(Thanks to Sega Amusements for the info)
If you want to play something a little different at the arcade then Sega has you covered with their brand new Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympics Arcade Edition video game. While the game is also available on the Nintendo WiiU and 3DS game consoles, the Arcade build has enough differences that help it stand out on its own, which you can see from our previous footage of the prototype game at the bottom of this post.
The game has been delayed a few months from the original suggestion of a February release although select locations were able to get their hands on it early. If you’re in the category of ‘everyone else’, then the game is available now. The main changes made to the game are the screens – originally shown with 42″ vertically mounted displays, they’ve bumped those up to 55″. The 4 player model still uses the camera/video marquee system to show the competitors as they play. As we previously revealed, this is powered by Sega’s PC-based Nu hardware platform.
The Mario & Sonic Olympics Cabinets:
The Mario & Sonic Olympic Events
For the events that Mario & Sonic + friends will compete in, here you go (click on any image to enlarge it):
Having played the game, it is a welcome addition to the modern arcade line-up. It is like Track & Field in many respects but the unique combination of the oversized analog joysticks and the run/jump pad make it different in a good way. The events I tried were easy to play and while you look like a goofball doing some things, that’s all part of the fun. What are your thoughts of this new arcade release?
NOTE: This video shows a prototype build of the game from November 2015:
I’ve yet to come across this game here in the UK. I’ve been to quite a few arcades but none have picked this up or unless it’s not been available up until now. I’m eager to try it out though