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With The Winter Olympics Coming Up, Here Are Some Sports-Themed Games To Get You In The Mood

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After the success of the Olympic Games in Tokyo last year, anticipation is building ahead of the Winter Olympics, which are just around the corner. And, there is a raft of games out there that are sure to get you in the mood ahead of the showpiece event. 

Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Mario and Sonic are two iconic video game characters. And, while we’re used to seeing them do battle with enemies in various ways, they’re now starring as a duo in their own version of the Tokyo Olympics. Yes, the next event is the Winter Olympics, but reliving Summer 2021 is arguably the best way to prepare for what’s ahead from early February.

Hockey Hero

We change tact here by giving players the opportunity to enjoy a sport that will feature at the Winter Olympics while giving them the chance to win some cash. Hockey Hero, a video slot from Real Time Gaming, delivers authentic ice hockey action, with a top prize of 20,000 coins up for grabs. And, you never know, perhaps we will see live casino games incorporate the sport in the future, akin to what we see with Football Studio.

Nagano Winter Olympics ‘98

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Retro gaming has been in for a while. So, how’s about rolling back the years to 1998 and enjoying a massive dose of nostalgia by playing Nagano Winter Olympics ’98. It’s an officially licensed product that delivers all areas of winter sports, such as ski jumping and snowboarding. You could also say that this is the title that paved the way for a significant improvement to video games based on the Olympics.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game

Yes, there is already a game in this list designed for Tokyo 2020, but this is the official product, which holds some value. As you will expect, the game came out ahead of the originally scheduled event, so it has been around since 2019. If you want to enjoy the Olympics in all its glory, look no further. There are eighteen events included, and the customization options are brilliant. Don’t forget, playing with friends makes everything more fun.

Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games

We’ll end our list of recommendations as we started it, with a game that sees Mario and Sonic team up at the Olympics. This is another fantastic installment of more of a fun take on proceedings at an Olympic Games tournament. And, while you’re not going to see tons of disciplines, the character list, made up of stars of Nintendo and Sega, is exceptional. And, the gameplay is much improved from previous titles. If you want a relaxing game loaded with tons of enjoyment to get you in the mood for February 4th, when the Winter Olympics begin, look no further.

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Cal G

I remember injuring myself while playing Blades of Steel!!! 😏😲🤣

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