Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Postby big_smile » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:51 am

The series is still dragging on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQduLFJ8iRM

I actually quite liked the first Winter DS version as it had a neat story mode. But then the story got progressively worse with each instalment. I think in the last 3DS title the characters only dispense play tips in story mode and the quest revolves around the player's Mii, which was just pointless.
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Re: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Postby Wombatwarlord777 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:30 am

The first winter game was also when they started getting pretty crazy with the Dream Events, which weren't even present in the last installment.

I swore this was an April Fool's joke when I first heard about this.
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Re: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Postby Yami CJMErl » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:06 pm

I'm kind of surprised; given that they skipped the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea I figured they were done making Mario&Sonic games (or had lost the Olympics license).
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Re: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Postby big_smile » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:43 am

I'm guessing sales must have dropped to do another winter title, but they probably think there's enough interest left for a main game, especially as it's set in Japan.
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Re: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Postby big_smile » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:47 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzaXI6hhzHA
^ Trailers out. Looks like there's an 8-bit mode, which is rather lazily done as everything has 8-bit graphics, apart from the Sonic characters which are 16-bit (unless that's just a fun thing for the trailer). Seeing as the Mario games were re-released with 16-bit style graphics, couldn't they have just used that style of sprite?
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Re: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Postby Tsuyoshi-kun » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:06 pm

The weird part of the retro mode is that the Sonic animals like Picky and such have been slightly re-done to look more like NES sprites, but Sonic and Eggman are not.

I can only assume Nintendo mandate is why they don't use the Super Mario World / All-Stars sprites for the Mario cast.
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Re: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Postby Brazillian Cara » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:35 pm

It's funny how most of the characters are now dressed appropriately for the events, if a little disturbing with a couple of cases - specifically Eggman. I'm just glad Sonic and friends are keeping their shoes on.
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Re: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Postby big_smile » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:12 am

Tsuyoshi-kun wrote:I can only assume Nintendo mandate is why they don't use the Super Mario World / All-Stars sprites for the Mario cast.


That's probably the reason. Although it's too bad Sega didn't go for some 8bit Master System style sprites so they better match.
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Re: Mario and Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Postby Crazy Penguin » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:26 pm

It's similar to how Super Mario Maker on Wii U used Mega Drive Sonic 1 sprites for the Sonic Mystery Mushroom costume, despite all the rest being in an 8-bit NES style. Aesthetically, the Sonic Pocket Adventure sprites would have been a better fit.

But it's clear that Nintendo favours NES Super Mario Bros. for "retro sprite Mario" just as Sega favours Mega Drive Sonic 1 for its "retro sprite Sonic", and neither will budge on that, even if they don't mesh together well.
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