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* {{Mondegreen}}: In the rugby event in ''Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games'', Shadow says an innocent word which is pretty hard to hear[[note]]Most likely "caught" or "punt"[[/note]], which sounds like [[CountryMatters "cunt"]]. [[http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dad-bans-young-daughter-playing-8503247 A father threw away the game when his daughter misheard and learned the word]].


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first entry in the series is missing a few things that are constantly present in the other entries.
** Donkey Kong, Silver, Bowser Jr., and Metal Sonic as playable characters.
** Runblebee as the announcer.
** The Dream Events taking place in ''Mario'' & ''Sonic'' locales.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first entry in the series is missing a few has several features not consistent with the later games:
** Several
things that are constantly from the other entries aren't present in the other entries.
**
first game:
***
Donkey Kong, Silver, Bowser Jr., and Metal Sonic as playable characters.
** *** Runblebee as the announcer.
** *** The Dream Events taking place in ''Mario'' & ''Sonic'' locales.



** There was no acceleration stat in the first game, and stats for Technique and Power characters were different: Technique characters were actually the second fastest while Power characters were the slowest. From ''Winter'' onwards, Technique characters were made the slowest instead while Power characters were the second fastest but hampered by middling acceleration.



* {{Mondegreen}}: In the rugby event in ''Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games'', Shadow says an innocent word which is pretty hard to hear[[note]]Most likely "caught" or "punt"[[/note]], which sounds like [[CountryMatters "cunt"]]. [[http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dad-bans-young-daughter-playing-8503247 A father threw away the game when his daughter misheard and learned the word.]]

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* {{Mondegreen}}: In the rugby event in ''Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games'', Shadow says an innocent word which is pretty hard to hear[[note]]Most likely "caught" or "punt"[[/note]], which sounds like [[CountryMatters "cunt"]]. [[http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dad-bans-young-daughter-playing-8503247 A father threw away the game when his daughter misheard MightyGlacier: Power characters have incredibly high power along with decent speed and learned the word.]]stamina, but poor acceleration and skill.


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* {{Mondegreen}}: In the rugby event in ''Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games'', Shadow says an innocent word which is pretty hard to hear[[note]]Most likely "caught" or "punt"[[/note]], which sounds like [[CountryMatters "cunt"]]. [[http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dad-bans-young-daughter-playing-8503247 A father threw away the game when his daughter misheard and learned the word]].

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* SpiritualSuccessor: The Dream Racing event in ''Tokyo 2020'' is believed to be one to the ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' series, with {{hoverboard}} racing and a futuristic tone.


* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: In ''Tokyo 2020'', the ''Sonic'' guys wear shirts, and still go pantless.

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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: In ''Tokyo 2020'', the ''Sonic'' guys wear shirts, tops appropriate to their event, and still go pantless.

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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: In ''Tokyo 2020'', the ''Sonic'' guys wear shirts, and still go pantless.


** ''Sonic at the Olympic Games - Tokyo 2020'' ([[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] and [[UsefulNotes/AndroidGames Android]]; third game in the series featuring only the ''Sonic'' cast, a new story, several new events, and a $10 price tag for full game)

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** ''Sonic at the Olympic Games - Tokyo 2020'' ([[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] and [[UsefulNotes/AndroidGames Android]]; third game in the series featuring only the ''Sonic'' cast, a new story, several new events, and a $10 $9.99 price tag for full game)


* DeweyDefeatsTruman: ''Tokyo 2020'' is set in the summer of 2020 when the Olympics are happening, when in real life, months after the game was released, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to jokes among fans about the game being set in an ideal AlternateHistory where there's no pandemic.

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* DeweyDefeatsTruman: ''Tokyo 2020'' is set in the summer of 2020 when the Olympics are happening, when in real life, months after the game was released, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to jokes among fans about the game being set in an ideal AlternateHistory where there's no pandemic. Ultimately averted as the Games will still [[NonIndicativeName keep the '2020' name]].


** ''Sonic at the Olympic Games - Tokyo 2020'' ([[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] and [[UsefulNotes/AndroidGames Android]]; third game in the series featuring only the ''Sonic'' cast, a new story, several new events, and more features)

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** ''Sonic at the Olympic Games - Tokyo 2020'' ([[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] and [[UsefulNotes/AndroidGames Android]]; third game in the series featuring only the ''Sonic'' cast, a new story, several new events, and more features)
a $10 price tag for full game)


%%* UnexpectedCharacter:
%%** Considering that these games have featured mainly the most important characters from the series, Nabbit's appearance in ''Rio'' came as a bit of a surprise.
%%*** Similarly, Zazz and Zavok from ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''.
%%** Same goes for the Boom Booms that have joined your team in ''Rio'', though to be fair, they've been around since the NES era.
%%** Jet and Wave could qualify, as they've only been highly featured in the VideoGame/SonicRiders spinoffs.
%%** Possibly the most extreme case on the Sonic side is Sticks, who previously only appeared in ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', which is an alternate continuity of the Sonic series.
%%** Perhaps an instance where the unexpectedness is a ''lack'' of characters, four of the seven Koopalings have been shown, with Morton, Iggy, and Lemmy nowhere to be seen, making this one of the [[VideoGame/MarioIsMissing few]] times the Koopalings don't all show up.


* The devs remembered that [[SuperDrowningSkills Sonic can't swim]]; in water events he's the only one who wears a life jacket, stands up and falls into the water instead of properly diving, and just splashes his arms and moves himself forward instead of actually swimming.



** Donkey Kong, Silver, Bowser Jr., and Metal Sonic as playable characters
** Runblebee as the announcer
** The Dream Events taking place in ''Mario'' & ''Sonic'' locales

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** Donkey Kong, Silver, Bowser Jr., and Metal Sonic as playable characters
characters.
** Runblebee as the announcer
announcer.
** The Dream Events taking place in ''Mario'' & ''Sonic'' localeslocales.



* MythologyGag:
** The devs remembered that [[SuperDrowningSkills Sonic can't swim]]; in water events he's the only one who wears a life jacket, stands up and falls into the water instead of properly diving, and just splashes his arms and moves himself forward instead of actually swimming.
** Mario and Bowser's team win animation ends with them assuming the same pose they have in the "Mario and Bowser" puzzle from ''VideoGame/StreetPassMiiPlaza'' (which itself is based on their artwork from ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolutionMarioMix'').

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* MythologyGag:
** The devs remembered that [[SuperDrowningSkills Sonic can't swim]]; in water events he's the only one who wears a life jacket, stands up and falls into the water instead of properly diving, and just splashes his arms and moves himself forward instead of actually swimming.
**
MythologyGag: Mario and Bowser's team win animation ends with them assuming the same pose they have in the "Mario and Bowser" puzzle from ''VideoGame/StreetPassMiiPlaza'' (which itself is based on their artwork from ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolutionMarioMix'').


* DeweyDefeatsTruman: ''Tokyo 2020'' is set in the summer of 2020 when the Olympics are happening, when if real life, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to jokes among fans about the game being set in AlternateHistory where there's no pandemic.

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* DeweyDefeatsTruman: ''Tokyo 2020'' is set in the summer of 2020 when the Olympics are happening, when if in real life, months after the game was released, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to jokes among fans about the game being set in an ideal AlternateHistory where there's no pandemic.

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* DeweyDefeatsTruman: ''Tokyo 2020'' is set in the summer of 2020 when the Olympics are happening, when if real life, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to jokes among fans about the game being set in AlternateHistory where there's no pandemic.


* MercyMode: In ''Tokyo 2020'', if you fail a mission 3 times, you can skip it.

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* MercyMode: In ''Tokyo 2020'', if you fail a mission 3 times, you can skip it. However, you'll still need to earn that green checkmark.


** ''Sonic at the Olympic Games'' (Java-based MobilePhoneGame; spinoff featuring only the ''Sonic'' cast)



* ''Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games'' ([[UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 3DS}} 3DS]] and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}})

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** ''Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games'' ([[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]]; second game in the series featuring only the ''Sonic'' cast, delisted from the App Store)
* ''Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games'' ([[UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 3DS}} ([[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3DS]] and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}})



* ''Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games'' (Arcade, UsefulNotes/WiiU and [[UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 3DS}} 3DS]])

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* ''Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games'' (Arcade, UsefulNotes/WiiU and [[UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 3DS}} [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS 3DS]])



* ''Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020'' (MobilePhoneGame spinoff featuring only the ''Sonic'' cast, a new story, several new events, and more features)

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* ** ''Sonic at the Olympic Games: Games - Tokyo 2020'' (MobilePhoneGame spinoff ([[UsefulNotes/IOSGames iOS]] and [[UsefulNotes/AndroidGames Android]]; third game in the series featuring only the ''Sonic'' cast, a new story, several new events, and more features)



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* ''Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020'' (MobilePhoneGame spinoff featuring only the ''Sonic'' cast, a new story, several new events, and more features)

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