Did you hear about Google Doodle Championship Island?
If you used Google on July 23rd, you may have noticed that the Google logo looked a bit different than usual. In fact, it looked like it was right out of an old-school arcade game. If it has to do with gaming, I click on it. And I’m so glad that I did. It seems that Google has teamed up with Studio 4°c and started a JRPG video game that is based on the events featured at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. They’re calling it the Google Doodle Championship Island!
Does this look familiar?
Google Doodle Championship Island features a series of seven Olympic-themed mini-games and challenges players to take on the role of Lucky the Ninja Cat. As the cool, cute Ninja Cat, you participate in various events, such as table tennis, swimming, rugby, skateboarding, and more.
Here’s what Lucky Ninja Cat looks like:
Every event/game includes a legendary athlete from Japanese lore that players must compete with and beat. So, they’ve sort of merged modern Olympic sports with Japanese history/folklore, which is actually a neat and unique idea considering what the game represents. And don’t worry, the game even saves your progress that way you can pick up where you left off whenever you feel like playing again. I thought that was pretty cool, especially since everyone is chasing a global leaderboard.
Based on what I’ve seen and heard so far, this game is a delight. It’s visually stunning, easy to control, and just has a way of pulling you in and keeping you playing. We’ve seen similar attributes in other notable mobile/PC games that gamers have loved. It’s also pretty cool because it allows you to free-roam the island and look for these challenges along the way. Again, pretty similar to other games that we’ve become obsessed with in the past.
The game coincides with the real Tokyo Olympic games that are going on right now. So, that means the Google Doodle Championship will be active until August 8th, which is also the final day of the games. So, if you want to start your journey, I suggest you get started now if you haven’t already. If you have, then be sure to get back to it whenever you can.