This year brings so many amazing events. We’ve got a Presidential election and the, much anticipated, 2012 Olympic Games in London. As a blogger, I day dream of attending the Olympics to bring all of you guys first hand scenes from the games, but alas, I sit back and realize that will never happen. So, I opted for the next best thing…. the video game version.
SEGA has released another outstanding game with our two favorite characters in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. We had the honor to try it out in December on our Wii System, but tomorrow (Feb. 14th), it will be released on Nintendo 3DS! For all of you with boys, tell me they haven’t been talking about this game day and night? My son’s have!
Arriving on Nintendo’s new handheld system for the first time ever Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games contains over 50 original Olympic themed events playable in both single and multiplayer modes. Bringing a whole new dimension to the Mario & Sonic universe, the glasses-free 3D visuals and the unique control systems mean there are plenty of new and exciting ways to compete for a coveted gold medal!
- Bring a whole new dimension to the Mario & Sonic universe as you enjoy a huge range of over 50 Olympic-themed events in glorious 3D
- Make the most out of the unique touch panel and circle pad controls, as well as the 3DS internal gyroscope as you tilt, blow, shout, tap and more to compete for the coveted gold medal
- Play as the full cast of characters in a fully immersive single player story mode
- Take on the team of Dr. Eggman and Bowser in an all-new exciting adventure
- Four-player multi-card wireless support
Okay, we’ve gone through the specs of the game, but I know what YOU guys want to know is Which version is best for my children? I thought that too. We were fortunate to check out both versions and my 9-yr-old breaks it down in simple terms any gamer might understand if they’ve played the previous Mario and Sonic Olympic Games from years past.
I understand that our “breakdown” may not mean much to you, as a parent, but if you talk to your kids who have experience with the games, it really does make a difference. My 9-yr-old likes to play the game by himself through storymode, however, my preschooler like party mode. The more the merrier, right?
Either way, my boys definitely love playing this newly introduced games and I like that we can celebrate the 2012 London Olympic Games this year with a game that’s rated E for Everyone!
Look for Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games where ever video games are sold. Wii game sells for the suggested retail price of $49.99 and the 3DS game for $39.95 (and released 2/14/12). For more information on both games visit www.olympicvideogames.com.
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