Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Races onto Mobile Devices

Posted by | May 08, 2020 | Mobile, News, Video | No Comments

Sega has released the now awkwardly named Sonic at the Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020 on mobile devices. It’s available on Google Play, the Apple App Store, and the Amazon Appstore.

Sonic at the Olympic Games is a mobile port of last year’s Switch-exclusive Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the latest in the long-running sports mini-game series. Controls have been rebuilt for touch screens. The mobile version drops the Nintendo characters but features 15 Olympic events, including soccer, swimming, and gymnastics. New events include Karate, Skateboarding, and Sport Climbing.

New EX Events (formerly called Dream Events) stretch the realistic boundaries of real Olympic games, and allow Sonic and friends to use their full abilities. Records can be challenged via online leaderboards for players around the world.

Over 2 million fans pre-registered, which results in several bonus goodies unlocking at launch. Every player can log-in to claim 1200 training points, three different badges, including Classic Sonic and Super Sonic, and three music tracks from previous Sonic Games, including Team Sonic Racing and Sonic Mania.

The title has become uniquely awkward due to the unprecedented postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics. The COVID-19 global pandemic has shut down all major gatherings around the world, and the Olympics is one of the biggest. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are currently scheduled for next summer, beginning July 23, 2021, though they may still be called the “Tokyo 2020 Olympics.”

Sonic at the Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020 is available now on mobile devices. It’s rated E for Everyone.

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