||Fans have been after the meeting of Mario and the Blue Blur for almost as long as the two have coexisted. Mario has dominated the Nintendo universe for many years and Sonic did the same for Sega. The fans had a shocking surprise, however, when it was announced that the two would meet for the first time in a sports game based on the Olympics in Beijing. While some discredited the questionable move, many people enjoyed the game and were excited when it was announced two years later that the two would meet again two years later to compete in Vancouver. The original was one of the kingpin party games of the Wii, but would the second one really stack up against the original? Or would it be just a cheap copy?
Just like the last time around, the developers went with the wonderful formula of not making the events any more difficult than they needed to be. Some of the events require some time to master the control setup, but some are super simple and offer instant fun. The dream events offer you a little glimpse into what the Olympics would be like if they were help in either the Nintendo or Sega universes. Without a doubt, the gameplay leaves next to nothing to be desired. The only flaw is that some of the control setups are a little hard to get used to.
The multiplayer in this game is true party worthy. Almost all of the events are just as fun if not more fun than they are in single player mode. The ability to incorporate your own Mii into the game is awesome too. This time around, you are able to purchase clothing for your Mii that alter their stats. Suit up and enjoy!
On the whole, this game is a ton of fun. You can spend hours enjoying the different events and you can add hours onto that once you add a few more players. On the whole, it stands out as an exemplary party game that can hold its own in the single player world too.