Asi Se Juega Mario & Sonic en los Juegos Olímpicos London 2012 (lost Mexican TV promotional bumpers of event; 2012)
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games footage being used to explain sports featured in the Olympic Games.
Asi Se Juega Mario & Sonic en los Juegos Olímpicos London 2012 were a series of 17 television bumpers aired on the Mexican television channel Canal 5 during The London 2012 Summer Olympics. The bumpers were supposed to promote Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games but had the additional purpose of educating uninformed and younger audience on how each sport played alongside it's rules.
Around July of 2012, Ken Balough, Digital Brand Manager at SEGA of America made the following announcement:
"En SEGA estamos orgullosos de asociarnos con Televisa Deportes y 3nMedia durante los Juegos Olímpicos Londres 2012. Televisa Deportes es el líder en transmisión de deportes en México, y estamos muy entusiasmados en mostrar nuestra franquicia de Mario & Sonic en conjunto con la transmisión de los Juegos Olímpicos por parte de Televisa Deportes. Este es el espíritu de los Juegos Olímpicos; la cooperación, celebración y sana competencia entre diferentes culturas todas unidas por el deporte."
As the announcement suggests, this was a collaboration between SEGA of America (Game Developer), Televisa (Broadcaster) and 3nMedia (Marketing), Although Mario appears in these bumpers, it's unclear how much involvement Nintendo had in this effort.
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The only known surviving footage to prove its existence are YouTube videos from KidVG which is a reaction video from a recording of the live broadcast uploaded by MarioTanooki 595 (Channel and video seem to be deleted), and AlanWarpZone's recording of the broadcast. Other than these videos, full-length high-quality access of these bumpers are lost but were once available on the Televisa Deportes website (website subpage is currently removed). By using the WayBack Machine, on the Televisa Deportes website on July 14-30, 2012, a video on the right can be seen featuring a back-facing Mario alongside an original Mario Bros. logo. The video is unavailable to watch. In 2019, Televisa Deportes changed its name to TUDN.
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See Also[edit | edit source]
- BS Super Mario Collection (partially lost Satellaview broadcast versions of compilation platformer; 1997-1998)
- Mario Artist (lost builds of unreleased Nintendo 64DD games; 1999-2000)
- Mario's Castle (lost build of cancelled game on Nintendo's "Project Atlantis" handheld console; existence unconfirmed; 1995-1998)
- Mario Demo (lost Virtual Boy tech demo; 1994)
- Mario's Face (lost Nintendo DS tech demo; 2004)
- Mario Motors (lost build of unreleased Nintendo DS racer; early 2000s)
- Mario Takes America (lost build of cancelled Philips CD-i edutainment game; 1992-1994)
- New Super Mario Bros. (lost early builds of Nintendo DS 2D platformer; 2004-2006)
- New Super Mario Bros. Mii (lost Wii U tech demo; 2011)
- Super Mario 128 (lost build of cancelled GameCube/Wii game; 2000-2006)
- Super Mario 64 (partially found Spaceworld '95 demo of Nintendo 64 3D platformer; 1995)
- Super Mario Bros. 3 (lost Japanese prototype of NES platformer; 1987-1988)
- Super Mario Bros. (lost Commodore 64 port of NES platformer; existence unconfirmed; 1986)
- Super Mario Disk Version aka "Super Mario 64DD" (found unreleased Nintendo 64DD port of 3D platformer; 1999)
- Super Mario Kart R (partially found pre-release version of "Mario Kart 64"; 1995)
- Super Mario RPG 2 (lost pre-release version of "Paper Mario" Nintendo 64 role-playing game; late 1990s)
- Super Mario Spikers (lost build of cancelled Wii volleyball-wrestling sports game; 2007)
- Super Mario's Wacky Worlds (found prototype of cancelled CD-i game; 1993)
- Super Mario World: Mario Attack (lost Japanese arcade game; 1996)
- Super Mario World (partially found early build of Super Nintendo platformer; 1989)
- Super Paper Mario (lost build of unreleased original GameCube version of Wii side-scrolling platformer; 2006)
References[edit | edit source]
- Play Reactor's article on the televised event. Retrieved 23 Jan '22
- SEGA Mexico's tweet on the collaboration. Retrieved 23 Jan '22
- Televisa Deportes' website (through the WayBack Machine). Retrieved 23 Jan '22