Google is known to put up creative designs on its homepage logo, but today, the search engine went all in with a fun and incredibly cute browser game called “Doodle Champion Island Games”.
Doodle Champion Island Games takes netizens on a pixelated sports journey right in time for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
Be the best in Google’s Doodle Champion Island Games
Play as the calico athlete, Lucky, who travels to Champion Island where seven different types of sports are active in the region.
As an ambitious, sporty cat, Lucky’s mission is to defeat the seven sports Champions and collect all seven sacred scrolls, while amassing points for your chosen team.
The synchronized swimming minigame of Princess Otohime is an instant favorite, which merged the art of swimming with rhythm-based action that you’d usually see in Dance Dance Revolution.
It is the perfect way to start the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics
A wonderful teaser of what to expect in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, Doodle Champion Island Games incorporates Japanese culture throughout its gameplay.
The game puts you in scenic landscapes based on different Japanese regions, and frequently features anime cutscenes that highlight Lucky’s trials with the Champions.
The game’s animation studio STUDIO4°C confirmed that Champions like the Oni and Tanuki for example, were based on Japanese stories and folktales.
“We connected those folktales and characters with each of the sport events included in the game,” said the studio. “Each character’s design was based on their original story image, but then adapted for the game.”
To test your skills in various sports minigames, check out Doodle Champion Island Games on the Google homepage.