In partnership with the animation studio, STUDIO 4°C, Google has launched Doodle Champion Island Games, following a “(c)athlete” named Lucky who explores an island with seven Olympic sport-inspired mini-games and side quests. The ultimate goal is to defeat each legendary sports champion opponent to collect all seven sacred scrolls. The 16-bit world is navigated entirely on the arrow keys and spacebar and is reminiscent of early Game Boy titles.
In the beginning, you will be prompted to choose between four teams: blue, red, green, or yellow, represented by the mystical creatures Ushi (a cow), Karasu (a crow), Inari (a fox), or Kappa (a turtle) respectively. The compiled score of the teams is displayed on a leaderboard, with the red team currently holding a significant lead. The seven sports games include ping pong, archery, climbing, rugby, running, swimming, and skateboarding. Scattered in the minigames are extra hidden clues and challenges to complete. The doodle world can offer a quick procrastination break, but is also quite extensive and will take most more than an hour to fully complete.
Got some tricks up your sleeve??
Show off your best skateboard aerial moves to help Lucky grind out a victory against shapeshifting trickster Tanuki before the clock runs out! ⏳?
— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) July 25, 2021
Lucky is laying it all out on the table ?
Take your best (power) shot at table tennis against the Champion, Tengu—a mischievous bird of prey ?
— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) July 24, 2021