Using 2D sprites of modern notorious characters makes for entertaining marketing material. However, the developers of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 decided to take it a step further. Making 2D sprite events for the characters in the game.

They’ll be 10 2D events that are as follow:


10m Platform (Diving)

400m Hurdles

Gymnastics – Vault


Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m

Long Jump


Shooting – Trap


This is a great idea and judging from the comments, fans are very interested in this mode. Offering the chance to Sonic and Mario to relive their rivalry with their 2D forms.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 5 in the United States and November 8 in Europe.