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Article: Mario and Sonic together at last!

It's here, finally. Mario & Sonic, together at last.

For those who are new age gamers, there was a time when both of these characters were clearly the best with no competition. Unfortunately, neither are that way now, especially after the major rise in Zelda's popularity. Both have fallen hard, with Zelda surging itself to the top.

Even so, both are still giant, and now they're together in a game. It's gaming history, and a lot of old school fans have been waiting for this. Even some newer fans have wanted to see this, but this new game is getting to the heart of the gamers who first played masterpieces in the 16-bit era.

Actually, I just mis-said something. It should be getting to the heart of the 16-bit players.

In reality, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is an all out joke. I mean, seriously, it's just another Mario sports spinoff, and now Sonic is featured. Big deal. It seems as though with both character's popularity sliding down the charts, each company needed to do something to bring them both back up.

And this is the game to do that. But, if you grew up during the Snes/Genesis era, this is more of a disappointment than a pleasure. They're finally together, but they managed to do it in a spinoff. They didn't even do it in a main game! Why aren't we going to see them how they were in the 16 bit era when they were rivals? Instead, we get to see them in a Mario sports spinoff.

And I wonder why the Legend of Zelda series is so much more popular, and why Sonic has become a joke and Sega has been reduced to a developer only. Go figure.

When it's released, it'll sell. It'll sell big. And for the wrong reasons. The game itself will most likely be a bust, because it's just a spinoff, nothing major. But with the names that appear in it, it'll be big, very big.

I actually don't care for the game at this point, I really don't. Not to say I'm not looking forward to the 2 giants together, but just not another spinoff game. And most fans agree with me on the most important thing: The only reason they're happy for it is because it breaks down the wall that prevents Sonic from being in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Yes, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the game that everyone is looking forward to. Sonic has been the most requested character for years now, especially after Electronic Gaming Monthly's infamous April Fool's joke about unlocking them in Super Smash Bros. Melee. If Sonic and Mario are now together, well, that just gives Sonic all the more chances of being in Brawl.

And that's what we all really want, isn't it?