Google Doodle celebrates Tokyo Olympics 2020 by launching anime-inspired games. The doodle has been named Doodle Champion Island Games and consists of mini-games based on the schedule of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. While on the first day, Google Doodle commemorated the Tokyo Olympics 2020, the min-games are now available to play. Keep reading to know more about Doodle Champion Island Games.
The mini-games have been designed by an animation studio called STUDIO4°C. The game seems to have an island-based world and has seven sports for the players to try: table tennis, archery, skateboarding, rugby, swimming, marathon and climbing. Playing the Doodle Champion Island game is very simple and can be done using the arrow keys and spacebar on a keyboard or the WASD combination. To play the Doodle game, one needs to click on the Doodle. The game looks and feels like the retro games from the early 90s, and is fun to play, especially with all the sports-inspired mini-games. The game also displays a live leaderboard with respective scores of all the four teams that one can play as.
There are four teams to play from, namely Blue, Red, Green and Yellow. As of 09:11 AM IST on July 25, 2021, the red team is winning, closely followed by the yellow team. The developers of the game say "We're pleased that we were able to allude to various stories from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south in the Doodle. Besides drawing inspiration from stories known across Japan, we also hoped to convey the rich and diverse natural beauty of the country, including underwater, sandy tropical beaches, forests, and snowy mountains."
The official Google blog post says "Welcome to the Doodle Champion Island Games! Over the coming weeks, join calico (c)athlete Lucky as she explores Doodle Champion Island: a world filled with seven sport mini-games, legendary opponents, dozens of daring side quests, and a few new (and old ;)) friends. Her ultimate goal? Defeat each sport Champion to collect all seven sacred scrolls—and complete extra hidden challenges across Champion Island in the purrr-ocess."