The Life of a Minion

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The Life of a Minion
A Piranha Plant and a Chain Chomp prepare to attack Knuckles and Vector
Episode number Wild Ones Bonus 2
Entry characters Wild Ones
Plot Beating Donkey Kong seems to have put Bowser back on track a bit. Who will be the next target?
Location ExCeL London
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The Life of a Minion (also referred to as Wild Ones Bonus 2 and Wild Ones +2) is the second Wild Ones bonus episode in the Story Mode of the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The episode is unlocked after completing Bowser's Blues, and unlocks Mario's Defeat?! once it is completed.


Lakitu and Dry Bones are waiting inside ExCeL London when Magikoopa arrives, having been delayed trying to lose Donkey Kong. Magikoopa explains that its plan is to transform Lakitu and Dry Bones into Charmy and Espio, and that when Knuckles and Vector arrive, they should try to get them into the wrestling arena. Lakitu asks for a better explanation, though Vector and Knuckles arrive before Magikoopa can give one, and then transforms Lakitu and Dry Bones before leaving. Knuckles and Vector suggest that "Espio" and "Charmy" warm up with them, and "Espio" tries to respond, though only makes clicking sounds, confusing Knuckles and Vector. "Charmy" tries resolve the situation, though also ends up confusing them by speaking and acting differently from Charmy. "Charmy" then informs Knuckles and Vector that Bowser is coming to challenge them while doing an impression of Charmy, which distracts them long enough for Magikoopa to make a Chain Chomp and Piranha Plant in a Warp Pipe appear and stun them. Magikoopa makes the enemies disappear again, and Bowser arrives with Goomba and challenges Knuckles and Vector, though is slightly confused by the fact that they are both stunned.

Bowser manages to beat both Vector and Knuckles, though is confused by their poor performance given they challenged him. Knuckles and Vector claim that Bowser challenged them, though "Charmy" challenges them to another round, despite the pair asking for a rematch with Bowser. Goomba suggests that Bowser finds another opponent, and the pair leave, while Magikoopa, "Espio" and "Charmy" stay behind to try to calm down Vector and Knuckles.


Challenge Character(s) Opponent(s) Event(s) Gameplay Differences
1 2 3 4 5
1 Bowser Knuckles Hammer Throw Javelin Throw Football Boxing Wrestling - Freestyle Only one opponent is faced in this event, Football serves as a bonus event for the medley.
2 Bowser Vector Javelin Throw Double Trap Football Weightlifting Rings Only one opponent is faced in this event, Football serves as a bonus event for the medley.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Een zwaar leven
A heavy life
French Une vie de sbire
German Das Leben als Diener
Italian Vita da scagnozzo
Minion's life
Spanish La Vida de un Secuaz