The Olympic Games kick off in Tokyo on July 23. On this occasion, Google has posted a special doodle – Doodle Champion Island Games, the largest-ever interactive doodle game in the retro style of the 16-bit era.
The Japanese animation studio STUDIO 4 ° C helped create the Google doodle. In fact, Doodle Champion Island Games is a collection of 16-bit minigames dedicated to the Olympic Games.
Anyone can play and contribute to the four teams that Google will track in the global rankings. As Lucky the Calico Ninja Cat, you can join a blue, red, yellow, or green team represented by Ushi (bull), Karasu (crow), Inari (fox), or Kappa (Japanese water spirit that looks like a turtle), respectively.
Seven mini-games bring together new and returning summer Olympic events such as skateboarding, table tennis, and rock climbing – and each has its own “Legendary Champion” from Japanese folklore and history. Plus, the virtual world of Doodle Champion Island Games has a decent amount of side quests.
This whole set looks like a miniature sports RPG, stylized as 16-bit consoles of the 90s (oldies here?).
Doodle will be available until July 23rd.
- The XXXII Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo 2021 will be held from July 23 to August 8. They have already managed to become the first in history on a number of points: the first deferred games, the first games taking place in an odd year, and the first games that will be played without spectators.