Gamer Zone #5

1 August 2016

Dear friend,

Welcome back to the newest section on Diary of an Imperfect Mum; Gamer Zone. Each month I hand you over to my boys for them to tell us all about a game of their choice. (It is my idea to get them reading and writing in English.) For this months instalment of Gamer Zone the boys are going to introduce us to one of their favourite games...

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

This is a brand new game that has only just come out to celebrate the Olympic Games in Rio this year. We were very excited to be able to buy it and it has quickly become our new favourite game. 

What is Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Rio 2016?

Mario & Sonic is a collection of 24 games that are based on the Olympic Games. Players can be a Nintendo or Sega character while competing in events. Like some of the other games, it takes place in the host city of the Olympics and this year the host city is Rio de Janeiro.

What type of game is it?

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is a collection of twenty-four events based on the Olympic Games.

You play by moving the remote in a similar way to how the games are played in real life for example, swinging the Wii Remote to replicate hammer throw or pulling back the remote and tilting the Nunchuk like a bow and arrow,  or swinging the controller like a tennis racket.

You can choose to play as one of your favourite characters from Mario or Sonic games. There are over 35 available.

Big lad: My favourite character is: Metal Sonic

Little Man: I have 2 favourite characters: Diddy Kong & Nabbit

What is the game about?

You can play in the single events:
  • 100m 
  • 100m Freestyle swimming
  • 4 x 100m relay
  • Archery
  • Beach volleyball
  • Boxing
  • BMX
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Javelin
  • Gymnastics
  • Rugby sevens
  • Table tennis
  • Triple jump

Tournaments: Once you have won 5 you unlock Tournaments too. Tournaments are based on events and have 3 phases (qualifications, semifinals and finals). If you come in 1st 2nd or 3rd you receive a medal (Gold, Silver or bronze) You can also win special prizes.

Leagues: are special kind of tournaments. There is a Mario league and a Sonic League. These can only be accessed after winning 25 tournaments. They are accessed with an amino and you play with your Mii.

Heroes Showdown mode: is unlocked after getting all the gold medals in the events or after getting 7 bronze medals in tournaments. You can join team Mario or Sonic and play as a team to try and knock out the other team.

Gamer rating: 9 1/2 Big Lad

                              10 Little Man

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