Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Nintendo Switch)

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I’m a big advocate for limiting screentime. But I’m also for gifting some time on the tablet or game console as a reward for good behavior, showing responsibility, and trying hard at school. In other words, there’s a time and place for screentime in our home. My son especially loves playing the Nintendo Switch when he gets his electronics reward.

I’ve come to love it myself. It’s portable and simple to set up, so he’s not wasting his few minutes of screentime on loading screens and clicking-throughs. We love playing video games together, and the Nintendo Switch gives us a convenient way to do it.

I was given the opportunity recently to test out the brand new Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 for the Nintendo Switch, and I knew my little Mario-lover would be thrilled. We have Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for the Nintendo Wii, and it’s one he really enjoys playing. The new version is loaded with more than 30 events (some 2D retro and some 3D), so there’s plenty of fun waiting for whoever plays!

The game gets released on November 5th, 2019, just in time for the upcoming holiday season.

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Nintendo Switch Version)

Mari and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has all of your Olympic games favorites, like surfing, badminton, skateboarding, hurdles, and boxing. And, it comes complete with your favorite characters like Mario and Sonic, of course, plus Yoshi, Knuckles, Waluigi, Tails, and more.

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Image provided by SEGA® of America, Inc.

What I love most about this game is that it’s easy to jump right in and start playing. You pick your character, choose your event, and go. That’s it. There are no tricky storylines or challenges you have to complete to keep playing. You can keep practicing your favorite events over and over without ever having to play the ones you don’t care for. (In other words, it’s perfect for kids who like instant gratification…you know, like all of ’em.)

The 3D graphics are fun, too. They bring the events to life and it’s fun to see nostalgic Mario and Sonic characters play in the sporting events!

The Details

PLATFORM: Nintendo Switch™
RELEASE DATE: Americas – November 5 / Europe – November 8
GENRE: Sports
PLAYERS: 1-4 (Local) / 2-8 (Online)
ESRB: E10+


  • 100m
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian – Jumping
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics – Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate – Kumite
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Sport Climbing
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump
  • …and more!


This game is available for purchase on Amazon! You can also visit the official website to learn where else you can purchase a physical copy or digital version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 for the Nintendo Switch!

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Image provided by SEGA® of America, Inc.

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Leave a comment down below letting me know what sports event you’re looking forward to trying out the most in this game!

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