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Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Movie Gives Characters Time To Shine



The Mario and Sonic all stars certainly look ready to compete in Nintendo’s latest video. The company has released the opening movie from Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the latest entry in the Mario & Sonic series. This will be the fifth time the characters have “participated” in the Olympics.


In the one and a half minute Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games opening, a number of the game’s elements are highlighted. It seems as though the most of the over 40 playable characters all make an appearance. We also get to see snippets of the American football, boxing, archery, 100m dash, BMX, and gymnastics events.


Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will come to the Nintendo 3DS in North America on March 18, 2016 and in Europe on April 8, 2016. North America and Europe will both get the Nintendo Wii U version on June 24, 2016. The actual Rio 2016 Olympics will be held August 5-21, 2016.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.