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Platform: Nintendo DS

Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (45 votes)

Released: 2009-10-13

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Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games by Sega

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Game Details

Brand: SegaCategory: ActionPlatform: Nintendo DSESRB: Everyone
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Description

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games will take players to Vancouver, Canada, host city of the official 2010 Olympic Winter Games. This gaming experience invites players of all ages and skill sets to face-off in some of the most intense winter competitions. Tailored to the specific system controls, Nintendo DS and Wii gamers will enjoy completely unique experiences thanks to each platform having its own specific gameplay features and modes. Players of all skill levels will enjoy the intuitive controls of both the Wii and Nintendo DS systems, in both single and multiplayer gaming modes. The Wii game will offer an even richer multiplayer experience offering co-op and competitive gameplay where the Nintendo DS brings an intense competitive element using the Nintendo DS wireless capabilities. Additionally, one of the new features to be found in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is the inclusion of the Wii Balance Boardâ„¢ which can be used in some events featured in the Wii version, allowing for a more interactive and realistic gaming experience.

Features

  • Become a renowned Olympic champion via additional Wi-Fi features including online rankings.
  • Compete in real Olympic Winter events, and over-the-top Dream Events, as you experience the glory of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics from anywhere in the world on the DS or DSi.
  • Choose from a large assortment of characters from both the Mario and Sonic game universes, including Donkey Kong and Metal Sonic.
  • Intuitive, easy to pick up and play controls utilizing stylus, buttons and D-pad become second nature as you go for the gold.
  • Get your game on in single player and multiplayer modes, including the mission-based Adventure Tours Mode and wireless DS single-card download play supporting up to 4 players on one game card.

Editorial Review

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a sports game that takes players on the DS and DSi to Vancouver, Canada, host city of the official 2010 Olympic Winter Games. This gaming experience invites players of all ages to face-off in intense winter competitions in lifelike Olympic venues where they can choose from a legendary cast of playable characters, including new faces to the series like Donkey Kong and Metal Sonic. The game features easy to use controls, 4-player multiplayer support utilizing DS single-card download play and multiple play modes allowing for a more interactive and realistic gaming experience.

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Luigi and Amy Rose launching a bobsleigh in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games for DS and DSi
Enjoy real Olympic events.
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A threesome taking to the air in Extreme Snowboarding in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games for DS and DSi
And unique Dream Events.
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Mario and Sonic talking to a snow spirit in Adventure Tours Mode in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games for DS and DSi
Mission-based Adventure Tours Mode.
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Gameplay
Like the previous game in the series which centered around the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games features player chosen characters from both the Mario and Sonic game universe, entered into events taken directly from and inspired by the upcoming 2009 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. The game features a variety of play modes, both single player and competitive multiplayer, including the new mission-based play of the Adventure Tours Mode. In addition to actual Olympic events players can also participate in winter-themed mini-games sprinkled throughout the game.

Plenty of Events
Prepare to compete in the Olympic Winter Games with your friends and family like you never thought possible. The action in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is made up of a combination of actual Olympic sports and special Dream Events, which are winter-oriented activities all about fun and that are specific to this particular game. Just a few of the actual Olympic events that players can look forward to trying their hand at include: alpine skiing, snowboard cross, bobsled, figure skating (singles) and skeleton. Dream events include, but are not limited to: extreme snowboarding, ski cross racing and fever hockey.

Your Favorite Mario and Sonic Characters
Play as your favorite characters from the world of Mario and Sonic. All the characters featured in the earlier game, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, are available as playable characters, including Luigi, Tails, Yoshi, Knuckles, Princess Peach, Amy Rose, Bowser, Daisy and many more. Each character comes with his/her own unique movements and stats, making them better suited to certain events and less so to others. In addition to the characters noted above players can look forward to seeing a few new faces, like Donkey Kong and Metal Sonic.

Adventure Tours Mode
Looking for an exciting adventure filled with diverse missions, boss encounters and a chance to save the 2010 Olympic Winter Games? Developed exclusively for Nintendo DS and DSi users, Adventure Tours is a single players mode that allows players to experience a new in-depth story mode in which Mario and Sonic must band together to foil a plot by Bowser and Dr. Eggman to stop the Winter Olympics by keeping the snow from falling.

Key Game Features

  • A Multitude of Events - Prepare to compete in the Olympic Games with your friends and family. Compete in real Olympic events along with over-the-top Dream Events offer surprising objects and new character-specific moves.
  • A Wealth of Character Choices - Choose from an assortment of characters from the Mario and Sonic game universes.
  • Easy to Use Controls - Intuitive, easy to pick up and play controls utilizing stylus, buttons and D-pad become second nature as you go for the gold.
  • Single and Multiplayer Options - Get your game on in single, multiplayer modes, including wireless DS single-card download play, that offer fun for players of all ages.
  • Adventure Tours Mode - Extend your single player fun with this new mission-based mode that pairs Mario and Sonic in an adventure to spoil a plot to stop the Olympic Games.
  • Additional Wi-Fi Support - Become a renowned Olympic champion with additional Wi-Fi game support including online rankings.

More Details

Publisher: Sega Of America, I..Category: ActionBinding: Video GameLanguage: English

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