This Games Allows Players to Compete in Nine Olympic Events

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 12, 2016
References: segaarcade
'Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games' is a new arcade game that allows players to compete in nine Olympic events. By using an upcoming event such as the Rio Olympics, the game provides an interesting way to introduce younger players to classic characters.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is an arcade game that combines the magic of the Olympics with beloved anime characters. The game pits rival characters Mario and Sonic against one another in an familiar Olympic showdown. Players are transported to Rio where they can compete in nine different Olympic events, including Hammer Throw, Archery and the 100m Dash. Users can run, throw and jump their way to victory by using the twin joysticks and foot sensor controls built-into the game.

By combining classic characters with a current events, the program gives arcade gaming a modern update.