20km Race Walk

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20km Race Walk
Appears in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)
Type Athletics
Info Walk to the Rhythm!
Move the stylus with the beat!
Go too fast and get penalised!
Controls Walk: Use the stylus to control the tempo by sliding ⇔ on the Touch Screen.
Entry characters Heroes
Game level ★★

20km Race Walk is an Athletics Event that appears in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The objective of the event is to be the first to cross the finish line with the shortest time. The event has a starting World Record of 1:17:16 and Olympic Record of 1:18:59.


The event begins in the final 2km of the race at one hour in, with a sped up timer being used for the part of the race that the player must complete. The player must use the stylus to slide left and right on the Touch Screen in time with the music to control their character's walking pace. An example of the pace will be given while the character continues walking before the player has to start sliding themselves. The first piece of music is the slower-paced Three Marches Militaires, Op. 51, No. 1 by Franz Schubert, which changes to the faster-paced Can-Can music partway through the event. The player must not go too fast, or they will be penalized and stopped for a short amount of time for running. The player will also stop for a briefer amount of time if they go slightly too fast.

Omochao appears in the top left hand corner of the upper screen and comments on the player's pace. He makes comments of "Perfect! Perfect Pace!" when the player keeps sliding at the right speed, "Too fast!" with a red card when the player is sliding slightly above the right speed, "Bad! Faster, faster! Slide faster!" when the player is sliding too slowly and "Red card! There's a penalty for running!" when the player slides too fast.


1) Walk: Use the stylus to control the tempo by sliding ⇔ on the Touch Screen.

Medley Match[edit]

In Medley Match mode, 20km Race Walk appears as the third event of Footrace Medley 1 and Rock That Rhythm Medley, and the first event of Stylus Intro Medley.

Story Mode[edit]

20km Race Walk appears as the second challenge in Heroes Episode 3, A Rainbow In Fog, in the Story Mode in which Sonic must beat imposters of Mario, Luigi, and Tails. It also appears as part of Challenge 2 in Heroes Episode 5, The Promise to Toad, where Sonic must beat the imposters again in it along with Modern Pentathlon and Marathon. It is also the challenge in the Final Episode The Grand Showdown, in which Sonic must beat Bowser when he is powered up by the Phantasmal Fog.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 20km競歩
Nijū-Kiromētoru Kyōho
20km Race Walking
Dutch 20 km snelwandelen 20 km speed walking
French 20km marche
German 20km Gehen 20km Walking
Italian 20km di marcia 20km speed walking
Spanish 20km marcha