Parents' Guide to

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Dueling mascot game franchise scores a gold with this entry.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

The Wii Game I Coveted Most...

This game rocks! Graphics are excellent! The only real thing parents may be concerned about is Rouge the Bat. She doesn't flirt on this game, but her outfit reveals her breasts a tad. Otherwise... go and compete with a mustached plumber and a blue hedgehog! ***NOTE ABOUT ANOTHER CSM MEMBER'S REVIEW*** Steroids have been used in the REAL Olympics by dishonest athletes. There are NO steroids OR drugs used in this game; Mario, Sonic and the crew are boosted in races by a power boost built up as they run. Also, while Peach, Amy, Blaze, and Daisy DO wear short shorts, it's not really immodest enough to call "underwear." (Go to any ''Victoria's Secret'' and see what I mean! 0_0) There are indeed weapons in this game, but nobody gets truly hurt, and you can always remind your kids "Don't play like that!" I'm sure the reviewer meant well, but please be assured that this game is drug-free, sex-free, and kid-friendly! :)

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 10+


I love to see Kirby games. Boys like Sonic and Girls like Kirby. Mario and Sonic are true friends.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (8):

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics continues what has become a great sports game series and one of the most heralded licensed Olympic game franchises ever. The analogy of Mario and Sonic, once bitter rivals, duking it out in the most celebrated of global competitions is fitting. There are sports in this game that were not seen in the previous Mario & Sonic Olympics game, including soccer, badminton, and table tennis. The total number of competitions is exhaustive and will not leave players yearning for more. The game is best played with multiple people going against each other for the gold, but there is also a full single-player Story Mode that will keep solo players engaged as well. This cross-mascot game franchise has steadily improved since the first title was released in 2008, and this one is the best one yet.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sega of America
  • Release date: November 15, 2011
  • Genre: Sports
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence (Wii) and Cartoon Violence (3DS)
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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