Excerpt: Following the phenomenal success of the Wii incarnation of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, SEGA's DS version has finally arrived in stores, but without the Wii Remote and Nunchuck should gamers be excited to see the rotund plumber and blue hedgehog starring alongside each other?
Conclusion: What's really interesting though is the fact that SEGA had some additional features hidden under a veil until yesterday. Along with the mascots, Wii owners can bring their Miis into the game to compete against the publisher icons, which should be very appealing for the casual market.
Summary: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, created specifically to take advantage of all the features the DS has to offer, boasts 16 official Olympic challenges including two new events that are exclusive to the handheld game - 10m Platform Diving and Cycling.
Excerpt: In the early nineties, a phenomenon which can only be described as ‘blast processing’ spliced together the genes of a hedgehog and a smurf. This experiment in genetic modification at Sega was spawned from the jealousy of their competitors best friend Mario, who already had his own clothing range...
Excerpt: To be honest, it wouldn't be completely wrong of us to forgo writing an entirely new review for the DS version of Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games and reprint the one we ran for the Wii version instead.