Sonic at the Olympic Games Review!
“Join Sonic and his friends as they explore Tokyo!
Dr. Eggman has taken over Tokyo and it’s up to Sonic and his friends to save the city and the Olympic Games!
Compete in Olympic events, win medals, and challenge bosses while exploring the city of Tokyo with Sonic and friends Compete in Olympic events – everyone can enjoy it! Tap and flick your way to victory! Tons of events here, including the newest additions to Tokyo 2020! Choose between Olympic events or special “Extra (EX)” Events with new and exciting gameplay; Gotta go fast! Gotta go for Gold!
Compete in Olympic events, win medals, and challenge bosses while exploring the city of Tokyo with Sonic and friends Compete in Olympic events – everyone can enjoy it! Challenge yourself and the world! Challenge friends and players around the world! Prove you have got what it takes – can you reach the top of the leaderboard and claim the gold medal? 15 Olympic Games events to enjoy! 100m, 400m Hurdles, Javelin Throw, Archery, Karate, Diving, Shooting, Sport Climbing, Fencing, Trampoline, Hammer Throw, Table Tennis, Long Jump, BMX, and Badminton.”
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Sonic has dropped Mario with this the Olympic Games series coming to mobile. As a Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games veteran, I was extremely excited to hear about this game. There’s a vast array of sports you can play, and you can unlock characters along the way (you start with Sonic). Of course, there’s a storyline to it otherwise it just wouldn’t make sense.
The storyline is that Dr. Eggman has taken over Tokyo and wants to turn it into his own city since it’s large enough to host the Olympics. Sonic responds by challenging Dr. Eggman to various Olympic games to decide the fate of the city.
The Olympic games include:
- 400m Hurdles
- Javelin Throw
- Sport Climbing
- Hammer Throw
- Table Tennis
- Long Jump
I found the graphics to be almost exactly like the console version of the game. Of course, some detail has been compromised otherwise this game wouldn’t be as cheap as it is. I don’t have any complaints, but I certainly didn’t expect anything less from SEGA anyway.
Music & Sounds
As I also expected, the sounds are very similar to the console game. However, the phrases Sonic says do get repetitive after a while. I think I would prefer him to have a wider range rather than having to read a lot off the screen.
The controls for Sonic at the Olympic Games differentiate between what activity you’re doing. For example, some consist of swiping, some dragging, and some tapping.
The Power of in-app Purchases
Sonic at the Olympic Games isn’t free to play, well, it’s free to play the first section. After that, if you want to continue, you have to purchase passes. Luckily the passes are cheap so it’s worth doing if you enjoy the game. However, I think SEGA would’ve been better off charging to download as it would leave fewer people disappointed.
- All-Access Pass – Unlocks all areas for £4.99
- 2-Area Pass – Unlocks areas 1 & 2 for £1.99
- 5-Area Pass – Unlocks Areas 3 to 7 for £3.99
Sonic at the Olympic Games could’ve easily got a 4/5 rating out of me, however, I wasn’t happy with the fact I could only play to a certain point before I had to pay. It’s frustrating and it would make more sense to charge at the beginning so it doesn’t waste anyone’s time who doesn’t want to pay.
If you decide to download Sonic at the Olympic Games, let us know what you think and if you agree or disagree with the things we said. Happy gaming and stay casual!
Sonic at the Olympic Games Overall Rating: 3/5
Offers in-app Purchases