Wayyyy back before Smash Bros. was even a thought in anyone’s minds, video game characters from all over gathered together to participate in… THE OLYMPICS!? While this week the Olympics are taking place in Tokyo, Japan, in this 30 year old comic from Weekly Famitsu Magazine, (No. 188 July 24th, 1992) game characters like Mario, Sonic, Ryu, and yes, Samus, compete at classic Summer Games events. This was in celebration of the ’92 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Our dedicated former staff member and long-time contributor CapCom has returned to offer us this exclusive translation.  You won’t be able to find this anywhere else!

Capcom says: “Good luck, all Tokyo Olympians!”
Original scans by Hubz from Gaming Alexandria