Reviews and Problems with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
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Good, but could have some improvements.
Sarah Hall, amazon.co.uk
10 January 2011
Summary: I have both Super Mario and Mario Karting as well as this game, and both of those two are great, but I wish this game was as good as them. I'm not saying its a bad game because its certainly not, Its just its not as good as it makes it out to be. At first its good but then once you've tried everything one its just boring. Plus my touch has gone funny now with all the hitting. The Graphics are good and so is the idea but its just not it for me.
Excerpt: This was my first Mario and Sonic joint venture purchase and I was intrigued to see how the two characters (former Nintendo/Sega rivals) would interact together for the first time. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is a good title and works well. There are a number of events to master including track and field, swimming, cycling, shooting and even table tennis!
Summary: This is a great game. There is so much to do on it, and the more you play new games are unlocked. There are many characters to chose from and you can even see how well you have done against people all over the world!
Summary: After all the hype and rave reviews I was expecting something quite exciting as I eagerly unwrapped this and loaded it up. After an hour I switched off feeling quite disappointed. Don't get me wrong, the graphics and the range of events are good, just not as brilliant as it's made out. I wish I'd waited for the price to drop before I bought it - although even now it's not as pricey as some DS games (Currently £16.99).
Summary: This game is entertaining, no doubt. For anyone who has ever played any "track and field" style game, the format will be familiar. You choose your character from a list, who all have different attributes, and then chose your event. A small number of events require you to use the buttons, but the vast majority use the stylus, and therein lies the problem.
Not enough lasting fun, milking the Olympics, Mario and Sonic
4 September 2008
Excerpt: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is good fun, but like many games in its genre it gets boring very quickly. It starts to feel repetitive and boring and especially so if you're not playing with a friend. There are plenty of characters to choose to play as, which you then use as during the game. The controls feel quite interactive and the sound is OK. You can play single player events such as 100m, long jump, basketball and so on.
Worth a look, but don't expect a gaming revolution
30 August 2008
Excerpt: Inspired by the Olympics (the real-life ones) I added this to my ever expanding DS collection. Fortunately the game only includes the Olympic events gamers will have patience and interest in. Thus, there's no danger of having to run the marathon as Dr. Robotnic. The game does feature a variety of events however, each of which fit a particular skill set such as speed or accuracy. Thus, there are weightings between the various characters you get to play as.
Excerpt: Mario and Sonic together? Doing sport? Sounds good but how good is it really? Innovation Not the most innovative game in the market, but it does make good use of the DS touchscreen. The touchscreen is used well in most of the different games available but the lack of wifi in which you could have gone head to head with players from different countries really drags the score down.
Excerpt: "...on the tin, it is Mario and Sonic at the Olympics. You can play as a variety of characters in a range of events like the 100m, Trampolining and Basketball. The game is played with the touch screen and buttons. For example on the 100m dash you have to slide your stylus across the screen as fast as you can. In addition to the single player mode, you can play 6 of the events against your cart-less mates or if you are playing with someone who owns the ...