Friday March 30, 2007 5:30 pm
Mario and Sonic Team Up for the First Time
We poignantly remember the video game industry of the early 1990’s, when it was all about Super Nintendo vs. Sega Genesis, and their respective mascots, Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog. You either preferred one or the other (this writer still owns all her beloved SNES hardware and games). Anyway, the rivals are making history by teaming up for “Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games”, a video game for the Wii and DS systems, due shortly before Christmas. In the game, players will control Mario, Sonic and their assorted buddies, including Luigi, Yoshi, Tail, and Knuckles, as they compete in the Beijing 2008 Summer Games, including the 100 meter dash, table tennis and swimming. Sounds like a blast for old-school gamers and youngsters alike. “Mario and Sonic” will be published by SEGA in Europe and North America, and by Nintendo in Japan.
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