While it looks unlikely that the Olympics are actually going to go ahead this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t get your medal-scoring fix. Sure, it’s unlikely that the real games will feature hedgehogs, foxes and special bonus rounds, but that’s not the point. Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is still pretty darn good.
It stars everyone’s favourite blue hedgehog and a cast of other characters from the series. Eggman (or Robotnik, depending on where you’re from) is the villain of the piece, as you might expect.
While you’re playing the game you’re going to be competing in a series of different events. There’s running, shooting, fighting, throwing and a whole load more. Every event plays slightly differently, so there’s a lot to learn – but they’re simple enough you’ll pick them up in no time.
There’s a big focus on multiplayer in Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Even when you’re playing on your own, your scores are being added to a worldwide leaderboard. The best times look pretty breathtaking when you start, but with some perseverance you could be up there too.
As you’d expect from a game based on the biggest sporting event in the world, there’s a super high level of polish here. Everything looks lovely, and more importantly plays really well too. The controls mainly involve tapping, swiping and pressing. Basically if you can use a smartphone you’re going to be able to compete.
There are slightly tweaked versions of the events that ask a little more of you. Leaping hurdles is one thing, but leaping different sized hurdles and pulling off special moves while you do it is a a whole other kettle of fish. There’s always something to do, and always another challenge to try and best.
Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is out now for iPhone and iPad and you can download it by clicking here. It won’t cost you a cent to pick it up. There were some connection issues when the game first landed yesterday, but they look like they’ve been solved now.
Are you excited to get your hands on the game? Would you prefer something a little more realistic to scratch that Olympic itch? Make sure you let us know in the comments section below.