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Not to be confused with Sonic at the Olympic Games.

Sonic at the Olympic Games (ソニック AT 東京2020オリンピック Sonikku de Tōkyō Nisen-Nijū Orinpikku?, lit. "Sonic AT Tokyo 2020 Olympics"), also known as Sonic at the Olympic Games - Tokyo 2020,[2] is a mobile sports game starring Sonic the Hedgehog and other characters from the series at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[3] The game was released on iOS and Android devices on 7 May 2020.

On 21 October 2021, it was announced that services for the game would be terminated on 15 December 2021.[4] An offline version of the game was then announced and released on 20 January 2022.[5][6]

Gameplay

Sonic at the Olympic Games features similar gameplay to its predecessors, Sonic at the Olympic Games and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.

There are a total of sixteen playable characters in Sonic at the Olympic Games. Initially, only Sonic is playable, but the others become unlocked as the player progresses through the Story Mode. Similar to the 3DS versions of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, each character is exclusive to certain events. However, Sonic is playable in all events. While individual stats were not present in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, each character has their own sets of stats for each event. Each character also has SP depending which events they are available on. While Sonic gets these for free by playing an event for first time during story, Specials for other characters must be bought by using spirits and training points.

Characters

Playable characters

Icon Character Unlock requirement
SonicTokyo2020Sonic.png Sonic Default
SonicTokyo2020Tails.png Tails
SonicTokyo2020Knuckles.png Knuckles
SonicTokyo2020Amy.png Amy
SonicTokyo2020Vector.png Vector
SonicTokyo2020Blaze.png Blaze
SonicTokyo2020Shadow.png Shadow
SonicTokyo2020Silver.png Silver
SonicTokyo2020MetalSonic.png Metal Sonic Clear Stage 1-24: Hammer Throw
SonicTokyo2020Jet.png Jet Clear Stage 2-24: 400m Hurdles
SonicTokyo2020Rouge.png Rouge Clear Stage 3-21: Sports Climbing
SonicTokyo2020Espio.png Espio Clear Stage 4-25: Karate
SonicTokyo2020EggmanNega.png Eggman Nega Clear Stage 5-24: Badminton
SonicTokyo2020Zazz.png Zazz Clear Stage 6-21: Boss Rush
SonicTokyo2020Zavok.png Zavok
SonicTokyo2020Eggman.png Dr. Eggman Clear Stage 7-30: Boss Rush

Non-playable characters

Events

There are a total of seventeen events in the game, with nine of these also containing an "EX version," in which various Sonic-related elements are incorporated into the event. Each event contains five playable characters to choose from, including Sonic, who is playable in all events.

Event SP Move Playable characters EX Version?
100m Uses Starting Dash special.
200m
400m
400m Hurdles Uses Starting Dash and landing dash special.
  • Jet
  • Knuckles
  • Shadow
  • Silver
  • Sonic
Archery Uses Shot special that ignores wind and fires straight.
Badminton Uses smash special that is difficult to counter.
  • Amy
  • Blaze
  • Eggman Nega
  • Silver
  • Sonic
BMX Uses stunt special that does speed increasing trick in certain ramps.
  • Metal Sonic
  • Shadow
  • Silver
  • Sonic
  • Vector
Diving - 3m Springboard Uses Air Jump Special that let's to spin jump in mid air decreasing speed by every spin.
Fencing Uses feint special that is quick lunging thrust.
  • Blaze
  • Espio
  • Knuckles
  • Sonic
  • Vector
Hammer Throw Uses spin special that makes hammer go farther.
  • Knuckles
  • Sonic
  • Tails
  • Vector
  • Zavok
Javelin Throw Uses Super run up special that boosts throw power.
  • Amy
  • Eggman Nega
  • Shadow
  • Sonic
  • Vector
Karate Uses Strike special which is powerful strike that grants 30 points.
  • Dr. Eggman
  • Knuckles
  • Shadow
  • Sonic
  • Vector
Long Jump Uses airwalk special that lets run mid air in order to extent jump distance.
  • Amy
  • Blaze
  • Dr. Eggman
  • Sonic
  • Tails
Shooting - Trap Uses multi lock-on special that triggers bonus round where multiple targets can be shot with one bullet.
  • Blaze
  • Dr. Eggman
  • Shadow
  • Sonic
  • Vector
Sport Climbing Uses leap special that allows the player to jump higher when special meter fills.
  • Blaze
  • Rouge
  • Silver
  • Sonic
  • Tails
Table Tennis Uses overdrive special that won't reduce stamina.
  • Amy
  • Silver
  • Sonic
  • Tails
  • Zazz
Trampoline Uses trick special that will add long trick worth of more points.
  • Amy
  • Rouge
  • Sonic
  • Tails
  • Vector

Development

Promotional

A teaser trailer released during Tokyo Game Show 2019, and playable demo was available at the event. Those who participated received a mobile device stand promoting the game.[7]

Various rewards were added to the game depending on how many users pre-registered, starting from 14 February:[8]

Goal Reward
100,000
300,000
  • Training points
  • Social media character icons
500,000
750,000
  • Training points
1m
1.25m
1.5m
  • Training points
1.75m
2m

Cast

Role English voice actor Japanese voice actor
Sonic the Hedgehog Roger Craig Smith Jun'ichi Kanemaru
Miles "Tails" Prower Colleen O'Shaughnessey Ryō Hirohashi
Knuckles the Echidna Dave B. Mitchell Nobutoshi Canna
Amy Rose Cindy Robinson Taeko Kawata
Vector the Crocodile Keith Silverstein Kenta Miyake
Blaze the Cat Erica Lindbeck Nao Takamori
Shadow the Hedgehog Kirk Thornton Kōji Yusa
Silver the Hedgehog Bryce Papenbrook Daisuke Ono
Espio the Chameleon Matthew Mercer Yūki Masuda
Jet the Hawk Michael Yurchak Daisuke Kishio
Rouge the Bat Karen Strassman Rumi Ochiai
Zazz Liam O'Brien Yutaka Aoyama
Zavok Patrick Seitz Jōji Nakata
Dr. Eggman Mike Pollock Kotaro Nakamura
Eggman Nega Chikao Ōtsuka (archive)
Charmy Bee Colleen O'Shaughnessey Yōko Teppōzuka
Cream the Rabbit Michelle Ruff Sayaka Aoki
Omochao Erica Lindbeck Etsuko Kozakura
Orbot Kirk Thornton Mitsuo Iwata
Cubot Wally Wingert Wataru Takagi

Update history

  • Version 0.15.0 (February 2020)
  • Version 1.0.0 (April 2020) - New releases.
  • Version 1.0.1 (21 May 2020) - The update brought some changes and fixes including:
    • Various bug fixes.
    • Performance optimizations.
    • Fix for issue which prevented players from progressing past Stage 3-1 when their device was set to a specific language setting.
  • Version 1.0.5 (21 October 2021) - The update brought some changes and fixes including:
    • Various bug fixes.
    • Performance optimizations.

Trivia

  • The roster is the same as Team Sonic's roster in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    • This is notably the first Mario & Sonic-related game to feature "Guest" characters in more than one event (discounting the Duel Events in the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games), as Eggman Nega is playable in Javelin Throw, Badminton, and Archery, while Rouge is playable in Trampoline and Sport Climbing.
  • A music used for loading screens in the game is a remix of the main theme for Sonic Dash.
  • Unlike Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the characters do not wear unique outfits, except for Amy and Blaze.
    • Despite this, Amy is still wearing her original outfit in the main artwork of the game.
  • Unlike its Nintendo Switch counterpart, which uses Sonic's voice clips from the Sonic Boom series, Sonic's voice clips are taken from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, which in turn are taken from Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sonic Generations, and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
  • In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Jet's victory poses cannot be seen due to being exclusive to a team event (where characters simply wave). In this game, however, right before racing against Jet in Story Mode, Jet does an animation when the other bosses use their 1st place animations (except Eggman Nega, who uses his 2nd/3rd place animation instead), effectively allowing his 1st place animation to be seen in game.
    • This animation is also seen in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
  • While they appear in this game, the 200m, 400m, Hammer Throw, Trampoline, and BMX do not appear as events in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    • 400m Hurdles, Long Jump, and Shooting do appear in the game, but as Tokyo 1964 events rather than Tokyo 2020 events. Diving is also a Tokyo 1964 event, albeit using the 10m Platform discipline instead of the 3m Springboard.
  • Like it's corresponding Mario & Sonic counterpart, Patrick Seitz's name is misspelled in the credits as "Patrcik Seitz". Additionally, Matthew Mercer and Bryce Papenbrook's names are misspelled as "Mattew Mercer" and "Bryce Pappenbrook" respectively.
  • After he and Zavok lose in Story Mode, Zazz says, "Dammit! How did he beat us?" This makes this the fourth Sonic game to have swearing, the first three being Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic Runners, and Team Sonic Racing.

Videos

English


Japanese


References

  1. Sonic AT Tokyo 2020 Olympics™ (Japanese). Sega. Archived from the original on 31 August 2019. Retrieved on 31 August 2019.
  2. Sega (13 June 2019). SEGA on Twitter. Twitter. Archived from the original on 13 June 2019. Retrieved on 13 June 2019.
  3. Sega (30 March 2019). セガ公式アカウント on Twitter (Japanese). Twitter. Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved on 30 March 2019.
  4. ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ【公式】 on Twitter (Japanese). Twitter (21 October 2021). Archived from the original on 21 October 2021. Retrieved on 21 October 2021. "<重要なお知らせ> この度『ソニック AT 東京2020 オリンピック』は、2021年12月15日(水)をもちましてサービスを終了させていただくこととなりました。 今まで、多くのお客様にご支持いただきましたことに、チーム一同、深く御礼申し上げます。"
  5. SEGA on Twitter. Twitter (20 January 2022). Archived from the original on 20 January 2022. Retrieved on 22 January 2022.
  6. Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Returns Via Offline Version. Sonic Stadium (20 January 2022). Archived from the original on 20 January 2022. Retrieved on 20 January 2022.
  7. PV公開、TGS2019に試遊出展決定! (Japanese). Sega (12 September 2019). Archived from the original on 12 September 2019. Retrieved on 12 September 2019.
  8. https://www.olympicvideogames.com/sonic/jp/pre-regist.html

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