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* GameWithinAGame: One in ''Tokyo 2019'' based on the Tokyo 1964 Olympics is what kickstarts the plot.

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* GameWithinAGame: One in ''Tokyo 2019'' 2020'' based on the Tokyo 1964 Olympics is what kickstarts the plot.

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* LimitedWardrobe: As with other Mario sports titles. Finally averted in ''Tokyo 2020'', where most characters will wear sports-appropriate attire for each event (except for characters like Donkey Kong and Yoshi, who wear nothing anyway, while the Sonic characters, being more anthropomorphised, go the HalfDressedCartoonAnimal route).

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* GameWithinAGame: One in ''Tokyo 2019'' based on the Tokyo 1964 Olympics is what kickstarts the plot.

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* ShirtlessScene: In ''Tokyo 2020'', the male human characters now wear swim trunks and nothing else in the Swimming/Diving events.


* {{Retraux}}: ''Tokyo 2020'' has a mode called "2D Events", where you can play as either Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Eggman in Olympic events with retro graphics. The Mario characters appear as their 8-bit sprites from the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', while the Sonic characters appear as their 16-bit sprites from the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis games[[note]]In the case of Sonic himself, his sprite is from [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 the first]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 two games]] in his series, instead of the one from ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles''[[/note]]. The story mode also centers around these 2D Events, seeing the characters travel back in time to the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.

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* {{Retraux}}: ''Tokyo 2020'' has a mode called "2D Events", where you can play as either Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Eggman in Olympic events with retro graphics. The Mario characters appear as their 8-bit sprites from the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', while the Sonic characters appear as their 16-bit sprites from the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis games[[note]]In the case of Sonic himself, his sprite is from [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 the first]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 two games]] in his series, instead of the one from ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles''[[/note]]. The story mode also centers around these 2D Events, seeing the characters travel back in time to the 1964 Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games.


* {{Retraux}}: ''Tokyo 2020'' has a mode called "2D Events", where you can play as either Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Eggman in Olympic events with retro graphics. The Mario characters appear as their 8-bit sprites from the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', while the Sonic characters appear as their 16-bit sprites from the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis games[[note]]In the case of Sonic himself, his sprite is from [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 the first]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 two games]] in his series, instead of the one from ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles''[[/note]]. The story mode also centers around these 2D Events.

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* {{Retraux}}: ''Tokyo 2020'' has a mode called "2D Events", where you can play as either Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Eggman in Olympic events with retro graphics. The Mario characters appear as their 8-bit sprites from the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', while the Sonic characters appear as their 16-bit sprites from the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis games[[note]]In the case of Sonic himself, his sprite is from [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 the first]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 two games]] in his series, instead of the one from ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles''[[/note]]. The story mode also centers around these 2D Events.Events, seeing the characters travel back in time to the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.


* ''Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games'' (Arcade and UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch)

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* ''Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games'' Games Tokyo 2020'' (Arcade and UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch)



* RivalsTeamUp: One of the biggest ones ever, only supplanted by ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'''s release.

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* {{Retraux}}: ''Tokyo 2020'' has a mode called "2D Events", where you can play as either Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Eggman in Olympic events with retro graphics. The Mario characters appear as their 8-bit sprites from the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', while the Sonic characters appear as their 16-bit sprites from the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis games[[note]]In the case of Sonic himself, his sprite is from [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 the first]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 two games]] in his series, instead of the one from ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles''[[/note]]. The story mode also centers around these 2D Events.
* RivalsTeamUp: One of the biggest ones ever, only supplanted by ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'''s ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'''s release.


* AscendedMeme: This whole series qualifies as one. Before this franchise was even conceived to be a thing, there have been hundreds if not ''thousands'' of Super Mario Bros/Sonic The Hedgehog crossover fan works flooding around the internet in the 2000's. Either the two universes teaming up or [[LetsYouAndHimFight just duking it out]] instead. That is not even mentioning the famous UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars from TheNineties.

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* AscendedMeme: This whole series qualifies as one. Before this franchise sub-franchise was even conceived to be a thing, there have been hundreds if not ''thousands'' of Super ''Super Mario Bros/Sonic Bros.''/''Sonic The Hedgehog Hedgehog'' crossover fan works flooding around the internet in the 2000's. Either 2000's, with either the two universes teaming up or [[LetsYouAndHimFight just duking it out]] instead. That is with each other. And that's not even mentioning the famous infamous UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars from TheNineties.


* AscendedMeme: This whole series qualifies as one. Before this franchise was even conceived to be a thing, there have been hundreds if not ''thousands'' of Super Mario Bros/Sonic crossover fan works flooding around the internet in the 2000's. Either the two universes teaming up or [[LetsYouAndHimFight just duking it out]] instead. That is not even mentioning the famous UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars from TheNineties.

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* AscendedMeme: This whole series qualifies as one. Before this franchise was even conceived to be a thing, there have been hundreds if not ''thousands'' of Super Mario Bros/Sonic The Hedgehog crossover fan works flooding around the internet in the 2000's. Either the two universes teaming up or [[LetsYouAndHimFight just duking it out]] instead. That is not even mentioning the famous UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars from TheNineties.



* DivideAndConquer: [[spoiler:Bowser and Dr. Eggman's master plan in ''Rio 2016's'' Road To Rio mode. To use the suit fanboys to lure the two mascot heroes away with tricks and crimes, and manipulate the other characters to turn both teams against each other, so they can take over the Olympics unopposed.]]

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* DivideAndConquer: [[spoiler:Bowser and Dr. Eggman's master plan in ''Rio 2016's'' Road To Rio mode. To use the suit fanboys to lure the two mascot heroes their archfoes away with tricks and crimes, and manipulate the other characters to turn both teams against each other, so they can take over the Olympics unopposed.]]



* ForTheEvulz: GoKartingWithBowser has been done countless times and isn't particularly interesting enough on its own, so to spice things up, the gaming mascots respective archfoes, Bowser and Doctor Eggman [[VillainTeamUp join forces]] themselves to cause some measure of trouble for everyone else.

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* ForTheEvulz: GoKartingWithBowser has been done countless times and isn't particularly interesting enough on its own, times, so to spice things up, the gaming mascots respective archfoes, Bowser and Doctor Eggman [[VillainTeamUp join forces]] themselves in their own evil schemes to cause some measure of trouble for everyone else.else. Either [[StartMyOwn conquering the Olympics]] for themselves, Unleashing a deadly fog on the populace, or pitting the characters against each other to keep them distracted.


* {{Irony}}: The fifth game, ''Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games'', wasn't released in Brazil due to [[https://www.polygon.com/2015/1/10/7524759/nintendo-brazil-wii-u-3ds-tariffs-taxes Nintendo pulling out of the Brazilian market]] the previous year as a result of excessive taxation (Brazil has high tariffs on products not produced in the country in order to stimulate local growth).

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See also the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, another crossover involving both Mario and Sonic; and Toys/{{amiibo}}, Nintendo's toyline which ''Rio 2016'' supports.

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See also the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, another crossover involving both Mario and Sonic; and Toys/{{amiibo}}, Nintendo's toyline which ''Rio 2016'' supports. Not to be confused with a side series of serious, down-to-earth Olympic video games also developed by Sega.


* CostumeEvolution: In ''Tokyo 2020'', Mario, Sonic, and their male buddies start donning sportswear like their female buddies. A good example would be Sonic now wearing a cyan tank top and his red sneakers from ''VideoGame/Sonic Runners''.

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* CostumeEvolution: In ''Tokyo 2020'', Mario, Sonic, and their male buddies start donning sportswear like their female buddies. A good example would be Sonic now wearing a cyan tank top and his red sneakers from ''VideoGame/Sonic Runners''.''VideoGame/SonicRiders''.

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* CostumeEvolution: In ''Tokyo 2020'', Mario, Sonic, and their male buddies start donning sportswear like their female buddies. A good example would be Sonic now wearing a cyan tank top and his red sneakers from ''VideoGame/Sonic Runners''.

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