Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Will Have 10 2D, Retro-Inspired Events

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 won’t just have the flashy, 3D sports minigames people expect from the series. It is also adding 2D retro ones. These will feature classic character art, making the people from the Mario series look like they did in the original Super Mario Bros. and characters from Sonic the Hedgehog look as they did in the original Sega Genesis games.


Only ten of these Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics events will be present in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, with footage showing Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Dr. Eggman all showing up in their old-school attire.


Here is the list of ten retro events present in the game.


  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics – Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting – Trap
  • Volleyball


The latest Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 trailer also shows off these 2D Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics events.



In addition to the retro-style events, the following 21 normal events will also be in the game.


  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian – Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics – Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate – Kumite
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Skateboarding – Park
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing – Shortboard
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump


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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will appear on the Nintendo Switch in the Americas on November 5, 2019 and in Europe on November 8, 2019.

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