Review: Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Being part of the Nintendo UK Family Blogger Network has a lot of perks, and when we recently took delivery of a copy of Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games, my 11-year-old couldn’t wait to try it.
We spoke about receiving Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games a few weeks ago on the blog.
In fact, Brooke was so taken with the Nintendo 3DS version of the game that she asked if she could do a review for it on the blog!
So here it is, fully unedited:
Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Review by my favourite daughter, Brooke
My name is Brooke and I offered to review this game which my dad received from Nintendo. The reason I did this was because this game was very exciting and I couldn’t stop playing it (also daddy didn’t even play it so he couldn’t really review it).
Rio quick play
This is the part about the Rio quick play:
The main part of this game is the “Rio 2016 Quick Play”, a mode where you can choose what character to be out of the selections available.
You can play different ‘sports’ like gymnastics, football, archery, table tennis and more. In this mode, there is also a part called plus events (which are all the same events just a bit more challenging and I think they are more fun!)
This is my second favourite mode of the game; my favourite ‘sport’ to play in this is gymnastics (but I still can not get first in). Chance (my brother) favourite game is table tennis. This is because it is fun and also he has said it’s the first game he played (it was his favourite game on Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic games too) which he is a champion at and can not be beaten.
Charisma and Aaliyah have still not decided what their favourite ‘sport’ is in this game as they love them all.
Road to Rio
The next game mode is “Road To Rio”
Personally, this is my favourite game mode as it’s more continuous and is not like one quick game and you’re done. In this
In this game, there is a daily sports competition between coms and you have to walk around the ‘town’ and speak to people to find out what to do next (it’s almost like a mission).
These are our opinions: Chance said: “this game mode is fun and there are lots of things to do”. Charisma said ‘This game mode was not my favourite but I understand why people would enjoy it”. Aaliyah said ‘I would have played this but the others didn’t let me’
Another Game mode is Pocket Marathon. I am the only one of us who have played this (the others have not as they have been too busy playing other game modes)
If I am completely honest I am not completely sure what the aim of this game mode is but for every day in a row, you get apples. These are basically coins which you can use to buy clothes from the shop.
You have your own Mii as one of your characters and these clothes give them a better level of something: for example Speed.
The Last game mode is “Verus Mode”. This is a mode where you can connect and play this game with other DS’. We have not played this game mode (I hope to do so soon as you need another system but from what I’ve heard it is good.)
A couple of things that I feel I should point out. Daddy didn’t play the game as daddy couldn’t get near the 3DS all weekend due to four kids clamouring to play the game!
Although all four of the kids played it, Brooke and Chance (aged 11 and 9 respectively) were the keenest players, whereas although Charisma and Aaliyah (aged 15 and 13) played, they weren’t as addicted as the younger two.
Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games is available on both the Nintendo 3DS and will be on the Wii U – Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games - later in the year.
I was given this product for free in exchange for an honest review. A full disclosure policy is available on the website.