Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition

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This article is about the arcade game. For the Nintendo 3DS game of the same title, see Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS). For the Wii U game of the same title, see Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U).
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition
Rio Arcade Logo.png
Developer(s) SEGA
Racjin [1]
Publisher(s) SEGA
Release date Japan February 2016
USA June 2016
Genre Sport
Mode(s) two players, four players
Cabinet custom design, width 2511 mm, height 2272 mm, depth 1470 mm (two players); custom design with overhead display and camera, width 6700 mm, height 3205 mm, depth 1580 mm (four players)
Arcade system SEGA Nu[2]
Monitor 55'' HD vertical monitor (two players), 55'' HD vertical monitor and overhead display (four players)
Input two Joysticks, each with 1 button; footpad; live Player Camera (four players version only)

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition is a sports title for arcade machines, which is the fifth installment on the Mario & Sonic series, along with the Nintendo 3DS version and the Wii U version. Like the other games, it takes place in the host city of the Olympics of the corresponding year, being Rio de Janeiro.

Characters

The game features a total of 20 playable characters, 10 from Team Mario and 10 from Team Sonic. In the Japanese version, 4 characters must be unlocked in order to become playable. The stats range from 0 to 10, with the sum of the stats being equal to 18 for the playable characters and 23 for the guest characters. Even though there are recommended events for each character, every playable character can participate in all the events.

Team Mario

Image Name Stats Type Recommended Events
Mario thumbs-up.png Mario
Power
 
6
Speed
 
6
Technique
 
6
Balance
Luigi - Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix.png Luigi
Power
 
5
Speed
 
6
Technique
 
7
Balance
Princess Peach Artwork - Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.png Peach
Power
 
3
Speed
 
6
Technique
 
9
Technique
Daisy Artwork - Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.png Daisy
Power
 
4
Speed
 
8
Technique
 
6
Speed
BowserNSMBWii.png Bowser
Power
 
10
Speed
 
4
Technique
 
4
Power
Wario MP10.png Wario
Power
 
8
Speed
 
4
Technique
 
6
Power
Mario Party - Island Tour Waluigi Artwork.png Waluigi
Power
 
6
Speed
 
4
Technique
 
8
Technique
Yoshi MP9.png Yoshi
Power
 
5
Speed
 
9
Technique
 
4
Speed
OWG DK.png Donkey Kong
Power
 
9
Speed
 
5
Technique
 
4
Power
Bowserjr MP9.png Bowser Jr.
Power
 
7
Speed
 
5
Technique
 
6
Balance
Legend: ★ = The character needs to be unlocked using Aime card functionality in the Japanese version; ⧫ = The character needs to be unlocked in the Japanese version.

Team Sonic

Image Name Stats Type Recommended Events
Sonic Rio Arcade Artwork.png Sonic the Hedgehog
Power
 
3
Speed
 
10
Technique
 
5
Speed
Tails Rio Arcade Artwork.png Miles "Tails" Prower
Power
 
4
Speed
 
6
Technique
 
8
Technique
Knuckles Rio Arcade Artwork.png Knuckles the Echidna
Power
 
9
Speed
 
6
Technique
 
3
Power
Amy Rio Arcade Artwork.png Amy Rose
Power
 
6
Speed
 
5
Technique
 
7
Balance
Dr Eggman Rio Arcade Artwork.png Dr. Eggman
Power
 
5
Speed
 
3
Technique
 
10
Technique
Shadow Rio Arcade Artwork.png Shadow the Hedgehog
Power
 
6
Speed
 
9
Technique
 
3
Speed
SilvertheHedgehog.png Silver the Hedgehog
Power
 
6
Speed
 
3
Technique
 
9
Technique
Metal Sonic Rio Arcade Artwork.png Metal Sonic
Power
 
7
Speed
 
8
Technique
 
3
Speed
Blaze Rio Arcade Artwork.png Blaze the Cat
Power
 
5
Speed
 
7
Technique
 
6
Balance
VectortheCrocodile.png Vector the Crocodile
Power
 
8
Speed
 
5
Technique
 
5
Power
Legend: ★ = The character needs to be unlocked using Aime card functionality in the Japanese version; ⧫ = The character needs to be unlocked in the Japanese version.

Guests

These characters are not playable and are challenged in bonus events.

Image Name Stats Type Bonus Event
ToadMP8.png Toad, Blue Toad, Green Toad, Yellow Toad
Power
 
7.5
Speed
 
5.5
Technique
 
10
Special 4x100m Relay
NabbitNSMBU.png Nabbit N.D. N.D. 110m Hurdles
Sonic Runners Rouge (2).png Rouge the Bat
Power
 
4.5
Speed
 
8.5
Technique
 
10
Special 100m Freestyle Swimming
E-123 Omega Rio2016.png E-123 Omega N.D. N.D. 100m

Non-playable characters

Events

A total of 9 events are playable. The bonus event is playable only when being challenged by a guest character.

Standard Events

Bonus Event

Easy Mode

An Easy Mode can be activated in the character selection screen, allowing the player to play an easier version of the events. The results of the events played in Easy Mode cannot be inserted in the national ranking in the Japanese version of the game.

Ranking

At the end of each event, the player receives a letter-based ranking up to S based on the performance on three aspects of the event, each one individually ranked with zero to three stars. These stars are then added to a star counter in the Japanese version of the game.

Events ranking
Event Criteria
Hammer Throw Spin Throw Roar
100m Start Run Final Sprint
Javelin Throw Approach Angle Roar
100m Freestyle Swimming Start Swim Turn
Archery Hit Time Combo
110m Hurdles Start Run Jump
Rhythmic Gymnastics Timing Intensity Combo
Long Jump Run Jump 2 Turn Jump
Trampoline Jump Move Count Combo

Aime cards

The Japanese version of the game uses Aime cards to record progresses in the game and allow the results to be inserted in a national ranking. Both the obtained stars and medals are recorded. There are also Titles that can be won. Furthermore, these cards are needed to unlock specific characters and to participate in the bonus events.

Gallery

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

References

  1. ^ Racjin's website. 開発実績. Racjin. Retrieved December 7, 2017
  2. ^ arcadehero (June 2, 2016). Now Available: Sega’s Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition. Arcade Heroes. Retrieved July 30, 2016.

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