower Kate Higgins Ryō Hirohashi
Knuckles the Echidna Travis Willingham Nobutoshi Canna
Amy Rose Cindy Robinson Taeko Kawata
Dr. Eggman Mike Pollock Chikao Ōtsuka
Eggman Nega
Shadow the Hedgehog Kirk Thornton Kōji Yusa
Orbot Mitsuo Iwata
Blaze the Cat Laura Bailey Nao Takamori
Omochao Etsuko Kozakura
Vector the Crocodile Keith Silverstein Kenta Miyake
Silver the Hedgehog Quinton Flynn Daisuke Ono
Rouge the Bat Karen Strassman Rumi Ochiai
Jet the Hawk Michael Yurchak Daisuke Kishio
E-123 Omega Vic Mignogna Taiten Kusunoki
Espio the Chameleon Troy Baker Yūki Masuda
Charmy Bee Colleen O'Shaughnessey Yōko Teppōzuka
Cream the Rabbit Michelle Ruff Sayaka Aoki
Cubot Wally Wingert Wataru Takagi
Big the Cat Kyle Hebert Takashi Nagasako
Chao
Tomoko Sasaki

Mario characters

Role Voice actor
Mario Charles Martinet
Luigi
Wario
Waluigi
Goomba
Princess Peach Samantha Kelly
Toad
Princess Daisy Deanna Mustard
Bowser Kenny James
Dry Bowser
Yoshi Kazumi Totaka
Birdo
Donkey Kong Takashi Nagasako
Bowser Jr. Caety Sagoian
King Boo Toru Asakawa
Dry Bones
Lakitu Dex Manley
Magikoopa Atsushi Masaki
Boo Sanae Susaki
Luma Yuya Takezawa

Reception

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 66%[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 5.75/10[7]
GameSpot 7/10[8]
GamesRadar 3/5 stars[9]
IGN 7.5/10[4]
Nintendo Life 5/10[10]
Nintendo Power 7.0/10[11]
Nintendo World Report 7.5/10[12]
PALGN 6.5/10[13]

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games received mostly positive reviews from fans and critics alike, with the game holding a 66% on Metacritic.[6]

Nintendo Power gave the Wii version a 7.0 rating in their November 2011 issue, stating that the game had events that weren't just minigames, but good ones too.[11] IGN gave the game a 7.5 rating, saying that the game is a recycled version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games with the events, but liking the Dream Events and the London Party.[4] Jason Venter of GameSpot praised the engaging nature of the game, but noted that some events quickly becoming repetitive and stating that it "perhaps relies too heavily on your fondness for its leading mascots."[8] PALGN gave Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games a 6.5 out of 10, saying that it is "some nice nostalgia for Mario & Sonic fans."[13]

Trivia

  • This is the only Sonic game where the characters were not officially dubbed in French, Italian, German or Spanish following Sonic Generations.
    • Only the Announcer was dubbed in these languages.
  • This is the first game in the Mario & Sonic series to not feature any new playable characters.
  • The trailer shows Mario participating in the trampoline event while Sonic is participating in the track event, emphasizing their famous abilities of jumping and running, respectively.
  • This is the first Mario & Sonic game to feature the new Sonic voice cast.
  • This is the last Sonic game to be released on the Wii.
  • This is the first Mario & Sonic game to show Dream Events in the cinematic opening outside of gameplay.
  • This is the only game on the Wii to have a yellow case (aside from the Japanese version), rather than the standard white.
  • In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Vector's arms have been recolored a darker green, as opposed to being the same color as his underbelly.
  • The remix of "Splash Hill Zone" featured in the game was first heard during the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parad, to mark the return of the Sonic balloon as the lead of the parade after it was out of commission since 1997.
  • The remixes of "Angel Island Zone" and "His World" in this game are the same remixes that were featured in Super Smash Bros Brawl.
  • Each female character has three outfits: a normal Olympics outfit for most events, a winter Olympics outfit exclusive to the equestrian event, and a new outfit for swimming and gymnastics. Also, swimsuits were originally planned for the first game, but were implemented first in this one.
    • Originally, all the characters were going to have swimsuits as well. However, Sega rejected the idea as Sonic is not allowed to have his shoes removed.[14] However, Sonic does wear a life jacket in aquatics, although it is blue instead of yellow as it was in previous games.
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  • There is an unused low poly version of Mario that still exists in the files of the game. It has two textures and three animations.
  • This is the second Mario & Sonic game where a Mario character and a Sonic character is seen at the same team in the game's opening, the first was Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, where Yoshi and Tails were in the same team, along with Silver and Amy in a curling match.
  • In the opening video, when Sonic grabs Blaze's legs in one of the events showcased, the player can see Blaze's eyes wide with panic - it's most likely a nod to the fact that Blaze is scared of heights, similarly to how Sonic was shown in a life jacket to showcase his inability to swim.
  • This is the first Mario & Sonic game where Blaze is seen with bare arms.

Videos


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Appears in both Dream Events and London Parties.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Appears in Dream Events.
  3. 3.0 3.1 No longer accessible as Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection was discontinued on 20 May 2014

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 マリオ&ソニック AT ロンドンオリンピック (Japanese). Nintendo (JP). Archived from the original on 7 June 2017. Retrieved on 25 December 2021.
  2. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Nintendo (US). Archived from the original on 13 December 2018. Retrieved on 25 December 2021.
  3. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Nintendo (UK). Archived from the original on 31 January 2019. Retrieved on 25 December 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Thomas, Lucas M. (23 November 2011). Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Review. IGN. Archived from the original on 25 October 2013. Retrieved on 5 March 2022.
  5. London's Calling Mario & Sonic. Sega (21 April 2011). Archived from the original on 31 July 2011.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii). Metacritic.
  7. Hilliard, Kyle (29 November 2011). Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Review. Game Informer.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Venter, Jason (28 November 2011). Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Review. GameSpot.
  9. Johnson, Nellie (2 December 2011). MARIO & SONIC AT THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES REVIEW. GamesRadar+.
  10. Newton, James (7 December 2011). Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Review (Wii). NintendoLife. Retrieved on 5 March 2022.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Nintendo Power (273): 82. November 2011.
  12. Hernandez, Pedro (18 December 2011). Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Nintendo World Report.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Ghiggino, Adam (25 November 2011). Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Review. PALGN. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012.
  14. Watts, Steve (19 December 2011). How Mario and Sonic get outfitted for the Olympics. Shack News. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012.

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