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Mario & Sonic at the Previous Olympic Games
Developer(s) SEGA
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch

Nintendo 3DS

Release Date(s)
November 17, 2018 (3DS)

November 21, 2018 (Switch)

Mode(s)
Single-player

2-player (Switch only)

Genre(s) Sports
Series Mario & Sonic
Predecessor Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Successor Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (release dates)

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (chronologically)

Mario & Sonic at the Previous Olympic Games is a spin-off to the Mario & Sonic series for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS. It features characters from the Mario and Sonic series at the Olympic Games from 1992 to 2006. Both versions also have their own special Olympics.

Olympic Games

In the start menu, the player gets to choose which Olympics they would like to participate in. At the start, only Albertville and Barcelona are available, but other Olympic Games are unlocked. All location names are based on the offcial logos, so Turin is referred to by its Italian name Torino while Salt Lake City is called Salt Lake. Similarly, New Donk City is simply referred to as New Donk.

Albertville 1992 Olympic Winter Games

These Olympics feature individual 4 sports and 4 characters. It looks like a game from the early 90s, with graphis similar to those in Classic Sonic games.

Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games

It is similar to the Albertville Olympics except that it features summer sports instead of winter sports.

Lillehammer 1994 Olympic Winter Games

These Olympics have slightly improved graphics from the first two. It introduces two new characters and pair sports.

Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games

It is the last game with early 90s styled graphics. It introduces four new characters and team sports.

Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games

These Olympics have graphics similar to those in Super Mario 64. It introduces team winter sports but no new characters.

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

These Olympics have graphics similar to those in the Sonic Adventure games. It introduces referees and all Sonic characters have been changed to their Modern designs.

Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games

These Olympics feature two new playable characters and introduce rival characters.

Athens 2004 Olympic Games

These Olympics introduce ability types. The graphics are similar to those in Sonic Heroes. There are new referees and rivals.

Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games

These are the last (real) Olympics to be featured in the game. The graphics are slightly improved. All the characters from Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games are playable and rivals are absent.

Star Island 2019 Olympic Dream Games

These Olympics are exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version. Star the Mii appears as a referee and random Miis from the player's 3DS appear in the audience.  Miis from the player's 3DS (Mii Maker, Tomodachi Life, Miitopia, as well as later games Tomodachi Islands and Miitopia: The Next Generation) are playable along with 8 new normal characters and all previous playable characters.

New Donk 2019 Olympic Dream Games

These Olympics are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version. These Olympics feature New Donkers in the audience and Pauline as a referee. The Avatar from Sonic Forces is playable along with 8 new normal characters and all previous playable characters.

DLC

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games were added as DLC for the Switch version of the game to make up for the absence of Mario & Sonic at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. It was released on February 9, 2019, on the first anniversary of the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics. All playable characters from the Dream Olympics (including the Avatar) are playable at PyeongChang 2018.

Characters

Team Mario

Playable

Name First playable Ability type
Mario Albertville 1992 All-Around
Bowser Albertville 1992 Power
Luigi Lillehammer 1994 All-Around
Princess Peach Atlanta 1996 Skill
Yoshi Atlanta 1996 Speed
Wario Salt Lake 2002 Power
Waluigi Torino 2006 Skill
Princess Daisy Torino 2006

Speed

Donkey Kong New Donk/Star Island 2019 Power
Bowser Jr. New Donk/Star Island 2019 All-Around
Rosalina New Donk/Star Island 2019 Skill
Toad New Donk/Star Island 2019 Speed

Referees

Name First Last
Toad Sydney 2000 Torino 2006
Lakitu Athens 2004 Torino 2006
Shy Guy Athens 2004 Torino 2006
Koopa Troopa Athens 2004

Torino 2006

Pauline New Donk 2019 New Donk 2019

Rivals

Name Salt Lake 2002 Athens 2004
King Boo Alpine Skiing Judo
Big Bullet Bill None 100m
Waluigi None Archery

Team Sonic

Playable

Note: Dr. Eggman is called Dr. Robotnik from Albertville 1992 to Nagano 1998 in all versions except Japanese, where he is always called Dr. Eggman. Avatar appears exclusively in the Switch version and can be given custom stats and a custom appearance.

Name First playable Ability type
Sonic the Hedgehog Albertville 1992 Speed
Dr. Eggman Albertville 1992 Skill
Miles "Tails" Prower Lillehammer 1994 Skill
Knuckles the Echidna Atlanta 1996 Power
Amy Rose Atlanta 1996 All-Around
Shadow the Hedgehog Salt Lake 2002 Speed
Blaze the Cat Torino 2006 All-Around
Vector the Crocodile Torino 2006 Power
Silver the Hedgehog New Donk/Star Island 2019 Skill
Metal Sonic New Donk/Star Island 2019 Speed
Rouge the Bat New Donk/Star Island 2019 All-Around
E-123 Omega New Donk/Star Island 2019 Power
Avatar New Donk 2019 Any

Referees

Name First Last
Big the Cat Sydney 2000 Torino 2006
Cream the Rabbit Athens 2004 Torino 2006
Espio the Chameleon Athens 2004 Torino 2006
Charmy Bee Athens 2004 Torino 2006

Rivals

Name Salt Lake 2002 Athens 2004
Rouge the Bat Figure Skating Rhytmic Gymnastics
E-123 Omega None Boxing
Vector the Crocodile None

Javelin Throw

Miis

In the 3DS version, Miis are playable in the Star Island Dream Olympics. Miis can be given custom ability types with certain limits.

Name Roles Ability type
Miis Playable, audience Any
Star Referee

None

Sports

The first two Olympics feature 4 sports each. All Winter Olympics since then feature 6 sports each while all Summer Olympics since then feature 8 sports each. All Summer Olympics feature running (100m from 2000 onwards) while all Winter Olympics feature alpine skiing. Besides those two, sports vary, though some might appear in two or more Olympics and sometimes different variations of a certain sport appear.

Olympics Sport/Event Type
Albertville 1992 Alpine Skiing Individual
Cross-country Skiing Individual
Speed Skating Individual
Luge Individual
Barcelona 1992 Athletics/Running Individual
Aquatics/Swimming Individual
Cycling Individual
Equestrian Individual
Lillehammer 1994 Alpine Skiing Individual
Biathlon Individual
Ski Jumping Individual
Short Track Speed Skating Indivdual
Bobsleigh Pair
Figure Skating Pair
Atlanta 1996 Athletics/Running Individual
Gymnastics/Vault Individual
Canoeing Individual
Fencing Individual
Badminton Pair
Rowing Pair
Basketball Team
Handball Team
Nagano 1998 Alpine Skiing Individual
Freestyle Skiing Individual
Snowboarding Individual
Figure Skating Individual
Ice Hockey Team
Curling Team
Sydney 2000 Athletics/100m Individual
Gymnastics/Trampoline Individual
Shooting/Trap Individual
Sailing/Laser Individual
Tennis Pair
Canoeing/C2 Pair
Synchronized Swimming Team
Volleyball Team
Salt Lake 2002 Alpine Skiing Individual
Freestyle Skiing/Moguls Individual
Skeleton Individual
Figure Skating Indivdual
Bobsleigh Team
Short Track Relay Team
Athens 2004 Athletics/100m Individual
Athletics/Javelin Throw Individual
Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual
Archery Individual
Boxing Individual
Judo Individual
Water Polo Team
Field Hockey Team
Torino 2006 Alpine Skiing Individual
Nordic Combined Individual
Cross-country/Team Sprint Pair
Figure Skating/Ice Dancing Pair
Ski Jumping Team
Biathlon Relay Team
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