The Olympics takes the competition between athletes from all
the world’s nations very seriously, while the idea of a fat plumber competing against
a human-sized hedgehog is inherently ridiculous. It’s with that hilarious
juxtaposition in mind that we’ve been watching the various Mario & Sonic at
the London 2012 Olympics trailers, and this newest video is the craziest yet.
Watch this footage of the game’s new party mode that takes Mario and Sonc’s posse to
the streets of London. Seriously.
Showcasing the game’s new Party Mode, the animals/plumbers
take to the streets of England’s capital to engage in some
less-than-Olympics-worthy minigames. Thrill as they run by cars driving on the
left side of the road. Watch as Mario chases after what we’re assuming are the
Queen’s diamonds. See the colorful characters run over a bridge we assume is in
London… Maybe a UK editor would have been a better fit to write this.
Anyway, this mode is just part of Mario and Sonic’s quest for Olympics gold,
which hits US stores November 15 and UK retailers November 18.