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Mario & Sonic

These days, it’s easy to associate Sonic with Nintendo. The character has appeared in Olympics games with Mario, and SEGA even partnered with the big N on some exclusive games. During the early ’90s, however, things were much different as Mario and Sonic were pretty big rivals.

Game Informer put up a new piece today about how Sonic eventually landed on Nintendo platforms following SEGA’s exit from the gaming hardware business. It contains some interesting quotes from the likes of creator Yuji Naka, Sonic developer Takashi Iizuka, and even Shigeru Miyamoto.

Read up on some noteworthy comments below. You can find Game Informer’s article here for more.

Reviews have been trickling out slowly for Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Here’s a rundown of what critics think about the title thus far:

CVG – 4 / 10
DigitalSpy – 3 / 5
GameSpot – 5 / 10
GamesRadar – 3.5 / 5
GameTrailers – 5.5 / 10
Nintendo Life – 6 / 10
NintendoWorldReport – 7 / 10
Polygon – 6 / 10

Like most games, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be available as a physical product and on the eShop. If you choose to download Mario & Sonic, note that you’ll need 8,585MB of free space. An external hard drive may come in handy!


Nintendo has opened the official website for Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. You can access it here. The site is filled with various gameplay information, screenshots, and a trailer.

A new screenshot from Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games has surfaced showing the game’s Legends Showdown events. In the mode, players can compete against dark versions of their favorite characters.