Rugby Sevens is one of three sports, along with Football and Beach Volleyball, that comes with its own Duel Event. The action’s powered-up, familiar items like Bullet Bills and Chaos Emeralds are allowed, and chaotic multiplayer matches are guaranteed.
Players can also vie for gold medals in classic Olympic Games events like Boxing, Archery, and the 100m sprint, using either the Wii U GamePad in single-player, or with Wii Remote button controls in multiplayer. All events take place in venues modelled after the real-life venues of the Olympic Games, bringing an authentic touch of Rio to the proceedings.
Get in the Games with Mario™ & Sonic
Experience the thrill of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by competing with friends as gaming icons like Mario™ and Sonic. Prove you're the star of the Games across 17 events, including full team sports: dominate the field in Football (soccer), have a ball in Beach Volleyball, and be there for the Olympic Games debut of Rugby Sevens!
Master team sports like Football (soccer) and then compete on your own or with friends in Duel versions of these events with altered rules and Mario & Sonic-themed power ups! KO the competition with a well-placed right hook in Boxing, pull off stunts in Equestrian, test your tempo in Rhythmic Gymnastics (Clubs), and gain wicked air as you face off together in BMX. Then test your skills in Mii™ character tournaments to earn stat-boosting outfits or in the new elimination mode, Heroes Showdown. Gaming mascots like Yoshi™, Tails, Peach™, and Knuckles are raring to go, so get in the Games!