From the moment Sega left the hardware business and began working with Nintendo as a third-party publisher, Sonic and Mario fans have been waiting for an all-star collaboration between the former mascot rivals. Six years later, we finally get it in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, a Wii Sports-inspired competition based on 2008's Beijing Olympics. It's not the fast-paced platformer most were hoping for, to say the least. Sonic fanboys have been all the more incredulous after various screenshots revealed potbellied Mario and big, bad Bowser outsprinting Sega's blue blur. Forget about that controversy, though -- the game's really disturbing premise is that Mario, Sonic, and friends can represent despotic regimes like Iran and Saudi Arabia. There's something just a tad unsettling about seeing Princess Peach or Sonic's furry buddy Tails next to the Iranian flag, particularly in today's nuclear-charged climate.