WII, DS Thursday, July 19, 2007 | 5:43 PM

Teaser and images of Mario & Sonic

Teaser and images of Mario & Sonic

Sega releases a teaser of Mario & Sonic at The Olympic Games entirely done in CGI, nothing to see here, as well as a few images of the Wii version. We've had a glimpse of the game at E3, but we'll wait to see more than three mini-games before making our minds.

Teaser CG
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Commented on 2007-07-19 17:58:58
this could actually be quite fun...
if they actually put alot of effort into making it fun

otherwise it will be as bad as the oylimpic games but more colorfull with turtles, hedgehogs and italian people
Commented on 2007-07-19 18:02:37
Why would they make a race minigame? Sonic is gonna win, WTF is Bowser doing racing.
Commented on 2007-07-19 18:14:01
Jay! More minigames, just what the Wii needs...
Commented on 2007-07-19 18:18:42
I just can't believe people haven't gotten tired of Mario yet.
Commented on 2007-07-19 18:25:38
Yeah, for some reason i just don't see Mario or Bowser outrunning Sonic. As for the game itself, i guess it's about freaking time wii sports got a graphical update and some new mini games.
Commented on 2007-07-19 18:33:24 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Yeah, for some reason i just don't see Mario or Bowser outrunning Sonic.
Haha =)
You got that right.
Commented on 2007-07-19 18:49:13 In reply to ymmv
Posted by ymmv
Jay! More minigames, just what the Wii needs...
you buy a wii you get mini games, you buy a 360 you fps, you buy a ps3 you get action slash and rpgs ... thats the unwritten rule, live with it.
Commented on 2007-07-19 19:09:32 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
you buy a wii you get mini games, you buy a 360 you fps, you buy a ps3 you get action slash and rpgs ... thats the unwritten rule, live with it.
strange, i have 14 games, only 2 are FPS
Commented on 2007-07-19 19:24:39
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Commented on 2007-07-19 19:25:22
Okay back on track here....
Commented on 2007-07-19 19:53:20 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Okay back on track here....
yes, this game is a travesty :< i wish we could go back to the good old days of megadrive vs snes, sega vs nintendo *wipes tear from his eye*
Commented on 2007-07-19 21:02:25
The game is going to be class no doubt, because it's being developed by sharp guys who worked on Decathlete/Athlete Kings/Winter Heat for the Sega Saturn.

Being a gigantic Sonic fan I'm insulted by the teaser where he jogs along Mario though. It pains me that they seem to pay no attention to the fact that Sonic would run circles round the stadium while Mario was still reacting to the starting shot.

If they have Sonic swimming in it I'm gonna avoid it on sheer principle, no matter how fun it is.
Commented on 2007-07-19 21:12:11
everyone knows Sonic >>>> Mario speedwise
Commented on 2007-07-19 21:42:40
Suddenly this is one of my most wanted games simply because of this screen.


It reminds me of the old track and field game for the NES that I loved so much, but this will obviously be a lot more entertaining.
Commented on 2007-07-19 22:01:14
Commented on 2007-07-19 22:08:34
Will it have Hideki Naganuma's music?
Commented on 2007-07-19 22:59:49
lol yeh sonic would of been at the finish before the smoke had cleared from the gun. I guess mario would win at the high jump.

Yeh ApolloCreed im looking forward to these mini games too!
Commented on 2007-07-20 01:04:32
If anybody beats sonic, you'll know whose using steroids.
Commented on 2007-07-20 12:54:26
Oh god.... wtf... Sorry, but really can't understand how someone can take that game serious...
Even that thing combining Mario with Sonic... (reminds me of that fuck Square and Disney did).
And to compare this rubbish with track and fields.... NO!!!!
Commented on 2007-07-20 13:39:04
Seems like every game that gets announced has to go through the troll fire before it's released. I've lost alot of respect for gamers lately, it seems most are just whiny cry babies who need to pick apart every game to make themselves feel better.

Commented on 2007-07-20 13:43:23
old enemies become friends, back in the days when sega and nintendo fanboys used to kick their buts on the schoolyard ;-)
Commented on 2007-07-20 13:46:43
Hey, I'm just outing my opinion. When you think different, okay, why not. That's why this is a forum, this is why we can "talk" about it here. Therefore those places like this are made for^^
Sorry if my last post was a bit aggressiv, but I really can't understand this game. Well, perhaps it could change my mind playing it. But what I see just makes me shake my head. I'm really not into Mario games.
And don't call me a troll, please. I play games since I'm 6 or 8, and now I'm 26. So....
Commented on 2007-07-21 16:48:11 In reply to Hrimthur
Doesnt mean you cant be a troll ; ).
I think if the game is fun then why is it so hard to ignore the fact that sonic is faster ? Thats quite sad really. They are just making a track and field style game with all sorts of characters. I dont think its a game about each individual characters strengths. No one seems to be talking about the fact that bowser would own at any strength related games.
Commented on 2007-07-21 17:09:17 In reply to TheBeagle
Posted by TheBeagle
I think if the game is fun then why is it so hard to ignore the fact that sonic is faster ?
Because speed is the essence of the character? What kind of fanservice ignores the qualities of a character that MADE fans in the first place?

The great thing about Mario Strikers, Mario Kart, Sonic Battle, Sonic Riders, all those spinoffs is that they take into account the aspects of respective universe. If you lose that then you're just a McDonalds toy in a Happy Meal - quick brand based cash-ins.

The whole fan appeal of a Mario vs Sonic game is to pit their strengths against eachother. What's the point if Sonic's speed isn't even aknowledged? If Sega can't work out a tongue-in-cheek way of evening them out then maybe they shouldn't bother.

Everybody knows Sonic can't swim, but if there's a swimming heat in this game I fear they'll be just as oblivious to that character treat. :(
Commented on 2007-07-21 17:57:14
Yeah I get you. I just dont think its that big of a deal. Only because I know Im not gonna play this and as you said it looks as if this game is going to be just that (your happy meal analogy).

They wouldnt be able to have a straight up olympics using each characters traits. If it were that way then sonic would win flat out. Thats no fun. If they changed the way the race was done however then it may work. Things like powerups that could be used could level the playing field.

I just dont see what the big deal is. They are making a bunch of olympic themed mini-games using characters out of different video game universes. If its a fun game ignore the fact that sonic cant run faster than everyone. The difference between say, this and smash bros is that this game is not one set game type. In smash bros its all about fighting so it allows each character to have signature moves and strengths. They can then focus on balancing the game and making sure that one character is not over powered and dominates every game.

Do you have any ideas on how they could do this ? I really cant think of a way to make a race between mario and sonic fair myself.
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