Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game: A SuperParent First Look

Friday, June 25th, 2021 10:45 am

Compete in 18 Olympic events on your own or against other people.

Olympics Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game is an arcade sports game inspired by the 2020 Summer Olympics, which begin on July 23, 2021.

In Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game, players can compete in 18 Olympic sports on their own against computer-controlled opponents, as well as against other players in the same room or through online play. The game supports multiplayer for up to eight players.

Here are the game’s 18 Olympic events:

  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • Hammer Throw
  • Long Jump
  • 100m Freestyle
  • 200m Individual Medley
  • BMX
  • Sport Climbing
  • 4x100m Relay
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Boxing
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Judo

Each event is a standalone mini-game, with different controls to learn and in-game medals to win. Events may ask players to tap buttons as quickly as possible, respond to on-screen prompts by pressing the right button at the right time, and so on. Some events, like the 100m (a track and field race), have very simple controls, while others, like BMX, are more complicated.

Players can test their skills in single events, or by completing medleys with multiple events. When they choose a single event, they’ll start at the qualifying stage, and if they perform well enough, they can move onto the semifinals and eventually finals for each event, where they’ll have the chance to earn an in-game medal for their performance.

Source: Sega

When players first begin the game, they’re allowed to customize the look of their avatar by choosing from a variety of hairstyles, body shapes, and more. Players can also set their avatar to be left- or right-handed, based on their preference. Players can change the look of their avatar at any point even after they’ve started the game.

Players will also collect points as they participate in events (even if they lose), and they can use these points to unlock new clothing and accessories for their athlete. Some clothing items are appropriate for sports, while others are costumes, like a pirate costume. The game also features a free Sonic the Hedgehog costume that makes it look like the blue hedgehog (rather than a human) is competing in events. (This game is published by Sega, which is the company behind the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, which explains this crossover.)

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game is now available for $39.99 on Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. The game is rated E10+ for Everyone 10+ by the ESRB.

Check out some gameplay from Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game in our video below.

Disclosure: Sega gave SuperParent a code for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – The Official Video Game for coverage purposes.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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