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M&S 2012 Review now live
The mascots return for the London 2012 Olympics
Published on 30/11/2011

My review of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is now live! As the second attempt at the Summer Olympics, the game has a lot riding on it. Can SEGA manage to create a compelling experience once again despite the obvious similarities between this and the 2007 title? Unfortunately not.

It should be stressed that Mario & Sonic 2012 is a fun game, but it is one that feels all too familiar to anyone who has played the original game, and with the focus being solely on multiplayer, it is a shallow experience for any solo players. The poor presentation doesn't help either, but the game is saved by the creative Dream Events and the fun London Party mode.

I'd struggle to outright recommend this but as far as a Christmas party game goes for the whole family, you can't really go wrong with this.

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Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii) Review

It's hard to believe that it was four years ago that Mario and Sonic set aside their differences and teamed up for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and now they're back again for London 2012. The only problem is, not much has changed. Mario & Sonic 2012 introduces few new events, and with a sole focus on multiplayer, feels like a regression for the series rather than positive evolution. Despite all this though, the fun and energy of the series remains, making it a great family game.

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